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PM Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions: Mahathir

Putrajaya - Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of "destroying" the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, and vowed to campaign vigorously for the opposition in coming elections.

Brazil Senate defies order to suspend speaker

Bras - Brazil's Senate on Tuesday rejected a judge's order to suspend its speaker who faces trial for alleged embezzlement in a scandal that threatens to destabilize President Michel Temer.

Brazil judge suspends Senate leader in blow to Temer

Bras - A supreme court judge in Brazil on Monday suspended the Senate's powerful speaker, a key ally to President Michel Temer, before he goes on trial for alleged corruption.

Brazilians protest corruption, target president's ally

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marched in cities across the country Sunday, protesting against corrupt politicians and fears that Congress will try to scupper a huge anti-graft probe.

S. Africa's Zuma pushes to overturn graft probe

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma has launched a court challenge to a watchdog probe that raised allegations of misconduct against him, an affidavit showed Sunday, as he fights to hold on to power.

Singapore fines two British banks for 1MDB-linked lapses

Singapore - Singapore's financial regulator said Friday it has fined two British banks and barred a former Goldman Sachs banker in a widening crackdown on money laundering linked to Malaysian state fund 1MDB.Standard Chartered Bank was slapped with a Sg$5.

Brazil political drama deepens with graft plea deal

Bras - A political drama threatening Brazil's President Michel Temer deepened Thursday with judges ordering his top ally to stand trial and corruption suspects lining up to make more potentially explosive revelations.

Brazil political drama deepens with graft plea deal

Bras - A political drama threatening Brazil's President Michel Temer deepened Thursday with judges ordering his top ally to stand trial and corruption suspects lining up to make more potentially explosive revelations.

Brazil political drama deepens with graft plea deal

Bras - A political drama threatening Brazil's President Michel Temer deepened Thursday with judges ordering his top ally to stand trial and corruption suspects lining up to make more potentially explosive revelations.

Brazil Senate president to be tried for embezzlement: court

Bras - The president of Brazil's Senate, Renan Calheiros, will face trial for alleged embezzlement, the Supreme Court said Thursday, the latest development in a political drama threatening to destabilize President Michel Temer.

Brazilian graft judges threaten to resign over intimidation

Bras - Brazilian prosecutors running a giant corruption probe threatened to quit Wednesday over what they said was intimidation by members of the graft-plagued Congress, many of whom face investigation.

Brazil's president to block any corruption amnesty

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer, together with congressional leaders, vowed on Sunday to block any attempt by legislators to grant themselves a corruption amnesty as he sought to defuse a series of scandals.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Ukraine oligarch

Madrid - Spanish police have announced an international arrest warrant against a powerful Ukrainian oligarch, identified by media Friday as controversial gas magnate Dmytro Firtash.

Influence-peddling case fells Brazil president's ally

Bras - A prominent Brazilian government minister resigned on Friday in a scandal over alleged influence-peddling reportedly implicating President Michel Temer.

Brazil's Congress accused of seeking corruption amnesty

Bras - Brazil's Congress was accused Thursday of seeking to rush into law an amnesty that would let lawmakers off the hook from a ballooning corruption probe.

Malaysia accused of 'abuse of law' in rally crackdown

Kuala Lumpur - Rights groups condemned Malaysia's government on Monday for a crackdown on organisers of a weekend anti-government rally, including the arrest of the protest leader under a tough law aimed at terrorism.

Malaysia's Mahathir joins calls to oust 'thief' PM

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad called for a sustained push to topple scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak as thousands rallied on Saturday to demand the premier's resignation over the 1MDB corruption saga.

Brazil prosecutor warns corruption drive under threat

S - The top prosecutor in Brazil's biggest ever corruption investigation called Friday on the public to rally around the operation in the face of attempts to shut it down.

Could Brazil's Congress sink giant anti-corruption drive?

Bras - As Brazil's biggest ever corruption probe creeps higher up the political food chain, there are signs that Congress could be looking for a way to bring it to an end.

Brazil anti-corruption raid nets Rio's ex-governor

Rio De Janeiro - A former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on bribe-taking and money laundering charges Thursday in Brazil's sprawling anti-corruption investigation codenamed operation Car Wash.

Former Rio de Janeiro governor detained on corruption rap

Rio De Janeiro - A former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was detained Wednesday in an alleged vote-buying scheme, police said, in the latest flare up of Brazil's battle against corruption.

Tired of graft, foreign reformers flood out of Ukraine

Kiev - It began as a trickle but turned into a flood: foreign technocrats are leaving Ukraine at the very moment the impoverished country needs them most to tackle endemic graft.

Russia orders retrial of Putin foe Navalny

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday overturned a criminal conviction against opposition politician Alexei Navalny following a European court decision, but ruled he must face a fresh trial.

Russian economy minister sacked, held over '$2mn-bribe' charges

Moscow - Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was sacked Tuesday and put under house arrest on suspicion of pocketing a two-million-dollar bribe in a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.

Major corruption scandals in Russia

Moscow - The detention of Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev Tuesday on suspicion of taking a $2 million bribe is the latest high-level corruption scandal in Russia involving top officials in recent years.

Russian economy minister under house arrest over '$2mn-bribe' charges

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday put Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev under house arrest for two months over suspicions he pocketed a two-million-dollar payoff during a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.

Russian economy minister detained over alleged $2 mln bribe

Moscow - Russia's security service has detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on suspicion of taking a two-million-dollar bribe over a massive deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft, investigators said Tuesday.

Peru ex-president Humala ensnared in money laundering case

- A Peruvian judge has ordered former president Ollanta Humala to report to court every 30 days as a money laundering case in which he is a defendant is litigated.

Macau ex-prosecutor faces nearly 2,000 charges

Macau - Macau's disgraced former top prosecutor faces nearly 2,000 criminal charges, according to the Chinese gambling enclave's highest court, which will try Ho Chio-meng next month.

Brazil's mega corruption scandal to get movie treatment

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's gigantic corruption scandal will move from news TV to movie theaters and Netflix next year, when rival directors turn the real-life thriller into entertainment.
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