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Russian court throws out lawsuit against Putin

Moscow - A Russian court has thrown out a lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin filed by top opposition leader Alexei Navalny over alleged graft, saying the Kremlin chief was effectively untouchable.

FIFA hands Valcke 12-year ban for ticket, television deals abuse

Zurich - A FIFA tribunal on Friday banned former secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years for misconduct ranging from helping a World Cup ticket scam to fixing a television deal and destroying evidence.

FIFA presidential battle lands in Miami

Miami - The battle for the top job in world football arrived in the United States on Thursday with FIFA presidential contenders hoping to secure crucial votes from the scandal-tainted governing body for soccer in the region.

Police raid Spanish ruling party offices in graft probe

Madrid - Spanish police on Thursday raided the offices of the Popular Party of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and of industrial group Villar Mir in a corruption probe, a judicial source said.

Russian protest leader sues Putin over 'corruption'

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced he had filed a lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin on Thursday over alleged graft, accusing him of ordering huge loans to a firm owned by his son-in-law.

North Korea leader chairs meet on abuse of power

Seoul - North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has presided over a top-level meeting to discuss corruption and abuses of power by ruling party officials, state media said Thursday.

Former top Chinese cop charged with murder

Bejing - A former regional police chief in China has been indicted with murder and multiple other offences, the country's top prosecution agency said, with his victim reportedly a girlfriend more than three decades his junior.

New Pussy Riot video slams corruption-accused chief prosecutor

Moscow - Russian punk band Pussy Riot, which became a symbol of resistance for a church performance slamming President Vladimir Putin, released a new protest song Wednesday mocking a senior official for alleged corruption.

S.Africa's Zuma to pay back money for home upgrade

Johanesburg - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will pay back some of the public funds used to upgrade his private home, his office said Wednesday, attempting to end a two-year scandal that has plagued his government.

Funeral for El Salvador ex-president suspected of graft

Sansalvador - Politicians, diplomats and business leaders in El Salvador on Monday bid farewell to Francisco Flores, a former president who died on the weekend aged 56 while awaiting trial on graft charges.

Malaysia pledges to help Swiss probe as pressure on PM grows

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's attorney general promised Saturday to cooperate with a Swiss call for help in probing alleged massive corruption that has placed Prime Minister Najib Razak under severe pressure.

Chile president tearful as daughter in law charged

Rancagua - A Chilean court Friday brought formal tax fraud charges against the daughter in law of President Michelle Bachelet in a scandal the leftist leader tearfully admitted was a "painful" ordeal.

Kremlin slams White House over Putin corruption claim

Moscow - The Kremlin on Friday lashed out at the White House after it backed up an allegation from the US Treasury that President Vladimir Putin is corrupt.

Former South Korea PM gets suspended jail term for corruption

Seoul - Former South Korean prime minister Lee Wan-Koo was handed an eight-month suspended jail sentence on Friday following his conviction on corruption charges.

Arrested Salvadoran ex-president has brain damage

Sansalvador - El Salvador's former president Francisco Flores, who faces trial accused of embezzling millions of dollars in aid money for earthquake victims, has irreversible brain damage after suffering a stroke, doctors said Thursday.

Japan economy minister Amari quits over graft claims

Toukyo - Japan's economy minister Akira Amari said Thursday he was stepping down over graft allegations, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who faces a key leadership vote later this year."Considering my responsibility as a member of parliament.....

Spain PM reels as corruption cases harm last-ditch power bid

Madrid - Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is scrabbling to cling to power, but a relentless series of scandals engulfing his conservative Popular Party (PP) may well be the final blow to his hopes.

Outrage and new questions after Malaysia PM cleared in scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's official explanation of the $681 million that ended up in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank account -- it was an entirely proper gift from friends -- has triggered derision and fresh questions in a country already well-used to alleg...

