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Malaysian ex-PM quizzed for second time over graft claims

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak arrived at the anti-graft agency Thursday to be questioned for a second time this week over a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal following his shock election loss.

UN panel rejects plea by Brazil's Lula over imprisonment

Geneva - The United Nations Human Rights Committee has denied a request by Brazil's ex-president Lula da Silva seeking emergency action against his imprisonment, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Former S. Korean president Lee slams 'insult' corruption charges

Seoul - Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday defiantly described the corruption charges he faces as an "insult" at his first court appearance since his arrest in March.

Malaysia's Najib quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive f...

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country's long-ruling regime.

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted leader Najib Razak.

Britain turning 'blind eye' to corrupt Russian cash: MPs

London - British MPs urged the government Monday to clamp down on corrupt Russian money flowing through London, warning that turning a "blind eye" risked undermining its tough approach to Moscow.

Malaysia ex-PM denies graft charges in visit to home region

Pekan - Malaysia's scandal-tainted former leader Sunday denied he stole public funds and complained of the way he has been treated since he unexpectedly lost power in a stunning election defeat.

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian former police officer convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-leader offered Saturday to reveal who ordered the grisly slaying in exchange for a full pardon, a media report said.

Malaysia's luxury-loving former first lady laments 'trying times'

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's unpopular former first lady on Saturday lamented the "trying times" since her husband Najib Razak's ouster from power, in a plea for public sympathy just a day after police seized a huge trove of cash, jewels and designer handbags linked to ...

Lurid tale of bribery and murder looms anew for Malaysia's Najib

Ousted Malaysian premier Najib Razak is already in hot water over allegations he looted state funds, but his legal woes could worsen as calls grow for a fresh look at an even darker past scandal involving the grisly slaying of a young model.

Ex-Lula minister Dirceu starts 31-year jail term in Brazil

Bras - Jose Dirceu, former chief of staff under ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, surrendered Friday to start a nearly 31-year prison sentence for corruption, officials said.

Netanyahu basks in victories, but graft probes still loom

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has basked in recent victories from the US withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal to opening its embassy in Jerusalem, giving him respite from graft probes breathing down his neck.

Malaysia seizes cash, jewels, designer bags in raid on ex-leader

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police seized 72 suitcases stuffed with cash and jewels along with scores of designer handbags in raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday as a corruption probe gathered pace.

Police search scandal-tainted Malaysian ex-premier's home

Kuala Lumpur - Police conducted an extensive search of the home of Malaysia's scandal-tainted former premier on Thursday that his lawyer decried as "harassment", as the new government presses forward with probes into a massive graft scandal after seizing power in his...

Police swoop on disgraced Malaysian ex-premier's home

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police converged on the home of scandal-tainted former premier Najib Razak late Wednesday as local media quoted officials saying they were conducting raids related to a massive graft scandal.

Brazil lashes out at European backing for Lula candidacy

Bras - Brazil on Wednesday lashed out at a demand by former European leaders for disgraced ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be allowed to take part in elections this year.

Berlusconi to face new 'Rubygate' trial on bribery charges

Rome - Three-time former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will in November face charges for allegedly bribing witnesses in the notorious "Rubygate" scandal after being ordered to stand trial by a Rome judge on Wednesday.

Brazilian apartment at center of Lula's downfall sold

S - The seaside apartment at the center of the corruption case that saw popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent to prison last month was auctioned Tuesday for more than $600,000.

Mahathir to stay up to two years as Malaysia leader, no deal for Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to stay as prime minister for up to two years and vowed not to cut any deals to keep his predecessor out of jail for alleged corruption.

Romanian ex-PM cleared of fraud charges

Bucharest - Former Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta was on Thursday cleared of fraud and other charges by the country's high court after a corruption probe.

Murdered Slovak journalist was targeted: prosecutor

Bratislava - A Slovak journalist murdered in February as he was about to publish an explosive report probing alleged high-level corruption was specifically targeted, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Belgian ex minister indicted in 'Kazakhgate' graft scandal

Apo - Former Belgian minister Armand De Decker has been indicted for influence-peddling as part of the wide-ranging "Kazakhgate" probe into allegations of corruption linked to a trade agreement between France and Kazakhstan, a public prosecutor said Monday.

'Kidnapped' Vietnam oil exec withdraws life sentence appeal

Hanoi - A Vietnamese oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany withdrew his appeal against a life sentence for corruption Monday, as Slovakia distanced itself from reports its plane was used to brazenly abduct him.

Thousands of Slovaks rally for media freedom, snap elections

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovaks took to the streets on Friday calling for snap elections and media freedom, the latest in a wave of anti-government protests since the February murder of a journalist probing high-level corruption.

Brazil's Supreme Court tightens screws on accused politicians

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday voted to restrict a controversial law allowing politicians accused of crimes to have their cases heard in the Supreme Court, dramatically slowing the wheels of justice.

New graft charges filed against Brazil's Lula

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian prosecutors have filed new graft charges against imprisoned Workers' Party founder and ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as well as the party's current chief.

Malaysians poke fun at 1MDB scandal with 'Kleptopoly'

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian board game based on "Monopoly" is taking aim at the massive 1MDB scandal ahead of elections, featuring a motley crew of figures central to the controversy and items allegedly bought with looted money.

Brazil president angrily rejects latest graft allegations

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday angrily rejected newspaper reports that he laundered bribe money through remodeling of his family's properties.
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