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Mexico hit by spreading fallout of Odebrecht scandal

Mexico - Mexico is the latest country caught up in the swirling scandal over Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht's multi-million-dollar bribes -- and while heads are unlikely to roll, the political and economic fallout could get ugly, analysts warn.

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison.

Russian ex-minister accuses Putin ally at bribery trial

Moscow - Russia's ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Wednesday accused the head of state oil giant Rosneft, a powerful ally of President Vladimir Putin, of personally entrapping him as he is accused of taking a massive bribe.

Israel detains diamond magnate in money laundering probe

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Monday detained diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz and four others as part of an international money laundering investigation, authorities said.

Odebrecht scandal reaches Peru's Keiko Fujimori

- A mass corruption scandal over Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht has reportedly reached Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a former president jailed for graft and human rights abuses.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif says ouster was 'insult to voters'

Islamabad - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the Supreme Court's decision to depose him last month was a "joke" and an insult to voters as he addressed a rally in Rawalpindi late Wednesday.

Brazil's Temer demands recusal of graft prosecutor

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Tuesday demanded the recusal of the prosecutor general from his corruption investigation, accusing him of "obsessive" conduct.

Russian ex-minister protests innocence at corruption trial

Moscow - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday insisted he was innocent as his high-profile bribery trial began in Moscow.

Nigeria seizes ex-oil minister's luxury apartments

Lagos - A Nigerian court has confiscated the $37 million luxury apartment complex of a former oil minister accused of fraud and money laundering as well as rental proceeds from the properties.

Russian ex-minister protests innocence at corruption trial

Moscow - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday insisted he was innocent as he arrived for the start of his high-profile bribery trial in Moscow.

S. Korea prosecutors seek 12 years' jail for Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president.

Ex-Netanyahu aide turns state's witness in graft probe: media

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's former chief of staff has agreed to give evidence against him on suspicions of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, local media reported on Friday.

The Lexus-driving Vietnamese exec 'kidnapped' in Berlin

Portrayed by the Vietnamese government as a Lexus-driving tycoon who flaunted his wealth while costing the state millions of dollars, Trinh Xuan Thanh fled the country as he fell under the cross-hairs of a corruption crusade by communist authorities.

Bangladesh graft hotline gets 75,000 calls in first week

Dhaka - Bangladesh's new anti-graft hotline has been overwhelmed with tens of thousands of calls about acts of corruption in its first week, an official said Thursday.

Brazil's Temer defeats corruption rap, pushes reforms

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer hoped Thursday to turn a surprisingly easy victory in blocking his corruption trial into momentum for austerity reforms, but more turmoil could await the unpopular leader.

Panama moves to extradite Mexican ex-governor in graft case

Panama - Panama moved closer Wednesday to extraditing Mexican ex-governor Roberto Borge, putting him in the foreign ministry's hands to be sent home within 60 days' time.

Michel Temer: Brazil's canny political survivor

Rio De Janeiro - Michel Temer has been accused of everything from coup plotting to taking millions of dollars in bribes, yet nothing seems to knock Brazil's president from the perch he unexpectedly occupied a year ago.

Temer's corruption scandal: what we know

Bras - Brazil's Congress debated Wednesday on whether President Michel Temer should face trial on corruption charges.He is the first Brazilian leader to face criminal charges while in office, but he's also a proven survivor and cannot be counted out yet.

Brazil's congress throws out corruption charge against president

Bras - Brazilian lawmakers tossed out a corruption charge against scandal-plagued President Michel Temer on Wednesday, saving the center-right leader from becoming the country's second leader in 12 months to be forced from office.

Brazil's Temer: political plotter who risks losing the game

Rio De Janeiro - Michel Temer is the ultimate political kingmaker who rose unexpectedly to take Brazil's presidency himself but now faces a vote by lawmakers on whether he should be tried for corruption.

Raucous start for Brazil Congress debate on president's corruption trial

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress got off to a raucous start Wednesday in a debate on whether to send scandal-plagued President Michel Temer to face trial on a corruption charge.

Brazil's Congress to vote on trial for president

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress is set to vote Wednesday on whether to put President Michel Temer on trial for corruption, threatening the country with its second leadership crisis in a year.

Pakistan's parliament elects Sharif loyalist Abbasi as new PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament elected ruling party loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister on Tuesday, days after Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court after a corruption probe.

Pakistan's parliament set to vote for interim PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament was set to elect a new prime minister Tuesday, after the Supreme Court ousted Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.

Pakistan to elect new prime minister on Tuesday

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament will meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.

Pakistan to elect new prime minister on Tuesday

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament will meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif names brother Shahbaz as successor

Islamabad - Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif named his brother Shahbaz, the chief minister of Punjab province, as his successor and nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as an interim premier in a defiant speech Saturday.

Uzbekistan jails ex-president's daughter Gulnara Karimova

Moscow - Uzbekistan said Friday it has jailed the eldest daughter of late President Islam Karimov, Gulnara Karimova -- once a prominent socialite, fashion designer and singer -- after charging her with massive fraud and money laundering.

Pakistan plunges into uncertainty as PM Nawaz Sharif ousted

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time.

Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on fate of PM Sharif

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court was set to announce a new judgement Friday that could topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is embroiled in a long-running corruption case that has gripped the country.
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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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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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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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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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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
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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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Former Governor Bob McDonnell at press conference outside federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 6, 2015.
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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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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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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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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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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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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