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Panama asks US to extradite former president on spying charges

Panama - Panama on Tuesday asked the United States to extradite former president Ricardo Martinelli to face charges of spying against opposition members while in power.

Brazil ex-minister arrested in Petrobras graft probe

S - Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a former finance minister and senior figure in the last two governments, as part of the Petrobras corruption probe, prosecutors said.

Lula's ex-finance minister 'held in Brazil Petrobras probe'

S - Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a former finance minister and senior figure in the last two governments, as part of the Petrobras corruption probe, news reports said.Police said only that a former minister was arrested.

Brazil Supreme Court okays President Temer probe

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has authorized opening preliminary investigations into allegations that President Michel Temer sought illicit campaign donations in 2012.

Brazil's ex-finance minister in graft probe's sights

S - Brazilian police on Thursday briefly arrested the latest heavyweight implicated in a massive corruption scandal: former finance minister Guido Mantega, a key figure in the previous two governments.

Brazil's Lula to stand trial for corruption

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial for corruption, a judge ruled Tuesday, after prosecutors accused the popular leftist of masterminding the large-scale plundering of state oil company Petrobras.

Lula: Brazil's embattled working-class hero

S - A former shoeshine boy and steelworker who became one of Brazil's most popular presidents, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is now facing a downfall that is just as spectacular.

Brazil's Lula says graft charges aim to destroy him politically

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended himself against corruption charges Thursday, saying the case against him was an attempt to destroy him politically ahead of elections in 2018.

Brazil's Lula says graft charges aim to destroy him politically

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended himself against corruption charges Thursday, saying the case against him was an attempt to destroy him politically ahead of 2018 elections.

Romanian ex-secret service agent held over anti-graft chief plot

Bucharest - A former Romanian secret service agent has been arrested for allegedly masterminding an operation to intimidate a key anti-corruption official, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Brazil prosecutors file corruption charges against Lula

Bras - Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, describing the popular leftist as leader of a massive embezzlement ring at state oil company Petrobras.

S.Sudan paper shut down as it headlines govt corruption: report

Juba - The South Sudan government has shut down the country's main English-language daily, which headlined news on a war profiteering report commissioned by actor George Clooney, the paper's editor told AFP on Wednesday.

Argentine minister bows to pressure to sell Shell stock

Buenos Aires - Argentina's energy minister has sold off his shares in the Shell oil company after anti-corruption authorities warned of a potential conflict of interest, President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday.

Montenegro's ex-head of state jailed for corruption

Podgorica - Svetozar Marovic, a former head of state and close ally of Montenegro's strongman, has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for corruption, a court in Pogorica announced Tuesday.

Brazil ousts lawmaker who pushed for Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress voted Monday to oust its former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the drive to impeach president Dilma Rousseff only to suffer his own graft-stained downfall.

Leader of Rousseff impeachment drive could lose own Brazil seat

Bras - Brazil's lower house debated Monday whether to unseat former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the drive to impeach president Dilma Rousseff and now faces his own graft-stained demise.

South Sudan leaders profit from deadly war: report

Washington - South Sudan's warring leaders and their cronies have amassed fortunes -- including foreign properties and stakes in international firms -- while prosecuting a murderous conflict, George Clooney charged Monday.

Maldives' police raid media offices after graft claims

Colombo - Police in the Maldives raided the offices of a local media organisation just hours after a documentary aired accusing President Abdulla Yameen and his government of corruption, journalists said Thursday.

Nicaragua grants Salvadoran ex-president asylum

Managua - Nicaragua has granted political asylum to El Salvador's former president Mauricio Funes, who faces corruption accusations at home, officials said Tuesday.The leftist leader, in office from 2009 to 2014, was covered by laws that "guarantee asylum...

Embattled Sarkozy defiant over presidential bid

Poissy - French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday he was a victim of "manipulation" and vowed nothing would stop him running for re-election after prosecutors recommended he stand trial over alleged illegal campaign financing.

French prosecutors seek trial for Sarkozy

Paris - Prosecutors have recommended that French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy stand trial over alleged illegal campaign financing, legal sources said Monday, in a potentially major blow to his bid for re-election next year.

Tax-exempt NATO, Afghan military fuel sold on open market

Kabul - Tax-exempt military fuel imported into Afghanistan is being sold on the open market, industry officials and a new anti-corruption report reveal, causing the government huge revenue losses as Kabul struggles to wean itself off foreign aid.

Beckenbauer investigated over World Cup corruption allegations

Geneva - Swiss federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that they had opened criminal proceedings against German legend Franz Beckenbauer amid corruption allegations in the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Brazil's evangelicals pray for sinful politicians

Bras - If pastor Francisco Carlos Soares de Menezes's prayers are answered, Dilma Rousseff won't be the last Brazilian leader sent to the political hellfires.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil's Congress — a den of corruption

Bras - Brazil's Senate is big on decorum, not even letting men in without a coat and tie. But when it comes to corruption allegations, the politicians judging suspended president Dilma Rousseff seem less worried.

Sepp Blatter mounts final FIFA ban appeal

Lausanne - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter began his final appeal Thursday against his six-year ban from football, in a long-shot quest for redemption after his career ended in scandal.

Former Haitian PM denies corruption charges

Port-au-prince - A former Haitian prime minister denied Friday corruption allegations lodged against him by a senate commission probing the use of government funds in the poorest country in the Americas.
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