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Congo president's daughter charged with corruption in France.

Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, judicial sources told AFP on Sunday.

- France24 - FR

Parliament to challenge Public Protector on Reserve Bank matter.

Parliament is planning to challenge in court an anti-graft watchdog's recommendation of constitutional changes to the mandate of the central bank

- Cape Times - SA

Weary Mongolians vote after 'dark' campaigns.

ULAN BATOR, June 26 — Mongolians cast ballots today to choose between a horse breeder, a judoka and a feng shui master in a presidential election rife with corruption scandals and nationalist rhetoric. From its sprawling steppes to its capital...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tea money scandal brews concern.

Despite the government's efforts to crack down on corruption in state agencies, the practice of paying bribes to secure school places is said to be rampant.

- BangkokPost - TH

Will make India of your dreams: PM Modi tells Indian diaspora in U.S.

, June 26 : Asserting that positive environment has enveloped India under his regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Indian Diaspora in the United States assured that he will fulfill all their dreams they have for their motherland.Prime Minister Modi further said that under his regime no cases of ...

- Sify - IN

'Prices will not go up after GST rollout'.

Nirmala says new tax regime aimed at weeding out corruption from system

- The Hindu - IN

No graft charge on my govt: Modi's top comments.

On the first day of his two-day US visit, Prime Minister Modi interacted with the Indian diaspora in Washington DC's suburb of Virginia on Sunday. Here are the top quotes from his address:

- Times Of India - IN

Corruption Crackdown Intensifies in Tunisia, and the People Cheer.

A drive to root out corruption has been surprising for its vigor, but is not without risks. Analysts say mafia bosses are as powerful as terrorists.

- New York Times - US

HNA's founder calls patronage claim a pack of lies.

Chen Feng, the founder of one of China’s most aggressive global asset acquirers, said his HNA Group is a bystander in a smear campaign by people under the pressure of the Chinese government’s crackdown on corruption and financial malfeasance. If you choose to listen to a pack of lies by an internationally wanted ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

War and waste: Cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost.

The long war has generated repeated examples of wasted funds, which may be inevitable in a country such as Afghanistan, where the military has been built from scratch, is plagued with corruption and relies almost completely on U.S. money for even the most basic things, including salaries and uniforms.

- Stars and Stripes - US

News24.com | Congo president's daughter charged with corruption in France.

French investigators have charged the daughter and the son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso with corruption, judicial sources have said..

- News24.com - ZA

Ghanaians pile pressure on leader Akufo-Addo to end graft

The previous government was hit by a succession of graft scandals, including in the judiciary.

- Daily Nation - KE

Swaraj posts video of her 2013 LS speech interrupted by Kumar

Union minister Sushma Swaraj today launched a veiled attack on Meira Kumar, the opposition's presidential candidate, by posting a video of a 2013 Lok Sabha speech in which the former Speaker was seen repeatedly interrupting the then leader of the opposition.Swaraj had accused the UPA government of corruption in her ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Delhi PWD asks Kapil Mishra to vacate govt bungalow

Last month, the Karawal Nagar MLA had accused Kejriwal of accepting Rs 2 crore from Jain and filed a complaint in this regard with the Anti-Corruption Branch .

- Zee News - IN

China broadens bribery crackdown to technology firms, says report

Mainland China has been shifting the focus of wide-ranging bribery investigations to telecommunications, media and technology firms as the industry becomes more important to the economy, according to a joint report released on Sunday. The report said the TMT sector came under greater scrutiny in 2016 and faced more legal ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Corruption and economy the PM's biggest worries in heated PNG election

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is hoping voters will overlook economic problems and corruption controversies to give him a second term when they cast their ballots over the next two weeks.

- ABC News - AU

PM says Panama Papers case not accountability 'but a joke'

LAHORE: Raising questions about the proceedings of the Joint Investigation Team about his family's financial affairs in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he will bravely face conspiracies' and will not let them succeed. Talking to reporters on his arrival in London on ...

- DAWN - PK

Pressure to root out school graft

The government has been urged to force school directors nationwide to declare their assets to ward off possible graft in the wake of the so-called "tea money" scandal at Samsenwittayalai School.

