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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…

Business

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.

Sport

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter attends CAS hearing

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from football.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from football.

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Top European Olympic official temporarily steps down after Rio arrest

Top European Olympic official Patrick Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his duties, after being arrested in Rio in connection with a police probe into illegal ticket…

Top European Olympic official Patrick Hickey has temporarily stepped down from his duties, after being arrested in Rio in connection with a police probe into illegal ticket…

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Rio Olympics: Irish IOC member arrested over illegal ticket sales

A member of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board has been arrested in Rio – in connection with a probe into illegal ticket sales.

A member of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board has been arrested in Rio – in connection with a probe into illegal ticket sales.

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Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman kidnapped

A son of Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was among a group of suspected criminals abducted in a top tourist resort.

A son of Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was among a group of suspected criminals abducted in a top tourist resort.

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Ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange dies in Rio aged 100

The head of international football’s governing body from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange, has died at the age of 100 in his hometown Rio de Janeiro.

The head of international football’s governing body from 1974 to 1998, Joao Havelange, has died at the age of 100 in his hometown Rio de Janeiro.

Sport

Former German FA boss banned for one year

The former chief of the German Football Association and current Fifa executive committee member Wolfgang Niersbach has been banned, with immediate effect, from all football related activity for one…

The former chief of the German Football Association and current Fifa executive committee member Wolfgang Niersbach has been banned, with immediate effect, from all football related activity for one…

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LuxLeaks whistleblowers convicted but not jailed

Two French whistleblowers have been convicted in the so-called LuxLeaks tax scandal, but have avoided jail.

Two French whistleblowers have been convicted in the so-called LuxLeaks tax scandal, but have avoided jail.

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Brussels lobbying not transparent enough, admit lobbyists

Brussels lobbyists have taken the unusual step of admitting the openness around how they seek to influence EU decision-making is neither credible nor…

Brussels lobbyists have taken the unusual step of admitting the openness around how they seek to influence EU decision-making is neither credible nor…

Sport

FIFA sack deputy secretary general Kattner

Scandal-hit FIFA has fired its deputy secretary general, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect, after he was accused of paying himself bonuses worth millions of…

Scandal-hit FIFA has fired its deputy secretary general, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect, after he was accused of paying himself bonuses worth millions of…

Business

Brazil's Petrobras gets new boss with same old problems

Pedro Parente, the new boss of Brazil's scandal-ridden state-controlled energy firm Petrobras, has been talking about the challenges ahead.

Pedro Parente, the new boss of Brazil's scandal-ridden state-controlled energy firm Petrobras, has been talking about the challenges ahead.

Sport

Tokyo 2020 Olympics under greater scrutiny

A Singaporean company called ‘Black Tidings’ is at the centre of an investigation of payments made by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bidding committee and

A Singaporean company called ‘Black Tidings’ is at the centre of an investigation of payments made by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bidding committee and

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With Michel Temer at the head, what's next for Brazil?

He’s the man of the moment in Brazil, but relatively unknown on the international stage. Michel Temer has taken the reins as president, for an as-yet

He’s the man of the moment in Brazil, but relatively unknown on the international stage. Michel Temer has taken the reins as president, for an as-yet