[JURIST] Former Philippines president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and her husband Jose Miguel Arroyo pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges before a special anti-graft court in the Philippines. The corruption charges stem from a government contract that Arroyo signed with a Chinese telecommunications company called ZTE Corporation [corporate website]. A Philippines congressional probe in 2007 found the $330 million deal that Arroyo signed with ZTE was overpriced and riddled with problems [AP report], including the...

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