- BangkokPost - TH

Why top officials' hands are tied in war against corruption

The anti-corruption agency and IEBC blame law undermining efforts to bar candidates with integrity issues from running for seats.

- Daily Nation - KE

Argentina's Kirchner to make Senate bid

BUENOS AIRES, June 25 — Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, intends to run in upcoming parliamentary elections despite facing corruption charges, officials in her...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Angola’s Corrupt Building Boom: ‘Like Opening a Window and Throwing Out Money’

Angola’s reconstruction presented the politically connected with an opportunity to enrich themselves and their relatives.

- New York Times - US

Assets worth Rs 800 cr found from engineer

Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths raided the premises of an engineer and found assets estimated at a whopping Rs 800 crore. The search operations, which began on Friday and continued till Saturday, were conducted in several places across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as Pamu Panduranga Rao, engineer-in-chief of the Public ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Duterte: One year of bold initiatives, shock and awe

President Rodrigo Duterte is sworn in as the 16th President of the Philippines and promises a relentless war on crime, and corruption and to be a unifying leader. The post Duterte: One year of bold initiatives, shock and awe appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Act as per rules: LG to vigilance in plea against Kejriwal in PWD 'scam'

Last month, the Anti-Corruption Branch had lodged three separate FIRs alleging irregularities in grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi in 2015-16.

- Zee News - IN

CBI arrests ex-ED officer in Rs 50 lakh bribery case

The CBI today arrested a former assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly demanding a bribe from an accused in the National Rural Health Mission scam.N B Singh, who was posted in the Lucknow office of the ED, along with middleman Subhash was allegedly threatening to attach the properties of the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Committee to probe allegations levelled by Panama JIT on SECP

ISLAMABAD: A four-member committee has been constituted to investigate the alleged changes made in records--required by the Panama Joint Investigation Team--by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and other institutions.Formed by the acting chairperson of Federal Investigation Agency, Captain Ahmed Latif, the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Albania's Election Escapades

Patronage and corruption keep voting a 'low-standard' exercise in democracy. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

School chief shifted over tea money complaint

The director of Samsenwittayalai School has been transferred to an advisory position at the Education Ministry after being accused of receiving a 400,000-baht bribe from a parent of a student, a charge he denies.

- BangkokPost - TH

Committee to probe allegations levelled by Panama JIT on SECP

ISLAMABAD: A four-member committee has been constituted to investigate the alleged changes made in the records by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and other institutes.Formed by the acting chairperson of Federal Investigation Agency, Captain Ahmed Latif, the committee will be headed by Anti-Corruption Wing ...

- Geo.tv - PK

ACB unearths Rs 800 cr worth ill-gotten assets of engineer in AP

The Anti-Corruption Bureau Central Investigation Unit sleuths during the past 24 hours have found that Engineering-In-Chief of Public Health and Municipal Engineering Department Pamu Panduranga Rao has amassed an ill-gotten wealth of Rs 800 cr. The raids that began on Friday are still continuing in several places of AP and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Pinoy accused of bribing cop in Malaysia

A Filipino was charged for allegedly attempting to bribe a police officer with RM50 or almost P600 to avoid a summons for failing to stop his car when asked by law enforcers in Malaysia recently.

- GMA News - PH

Customs relieves employee caught on video accepting alleged bribery

The Bureau of Customs on Saturday said it has temporarily relieved an employee who allegedly got involved in an anomalous transaction caught on CCTV, which had gone viral on the internet earlier this week.

- GMA News - PH

Crops' sweet bribes for ants help them bear fruit

Flowering crops such as beans and cotton offer their sweetest nectar to recruit colonising ants.This strategy balances their need for defence and to reproduce, research suggests.  So-called ant-plants carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on their flowers and leaves, a study shows.This enables them ...

