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Brazil corruption scandal: Police seek permission to question former president Lula

Police in Brazil have sought permission from the country’s Supreme Court to question former president Luiz Inacio…

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Petrobras scandal: Brazil's former presidential chief of staff José Dirceu charged

Racketeering, corruption and money-laundering charges have been filed against Brazil’s former presidential chief of staff José Dirceu…

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Petrobras corruption scandal: Two construction firm bosses arrested in Brazil

Two top heads of construction companies have been arrested in Brazil amid a continuing probe into the…

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Corruption scandal: Swiss authorities seize computer data from FIFA

FIFA, the world soccer governing body, has handed over computer data to police in Switzerland investigating the 2018 and 2022…

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Spanish elections: Anti-corruption groups make gains

Anti-corruption movements in Spain have made gains in the regional and local elections, eating into the votes of the two…

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Guatemala: President Pérez dismisses key ministers after corruption allegations

Otto Pérez, the president of Guatemala, has fired several ministers and key officials as the political crisis…

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Egypt: Former dictator Hosni Mubarak sentenced to three-year prison term

A court in Egypt has sentenced the country’s former dictator Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison…

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Brazil: Ruling party's treasurer steps down after arrest over corruption allegations

Joao Vaccari, the treasurer of the governing Workers Party in Brazil, has stepped down after his arrest…

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Brazil: Anti-corruption protesters demand President Rousseff's ouster

There have been huge protests in Brazil against state corruption, with many demonstrators calling for the impeachment…

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Corruption charges: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty

Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been held guilty in a corruption case following a retrial.…

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Petrobras corruption scandal: Senior Brazilian politicians to be probed

The Supreme Court in Brazil has given its approval to carry out an investigation against several top…

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Three killed, 10 injured in Brazil offshore rig blast

At least three workers have been killed and ten injured in a blast on an offshore rig run by Brazilian…

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US imposes visa restrictions on Venezuelan officials

The US has slapped visa restrictions on officials from Venezuela for alleged violations of human rights and…

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Ma Jian, China's spy chief, probed for corruption

Chinese authorities have confirmed that Ma Jian, a top intelligence chief, is being probed for corruption, the latest high-ranking official…

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Pope Francis urges leaders in the Philippines to fight corruption

Pope Francis has urged leaders in the Philippines to combat corruption and bring an end to social…

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Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian granted medical parole

Taiwan’s former President Chen Shui-bian is being released from prison after he was granted a month of medical parole, media…

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Former China security chief Zhou Yongkang arrested

Zhou Yongkang, the former security chief of China, has been arrested, media reports said. Zhou, who was the most senior…

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Spain's health minister Ana Mato resigns

Ana Mato, the health minister of Spain, has resigned after she was accused by a judge of having benefited from…

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Former Portugal PM Jose Socrates remanded in custody

In a development that has shocked the country, Jose Socrates, the former prime minister of Portugal, has been remanded in…

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Corruption scandal: Portugal minister resigns

Miguel Macedo, the interior minister of Portugal, has resigned following a probe into allegations of corruption concerning residence permit allocations,…

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