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Israeli PM questioned

Published:Friday | May 2, 2008 | 4:24 PM

Police investigators in Israel have reportedly been questioning the Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert.

Although the police have refused to disclose the reasons for the questioning, Mr. Olmert it is said to be the subject of investigations into alleged corruption.

Last November, investigators concluded that there was insufficient evidence to pursue allegations that Mr. Olmert used his role as finance minister to influence the privatization of a state-run bank in favour of a friend.

Mr. Olmert, who strongly denies any allegations of wrongdoing, has never been charged.

He has rejected demands that he should take temporary leave from his post to confront the allegations.