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Study says countries lost $1 trillion to corruption in 2012

A global anti-corruption group said that nearly $1 trillion was illicitly drained from developing countries in 2012, representing a record level of corruption.

Study says countries lost $1 trillion to corruption in 2012
Iraq PM says graft probe found 50,000 'ghost soldiers'
Iraq PM says graft probe found 50,000 'ghost soldiers'

Iraqi Prime Minister announced that an investigation had uncovered the existence of 50,000 "ghost soldiers", and promised a widening crackdown on corruption.

Iraq PM says graft probe found 50,000 'ghost soldiers'
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Former Kazakh PM under house arrest on corruption charges

Former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and ex-Defense Minister Serik Akhmetov has been put under house arrest on corruption related charges.

Former Kazakh PM under house arrest on corruption charges
Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz (L) and his Portugese counterpart Miguel de Macedo. ©REUTERS
Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe

Portugal's Interior Minister resigned, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption probe linked to "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors.

Portugal interior minister resigns over 'golden visas' probe
Hungary PM dismisses US corruption claims
Hungary PM dismisses US corruption claims

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed corruption claims cited by Washington as the reason for US entry bans on six senior Hungarian officials.

Hungary PM dismisses US corruption claims
Hungary protestors demand removal of 'corrupt' tax chief
Hungary protestors demand removal of 'corrupt' tax chief

Several thousand Hungarians marched though Budapest to demand the resignation of the head of the country's tax office.

Hungary protestors demand removal of 'corrupt' tax chief
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OECD recommends confiscation for all corruption offences in Kazakhstan

The OECD has issued several new recommendations to Kazakhstan in its fight against corruption.

OECD recommends confiscation for all corruption offences in Kazakhstan
Spanish judge charges 26 suspects in graft scandal
Spanish judge charges 26 suspects in graft scandal

A judge in Spain has charged 26 suspects including governing party politicians and businessmen in a bribery probe that has embarrassed the government.

Spanish judge charges 26 suspects in graft scandal
Spanish PM apologises for party corruption scandals
Spanish PM apologises for party corruption scandals

Spain prime minister apologised for corruption scandals involving members of his conservative Popular Party.

Spanish PM apologises for party corruption scandals
Rousseff must fight graft to placate angry Brazil
Rousseff must fight graft to placate angry Brazil

Brazilian President must now deliver on her pledge to crack down on corruption or be dogged by the scandals that nearly derailed her campaign.

Rousseff must fight graft to placate angry Brazil
Convicts, corruption suspects up for office in Peru
Convicts, corruption suspects up for office in Peru

Some 21 million Peruvians are voting in regional and municipal elections, with many candidates accused of corruption, drug-trafficking ties.

Convicts, corruption suspects up for office in Peru
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Kazakhstan discusses corruption rating with Transparency International and OECD in Paris

Kazakh Lower Chamber MP asked the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency about ways to improve Kazakhstan's rating in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.

Kazakhstan discusses corruption rating with Transparency International and OECD in Paris
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Kazakhstan interested in Chinese anti-corruption measures

A Chinese delegation has come to Kazakhstan to discuss governance and corruption.

Kazakhstan interested in Chinese anti-corruption measures
Sarkozy corruption probe suspended: source
Sarkozy corruption probe suspended: source

A corruption and influence-peddling investigation launched in July against former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been suspended.

Sarkozy corruption probe suspended: source
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Third of surveyed Kazakhstanis do not believe in combating corruption

A third of the surveyed Kazakhstanis do no believe in the effectiveness of combating corruption in Kazakhstan.

Third of surveyed Kazakhstanis do not believe in combating corruption
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Final exams for $60: Corruption at Kazakhstani Universities

Kazakh anti-corruption project STOPKylmys (StopCorruption) initiated by the youth wings of Zhas Otan and Nur Otan political parties reported the results of an anonymous survey among Kazakhstani students.

Final exams for $60: Corruption at Kazakhstani Universities
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Kazakhstan toughens punishment for corruption

The new Kazakhstan Criminal Code that will enter into force next year introduces a tougher punishment for bribes.

Kazakhstan toughens punishment for corruption
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Alexander Vinokourov charged with corruption

Belgian prosecutors have charged Kazakhstani Olympic Champion in Cycling Alexander Vinokourov with private corruption.

Alexander Vinokourov charged with corruption
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Anti-corruption fight in Kazakhstan is not an easy ride

Kazakhstan holds the 140th place in the Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index and struggles to create a comprehensive anti-corruption program.

Anti-corruption fight in Kazakhstan is not an easy ride
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China arrests Shanghai ex-official over graft

Chinese President's anti-graft campaign is turning its focus to the power base of his predecessor , announcing a former official's arrest.

China arrests Shanghai ex-official over graft