- ENN - US

Question time: Thorough investigations

Alex Sciberras, Lawyer A lot has been said about the implications of the June 3 election result on the political landscape and the Nationalist Party's failure to win the people's trust. The electoral campaign, however, raised questions that need to be maturely debated. The debate concerned issues of good governance, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is all about punching Nazis out of America

The Wolfenstein video game story is quite disturbing. It's built on a fictional alternative history, where the Nazis won World War II. By 1961, they have crushed all opposition and corrupted American culture with “Nazification.” In 2014's Wolfenstein: The New Order, the American hero BJ Blazkowicz awakens from a ...

- VentureBeat - US

Food Industry Lies Exposed!

Jeff Scot Philips worked for 7 years in the food and weight loss industry, which is filled with a lot of lies and corruption. Jeff started in the industry with a health food delivery company. As it grew, he brought on investors and started a manufacturing company making health food for other brands.

- Yahoo! News - US

'Digital Democracy’ Gathers Pace Across Africa As Citizens Engage Online

It’s been dubbed ‘digital democracy’ – a whole new way of scrutinizing the government and those on the public payroll. Across Africa websites and mobile apps are offering citizens the chance to engage more closely in politics – everything from complaining about poor service to whistleblowing on ...

- Voice of America - US

Corruption charges against Brazil's Temer expected to come in waves: source

Top prosecutor Rodrigo Janot is expected to charge the Brazilian President with receiving bribes early next week

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Will Moon’s South Korean charm offensive spread North?

South Korea’s new president has the sort of fanbase one usually associates with K-pop idols, film stars and athletes. After the largest demonstrations in Korean history led to the removal of his predecessor, Park Geun-hye, on charges of bribery and abuse of power, Moon Jae-in was elected on May 9 with the widest ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Convicted felon Jack Abramoff registers to return to lobbying

Jack Abramoff, a high-profile American lobbyist who served four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to bribing U.S. government officials, has officially returned to lobbying, according to documents he filed with the Justice Department. Abramoff's filing, saying that in December he worked to set up a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Keith Olbermann calls Trump's bluff: Fire Mueller and speed up your 'demise'

In his latest installment of “The Resistance,” host Keith Olbermann makes the case for President Donald Trump firing special counselor Robert Mueller to speed up the average American's understanding of the president's corruption. If Mueller joins “the pile of men Trump ...

- The Raw Story - US

Convicted felon Jack Abramoff registers to return to lobbying

Jack Abramoff, a high-profile American lobbyist who served four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to bribing U.S. government officials, has officially returned to lobbying, according to documents he filed with the Justice Department. Abramoff's filing, saying that in Dec...

- The Raw Story - US

Liang Jing: Issues Raised by the Guo Wengui Affair

Armed with his Twitter and YouTube accounts and a collection of corruption allegations against top Party, business, and media leaders in China, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui

- China Digital Times - CN

Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study shows

Some flowering crops, such as beans and cotton, carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on their flowers and leaves, to recruit colonizing ants which deter herbivores. This strategy balances their needs for defense and reproduction.

- ScienceDaily - US

'The Last Battle for Democracy in Venezuela'

Under Nicolás Maduro, a country that had been one of Latin America's wealthiest is having its democratic institutions shredded amid rising poverty and corruption.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Sweet bribes for ants are key to crops bearing fruit, study shows

Flowering crops such as beans and cotton offer their sweetest nectar to recruit colonising ants in a strategy that balances their need for defence and to reproduce, research suggests.

- PhysOrg - NL

Disgraced S. Korean leader's friend Choi jailed for three years

The woman at the centre of South Korea's corruption scandal, Choi Soon-Sil, was handed a three-year jail term for bribery Friday in the first of a string of criminal cases against a figure dubbed the "female Rasputin".

- TheCitizen - TZ

Alexei Navalny barred from Russia presidential poll

The anti-corruption campaigner led mass street protests against Vladimir Putin in 2011-12.

- BBC - UK

Corruption, Economic Crisis Overshadow Mongolian Election

Mongolians will vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting to get more from the vast landlocked country's mineral wealth. The three candidates are seeking to succeed Tsakhia Elbegdorj of the Democratic Party who has served the maximum of two ...

- Voice of America - US

Russia activist Alexei Navalny barred from presidential election

The anti-corruption campaigner led mass street protests against Vladimir Putin in 2011-12.

- BBC - UK

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