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DVAC search in Municipal Commissioner's office.

Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption personnel on Thursday conducted a search at the camp office of the Municipal Commissioner, Kancheepuram. Enquiries reveal that a team of officials landed ...

- The Hindu - IN

France skin graft: Twin's skin saves man with 95% burns.

It is the first time a twin donor has been used to repair such a large area of burns, say doctors.

- BBC - UK

Expect more US corruption probes involving firms with links to China, legal experts say.

More companies with Chinese ties could be ensnared in corruption investigations in the United States as Washington becomes more familiar with business practices in China, legal experts said. The assessment comes after former Hong Kong home affairs secretary Patrick Ho Chi-ping and former Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Guatemala prosecutors raid Millicom offices in graft probe.

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's attorney general and a United Nations-backed commission against impunity in Guatemala searched the offices of Millicom International Cellular's local unit on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation.

- Reuters - US

Zimbabweans relish bribe-free roads after Mugabe's fall.

Endless police roadblocks were a notorious feature of every journey in Zimbabwe, with drivers reluctantly paying frequent bribes to evade long questioning over minor alleged offences

- Daily Monitor - UG

Zimbabweans relish bribe-free roads after Mugabe's fall.

Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov 23 - As Robert Mugabe's regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule. Endless police roadblocks were a notorious feature of every journey in Zimbabwe, with drivers ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Garda resigns after pleading guilty to corruption.

A Garda who pleaded guilty to corruption, theft and fraud offences while working as a community garda in Cork has resigned from the force.

- RTE - IE

News24.com | Uganda's foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe.

Uganda's foreign minister is being urged to resign following allegations in the US that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the UN General Assembly.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Zimbabwe opposition 'cautiously optimistic'.

Zimbabwe's opposition party MDC-T, which supported Robert Mugabe's removal from office, says it is "cautiously optimistic" that incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa "will not mimic and replicate the evil, corrupt, decadent and incompetent Mugabe regime."

- News24.com - ZA

ACB arrests sales tax dept official for taking 11K bribe in Kota.

A sales tax department official Jitendra Parchwani was arrested on graft charges by the ACB.

- Zee News - IN

Venezuela To Try US Citizens & Former Citgo Executives As Traitors.

Six Citgo executives—US citizens—that Venezuela arrested as part of a corruption sweep will be tried as traitors, President Nicolas Maduro said. Citgo's President Jose Pereira and five senior executives were arrested earlier this week at an event in Caracas. Five of these have are US citizens holding dual US/Venezuelan ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Maduro Names Chavez' Cousin As Citgo Boss

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro appointed the cousin of late Hugo Chavez, Asdrubal Chavez, as the new head of PDVSA's U.S. refining and marketing business, Citgo. The announcement comes in the wake of the arrest and removal of Citgo's president and five senior executives earlier this week. The arrests were part of a ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Facing graft probe, Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties, local media said on Wednesday, following speculation about his future after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges.

- Reuters - US

Jam Mehtab admits corruption by PPP in Sindh Education Department

KARACHI: The Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar on Thursday accepted that the Pakistan Peoples Party had been at the center of corruption in the hiring of teachers in the province.“The department was bribed to hire teachers by the dozen in 2012, some of whom are not even acquainted with Arabic language,” ...

- Geo.tv - PK

BNP chief Khaleda says she is ‘completely innocent’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia declares she is ‘completely innocent’ in her testimony in the Zia Welfare Trust graft case.

- BDNews24 - BD

China anti-graft agency lends muscle to factory consolidation push

Beijing has employed heavy-handed methods in campaign against excess capacity 

- Financial Times - US

How Balkan Elites Govern by Manufacturing Scandals

The frenzy in Serbia over Bakir Izetbegovic's interview is a classic example of the way Balkan governments use friendly' media to distract the public from corruption scandals.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Fall of China’s Former Internet Censor Highlights Frustrations Over Controls

The former face of China’s “Great Firewall,” Lu Wei, has become the first “tiger” to come under the Communist Party’s corruption investigation since President Xi Jinping began his second term last month. Analysts say the graft probe into Lu’s corruption practices is widely believed to be ...

