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Europe

Corruption charges against former Portuguese PM dropped but Socrates will still stand trial

Former Portuguese prime minister Jose Socrates will have to stand trial on charges of money laundering and forgery. But a…

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Asia

Corruption claims spark new concerns about aid to South Sudan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Juba, South Sudan – When the pandemic struck, many feared South Sudan could be one of the hardest hit countries…

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Africa

Israel: PM Netanyahu accused of ‘illegitimate use’ of power | Benjamin Netanyahu News

Israeli prosecutors accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of treating favours as “currency” on Monday at the opening of a corruption…

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Africa

Malaysia’s Najib appeals 1MDB-linked corruption conviction | Corruption News

During appeal, defence lawyers will argue Najib Razak had no knowledge of the transactions into his accounts. A Malaysian court…

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Balkans

Bulgaria’s Borissov faces struggle for political survival – POLITICO

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is facing the battle of his political life after a weak performance in Sunday’s general…

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Balkans

Borissov’s party tops Bulgarian election – POLITICO

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will have the first shot at trying to assemble a coalition government but faces a struggle…

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Europe

Bulgaria’s general election on Sunday matters for Europeans. Here’s why

Bulgarians will head to the polls on Sunday for a parliamentary election amid a surge of coronavirus cases and following…

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Asia

Namibian president caught in new fishing corruption allegations | Business and Economy News

The president of Namibia has been implicated in new allegations of corruption involving the country’s lucrative fishing industry by an…

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Europe

Bulgaria’s general election matters for Europeans. Here’s why

Bulgarians will head to the polls on Sunday for a parliamentary election amid a surge of coronavirus cases and following…

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Asia

Yemen relief groups concerned UN experts report may hurt aid work | Business and Economy News

Local grassroots charities in Yemen are disconcerted by revelations in the 2021 United Nations Security Council Panel of Experts report…

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Middle East

Can Lula da Silva be president of Brazil again?

A top court rules the judge who convicted Lula da Silva in a corruption case was ‘biased’. Credit

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Middle East

The president’s bodyguard who amassed dozens of cars and houses | Corruption News

Blantyre, Malawi – For years, Norman Chisale was known as the “most trusted and feared” bodyguard of Peter Mutharika, Malawi’s…

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Latin America

Brazil Supreme Court rules judge who convicted Lula was ‘biased’ | Corruption News

Decision is latest victory for former Brazilian president, who had his corruption convictions annulled this month. The Brazilian Supreme Court…

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Africa

Israel votes in fourth election in two years | Corruption News

During Israel’s 72-year history, no single party list of candidates has been able to form a governing majority in the…

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Latin America

Car bomb, corruption, COVID: ‘Sordid’ drama rocks India’s Mumbai | Coronavirus pandemic News

With claims of corruption, a suspicious death and a bomb threat against India’s richest man, the case has hallmarks of…

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Middle East

US asks for life in prison for brother of Honduran president | Corruption News

The US government wants Tony Hernandez to return $138.5m in ‘blood money’ and pay an additional $10m fine. A brother…

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Middle East

Venezuelan officials knew of deal Citgo 6 were jailed for: Report | Business and Economy News

Six executives of United States oil refiner Citgo have been jailed in Caracas on graft charges since 2017, but court…

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Africa

Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds in its latest corruption crackdown | Corruption News

At least 241 people, including employees from several ministries, arrested after raids carried out last month. At least 241 people,…

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Europe

Brazil’s Lula says no decision yet on 2022 presidential run | Corruption News

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he will tour the country and speak with supporters before making a final decision.…

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Asia

Lula’s political comeback adds to investors’ worries in Brazil | Corruption News

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was thrust back into Brazil’s political scene after a judge tossed out criminal convictions against…

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Asia

UK to return $5.8m to Nigeria from politician’s stolen assets | Corruption News

Nigeria says funds recovered from former Delta state Governor James Ibori will be used to help complete infrastructure projects. The…

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Asia

UAE is among the world’s fastest-growing tax havens, study finds | Business and Economy News

The United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s fastest-growing tax havens, with over $200bn flowing into the country, according…

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Europe

Biden admin reimposes sanctions on Israeli mining magnate | Corruption News

Biden administration reinstates sanctions on Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler who was granted reprieve by former President Donald Trump. The United…

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Asia

Tunisia: Brother-in-law of ex-leader given prison sentence | Corruption News

Tunisian court sentences deposed President Ben Ali’s brother-in-law to 10 years in jail for corruption. A Tunisian court has sentenced…

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Europe

US Biden administration reimposes sanctions on Israel mining head | Corruption News

Biden administration reinstates sanctions on Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler who was granted reprieve by former President Donald Trump. The United…

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Africa

Trial implicating Honduran president in drug trafficking begins | Corruption News

US prosecutors say Juan Orlando Hernandez accepted bribes from drug cartels, the president has denied the allegations. The trial of…

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Africa

Lebanon’s embattled currency hits new record low | Banks News

The Lebanese pound hit a record low against the United States dollar on the black market on Tuesday, a sign…

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Africa

Honduran president says US drug probe threatens cooperation | Corruption News

US prosecutors say Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez accepted a bribe from Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’. Honduran President Juan…

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news

Nabil Karoui: Tunisia’s media mogul, politician released on bail | Corruption News

Business tycoon was arrested twice on money laundering and tax evasion charges that date back to 2017. Tunisian authorities have…

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Asia

Malta: Three suspects arrested over 2017 killing of journalist | Corruption News

Malta police arrests three men suspected of supplying the bomb that killed investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia. Police in Malta…

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Europe

Bangladesh court rejects sedition case over Al Jazeera report | Corruption News

A Bangladeshi lawyer sought to bring in sedition charges against four people, including Al Jazeera’s director general, over an investigation…

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Asia

Bangladesh lawyer files sedition case over Al Jazeera report | Al Jazeera News

Reporters and Al Jazeera’s acting director general accused in a case over the report that revealed high-level corruption among Bangladesh’s…

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Latin America

Nigeria: President Buhari names new anti-corruption chief | Corruption News

Appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa comes after his predecessor was dismissed over allegations of fraud. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed…

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Latin America

S Africa: Zuma could face jail after corruption inquiry snub | Corruption News

A South African inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma’s time as president will ask the Constitutional Court to impose a…

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