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Virus postpones Netanyahu trial as Israel seeks new government

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Sunday postponed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's graft trial due to the coronavirus, as he and his main challenger traded accusations over the failure so far to form a unity government to tackle the health crisis.

Israel postpones Netanyahu graft trial by 2 months over virus

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial has been postponed until May 24 due to concerns about coronavirus, Jerusalem's District Court said Sunday.

Haiti's vicious cycle of political and humanitarian crises

Port-au-prince - Haiti finally has a new government, but without a parliament capable of giving it legitimacy and without electoral prospects, the country remains paralyzed by a political crisis with potentially devastating social, economic and security consequences.

Ecuador prosecutor demands jail for ex-leader Correa in bribe case

Quito - Ecuador's attorney general Diana Salazar Thursday called for a seven-year jail term for former president Rafael Correa who is on trial in absentia for corruption connected to his 2013 election campaign.

Malaysia anti-graft chief who investigated 1MDB quits

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's anti-corruption chief, who had been investigating scandal-hit state fund 1MDB, said Friday she had resigned after a reformist government collapsed and a graft-tainted party took power.

Top Swiss prosecutor has salary cut over FIFA case lies

Geneva - Switzerland's top prosecutor will have his pay docked after a disciplinary investigation found Wednesday that he lied repeatedly when questions were raised about his handling of a corruption investigation targeting FIFA.

The rampant corruption spurring Lebanon protests

Beirut - The Lebanese government had frozen recruitment but then, around the time of a key election, thousands of people suddenly landed civil servant jobs.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto files complaint against Portgual

Lisbon - Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto, the originator of Football Leaks and Luanda Leaks, has filed a complaint with the EU against Portugal, accusing it of non-compliance with European rules on extradition, his lawyers told AFP on Monday.

Thailand denies PM aided Malaysia 1MDB graft scandal

Bangkok - Thailand's government threatened legal action on Monday against a banned opposition party which claimed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha aided in the cover-up of Malaysia's 1MDB graft scandal by harbouring a fugitive financier.

Venezuela media mogul summoned to Madrid graft hearing on Feb 26

Madrid - The billionaire owner of Venezuela's Globovision TV network has been summoned to appear at Spain's top criminal court next week as part of a money-laundering investigation involving embezzled funds from state oil company PDVSA, court sources said Thurs...

Former Mexico leader Pena Nieto investigated for graft: WSJ

Mexico - Former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto is being investigated over a graft scandal at the country's massive state oil company Pemex, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

World Bank aid 'leakage' may flow to tax havens: study

Washington - World Bank aid payments to the neediest countries appear to trigger money flows to offshore bank accounts, suggesting funds are siphoned off from the nations they are meant to help, according to a study published Tuesday.

Former South Korean president jailed after losing appeal

Seoul - Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was taken to prison Wednesday to begin a 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement after losing an appeal against a lighter sentence.

Sri Lanka arrests ex-envoy to Russia over MiG deal

Colombo - Sri Lanka arrested a former ambassador to Russia after he was extradited from Dubai Friday to face money laundering charges over a controversial MiG aircraft purchase, police said.

Russian ex-prison official commits suicide in court

Moscow - A former top official in the Russian prison service shot and killed himself in a Moscow court on Wednesday shortly after being jailed for extortion, a court spokeswoman said.

Graft-accused former Mexico state oil chief arrested in Spain

Mexico - A former chief executive of Mexico's state oil company PEMEX accused of corruption has been arrested in Spain, Mexico's attorney general said on Wednesday.

E.Guinea leader's son fined 30mn euros in French embezzlement trial

Paris - The playboy son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term and the confiscation of his assets for embezzling public funds.

E.Guinea leader's son fined 30mn euros, suspended jail confirmed

Paris - The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Europe.

Former South Korea spy chief jailed for political meddling

Seoul - A former South Korean spy chief received a seven-year jail sentence Friday for using taxpayer money for political meddling in favour of the then conservative government, among other charges.

Malaysian PM downplays AirAsia probe after CEO steps aside

Kuala Lumpur - Receiving money to "offset" buying planes and equipment did not necessarily constitute bribery, Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday, days after AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes stepped aside temporarily in the wake of a $4 billion Airbus graft scandal.

Malaysia's former first lady goes on trial for corruption

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's former first lady, who allegedly bankrolled a luxurious lifestyle with kickbacks and stolen public money, went on trial Wednesday for corruption for the first time since her husband lost power.

Arrest warrant issued for S.Africa ex-president Zuma

Johanesburg - A South African court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for embattled former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing over corruption charges related to a 1990s arms deal.

Nigeria to receive $308m stolen by ex-dictator: US

Washington - Nigeria is set to receive around $308 million seized from former military dictator Sani Abacha under a deal backed by the United States and the island of Jersey, US prosecutors said Monday.

Netanyahu drops request for immunity from graft charges

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he had dropped his request for parliamentary immunity from corruption charges, in a move likely to speed the opening of his trial.

Netanyahu says drops request for immunity from graft charges

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he had dropped his request for parliamentary immunity from corruption charges.

Rui Pinto: hacker who targetted football and Angola's 'princess'

Lisbon - Prosecutors in Portugal have denounced him as a criminal hacker, but his supporters describe the man behind the "Luanda Leaks" revelations as a public interest whistleblower.

US charges ex-chief of Mexican anti-drug unit with trafficking

New York - A former commander of a Mexican federal police unit that worked hand-in-glove with US agents fighting drugs cartels has been indicted in New York on drugs trafficking charges, US prosecutors said Friday.

Isabel dos Santos's Portugal funds embezzled: Angola prosecutor

Lisbon - Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos, who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies, invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Peru: two decades of political upheaval

- Ahead of legislative elections on January 26, here is a recap of the political crises that have rocked Peru over the past two decades.

In the spotlight: Isabel dos Santos, Angola's 'princess'

Luanda - After years of life among fellow jet-setters and the super-rich, Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos today finds herself mired in scandal as accusations mount that she systematically looted her impoverished country.
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A demonstrator disguised as FIFA President Sepp Blatter takes part in a protest against the condition of workers in Qatar, on the sidelines of the 65th FIFA Congress on May 28, 2015 in Zurich
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Yang Dacai, a Chinese safety official, was exposed as corrupt by bloggers, posting images of him wearing luxury items, promoting a disciplinary investigation, which found him guilty of serious wrongdoing.
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Video capture from video of Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing on 'Lobbying Practices Involving Indian Tribes' on September 29, 2004. Jack Abramoff is testifying
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest.  Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud i...
Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest. Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud in municipal affairs, amounting to 14 charges in all
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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April 26, 2013: In Sarajevo, members of the special police are shown arresting President of Bosnia's autonomous Muslim-Croat federation Zivko Budimir (R) under allegations that he took bribes in exchange for pardons for criminals.
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Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Former Governor Bob McDonnell at press conference outside federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 6, 2015.
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Gian-Franco Kasper  a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appea...
Gian-Franco Kasper, a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appears to be an "everyday matter" in Russia, and that he estimates as much as $18 billion of Sochi's vast construction and development budget was simply embezzled
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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
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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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Customers and cooks inside a kebab shop watch as a riot police officer fires plastic paintball gun pellets to disperse demonstrators. Protesters are demanding Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan resign over a high-level corruption scandal
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