- Voice of America - US

CEFC China Energy: the oil and gas deals it quietly snapped up overseas

The arrest in the United States of former Hong Kong home affairs secretary Patrick Ho Chi-ping over an alleged multimillion-dollar bribery scheme in Africa has thrust the low-profile Chinese energy company accused of backing the deals into the spotlight. Details in US court filings point to CEFC China Energy, a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

China's internet regulator denounces ex-boss Lu Wei facing graft probe

China’s internet regulator has denounced its former boss, Lu Wei, who is under investigation for alleged corruption. The Cyberspace Administration of China said in a statement that Lu had damaged its image and jeopardised the Communist Party’s efforts to manage the internet. Lu, who headed the organisation for ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

What do Pakistanis consider the country's biggest problems?

KARACHI: Most Pakistanis consider unemployment and inflation to be the biggest problems faced by the country, followed by corruption, the results of a recent nationwide opinion poll have revealed.The nationwide Jang Geo News Poll was conducted last month in collaboration with Gallup Pakistan and Pulse Consultant. When asked ...

- Geo.tv - PK

SC takes notice of Pakistanis named in Panama Papers

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the federal government and National Accountability Bureau on petition against all the Pakistanis whose names are mentioned in the Panama Papers. A two-member bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal heard petitions on Thursday against 436 Pakistanis mentioned in the Panama ...

- Geo.tv - PK

ACC summons former BASIC Bank Chairman Bachchu over loan fraud

The Anti-Corruption Commission, or ACC, has summoned former BASIC Bank Chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu for questioning over a massive loan fraud.

- BDNews24 - BD

Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo executives to be tried as 'traitors': Maduro

By Steve Holland and Alexandra Ulmer WASHINGTON/CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors" despite a request by the United States to free them. Five of ...

- Sify - IN

IHC reserves judgement on Nawaz's application to club accountability references

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday reserved its decision on a petition by ousted premier Nawaz Sharif to club accountability references against him.Sharif had initially requested the court to club three corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau , but his lawyer had later asked the court ...

- DAWN - PK

Ombudsman recommends graft raps vs 2 Baseco execs

The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday ordered the filing of graft charges against two officials of the Bataan Shipyard and Engineering Corporation, Inc. for withdrawing the company's funds without valid documentation. The post Ombudsman recommends graft raps vs 2 Baseco execs appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Palace defends reappointment of 2 Customs execs

Malacañang defended on Thursday the reappointment of two Bureau of Customs officials accused of allegedly accepting bribes from smugglers. The post Palace defends reappointment of 2 Customs execs appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Murdered Baltimore cop was to testify in police corruption case, shot with own gun

Baltimore police still have no solid leads on a suspect in the shooting death.

- ABC News - US

Slain Baltimore Officer Was Shot With Own Gun

A new twist in the Sean Suiter case: The Baltimore homicide detective killed while investigating a triple murder last week was due to testify in a corruption case involving fellow officers the very next day, authorities say. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says Suiter was due to testify before a...

- Newser - US

Uganda's foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

Uganda's foreign minister is being urged to resign following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly.

- FOX News - US

Maduro: Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo Executives to Be Tried as 'Traitors'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors" despite a request by the United States to free them. Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested ...

