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VILNIUS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Lithuanian prosecutors confirmed on Friday that more than 100,000 euros (112,955 U.S. dollars) was found in the possession of Eligijus Masiulis, former member of parliament from Lithuanian Liberal Movement, amid a corruption scandal with a large local business group involved.

"We are talking about the amount of EUR 106,000 which was transferred to a Lithuanian politician, a member of a parliamentary party, a member of parliament," Justas Laucius, prosecutor supervising the case, was quoted as saying by ELTA news agency.

"At this stage of the pre-trial investigation we believe that there have been signs of political corruption," the prosecutor added.

Masiulis, a pronounced Lithuanian politician, resigned on Thursday from his leading post at Liberal Movement and claimed he was refusing his parliamentary mandate after alleged bribery case went public.

"I would like to tell you a lot of things and I will do when the time is right; unfortunately, today I can't comment due to legal proceedings," Masiulis was quoted as saying on Friday by local website Delfi.lt.

"I can assure you that I will try to legally prove my rightness and deny the charges," he said.

Antanas Guoga from Lithuanian Liberal Movement, currently member of the European Parliament, took the helm of the party after the resignation of Masiulis.

Meanwhile, Raimundas Kurlianskis, Lithuanian conglomerate MG Baltic's vice-president, has been arrested. According to the prosecutor, Kurlianskis is suspected to be the source of the money found in possession of Masiulis.

Kurlianskis faces suspicions over high value or large scale bribery and influence peddling.

As reported, Lithuania's special investigations service (STT) has launched a probe on Thursday in regard to an alleged large-scale corruption and influence-peddling case into one of the largest Lithuanian business conglomerates and a member of parliament.

SEOUL Marquinhos Brazil Jersey , Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's consumer price inflation hit the highest in over five years as heavy rain and heat wave increased vegetable prices, a government report showed Friday.

Consumer prices rose 2.6 percent in August from a year earlier, the highest increase since April 2012, according to Statistics Korea.

The sweltering heat and torrential rain during the summer season led to a 22.5 percent surge in vegetable prices last month, raising the overall consumer prices by 0.37 percentage points.

Prices for agricultural Marcelo Grohe Brazil Jersey , livestock and fishery products advanced 12.2 percent in August from a year ago due to higher vegetable prices. It lifted the headline inflation by 0.96 percentage points.

Oil product prices gained 3.6 percent, resuming an upward trend shown earlier this year.

Prices for industrial products, including oil products, rose 1 percent last month. It pulled up the overall consumer price inflation by 0.31 percentage points.

BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- China's non-manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly slower pace in August Luiz Gustavo Brazil Jersey , official data showed Thursday.

The non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 53.4 in August, down from 54.5 in July, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below that reflects contraction.

"Though at a slower pace, the performance of China's non-manufacturing sector continues to maintain robust momentum Lucas Moura Brazil Jersey ," said NBS senior statistician Zhao Qinghe.

Zhao attributed the slower expansion to rainstorms and floods in certain regions that affected the construction industry.

The service sector, which accounted for more than half of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) last year, saw slower expansion in August, with the index standing at 52.6, down from 53.1 in July.

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CANBERRA Jonas Brazil Jersey , June 15 (Xinhua) -- Small food businesses in Australia have raised concerns that the introduction of new food labeling laws could send them broke, with some saying the mandatory repackaging associated could cost "millions of dollars."

Following an outbreak of hepatitis-A from foreign-sourced berries in 2014, the federal government announced plans to introduce a law requiring food packaging to clearly show the origin of ingredients and the proportion of Australian ingredients, meaning businesses would need to repackage their products.

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Brookfarm Muesli's Pam Brook told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Thursday that her 70 products would all require repackaging, something she said could cost up to 500,000 Australian dollars (378,000 U.S. dollars).

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