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Rousseff says Brazil can do better, slams violence
Rousseff says Brazil can do better, slams violence

Embattled president Dilma Rousseff admitted in a televised address that Brazil can do better and pledged to do more to fight corruption.

Rousseff says Brazil can do better, slams violence
Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal
Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said Sunday he would step down amid a massive corruption scandal in which his top aide -- and alleged lover -- was indicted for bribery.

Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal
Corruption probe moves closer to IMF chief as aide charged
Corruption probe moves closer to IMF chief as aide charged

Stephane Richard, the head of telecoms company Orange and a former aide to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, was charged in a corruption probe related to Lagarde's time as France's finance minister.

Corruption probe moves closer to IMF chief as aide charged
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UK launches investigation over ENRC

Great Britain's Serious Fraud Office started an official investigation over Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation.

UK launches investigation over ENRC
Illustration by Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan mulls restricting cash withdrawal

Kazakhstan financial police is suggesting to legally restrict withdrawal of cash by individuals and legal entities.

Kazakhstan mulls restricting cash withdrawal
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Financial police holds international seminar on countering corruption

The international seminar called Experience exchange in development and effective implementation of measures/strategies for prevention of corruption is held in Astana on April 16-18, 2013.

Financial police holds international seminar on countering corruption
First deputy head of Kazakhstan Agency for Countering Economic and Corruption Crime Andrey Lukin. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Corruption is srinking steadily in Kazakhstan: financial police

Kazakhstan finance police is holding an international anti-corruption seminar.

Corruption is srinking steadily in Kazakhstan: financial police
Spain's main parties hit by scandals, crisis
Spain's main parties hit by scandals, crisis

Spain's two major political parties, the pillars of a democratic system re-born after the 1975 death of General Francisco Franco, face an historic crisis.

Spain's main parties hit by scandals, crisis
Taiwan ex-president's prison term extended
Taiwan ex-president's prison term extended

Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian, jailed for corruption in 2009, has had his prison term extended by 18 months to 20 years due to a further bribery conviction.

Taiwan ex-president's prison term extended
Shadow of corruption scandal looms over Spanish royal family
Shadow of corruption scandal looms over Spanish royal family

Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law will be questioned Saturday by a judge investigating a corruption case as press reports make new revelations that cast a growing shadow on the entire royal family.

Shadow of corruption scandal looms over Spanish royal family
Finmeccanica Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Orsi. ©REUTERS/Remo Casilli
Italy defence firm chief arrested for India bribes: reports

Italian police on Tuesday arrested the chief executive of aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica for corruption and embezzlement in relation to alleged bribes given to the Indian government.

Italy defence firm chief arrested for India bribes: reports
Eddie Obeid. ©REUTERS
Australian ministers dragged into corruption probe

Two senior Australian ministers have been dragged into a snowballing Labor party corruption scandal, admitting accepting hospitality from a former powerbroker at the centre of an explosive inquiry.

Australian ministers dragged into corruption probe
Corruption spread map. Darker color complies with higher corruption level.
Kazakhstan and Honduras show same corruption level

International non-government organization Transparency International published its annual report called Corruption Perceptions Index.

Kazakhstan and Honduras show same corruption level
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China's military at 'high risk' on corruption: watchdog

China's armed forces are battling a major corruption problem, with little political oversight and no whistleblower mechanism to counter graft.

China's military at 'high risk' on corruption: watchdog
Lee Sang-Deuk, former six-term lawmaker with ruling Saenuri Party. ©REUTERS
S. Korea president's brother gets two-year jail term

A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the elder brother of President Lee Myung-Bak to two years in jail after convicting him on corruption charges.

S. Korea president's brother gets two-year jail term
Jackie Chan. ©REUTERS
Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world

Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the "most corrupt" country in the world.

Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world
Issam and Devincci Hourani. Photo courtesy of challahhuakbar.blogspot.com
Palestinian authority suspected of lobbying for Rakhat Aliyev’s relatives

US intelligence has established that Yasser Abbas worked with Devincci Hourani to pursue deals in Sudan for Caratube International Oil Company.

Palestinian authority suspected of lobbying for Rakhat Aliyev’s relatives
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Malaysia to teach lawmakers what is corruption

Malaysia's government will offer training to lawmakers to teach them how to avoid corruption, a key issue ahead of national elections that must be held by the middle of next year.

Malaysia to teach lawmakers what is corruption
China leader warns of 'collapse' at start of congress
China leader warns of 'collapse' at start of congress

China's president Thursday warned the Communist Party faces "collapse" if it fails to clean up corruption and called for an economic revamp as he opened a congress to inaugurate a new slate of leaders.

China leader warns of 'collapse' at start of congress
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Kazakhstan financial police mulls banning legal entities from cashing out money

Everyone understands that such big amounts of cash are often used for bribes, for dodging taxes and other compulsory payments into the budget: financial police.

Kazakhstan financial police mulls banning legal entities from cashing out money