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French Tennis Federation offices raided over alleged corruption

Paris - The French Tennis Federation's offices and the home of its president Jean Gachassin were raided on Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement, sources said.

Brazil prosecutor seeks obstruction of justice probe against Rousseff: reports

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open a probe into alleged obstruction of justice by President Dilma Rousseff, major Brazilian newspapers reported, in a potentially explosive twist to the country's political crisis.

Perceived corruption worsens in Arab states: Transparency

Berlin - Ordinary people feel that corruption has worsened in nine Arab countries and territories over the last year, especially crisis-hit Lebanon and war-torn Yemen, a study by graft watchdog Transparency International said Tuesday.

Corruption probe requested against Brazil opposition leader Neves

Bras - Brazil's chief prosecutor asked the Supreme Court Monday to authorize a corruption investigation of opposition leader Aecio Neves, one of embattled President Dilma Rousseff's top rivals.

Malaysia PM names new bank chief amid funding scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's scandal-plagued prime minister on Wednesday appointed a new central bank governor, who will take over from respected longtime chief Zeti Akhtar Aziz amid a contentious financial scandal.

Will Brazil's mega-crisis hurt the Olympics?

Rio De Janeiro - On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, it feels like a long time since the heady days in 2009 when the city was named to host South America's first Olympics.

Greedy wives to blame for corruption: Indonesian minister

Jakarta - An Indonesian minister has suggested an unusual reason for the scourge of corruption in the graft-ridden country -- men are just trying to please their greedy wives.

Dirty laundry snares head of Spain's 'Clean Hands'

Madrid - The head of a Spanish anti-corruption group that championed several high-profile cases over the past two decades, including one against Princess Cristina, now finds himself under investigation for extortion.

Bulgaria's Bokova sees manipulation in race to be UN chief

New York - Bulgaria's Irina Bokova on Thursday hits back at reports of corruption in the UN agency she has been running for seven years, branding them an attack aimed at undermining her bid to become the next UN chief.

South Africa inquiry clears officials of arms deal graft

Cape Town - A South African judicial inquiry has cleared all government officials of long-standing charges of corruption in a multi-billion dollar arms deal, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

Nigeria uncovers 17,000 more civil service ghost workers

Lagos - Nigeria has uncovered 17,000 more ghost workers on the civil service payroll, the country's anti-corruption body said on Wednesday, taking the number of fictitious employees to more than 37,000.

Guatemala leader asks UN to extend mandate of anti-graft body

New York - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday asked the United Nations to extend the mandate of a UN-backed anti-corruption body in his country for another two years, officials said.

Guatemalan ex-president linked to new corruption case

Guatemala City - Former Guatemalan president Otto Perez, who is in jail awaiting trial on corruption allegations, now also faces charges of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from a Spanish port company.

Brazil's impeachment problem: the accusers are also accused

Rio De Janeiro - One by one, Brazilian lawmakers rise on national television, faces red with indignation, voices shaking, to demand impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.The problem with this righteous scene playing out in Brazil throughout this weekend?

Cunha: Scandal-plagued political operator targeting Rousseff

S - At every stage of the battle to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, lower house Speaker Eduardo Cunha has been at the center of the action -- despite facing allegations of corruption himself.

Lula: Brazil's embattled working-class hero

S - An ex-metalworker who became one of Brazil's most popular presidents, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has put his increasingly threatened legacy on the line for his embattled successor.

Temer: The man who would be Brazil's next president

S - When Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer complained to embattled President Dilma Rousseff that he didn't like being a "decorative" figure, he was serious. Now he could take her job.Temer and Rousseff always made an awkward couple.

Putin admits Panama Papers 'accurate,' blames U.S.

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday acknowledged the accuracy of the Panama Papers revelations, but claimed funds had been spent on musical instruments as he blamed the leak on the United States.

Argentina ex-leader Kirchner in court over dodgy dollar claims

Buenos Aires - Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner rejected Wednesday fraud accusations against her as a political plot by the new conservative government, which is separately implicated in the "Panama Papers" scandal.

Brazil's impeachment: A how to guide

Bras - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff risks being driven from office if the lower house votes in favor of an impeachment trial following Monday's vote in a special committee.

Brazilian bribe money 'funded Rousseff's reelection'

Bras - Bribe money from a giant corruption scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras went into President Dilma Rousseff' reelection campaign coffers, a former CEO has told prosecutors, a report said Thursday.

Ex-Chinese military leader Guo Boxiong 'confesses to graft'

Bejing - Former top Chinese military leader Guo Boxiong has confessed to bribe-taking, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing military prosecutors who described the sums as "extremely huge".

Report notes lapses between UN, groups linked to bribery scandal

New York - A UN report obtained by AFP highlighted regulatory lapses between the United Nations and outside groups linked to a Chinese real estate mogul who is accused of bribing former General Assembly president John Ashe.

Italy opposition seeks to bring down govt over sleaze

Rome - Italy's main opposition parties threw down the gauntlet to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government on Saturday, with a no-confidence motion over a sleaze scandal which has already seen a top minister resign.

Lula hopes to enter Brazil govt by Thursday

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a key player in the political storm engulfing Latin America's biggest country, said Saturday that he hopes the Supreme Court will approve his entry into the government by Thursday.

Failure to sell Olympic seats is Brazil's big ticket headache

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's government sounded the alarm Saturday over meager sales of Olympic tickets and public apathy just five months before Rio hosts South America's first Summer Games.

Iraq PM calls for legal action over oil bribery scandal

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called Saturday for legal action over allegations that senior officials took millions of dollars in bribes to help major firms secure lucrative oil sector contracts.

Graft raids, arrests against Brazil ruling party

S - Police made several new arrests Friday during fresh raids in a probe into money laundering accusations against crisis-hit President Dilma Rousseff's party.

Italy's Renzi under fire as sleaze forces minister out

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday rebuffed calls to quit after one of his ministers resigned over allegations she tweaked the country's 2015 budget to suit her businessman boyfriend.

Brazilians march to support Rousseff against 'coup'

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's fight against impeachment gathered speed when tens of thousands of people marched nationwide to oppose what they said was a "coup.
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