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Ukraine vote pits young comic against reformer incumbent

Kiev - Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday, with a politically inexperienced 41-year-old comedian set to win the leadership of a country locked in a war with Moscow-backed separatists.

Peru's Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

- A suicide note in which Peru's Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president's funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges l...

Odebrecht: the scandal shaking Latin America

Montevideo - The corruption scandal involving Latin America's biggest construction company Odebrecht took a dramatic turn Wednesday with the suicide of former Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who was embroiled in the affair.

Actress Loughlin pleads not guilty in college bribery scam

New York - American actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to secure their daughters' entry into a prestigious California university, on Monday pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges.

S.Africa graft scandals overshadow ruling ANC's election bid

Johanesburg - With less than four weeks to go until South Africans vote in a general election, corruption scandals again threaten to tear open old rivalries within the long-governing African National Congress.

'Political police' revelations hit Spain's election campaign

Madrid - Spain's so-called "political police," which under previous conservative governments allegedly dug up dirt and fabricated evidence to harm rivals, has emerged as an explosive theme in the campaign for elections at the end of this month.

Peru's ex-president arrested in corruption case

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal that forced him from office a year ago.

Peru's ex-president ordered detained in graft case: justice

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Indonesia 'money politics' greases election machine

Bogor - When Indonesian authorities arrested a politician with some 400,000 cash-filled envelopes, it was a stark reminder that a long-time election staple is alive and well in the corruption-riddled country -- vote buying.

Ex-Maldives president makes comeback with landslide win for party

Male - The former Maldives president on Sunday vowed sweeping reforms and an end to government corruption after leading his party to a record landslide victory just five months since returning from exile.

Former Maldives president makes comeback with landslide win

Male - The exiled former leader of the Maldives has led his party to a landslide victory only five months after returning to the country, preliminary results showed Sunday.

Thousands protest against Honduras president

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of people marched through the streets of the Honduran capital Friday night demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and an investigation of him and his family.

Hollywood actresses appear in court in US college admissions bribery case

Boston - Surrounded by a mob of journalists, actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in a Boston court on Wednesday to face charges in connection with a massive college admissions scam involving other celebrities and top industry CEOs.

Romania court lifts travel ban on ex-anti-graft chief

Bucharest - Romania's High Court on Wednesday revoked special measures introduced against magistrate Laura Codruta Kovesi, a hot favourite to become EU's first-ever top prosecutor, who last week was indicted on corruption charges."My appeal was admitted.

Former chairman of China's Xinjiang region arrested for graft

Bejing - A former chairman of the government of China's troubled northwest region of Xinjiang, an ethnic Uighur, has been arrested for graft, national prosecutors said Tuesday.

Algeria's Bouteflika to resign 'before mandate ends'

Alger - Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said, after a succession of loyalists deserted him in the face of massive protests.

Algerian prosecutors ban corruption suspects from leaving country

Alger - Algerian state prosecutors on Monday said they had banned corruption suspects from leaving the country after launching probes into graft and illegal money transfers abroad targeting unnamed individuals.

Funny man vs chocolate baron: Ukraine's presidential choice

Kiev - In three weeks Ukrainians will face a choice between comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent Petro Poroshenko, who made his fortune in chocolate, for their next leader.

Ferry disaster shines spotlight on corruption in Iraq

Baghdad - A governor on the run, officials summoned to court and candidates accused of bribing councillors: the Mosul ferry disaster has brought renewed attention to the scourge of corruption in Iraq.

Favourite for top EU fraud job charged in Romania over graft

Bucharest - Romanian magistrate Laura Codruta Kovesi, a hot favourite to become the EU's first-ever top prosecutor, has been indicted on corruption charges, a judicial source told AFP.

Wave of government resignations over Bulgaria property scandal

Sofia - The parliamentary group chief of Bulgaria's ruling GERB party resigned from parliament Wednesday, following three other government members who have already stepped down over a scandal involving purchases of luxury property.

German prosecutors say probing submarine sales to Israel

Berlin - German prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they are investigating the 2017 sale of three submarines to Israel, a potential corruption scandal implicating allies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Brazil ex-president Michel Temer freed from jail

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president and alleged head of a graft ring, Michel Temer, was freed from jail Monday after a judge said there were no legal grounds for his detention.

Hundreds charged or jailed in Brazil's 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Some of Brazil's biggest political and business names have been snared in the country's sprawling anti-corruption investigation that began in 2014 as a probe into money laundering at a car wash outlet in the capital Brasilia.

Brazil: the fall of three former presidents

Rio De Janeiro - Michel Temer on Thursday became the third former Brazilian president to fall foul of the law, which led his predecessors to be respectively jailed and impeached.

Brazil's arrested ex-president Michel Temer: key dates

Rio De Janeiro - Here are key dates in the life and career of Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer, arrested Thursday as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe. - September 23, 1940: Born at Tiete in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo.

Brazil's Temer detained as crime boss in 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was the leader of a "criminal organization" involved in embezzlement and money laundering over decades, the federal prosecutor alleged Thursday, after the former leader was arrested as part of a sprawling anti-corrupt...

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested in 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was arrested Thursday, an official said, as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe that has already claimed dozens of political and corporate scalps.

Ex-Peru president Toledo briefly jailed for public intoxication

Los Angeles - Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is facing extradition from the United States over corruption charges, was briefly jailed for public intoxication after getting drunk in a California restaurant, local police said Monday.

Indonesian leader's ally arrested in graft case as polls loom

Jakarta - Indonesia's anti-corruption agency arrested a key political backer of President Joko Widodo on Friday, just a month before he bids for re-election in the world's third-biggest democracy.
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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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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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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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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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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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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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Former Governor Bob McDonnell at press conference outside federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 6, 2015.
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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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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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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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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
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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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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