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Retromania: will Romanians look to past for next government?

Romanians could return the Social Democrats (PSD) to power when they go to the polls on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta resigned

Romanians could return the Social Democrats (PSD) to power when they go to the polls on Sunday (December 11), just over a year since the party’s corruption-tainted former leader Victor Ponta resigned

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No mercy for South Korea's embattled president

Opposition parties have vowed to push ahead with attempts to impeach President Park Geun-hye, rejecting her offer to resign amid a growing influence-peddling scandal.

Opposition parties have vowed to push ahead with attempts to impeach President Park Geun-hye, rejecting her offer to resign amid a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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Odebrecht 'to sign plea bargain deal' over corruption scandal

Reports from Brazil say engineering giant Odebrecht has agreed to pay nearly two billion euros in fines for its role in the country’s biggest corruption scandal.

Reports from Brazil say engineering giant Odebrecht has agreed to pay nearly two billion euros in fines for its role in the country’s biggest corruption scandal.

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Spanish court calls for Neymar to serve two years in prison

Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch

Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch

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Uganda: Man nabbed in fake $120m arms deal

Uganda's police said on Tuesday they had nabbed a con man suspected of swindling a Polish weapons manufacturer into signing a bogus $120m arms deal.

Uganda's police said on Tuesday they had nabbed a con man suspected of swindling a Polish weapons manufacturer into signing a bogus $120m arms deal.

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Russia bribery inquiry - more suspects?

There could be more suspects in a criminal case, which has seen Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev detained on bribery charges.

There could be more suspects in a criminal case, which has seen Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev detained on bribery charges.

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Where in the EU is paying bribes widespread?

Paying bribes to police and public officials is widespread in at least three European Union countries, a new report has claimed.

Paying bribes to police and public officials is widespread in at least three European Union countries, a new report has claimed.

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Russia's economy minister charged with bribery

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Neymar could stand trial for alleged corruption

Barcelona forward Neymar, his parents and two of the club’s executives should stand trial for alleged corruption, Spain’s High Court said on Monday as it wrapped up a fraud investigation into the Braz

Barcelona forward Neymar, his parents and two of the club’s executives should stand trial for alleged corruption, Spain’s High Court said on Monday as it wrapped up a fraud investigation into the Braz

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Bad news for Zuma as corruption watchdog recommends official inquiry

A report by an anti-corruption watchdog is recommending a commission of inquiry be set up within 30 days to probe claims of influence peddling in government

A report by an anti-corruption watchdog is recommending a commission of inquiry be set up within 30 days to probe claims of influence peddling in government

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Clashes erupt as Pakistan's prime minister faces mounting calls to quit

Clashes have erupted on the streets of the Pakistani capital Islamabad and Rawalpindi, as pressure mounts on the country’s prime minister to resign over corruption…

Clashes have erupted on the streets of the Pakistani capital Islamabad and Rawalpindi, as pressure mounts on the country’s prime minister to resign over corruption…

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Spain's 'trial of the year' opens

Top officials inside Spain’s ruling Popular Party, have appeared in court in Madrid on charges of fraud.

Top officials inside Spain’s ruling Popular Party, have appeared in court in Madrid on charges of fraud.

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Brazil's former finance minister is arrested

Observers say it is a sign that a sweeping corruption investigation is closing in on the inner circle of the leftist Workers Party leadership, who ran the South American country for 13 years.

Observers say it is a sign that a sweeping corruption investigation is closing in on the inner circle of the leftist Workers Party leadership, who ran the South American country for 13 years.

Europe

Ex-EU official Kroes under pressure over Bahamas directorship

Just two months after its former president joined Goldman Sachs, the European Commission has been caught up in another corporate scandal.

Just two months after its former president joined Goldman Sachs, the European Commission has been caught up in another corporate scandal.

Business

South Korea: Volkswagen boss questioned over emissions scandal

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

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Brazil ex-president Lula charged as 'top boss' of Petrobras corruption scheme

Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the country’s ex-President Lula da Silva of being the ‘top boss’ in a giant kickback scheme at state oil company…

Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the country’s ex-President Lula da Silva of being the ‘top boss’ in a giant kickback scheme at state oil company…

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VW engineer pleads guilty in US over diesel pollution scandal

The US has brought the first criminal charges against a Volkswagen executive over the diesel emissions scandal. Engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators.

The US has brought the first criminal charges against a Volkswagen executive over the diesel emissions scandal. Engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators.

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Malaysian protesters call for PM's arrest

Students and anti-corruption activists in Malaysia have taken to the streets of the capital Kuala Lumpur calling for the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Students and anti-corruption activists in Malaysia have taken to the streets of the capital Kuala Lumpur calling for the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak.