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Peru court orders Keiko Fujimori release

- A Peruvian appeals court Wednesday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, who has been detained for a week after being accused by prosecutors of receiving money from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, a judge announced.

Spain's elite shaken by 'blackmailer' cop's recordings

Madrid - He may be behind bars, but a former police chief still strikes fear into the highest levels of the Spanish state thanks to his covert recordings of compromising conversations with the all-powerful.

Russian opposition leader says facing 'slander' charge

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday he faces a new criminal charge for slander just a day after his release from two consecutive terms behind bars for organising anti-Kremlin protests.

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

Valletta - A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the EU's smallest state are branded traitors.

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

Valletta - A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the EU's smallest state are branded traitors.

Fujimori upset over daughter's arrest, asks feuding kids to get along

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori on Saturday criticized the arrest of his daughter Keiko for alleged money laundering and pleaded with his feuding children, who are battling to lead the biggest party in Congress, to join forces.

Nigeria imposes travel ban on 'high-profile' graft suspects

Abuja - Nigeria on Saturday ordered its security agencies to put some 50 high-profile graft suspects on a watch list and prevent them from leaving the country.

Romania court says penal code changes unconstitutional

Bucharest - A number of changes to Romania's penal code recently pushed through by the ruling Social Democratic Party are unconstitutional, the country's highest court ruled Friday in a severe blow to the government.

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

- Police in Peru have arrested Keiko Fujimori, the opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

- Police in Peru have arrested Keiko Fujimori, the opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Israel PM's wife goes on trial in delivery meals case

Jerusalem - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on trial Sunday for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, part of a list of legal troubles facing the family.

Pakistan opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested for graft

Islamabad - Pakistan opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif was arrested Friday for graft, officials said, the latest corruption allegation against the Sharif political dynasty that was ousted from power by ex-cricketer Imran Khan in elections this summer.

Netanyahu undergoes new graft questioning

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent a new round of questioning on Friday over one of several graft cases that have threatened to topple him, Israeli media reported.

S. Korea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

Seoul - Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years for corruption Friday, becoming the latest of the country's ex-leaders to be sent to prison.

Ex-Romania minister held in Costa Rica: Interpol

San Jos - A former Romanian minister jailed in absentia for corruption has been arrested in the central American nation of Costa Rica, along with another ex-official, Interpol said.

Wife of ex-Malaysian leader charged with money laundering

Kuala Lumpur - The luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister was Thursday charged with money laundering and tax evasion linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped bring down the country's previous government.

Wife of ex-Malaysian leader charged with money laundering

Kuala Lumpur - Rosmah Mansor, the luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was Thursday charged with money laundering linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped bring down his government.

Wife of ex-Malaysian leader charged with money laundering

Kuala Lumpur - Rosmah Mansor, the luxury-loving wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was Thursday charged with money laundering linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped bring down his government.

Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

Kuala Lumpur - Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was arrested Wednesday by the country's anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped to bring down the last government.

Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested by anti-graft agency

Kuala Lumpur - Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was arrested Wednesday by the country's anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal."Rosmah has been arrested," her lawyer K.

Fourth person charged in Slovak journalist's murder

Bratislava - A 44-year-old woman was charged in the murder of a Slovak journalist, the prosecutor's office said Sunday in a case that sent thousands into the streets and toppled a prime minister."We can confirm that a woman identified as A. Z.

Hungary PM's office hits back over football trips scandal

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office hit back Thursday over reports that he flew to football matches on a luxury plane funded by a friend who has won many lucrative public tenders.

US, Brazil fine Petrobras $853 mn in bribery scandal

Washington - US and Brazilian authorities have fined Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras more than $853 million for covering up a massive bribery scheme involving Brazilian politicians and political parties, the US Justice Department announced Thursday.

US, Brazil fine Petrobras $853 mn in bribery scandal

Washington - US and Brazilian authorities have fined Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras more than $853 million for covering up bribes to Brazilian politicians and political parties, the US Justice Department announced Thursday.

Danske Bank whistleblower a British ex-executive: report

Copenhagen - The whistleblower who unveiled alleged money laundering at Danske Bank's Estonian branch has come forward as Howard Wilkinson, the British former head of the lender's market business in the Baltics, local media reported on Thursday.

Mexican military takes over Acapulco police force

Acapulco - Mexico's military arrested three top police officers in the resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday and took control of the entire police force in the scenic but violent port.

Morales says corruption watchdog threatens Guatemala peace

New York - Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales denounced a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission as a threat to peace Tuesday in his most virulent attack to date on the controversial watchdog.

US ramps up pressure on Venezuela with sanctions, harsh warnings

Washington - The United States cranked up the pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, imposing sanctions on his wife and more of his inner circle and issuing harsh warnings about his vulnerability to an overthrow.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president's wife

Washington - The US Treasury went after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle Tuesday, imposing sanctions on his wife, vice president and other close associates.

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won the 2018 Rights Livelihood Prize on Monday, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.
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Detail from Corrupt Legislation. Mural by Elihu Vedder. Lobby to Main Reading Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Main figure is seated atop a pedestal saying "CORRUPT LEGISLATION". Artist's signature is dated 1896.
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