An investigation into alleged corruption in the Council of Europe has revealed there is “strong suspicion” that current and former members have “engaged in activity of a corruptive nature” amid efforts by Azerbaijan to whitewash its human rights record.
Today is six months since Malta investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb just metres from her home. A group of investigative journalists from across Europe have used the anniversary to announce they intend to continue her work.
It relates to a $2.5 billion arms deal. In a procedural appearance that lasted less than 15 minutes, state prosecutors and Zuma's lawyers asked the Durban High Court to adjourn the case until June 8 so both sides could prepare submissions.
Brazil's Supreme Court ruled early on Thursday that leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must start serving a 12-year prison sentence for taking bribes, denying his plea to remain free until he has exhausted all possible appeals.