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Guatemala president faces mounting pressure in scandal

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress launched an investigative committee Thursday to consider revoking President Otto Perez's immunity, as thousands of protesters called on him to resign over a swirling corruption scandal.

Guatemala prosecutor calls for president's resignation

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez suffered a double setback, after the country's top prosecutor called for his resignation and his ex-vice president was remanded in custody for tax fraud.

Guatemala ex-VP remanded in custody in corruption case

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan judge ruled Wednesday that former vice president Roxana Baldetti must remain in jail pending trial on charges of defrauding the customs service of millions of dollars.

$700 mn question looms over Malaysia PM as 1MDB anger grows

Kuala Lumpur - It's Malaysia's $700 million question: who transferred massive amounts of cash into Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts, and where is the money now?

Guatemala's president may face corruption trial

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a green light for embattled President Otto Perez to be investigated for graft in the corruption scandal rocking his government.

Guatemalan ex-VP charged with corruption as scandal swirls

Guatemala City - Guatemalan prosecutors formally charged former vice president Roxana Baldetti with corruption Monday, three days after she was arrested for allegedly masterminding a customs bribery ring with President Otto Perez.

'Thousands' of political heavyweights hold Swiss accounts: official

Bern - Thousands of so-called "politically exposed persons", or PEPs -- a category that includes heads of state and other top officials -- hold Swiss bank accounts, a Swiss foreign ministry official said Monday.

Guatemalan president refuses to quit over graft scandal

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez said he will not resign and rejected allegations that he was one of the ringleaders of a corruption scandal shaking the country.

Angry push for Guatemala president to resign in graft scandal

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans waved flags, chanted and demanded that President Otto Perez resign, in a graft scandal that has already seen his vice president step down.Shouting "Otto - Thief," "Get out, Otto" and "Resign - and now!

Brazil speaker in corruption scandal won't resign

S - The speaker of Brazil's lower house of congress defiantly vowed not to resign Friday, a day after being charged in a massive corruption scandal."Resignation is not a word that is part of my vocabulary and it won't be, you can be sure of that.

Guatemalan president was 'Number One' in graft scheme: officials

Guatemala City - Prosecutors accused Guatemalan President Otto Perez on Friday of being one of the ringleaders of a corruption scandal shaking the country, as police arrested his former vice president.

Guatemalan ex-VP arrested for corruption

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former vice president was arrested on corruption charges Friday, after resigning over revelations of a massive customs bribery ring.

Probe clears Mexican president in mansion scandal

- Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and his finance minister have been cleared of conflict of interest charges after a six-month investigation into their purchase of luxury homes from government contractors, the government said Friday.

Brazil speaker, ex-president charged in Petrobras corruption

Bras - Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday lodged corruption charges against the speaker of the lower house -- a key figure in the country's current political crisis -- and also against a former president.

Iraq could face 'partition' without reform: Top Shiite cleric

Baghdad - Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, warned on Thursday that the country faces dire consequences including possible "partition" if real reform is not carried out.

Senegal court upholds graft conviction against ex-president's son

Dakar - Senegal's supreme court on Thursday upheld a graft conviction and six-year jail term against Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's ex-president Abdoulaye Wade, in a blow to his own presidential aspirations.

Iraq PM scraps third of cabinet posts in reform drive

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the removal of 11 of 33 cabinet posts Sunday, the first concrete step in a reform drive to curb corruption and streamline the government.

FDA inspector held on bribery probe

A Taiwanese FDA inspector based in Taiwan, Chen Wen-hsiung, along with pharmaceutical associates, has been questioned by local authorities as part of an anti-corruption probe.

Rio airport agents bribed in Chinese immigrant scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Immigration agents at Rio de Janeiro's airport are under investigation for allegedly accepting bribes to allow Chinese immigrants into the country illegally, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported Saturday.

Ex-Russian army chief sentenced to 5 years for graft

Moscow - A Moscow military tribunal on Friday sentenced the former commander of Russia's land forces Vladimir Chirkin to five years in jail for taking a bribe, a court spokesman said.

Spanish corruption scandals cast shadow ahead of general election

Madrid - Spain's interior minister will be questioned in parliament on Friday as a constant flow of corruption scandals casts a shadow over the next general elections expected at the end of the year.

Iraq parliament approves PM's anti-corruption plan

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reform programme aimed at curbing the corruption and government waste that sparked widespread anger and weeks of protests.

Iraq speaker calls on PM to sack 'corrupt' ministers

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament speaker called on Monday for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to sack ministers found to be negligent or corrupt as part of a wide-ranging reform drive.

Iran ex-president's son begins 10-year jail term

Tehran - The son of Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani began a 10-year prison term for financial and security crimes on Sunday, insisting his conviction was politically motivated.

Iraq PM rolls out sweeping reforms after protests

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday proposed scrapping top government posts and curbing privileges in an ambitious reform drive sparked by swelling popular anger over corruption and poor governance.

Iraq PM calls for sweeping reforms in response to protests

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called Sunday for sweeping reforms, including abolishing the current post of his predecessor Nuri al-Maliki, in response to weeks of demonstrations against corruption and poor services.

Philippine investigators seek graft charges against Aquino ally, senator

Manila - Philippine authorities have moved to file corruption charges against two top politicians, including an ally of President Benigno Aquino, the justice secretary said Saturday, as part of a massive graft scandal that has embroiled numerous officials.

S. African court throws out Malema corruption case

Johanesburg - A South African judge on Tuesday threw out a corruption case against firebrand politician Julius Malema after three years of delays, giving a major boost to President Jacob Zuma's fiercest critic.

Malaysia graft agency says PM's funds not linked to scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's anti-graft agency has said that nearly $700 million deposited into the prime minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal.

Putin spokesman sparks row with '$620,000 watch'

Moscow - Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman flashing a watch worth an alleged $620,000 on Monday sparked controversy in the crisis-hit country.
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