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Friends mourn slain Malta journalist as PM vows justice

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Wednesday as "his biggest adversary" but vowed to bring her killers to justice as emotional commemorations for the slain mother continued into a third day.

Malta PM says slain blogger was his 'biggest adversary' but vows justice

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Wednesday as "his biggest adversary" but vowed to track down and bring her killers to justice.

Journalist's murder turns spotlight on 'mafia island' Malta

Valletta - The son of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of being complicit in his mother's death as the shockwaves from a grisly car bomb killing reverberated across Europe.

Israeli bill could shield prime minister from investigations

Jerusalem - Israeli legislation will be proposed to shield future prime ministers from investigations while in office, an official said Monday, prompting opposition concern that Benjamin Netanyahu could use it to evade prosecution.

Defence lawyers for S.Korea's Park quit over alleged bias

Seoul - Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's defence lawyers resigned en masse Monday in protest at what they called a biased corruption trial, as the ex-leader described the proceedings as "political revenge".

Netanyahu, Israeli police face off over graft probe

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli police faced off in a rare public dispute Sunday over an intensifying graft probe that has led to speculation over whether he will eventually be forced from office.

Jailed Ecuador VP says he is target of construction giant's revenge

Quito - Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, in jail pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht, told AFP Saturday he is a victim of revenge by the construction giant.

TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups 'advantageous' for FIFA - BeIN

Doha - The TV broadcasting rights deal agreed for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups, which is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors, was "advantageous for FIFA", a beIN spokesman claimed Saturday.

IMF calls on Latin America to fight corruption

Washington - Latin American and Caribbean governments need to crack down on corruption in order to make their economies more durable and the benefits of growth more widespread, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.

S.Africa court clears way for Zuma graft prosecution

Johanesburg - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution on almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal.

S. Africa court clears way for Zuma graft prosecution

Johanesburg - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution over almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal.

Swiss open corruption probe against PSG's Al-Khelaifi, ex-FIFA executive Valcke

Geneva - Switzerland has opened a criminal probe targeting Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, and FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke, over alleged corruption in the sale of World Cup media rights.

Appeal trial for Samsung heir starts in Seoul

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was back in court Thursday to appeal his five-year sentence for bribing South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye, with prosecutors arguing for a longer jail term.

Ukraine detains two top defence officials in graft case

Kiev - Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau said Wednesday it had detained a deputy defence minister and another top military official for allegedly embezzling millions in state funding through an illegal oil-purchase scheme.

Rio 2016 Olympic committee chief resigns after arrest

Rio De Janeiro - The chairman of Brazil's Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation Saturday, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges.

Airbus chief warns of 'significant penalties' from bribery probes

Toulouse - Airbus CEO Tom Enders warned Friday that the aircraft manufacturer could face "significant penalties" relating to ongoing corruption probes including one into the sale of fighter jets to Austria.

Leaked memo rekindles scandal around Nigeria's oil giant

Lagos - A leaked memo from Nigeria's minister of state for oil has shown that irregularities in the state-owned oil giant remain entrenched, despite official vows to root out the "cancer" of graft.

Brazil arrests Rio 2016 Olympic committee chairman on corruption charges

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country's Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio's hosting of the 2016 Games.

Brazil's president launches defense against crime charge 'farce'

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer's lawyer on Wednesday called corruption charges against the center-right leader a "farce" as he officially launched his defense against a possible suspension and trial.

Ecuador vice president ordered to jail over graft allegations

Quito - Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, was ordered locked up Monday pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant that paid illegal kickbacks to win public contracts.

Signs of corruption emerge from rubble of Mexico quake

Mexico - Mexico is still cleaning up the rubble left by its killer earthquake on September 19, but already accusations are flying that shoddy construction, official negligence and corruption made the disaster worse.The 7.

Ukraine rekindles war on top tycoon Kolomoyskiy

Kiev - A Kiev court has frozen four rail assets of billionaire Igor Kolomoyskiy in a long-running corruption case that led to the state's eventual takeover of Ukraine's largest private bank.

Brazil leader Temer's popularity drops to 3%

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer, who is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal, has seen his popularity drop to an abysmal three percent, a poll showed Thursday.

Rome prosecutor wants mayor tried in cronyism case

Rome - Rome's public prosecutor on Thursday asked for city mayor Virginia Raggi to be put on trial for allegedly making a false statement to an anti-corruption official.

S.Africa's top union marches against Zuma 'corruption'

Johanesburg - Thousands of angry South African trade unionists took to the streets across the nation on Wednesday to call for President Jacob Zuma to resign over alleged top-level corruption.

Former Guatemala ambassador to US arrested in election finance probe

Guatemala City - A fugitive former Guatemalan ambassador to the United States, Julio Ligorria, was arrested in Spain on Tuesday in connection with a probe into illegal campaign financing, officials said.

Brazil's Congress begins analysis of Temer graft charges

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress began to analyze graft charges against President Michel Temer on Tuesday, a process that analysts believe will see him able to escape trial.

China gives Tianjin ex-mayor 12 years for graft

Bejing - An official who was mayor of a northern Chinese city when a massive chemical explosion killed at least 165 people was Monday sentenced to 12 years in prison for graft, state media said.

General's 'intervention' comment raises eyebrows in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - A general's comment that the military could be forced to intervene in Brazil's corruption crisis has rattled a country that only exited a two-decades long dictatorship in 1985.

Latin American politics still grappling with sleaze

Montevideo - As corruption goes in Latin America, it amounted to small beans, but the excess that ended the Uruguayan vice-president's career this month shows the region's politics are still locked in a cycle of sleaze.
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