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S.Africa VP urges probe into state corruption claims

Johanesburg - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa called Sunday for an independent probe into suspected corruption in the upper echelons of power.

Brazil's Temer vows Brazil to survive corruption scandal

Bras - President Michel Temer insists that a growing corruption scandal in his government will not paralyze Brazil as it struggles to emerge from its deepest recession in history.

Panama Papers law firm partners get bail

Panama - The partners of the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal were given bail pending further legal action over allegations they helped launder money related to a huge Brazilian bribery case.

Spain's Rajoy still unscathed from corruption scandals

Madrid - With arrests, raids and tears, Spaniards this week watched another episode in a long-running corruption saga that has hit the ruling conservative party... but left Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy unscathed.

Spanish king's brother-in-law to appeal jail sentence

Madrid - The Spanish king's brother-in-law, who was sentenced to over six years in jail for syphoning off millions in a case that shamed the royals, will appeal to the Supreme Court, judicial authorities said Friday.

Spanish PM downplays graft trial witness summons

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy downplayed Thursday a court's decision to summon him to testify as a witness in a graft trial, saying it was "his duty" to take the stand.

Pakistan's top court orders PM be investigated for corruption

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given a reprieve Thursday when the Supreme Court ordered he be investigated for corruption, but ruled there was not yet sufficient evidence to oust him from power.

Pakistan's top court orders PM be investigated for corruption

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given a reprieve Thursday when the Supreme Court ordered he be investigated for corruption, but ruled there was not yet sufficient evidence to oust him from power.

Pakistan's top court orders PM be investigated for corruption

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given a reprieve Thursday when the Supreme Court ordered he be investigated for corruption, but ruled there was not yet sufficient evidence to oust him from power.

Pakistan's top court to rule in case that may oust PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to determine the prime minister's fate Thursday with a ruling on corruption allegations that could see him ousted from power after the Panama Papers linked his family to offshore businesses.

Pakistan's top court to rule in case that may oust PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to determine the prime minister's fate Thursday with a ruling on corruption allegations that could see him ousted from power after the Panama Papers linked his family to offshore businesses.

Pakistan's top court to rule in case that may oust PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to determine the prime minister's fate Thursday with a ruling on corruption allegations that could see him ousted from power after the Panama Papers linked his family to offshore businesses.

Spain's ruling conservatives hit by graft allegations

Madrid - Spain's ruling Popular Party was hit by yet more corruption allegations Wednesday as the former head of the Madrid region was arrested under a probe into embezzlement of public money.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

Fed up with corruption, Brazilian voters eye outsiders

Rio De Janeiro - As a corruption scandal washes over Brazil's political class, anti-establishment sentiment threatens a revolt ahead of next year's general election, analysts say.

Thousands of young Slovaks protest corruption

Bratislava - Several thousand young Slovaks on Tuesday protested in the EU member's capital, calling for the dismissal of the interior minister and police officials for allegedly not doing enough to fight corruption.

Spanish PM called to testify in major graft trial

Madrid - A court on Tuesday summoned Mariano Rajoy to testify as a witness in a major graft trial, the first time in modern history that any Spanish prime minister has had to take the stand.

Spanish PM called to testify in major graft trial

Madrid - A court on Tuesday summoned Mariano Rajoy to testify as a witness in a major graft trial, the first time in modern history that any Spanish prime minister has had to take the stand.

Spanish PM called to testify in major graft trial

Madrid - A court on Tuesday summoned Mariano Rajoy to testify as a witness in a major graft trial, the first time in modern history that any Spanish prime minister has had to take the stand.

'Viagra' and other code names in Brazil's corruption scandal

Bras - The politicians caught up in Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal are well known to the public. But their alter egos, like "Viagra" and "BMW," less so.

South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Seoul - Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was on Monday charged with bribery involving millions of dollars over the massive corruption and influence-peddling scandal that brought her down.

South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Seoul - Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was on Monday charged with bribery involving millions of dollars over the massive corruption and influence-peddling scandal that brought her down.

South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Seoul - Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was on Monday charged with bribery involving millions of dollars over the massive corruption and influence-peddling scandal that brought her down.

Mexico seeks extradition of ex-governor

Guatemala City - Mexico has asked Guatemala to extradite a fugitive former governor suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said.

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Guatemala

Mexico - A fugitive former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars has been detained in Guatemala after six months on the run, officials said Saturday.

Egypt faces uphill battle against corruption

Cairo - When Egyptian real estate developer Hassan tried building an apartment block without paying bribes, officials stalled the project, going so far as to suggest there were ancient relics beneath the lot.

World Cup, Olympic stadiums in Brazil corruption scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil was proud of its football World Cup and Olympics stadiums, but the shame of the country's corruption saga has engulfed even these monuments to fair play.

France targets Le Pen immunity as election race tightens

Paris - French prosecutors have asked the European parliament to lift the immunity of Marine Le Pen over an expenses scandal, deepening her legal woes on the eve of a presidential election shaping up as a tight four-way race.
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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...
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 conditio...
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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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
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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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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian gov...
Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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Yang Dacai  a Chinese safety official  was exposed as corrupt by bloggers  posting images of him wea...
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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April 26  2013: In Sarajevo  members of the special police are shown arresting President of Bosnia s...
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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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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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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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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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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Iglesia ni Cristo church
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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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