- Voice of America - US

Chinese oil giant denies Africa bribery scheme after US probe

They also allegedly offered a $500,000 bribe to an account designated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Sam Kutesa, who had recently completed his term as the President of the UN General Assembly

- Daily Monitor - UG

Two Chinese nationals detained over corruption allegations: FIA

Chinese firm, agent among others booked for submitting forged documents for clearance of surveying equipment The post Two Chinese nationals detained over corruption allegations: FIA appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Chad, CEFC China Energy deny involvement in alleged $2m bribe offer

- Financial Times - US

Hong Kong ex-minister Patrick Ho ‘staying strong’ as he prepares to plead not guilty to US bribe charge

Patrick Ho Chi-ping, the detained former Hong Kong minister at the centre of an alleged multimillion-dollar bribery scheme between a top Chinese energy firm and two African leaders, is “anxious” but staying strong as he prepares to plead not guilty to charges mounted by US authorities, sources said on Thursday. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Politics Shadow Arrests of Citgo Executives in Venezuela Graft Inquiry

Critics of Venezuela’s government say the arrests of the six executives are a reflection of the country’s increasingly ruthless politics.

- International NY Times - US

Baltimore officer killed day before scheduled testimony in cop corruption case

A Baltimore police officer who was fatally shot last week was scheduled to testify in front of a federal grand jury against fellow officers the next day.

- UPI - US

Investigators find no conspiracy in murder of Baltimore detective: police

- Investigators in Baltimore have found no conspiracy behind the shooting death of a homicide detective killed the day before he had been set to testify against fellow officers accused of graft, the city's police commissioner said on Wednesday.

- Yahoo! News - US

Investigators find no conspiracy in murder of Baltimore detective: police

- Investigators in Baltimore have found no conspiracy behind the shooting death of a homicide detective killed the day before he had been set to testify against fellow officers accused of graft, the city's police commissioner said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Three former football officials are banned for life by FIFA's Ethics Committee

Julio Rocha, Rafael Esquivel and Richard Lai had all pleaded guilty to bribery and corruption charges brought by the United States Department of Justice in its massive international criminal probe into FIFA.

- MercoPress - FK

China's internet regulator denounces its former chief now under investigation

BEIJING - China's internet regulator had said it will purge the "evil influence" of its former top official who the ruling Communist Party has put under investigation for suspected corruption.

- Reuters - US

Maduro: Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo Executives to Be Tried As 'Traitors'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors" despite a request by the United States to free them. Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested ...

- Voice of America - US

After Default, Venezuela's Fiscal Woes Spiral While Prosecutors Focus On Corruption

After months of popular unrest, President Nicolas Maduro appears to have cemented his grip on power. But the towering economic troubles that helped inspire that unrest are only getting worse.

- NPR - US

Police: Slain detective shot day before grand jury testimony

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore detective killed by a gunman last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted officers, the city's police commissioner confirmed Wednesday.

- Billings Gazette - US

Facing graft probe, Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

Pakistan`s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties, local media said on Wednesday, following speculation about his future after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges.

- Zee News - IN

China's internet regulator denounces its former chief now under probe

China's internet regulator had said it will purge the "evil influence" of its former top official who the ruling Communist Party has put under investigation for suspected corruption.

- Zee News - IN

Sharif paid 163 MNAs money to defeat bill in NA: Imran

KOHAT: Smarting from the opposition's failure to get the Nawaz Sharif-specific amendment bill passed in the National Assembly, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan lashed out at lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Wednesday, claiming that they had made a mockery of democracy. Addressing a press ...

- DAWN - PK

What do Pakistanis consider the country's biggest problems? Here's what our survey revealed

KARACHI: Most Pakistanis consider unemployment and inflation to be the biggest problems faced by the country, followed by corruption, the results of a recent nationwide opinion poll have revealed.The nationwide Jang Geo News Poll was conducted last month in collaboration with Gallup Pakistan and Pulse Consultant. When asked ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Suspects in Venezuelan corruption probe hold US passports

Five high-ranking officials arrested in Venezuela amid an anti-corruption sweep of its state-owned oil company's U.S.-based subsidiary carry American passports.

- FOX News - US

Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo executives to be tried as 'traitors': Maduro

WASHINGTON/CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors" despite a request by the United States to free them. Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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