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Former Israeli minister starts jail sentence for fraud

Jerusalem - A former Israeli minister on Sunday started serving a 15-month jail sentence for fraud and breach of trust, judicial sources said.

Brazilian tycoon leaves prison, enters family feud

Rio De Janeiro - The good news for Marcelo Odebrecht, the tycoon at the center of Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal, is he'll be out of prison Tuesday, in time for Christmas. The bad news: not all his family is celebrating.

Israel PM faces new questions in graft probe

Jerusalem - Fraud squad detectives questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his Jerusalem residence on Friday, the seventh time in a nearly year-long corruption probe, police said.

Peru president rejects demands he resign over corruption allegations

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

Peru president rejects demands he resign over corruption allegations

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht.

S. Korea prosecutors seek 25 years for ex-president's friend

Seoul - The powerful secret confidante at the centre of the sprawling corruption scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye should spend the next quarter of a century in prison, prosecutors demanded Thursday.

Romania's lower house passes controversial judicial reforms

Bucharest - Romania's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed two controversial reforms which the opposition says risk limiting judicial independence and weakening the fight against corruption.

Football: Prosecutors urge conviction in FIFA trial

New York - US prosecutors urged a New York jury to convict three wealthy South American former soccer officials "on all counts" in the face of "overwhelming" evidence, delivering closing arguments Wednesday at the FIFA corruption trial.

Czech mogul faces tough sell on minority government

Prague - The Czech president on Wednesday named a minority government led by Andrej Babis, a billionaire populist facing fraud charges who is struggling to win a confidence vote in parliament next month.

Indonesia trial delayed by graft-charged speaker's 'diarrhoea'

Jakarta - Indonesia's biggest corruption trial in years was derailed Wednesday after its graft-charged parliament speaker Setya Novanto claimed a bout of diarrhoea had left him too ill to participate, prompting jeers from the courtroom gallery.

Venezuela's ex-oil boss under investigation for graft

Caracas - Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Tuesday that he had placed former state oil company boss Rafael Ramirez under investigation for corruption, a move critics said was part of a political purge by President Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil court to rule on Lula jail sentence Jan 24

S - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will learn in January whether a prison sentence against him is upheld, officials said Tuesday, potentially knocking him out of next year's presidential election.

Venezuela's ex-oil boss under investigation for graft

Caracas - Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Tuesday that he had placed former state oil company boss Rafael Ramirez under investigation for corruption.

Major corruption trial opens in Austria

Vienna - A keenly awaited major trial in Austria delving into alleged high-level corruption began on Tuesday as a flamboyant jet setting former finance minister and 14 others appeared in court.The so-called Buwog affair centres on 9.6 million euros ($11.

Former Chinese leadership contender faces graft probe

Bejing - China's top prosecutor said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into the former party chief of Chinese mega-city Chongqing, who was expelled from the Communist Party earlier this year following corruption allegations.

Romanians stage fresh anti-corruption protests

Bucharest - More than 10,000 people Sunday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

New York - From a luxury Manhattan apartment, Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui is plotting a "change of the regime" in Beijing and developing a new media platform with the aim of introducing democracy in the world's most populous country.

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

New York - Billionaire Guo Wengui, who is seeking asylum in the United States after accusing officials in his native China of corruption, wants "a change of the regime" in Beijing and the introduction of democracy in the world's most populous country.

Iran sentences fugitive ex-bank chief to jail: report

Tehran - Iran has handed down heavy jail sentences to a former head of its largest state-owned bank who fled to Canada over a record-breaking $2.6 billion embezzlement scandal, the judiciary said on Saturday.

Ex-member of Vietnam's communist politburo arrested: state media

A former member of Vietnam's communist politburo was arrested Friday as he was accused of financial mismanagement during his stewardship of the country's oil and gas giant PetroVietnam, state media said.

Surprise witness at FIFA trial — singer Kevin Jonas

New York - Boy band star Kevin Jonas testified Thursday as a surprise witness for the prosecution at the FIFA corruption trial.

Ukraine under pressure from West over corruption

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing mounting pressure from the West for his failure to fight high-level corruption that helped drive pro-EU protests and topple a Russian-backed government in 2014.

Putin's ex-minister, facing 10 years in jail, asks forgiveness

Moscow - Alexei Ulyukayev, a former Russian economy minister who faces 10 years in prison on bribery charges, insisted on his innocence Thursday while asking Russians to forgive him for ignoring the injustices of Russia's political system.

Three men charged with Maltese journalist's murder

Valletta - Three men were charged Tuesday with the murder of campaigning Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed in a horrific car bombing on the Mediterranean island on October 16.

Venezuela's UN ambassador says resigning at Maduro's request

Caracas - Caracas' ambassador to the United Nations, Rafael Ramirez, said in a letter released Tuesday he was standing down at the request of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, as a feud between the two worsened.

Most detained in Saudi purge agree to cash settlements

Riyadh - Most of those detained in a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the Saudi elite have struck monetary settlements in exchange for their freedom, the attorney general said Tuesday, a month after they were locked up in a 5-star hotel.

Russian prosecutors call for 10-year sentence for ex-economy minister

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a 10-year prison sentence for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev who is accused of extorting a $2 million bribe from a close ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Russian prosecutors call for 10-year sentence for ex-economy minister

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a 10-year prison sentence for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev who is accused of extorting a $2 million bribe from a close ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Russian prosecutors call for 10-year sentence for ex-economy minister

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Monday called for a 10-year prison sentence for former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev who is accused of extorting a $2 million bribe from a close ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Ten suspects arrested over Malta journalist slaying

Valletta - Maltese authorities on Monday arrested 10 people in connection with the killing of a whistle-blowing journalist that turned an international spotlight onto crime and corruption on the Mediterranean island.
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