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South Korea 'Rasputin' daughter abandons appeal for extradition

Stockholm - The daughter of the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's ousted president has cancelled her appeal against extradition, a Danish court said Wednesday.

Violence breaks out at Brazil protest

Bras - Police fired tear gas and stun grenades Wednesday in confrontations with a crowd of at least 25,000 marching on Brazil's presidential palace to demand the resignation of embattled President Michel Temer and an end to austerity reforms.

Brazil's Temer orders troops in after protesters trash ministries

Bras - Brazilian soldiers deployed Wednesday to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters demanding the exit of President Michel Temer smashed their way into ministries and fought with riot police.

Brazil's corruption mess: perfect crime or comedy caper?

Brasilia - The cast of ruthless men in Brazil's corruption crisis inevitably prompts comparisons to the Netflix series "House of Cards." A slapstick crime caper could be as appropriate.

Ten years prison for ex-girlfriend of president Morales

La Paz - President Evo Morales's ex-girlfriend Gabriela Zapata was sentenced to ten years prison on corruption charges on Tuesday, capping a steamy case that also involved allegations of a hidden love child.

Presidential corruption crisis eases slightly for Brazil's Temer

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer warned opponents Monday he will not go without a fight as he won more breathing space in a corruption crisis sparking calls for his resignation.

Brazil's Temer says 'naive' but not guilty

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that he'd been "naive" to hold the late-night meeting which sparked an explosive corruption scandal, but insisted he'd done nothing wrong and wouldn't resign.

Key Brazilian coalition party cancels meeting on Temer

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer appeared to win a reprieve Sunday when a key coalition partner cancelled a meeting on whether to withdraw support for him over an explosive corruption scandal.

Brazil's Temer wins time in corruption crisis

Bras - Brazil's embattled President Michel Temer won a small reprieve Sunday when a key coalition partner delayed a decision on whether to abandon him over an explosive corruption scandal.

What might come of Brazil's latest political crisis?

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is bubbling over the release of a recording that purports to show President Michel Temer approving payment of hush money to a politician jailed for corruption.

French officials probing Brazil submarine deal: report

Paris - French justice officials are investigating if bribes might have helped the country win a huge submarines order from Brazil in 2008, a media report said on Saturday.

Brazil's Temer demands suspension of corruption probe

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer tried to defuse demands for his resignation Saturday by claiming that the central piece of evidence against him in a corruption probe had been tampered with.

Brazil's Temer: teetering after long climb to top

Rio De Janeiro - Michel Temer is the ultimate political insider who quietly and ruthlessly worked his way to the summit of Brazil's political pyramid -- before finding himself teetering in spectacular fashion.

Brazil's political mess: what we know

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer is teetering in the wake of corruption allegations, with many asking whether he can survive.

Brazilian president fights for survival

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer fought back against growing calls for his resignation Friday after bombshell graft allegations left him depending on congressional allies for survival.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

Stockholm - The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday's top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

Brazil's Temer recorded agreeing corruption case hush money: report

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer faced calls for his removal Wednesday after a newspaper reported that he had been recorded discussing payments of hush money to a corrupt politician.Temer immediately denied the report in O Globo newspaper.

Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West

Kiev - Ukrainian lawmakers bowed Wednesday to International Monetary Fund pressure and shelved a highly-controversial bill that critics feared would have defanged the former Soviet republic's vital fight against corruption.

Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West

Kiev - Ukraine's lawmakers Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic.

Advocate for missing Argentines, 88, charged in graft case

Buenos Aires - The 88-year-old leader of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo group and an ex-aide were charged Monday with alleged misappropriation of funds meant for building homes for the poor, a court source said.

Lula corruption case to close June 20: Brazil court

Bras - Defense arguments in the corruption trial of Brazil's firebrand ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will close June 20, the judge said Monday.

Tunisians protest over corruption amnesty bill

Tunis - More than 2,000 Tunisians protested Saturday in the capital against a bill that would allow officials being prosecuted for alleged corruption to be amnestied in exchange for reimbursing embezzled funds."Corruption will not pass!

Jailed aides to Brazil's Lula say they funneled cash to foreign election campaigns

Rio De Janeiro - Top aides to former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff say they ferried millions of dollars in cash to finance presidential election campaigns in Venezuela, El Salvador and Panama, according to testimony made public Frida...

Temer's Brazil presidency hits year mark in turmoil

Bras - President Michel Temer said Friday that he'd put Brazil back on track after one year in power since the traumatic impeachment of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff.

Nigerian lawmakers probe outspoken traditional ruler

Kano - Lawmakers in northern Nigeria have opened an investigation into corruption claims against one of the country's leading traditional rulers, whose progressive views have caused controversy in a conservative region.

Brazil's Lula calls corruption trial a 'farce'

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the corruption trial threatening to end his storied career a "farce" during almost five hours of testimony Wednesday.

Brazil's Lula calls corruption trial a 'farce'

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the corruption trial threatening to end his storied career a "farce" during almost five hours of testimony Wednesday.

Brazil's Lula calls corruption trial a 'farce'

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the corruption trial threatening to end his storied career a "farce" during almost five hours of testimony Wednesday.

Supporters of Brazil's Lula flock to protest court hearing

Curitiba - Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva poured Tuesday into the southern city of Curitiba ahead of the leftist standard bearer's corruption court case.

Brazil's Lula: the five court cases

Bras - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's hugely influential leftist president between 2003-2010, faces no fewer than five court cases -- each of which could thwart his dream of a comeback in 2018.
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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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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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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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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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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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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Former Governor Bob McDonnell at press conference outside federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 6, 2015.
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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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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 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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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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