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Argentine court probes president's tax returns

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge Thursday ordered a probe into suspected irregularities in President Mauricio Macri's tax returns after the leader was named in the Panama Papers offshore accounts scandal, a source said.

Panama judge asks Interpol to help catch ex-president

Panama - A judge in Panama asked Interpol on Tuesday to help arrest the country's ex-president Ricardo Martinelli on spying and corruption charges, police said.

China party journal editor hangs himself: Report

Bejing - The deputy editor of the Chinese Communist party's top theoretical journal has committed suicide, reports said, sending speculation swirling over political infighting, freedom of thought and corruption.

A year after 1MDB: Malaysian premier takes hardline turn

Kuala Lumpur - Giant video screens lining Malaysia's ruling-party headquarters flash towering, 40-storey images of a smiling Prime Minister Najib Razak across a corner of the capital, a glaring reminder of who's in charge.

Argentine football head, three ex-cabinet chiefs indicted

Buenos Aires - The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and three former presidential cabinet chiefs were indicted Thursday in a probe of the country's football broadcasting rights distribution system.

Rousseff ex-minister arrested in Brazil graft probe

S - A top ex-minister of Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff became the latest official to get arrested in a sprawling corruption probe on Thursday, authorities said.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

Hong Kong - A veteran pro-democracy lawmaker was charged Thursday by Hong Kong's corruption bureau over a payment from one of the city's best-known anti-China media tycoons, in a case he described as a political move.

Corruption, politics, murder: Anatomy of a Kenyan killing

Nairobi - On a wet Thursday night in early May, a well-known businessman and government critic was found dead in his armoured blue Mercedes by a busy road on the outskirts of Nairobi, five bullet holes in his chest, neck and arm.

'Rebel' China village chief arrested for corruption

Bejing - The chief of a village that became a symbol of resistance against corruption has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, Chinese authorities said Saturday, as a large police operation moved in to head off dissent.

Mexico's anti-corruption bill falls short of demands

- Mexico's Congress passed anti-corruption legislation, but civil groups complained the ruling party defanged a key measure demanding that public servants make their wealth known.

Russia pleads with athletics chiefs to drop ban ahead of Rio call

Moscow - Russia on Friday urged world athletics' governing body to drop its doping ban on the country's athletes ahead of a crunch decision on whether its track and field team can compete at the Olympics in Rio.

'Crazy' ex-minister's bags of cash scandalize Argentina

Buenos Aires - It's been a heck of a week for Jose Lopez, an Argentine ex-cabinet minister who was arrested trying to hide bags stuffed with cash and jewels at a monastery.

Russia in IAAF dock ahead of Rio Olympics

Vienna - Scandal-hit Russia will likely discover Friday that it has not done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

Third Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes.

Third Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes.

Third Brazil minister resigns over bribery scandal

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer lost the third cabinet member of his month-old administration to a corruption scandal when his tourism minister resigned Thursday after being accused of taking bribes.

Brazil's Temer calls graft allegation a 'lie'

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer said Thursday a former oil executive's allegations that he was involved in a massive corruption scandal shaking the country were "frivolous, lying and criminal.

'Crazy' Argentine ex-minister demands cocaine in court

Buenos Aires - An Argentine former cabinet minister arrested while trying to hide suitcases of cash and jewels at a monastery shouted and asked for cocaine during his first court appearance Thursday, media reports said.

Brazil's Temer involved in Petrobras graft: Witness

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer was involved in a massive corruption scandal shaking the country's political establishment and asked for dirty cash diverted from state oil company Petrobras, a key witness said.

Russia shuns 'swindler', 'defector' doping whistleblowers

Moscow - Russia has turned on the whistleblowers who blew open the doping and corruption scandal that threatens to see the country's athletes barred from the Rio Olympics.

Argentina ex-minister caught hiding cash in monastery

Buenos Aires - Argentine police arrested a former government minister when they caught him trying to hide millions of dollars in cash and jewels at a monastery, officials said.

Five held for training child to pretend he was president's son

La Paz - Bolivia has arrested five people for allegedly coaching a boy to pretend he was President Evo Morales' son, and paying his family, in a soap opera-style scandal that has riveted the country, officials said Saturday.

Rousseff called as witness in Brazil corruption case

Rio De Janeiro - President Dilma Rousseff, suspended from office pending her impeachment trial, has been called as a defense witness for a key figure in the Petrobras corruption scandal, court documents show.

Famous Brazilian officer arrested for smuggling

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian police officer of Japanese origin -- and the driving force behind high-level arrests in a government corruption investigation -- was jailed for smuggling Wednesday, according to local press.

Brazilian police raid Olympic site in corruption probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police raided the offices of the construction consortium building one of the four main hubs for the Rio Olympics on Tuesday on suspicions of fraud and corruption.

Brazil prosecutor 'wants arrest of Senate boss, ex-president'

Bras - Brazil's corruption-fueled political crisis was on the verge of new escalation Tuesday, as authorities are reportedly seeking the arrest of senior figures in the push to impeach suspended president Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil's surfer prince urges return to monarchy

Rio De Janeiro - He surfs, dances in carnivals and can sound more revolutionary than royal, but Prince Dom Joao de Orleans e Braganca is serious about restoring the monarchy to save Brazil.

Raid on FIFA amid new revelations on Blatter payments

Zurich - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments over the past five years, FIFA said Friday, after Swiss investigators raided the headquarters of football's governing body....

Swiss raid on FIFA amid new revelations on Blatter payments

Zurich - Swiss investigators have searched the FIFA headquarters as the world football governing body revealed that former president Sepp Blatter and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments over the past five ye...

Brazil's acting president struggles after tough start

Bras - Brazil's acting president Michel Temer has only been in the job for half a month. But it doesn't feel like that."I have the impression I've been governing three or four years already," he says.
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