Brazil in steep slide on corruption index: Transparency International

Berlin - Brazil, plagued by a scandal surrounding state oil giant Petrobas, registered the biggest plunge on the corruption index of watchdog Transparency International, which warned that emerging economies are struggling to shake off graft.

Spain rocked by fresh corruption scandal

Madrid - Spanish police said Tuesday 24 people had been detained in the eastern Valencia region in a fresh corruption case that allegedly involves a former high-profile member of the ruling Popular Party (PP).

Malaysia clears PM in scandal, says Saudis provided 'donation'

Kuala Lumpur - The Saudi royal family was the source of a $681 million "donation" that has engulfed Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in scandal, his attorney general said on Tuesday, clearing the premier of graft allegations.

Kremlin demands US show 'proof' of Putin corruption claims

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed comments by a US Treasury official to the BBC alleging massive corruption by President Vladimir Putin, challenging Washington to provide proof for what amounted to an "official accusation".

Rousseff backs huge Brazil anti-corruption drive

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gave her backing Saturday to a corruption probe which has unearthed massive bribery and embezzlement in the country's elite, including at the heart of her own party.

Margot Wallstrom, Swedish FM embroiled in housing scandal

Stockholm - Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, a rising star of the left-wing who's made a name as an uncompromising women's and human rights defender, could see her lustre fade after becoming embroiled in a housing scandal.

Russia prison chief arrested for 'stealing 50km road'

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday detained a senior prison service official on suspicion of stealing a 50-kilometre (31 mile) stretch of public road, investigators said.

Comedian Morales takes power in rough Guatemala

Guatemala City - Television comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as the new president Thursday in Guatemala, a country whose pressing problems offer little to laugh about: poverty, corruption and deadly violence.

FIFA investigators to seek longer Blatter, Platini bans

Zurich - FIFA corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Main events in Spain's royal corruption scandal

Madrid - Spain's royal family is reeling from a financial corruption scandal centred on King Felipe VI's sister, 50-year-old Cristina, and her 47-year-old husband Inaki Urdangarin.

Israel appoints interior minister who served time for corruption

Jerusalem - Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved the controversial appointment of the country's new interior minister, an ultra-Orthodox party head who had served prison time for corruption.

Nepal district chief wins 'Integrity Idol'

Kathmandu - Nepali bureaucrat Pradip Raj Kandel on Sunday clinched the title of Integrity Idol, a television talent show-styled initiative that awards honest civil servants.
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Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Gian-Franco Kasper  a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appea...
Gian-Franco Kasper, a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appears to be an "everyday matter" in Russia, and that he estimates as much as $18 billion of Sochi's vast construction and development budget was simply embezzled
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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Former Governor Bob McDonnell at press conference outside federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 6, 2015.
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Video capture from video of Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing on 'Lobbying Practices Involving Indian Tribes' on September 29, 2004. Jack Abramoff is testifying
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April 26  2013: In Sarajevo  members of the special police are shown arresting President of Bosnia s...
April 26, 2013: In Sarajevo, members of the special police are shown arresting President of Bosnia's autonomous Muslim-Croat federation Zivko Budimir (R) under allegations that he took bribes in exchange for pardons for criminals.
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Customers and cooks inside a kebab shop watch as a riot police officer fires plastic paintball gun pellets to disperse demonstrators. Protesters are demanding Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan resign over a high-level corruption scandal
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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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A demonstrator disguised as FIFA President Sepp Blatter takes part in a protest against the condition of workers in Qatar, on the sidelines of the 65th FIFA Congress on May 28, 2015 in Zurich
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Iglesia ni Cristo church
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest. Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud in municipal affairs, amounting to 14 charges in all
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Yang Dacai  a Chinese safety official  was exposed as corrupt by bloggers  posting images of him wea...
Yang Dacai, a Chinese safety official, was exposed as corrupt by bloggers, posting images of him wearing luxury items, promoting a disciplinary investigation, which found him guilty of serious wrongdoing.
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