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Brazil ruling party treasurer hit with new charges

Bras - Prosecutors charged the former treasurer of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's party Monday with 24 new counts of money laundering in a corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras and high-ranking politicians.

Thousands in Guatemala demand president, deputy resign

Guatemala City - Thousands marched in Guatemala to demand the resignation of President Otto Perez and Vice President Roxana Baldetti as a corruption scandal rocked the government.

Former China provincial governor on trial for graft

Bejing - The former deputy Communist chief of China's Sichuan province went on trial for corruption Thursday, a court said, the latest senior figure to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

South Korea PM tenders resignation over bribery scandal

Seoul - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo was left in political limbo on Tuesday after offering to resign over a scandal involving bribery allegations against senior members of President Park Geun-Hye's administration.

Anti-graft academic leads Afghan push against 'economic mafia'

Kabul - Ringed with snipers and sandbag bunkers, the makeshift office of a Kabul academic spearheading President Ashraf Ghani's unprecedented anti-corruption drive could be mistaken for a military garrison.

Global sports gambling worth 'up to $3 trillion'

Doha - The global sports betting market is worth up to $3-trillion, the vast majority of that generated by illegal gambling, a United Nations conference on crime being held in Doha heard on Wednesday.

Brazil ruling party treasurer arrested in Petrobras probe

Rio De Janeiro - The treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' party (PT), Joao Vaccari, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly taking bribes and laundering money from state oil giant Petrobras, the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff.

Maduro orders probe of suspected graft among Panama-based Venezuelans

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said he had launched a probe into reports of Panama-based Venezuelans who may have illegally obtained wealth.

Brazilians march against Rousseff government

Brasilia - Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Sunday, venting anger over government corruption and a souring economy a month after protests gathered more than a million people.

Protester releases rodents at Brazil graft hearing

Bras - A hearing into a massive graft scandal at Brazil's state oil firm Petrobras was interrupted Thursday when a protester unleashed several rodents including mice, hamsters and gerbils on proceedings, sparking chaos at Congress.

Chilean leader defiant as son's scandal swirls

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet scoffed Wednesday at speculation that she would resign over a financial scandal involving her son that has taken a heavy toll on her popularity.

Italian right-wing chief sparks anger with bulldozer threat to Roma

Rome - The head of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party came under fire Wednesday for saying the country's overcrowded and segregated Roma camps should be bulldozed.

French senator found dead before 'Chinese wedding' trial

Tours - A French senator and former mayor of Tours, due to stand trial in a corruption case over fake Chinese wedding trips in the picturesque Loire valley city, killed himself Tuesday before the trial opened, authorities said.

Jailed Greek ex-minister's wife escapes from detention

Atenas - The wife of a prominent Greek ex-minister jailed for corruption early on Thursday escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Athens, a police source said.

Macedonian political crisis hampers EU membership bid

Skopeia - Bitter exchanges between Macedonia's government and the opposition, including wiretapping and claims of million-euro bribes, have pushed the Balkan state into a deep crisis that could further hamper its already stalled bid for EU membership.

Ex-PM Olmert found guilty in corruption case: Israel media

Jerusalem - A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported.

Ukraine arrests officials on live TV, sacks powerful oligarch

Kiev - Ukraine on Wednesday dramatically arrested two top officials on graft charges at a televised cabinet meeting hours after the president sacked a powerful oligarch as regional governor.

Spain ruling party ran secret slush fund: judge

Madrid - A judge found Monday that Spain's ruling party ran a secret slush fund for 18 years, reviving a corruption scandal that has embarrassed the government ahead of a general election.

Senegal ex-president's son Karim Wade jailed for graft

Dakar - Karim Wade, the high-flying son of former Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade bidding to follow his father to the top office, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison in a deeply divisive graft case.

Rolex scandal minister rejects blame for Italy kickbacks

Rome - An Italian minister caught up in the country's biggest corruption scandal in two decades resigned Friday, admitting he had to take political responsibility for the rigging of public works tenders that cost taxpayers billions.

Lengthy prison terms after Cuba cracks egg corruption case

Havana - A court in Cuba has condemned several government officials to prison terms of between five and 15 years for stealing and selling millions of eggs on the black market, state-run media reported on Friday.

A Rolex too far: Italian minister quits in corruption scandal

Rome - Italy's transport and infrastructure minister announced his resignation on Thursday after days of revelations implicating him in a corruption scandal involving his department, his son and a 10,000-euro Rolex watch.

Thai former PM Yingluck to face trial over rice scheme

Bangkok - Thailand's former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was Thursday ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence over a bungled rice subsidy scheme, in a case that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

Italy kickbacks scandal deepens as wiretaps embarrass minister

Rome - A kickbacks scandal threatening to destabilise the Italian government deepened on Wednesday as a minister resisted demands he quit over claims he used his influence to get his son a job, then lied about it.

Brazil's scandal-hit Rousseff unveils anti-graft plan

Bras - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff tried to get ahead of the storm of scandal bearing down on her presidency Wednesday, unveiling a raft of anti-corruption measures she hopes will appease her critics.

Rolex revelations rock Renzi government in Italy

Rome - An Italian minister was left fighting for survival on Tuesday after it emerged his son had been given a Rolex watch by a businessman arrested in a kickbacks scandal that has rocked the centre-left government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

UK police investigated for paedophile ring cover-up claims

London - Allegations that London's police force covered up the involvement of British politicians and police officers in a paedophile ring are to be investigated by an official watchdog.

Brazil's Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged Monday to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility, a day after massive protests erupted across the country.

Row breaks out over Brazil demo numbers

S - A row erupted Monday over rival turnout figures for massive protests against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and her government.

Brazil police make new arrests in Petrobras scandal

Brasilia - Brazilian police launched a new round of arrests Monday in the corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, a day after massive nationwide demonstrations against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
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