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Former German president to face trial

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BERLIN - For the first time ever, Germany will be putting a former president on trial on Thursday, with Christian Wulff, 54, accused of violating anti-corruption rules before he became German head of state. 

A file photo dated Sept 4, 2012 shows then German president Christian Wulff attending the symposium `Encounters - shelters for children' of the Peter Maffay Foundation in Duderstadt, Germany. (EPA photo)

Mr Wulff resigned last year, amid sleaze allegations in the media.

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