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Portugal's ex-PM returns Monday before judge in tax fraud case

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates will return before a magistrate on Monday, and will spend a third night in custody following his shock arrest as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Romania arrests organised crime chief prosecutor over corruption

Bucharest - Romania's chief prosecutor tasked with investigating organised crime and terrorism was on Saturday arrested on corruption charges over a real estate deal alleged to have cost the government over 60 million euros ($75 million), local media reported.

Brazil slams media 'manipulation' on Petrobras scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities Saturday blasted a news magazine for media "manipulation" as the government of President Dilma Rousseff battles an escalating kickbacks scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

Petrobras scandal undermining Brazil's Rousseff: analysts

Bras - A month after winning re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is battling the toughest of starts to her second term with a huge corruption scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras threatening to engulf her government.

Portuguese ex-PM Socrates held in fraud inquiry

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates was arrested as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the public prosecutor's office announced.

Romania scraps amnesty seen helping jailed politicians

Bucharest - Romanian lawmakers on Tuesday scrapped a controversial amnesty bill aimed at freeing corrupt politicians from prison, just two days after a presidential election marked by outrage over rampant graft.

Hungarian protesters hold anti-PM Orban 'indignation' rallies

Budapest - Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Budapest on Monday in a show of "indignation" over the policies of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, with riot police moving in to stop an attempted storming of parliament.

Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe

Lisbon - Portugal's Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned Sunday, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption probe linked to "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors.

Hungary PM dismisses U.S. corruption claims

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed Friday corruption claims cited by Washington as the reason for U.S. entry bans on six senior Hungarian officials that have soured already frayed bilateral ties.

Fifa World Cup investigator comes out against 'erroneous' summary

Fifa was thisclose to tidying up claims of shady bid practices on the parts of cities competing for the privilege of hosting the next two World Cups, only to have its lead investigator call the report "erroneous" just hours later.

Public official pleads guilty to extorting sex workers

Newark - A former New Jersey public official pleaded guilty Wednesday in a U.S. district court to accepting sex workers' bribes in exchange for rubber-stamped permits and forewarning of forthcoming law enforcement activity.

Drunk power plant supervisor responsible for Chinese power outage

Henan - A Nov. 2 power outage that left thousands of Chinese residents in the dark was caused not by energy overconsumption or a faulty grid, but by an intoxicated supervisor put off by how he was treated at a local pub.

Asia-Pacific ministers pledge to step up graft fight

Bejing - China secured backing from Asia-Pacific ministers Saturday to deepen anti-graft efforts, in a move that dovetails with a high-profile Communist Party "fox hunt" for corrupt officials who have fled abroad.

Key charge dropped but Spain princess still risks trial

Madrid - Spanish judges on Friday dropped a money-laundering case against the king's sister Cristina but upheld tax fraud charges, leaving her still at risk of standing trial in a scandal unprecedented for Spain's royals.

China to punish Tibet officials who support Dalai Lama

Bejing - China will severely punish officials in Tibet who support the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader and Nobel laureate, the region's top Communist leader said according to state media reports Wednesday.

China to punish Tibet officials who support Dalai Lama

Bejing - China will severely punish officials in Tibet who support the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader and Nobel laureate, state-run media reported Wednesday.

Pressure grows on Spanish PM to tackle corruption

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy scrambled Wednesday to contain the fallout of a new graft scandal involving members of his conservative Popular Party which has outraged voters ahead of next year's general election.

Rousseff must fight graft to placate angry Brazil

Bras - Having won re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff must now deliver on her pledge to crack down on corruption or be dogged by the scandals that nearly derailed her campaign.

Rousseff 'knew about Petrobras' kickbacks: Report

Bras - Just days before Brazil's presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of knowing about a kickbacks scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.

Legal woes of former Catalan leader's family deepen

Madrid - The legal woes of the family of a former longtime leader of Spain's independence-minded region of Catalonia deepened Thursday after police arrested his son on fraud charges.

Top south Indian politician freed on bail

New Delhi - A powerful south Indian film-star turned-politician, jailed last month for corruption, was freed on bail Saturday and drew a jubilant reception from supporters.

Chinese cloning researcher arrested on corruption charges

Beijing - Anti-corruption officials in China have charged a professor at the China Agricultural University with misusing government research funds.

Brazil presidential candidate Neves frontrunner on change promise

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves on Thursday insisted his proposals would transform the country, while lambasting the ruling party embroiled in deepening allegations of corruption involving state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

Ukraine could sack up to million officials with ties to Russian past

Kiev - Ukraine's president approved a disputed anti-graft measure on Thursday that could see up to a million civil servants with alleged links to past Soviet or pro-Russian governments immediately sacked.

Romania to probe Microsoft reseller 'bribery' of ministers

Bucharest - Romanian President Traian Basescu on Friday authorised public prosecutors to launch an inquiry into five former ministers suspected of receiving millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks from resellers of Microsoft software.

Jailed India ex-film star politician replaced as chief minister

Bangalore - Former film star Jayalalithaa Jayaram, one of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, was replaced as head of a southern state on Sunday after she was jailed in a corruption case, reports said.

India court jails ex-film star politician for corruption

Bangalore - An Indian court on Saturday jailed Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country's most colourful and controversial politicians, in a corruption case that has run for nearly two decades.

Moscow court confirms house arrest of billionaire Yevtushenkov

Moscow - A Moscow court on Thursday ordered billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov to remain under house arrest, throwing out his appeal as he is investigated in a money-laundering probe.

Court 'suspends' Sarkozy corruption probe

Paris - A French court has suspended a probe into corruption and influence-peddling targeting former French president Nicolas Sarkozy -- days after he dramatically announced a political comeback.

Defeating corruption dominates Brazil debate

Bras - Less than two weeks before Brazil's presidential vote, corruption concerns dominate the campaign, amid allegations that leading politicians benefited from huge kickbacks on oil deals by state-owned energy giant Petrobras.
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