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Tueni visits wounded soldiers, praises Army role.

Minister of State for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni Sunday visited Lebanese Army soldiers who were wounded when a Daesh militant blew himself up as they were attempting to arrest him .

- The Daily Star - LB

Estate agents urge PM 'to restore good governance practices'.

The Federation of Estate Agents has unreservedly condemned the malicious' intent behind the attack on Malta's reputation and the financial services industry, through the publication of the Malta Papers. It said there is no question that these papers were published simply in an attempt to damage Malta's economy. However, the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Returnees' land usurped in Laghman, claims Balkhi.

By Naheed Bashardost on 28 May 2017 KABUL : Refugee and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Sunday alleged widespread corruption in distribution...

- Pajhwok - AF

South African ruling party debates fate of President Zuma.

South Africa's ruling party is debating whether President Jacob Zuma should resign amid increasing concern about alleged corruption at the highest levels of the government. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

South African ruling party debates fate of president.

South Africa's ruling party is debating whether President Jacob Zuma should resign amid increasing concern about alleged corruption at the highest levels of the government.

- FOX News - US

Son, brother of Guatemalan president to stand trial on fraud.

GUATEMALA CITY " A Guatemalan judge has ruled the brother and son of President Jimmy Morales must stand trial in a case of alleged corruption.The judge ruled late Friday the president's son Jose Manuel Morales Marroquin and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kapil Mishra unlikey to be expelled from AAP to prevent competition in Assembly.

Notwithstanding his persistent attacks on AAP leadership, sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra is unlikely to face expulsion from the party.Aam Aadmi Party sources said expulsion of the rebel MLA would give him a chance to join another party or form a separate group in the Delhi Legislative Assembly, which the party wants to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Kapil Mishra won't be expelled, AAP likely to follow same strategy as for other rebel lawmakers.

Mishra, once a close confidant of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, had levelled corruption charges against him and other AAP leaders, which created ripples in the city politics and dented the image of the party.

- Zee News - IN

After Rio Olympics, Gutted Venues, Broken Promises.

David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that the Rio Olympics wasted money and were plagued by corruption.

- NPR - US

South Africa: Jacob Zuma 'plans second home in Dubai'.

Mr Zuma is under pressure because of corruption scandals, cabinet sackings and a faltering economy.

- BBC - UK

Top court clears Khaleda's trial for Barapukuria coalmine graft.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to face trial for the Barapukuria coalmine graft charges as the Supreme Court has turned down her petition.

- BDNews24 - BD

Watch: Busuttil condemns use of Down's Syndrome picture in political meme

Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil this morning condemned a meme on Facebook showing a picture of the prime minister with the face of a Down's Syndrome person. "This is something I condemn unreservedly. Persons with disabilities cannot be used in this way. I condemn this in the same way as I condemned the attacks ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Un Certain Regard Winners: 'Wind River's Taylor Sheridan, 'A Man Of Integrity', 'April's Daughter' & More - Cannes

With another 24 hours to go before the main prizes, including the Palme d'Or, are awarded here at the Cannes Film Festival, sidebar Un Certain Regard has designated its laureates. Iranian drama, Lerd scooped the main Un Certain Regard prize. Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, it was reportedly made in secret and looks at the ...

- Deadline.com - US

Corruption: when PM 'looked the other way'

The Prime Minister looked the other way when presented with tangible proof of corruption and fraud at the Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools, the former CEO has told this newspaper. Joseph Muscat was very reluctant to stop the abuse, Philip Rizzo, claims in an interview today. On November 3, 2016, I requested his personal ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Michel Temer faces tough fight for political survival

Hit by corruption allegations, Brazil's leader is likely to leave office, analysts say, though how and when are unclear.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Madrid: Thousands rally in 'March of Dignity'

Protesters from across Spain take to the streets of capital to call for an end to corruption and better job prospects.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The Interpreter: Brazil’s Crisis: How Fighting Corruption Could Imperil Political Stability

President Temer may be ousted just like his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, prompting fears the country’s political institutions may struggle to regain credibility and maintain stability.

- International NY Times - US

Artists protest after police raid Russian director's home, theater

Kirill Serebrennikov transformed a sleepy theater. Now he's caught up in a corruption probe.

- Washington Post - US

Today's front pages

The following are the top stories on Malta's front pages today. The Sunday Times of Malta carries an interview with Philip Rizzo, the former CEO of the Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools, who had voted Labour in 2013. He has returned to the PN and has sharp words about corruption and about the prime minister. The newspaper ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

SSD Drives Vulnerable To Rowhammer-Like Attacks That Corrupt User Data

An anonymous reader writes: NAND flash memory chips, the building blocks of solid-state drives , include what could be called "programming vulnerabilities" that can be exploited to alter stored data or shorten the SSD's lifespan. According to research published earlier this year, the programming logic powering of MLC NAND ...

- Slashdot - US

I won't spare corrupt officials -Prez

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated unequivocally that he will not shield any public official found to be engaged in acts of corruption or malfeasance, but will ensure that the laws of the land are applied fully, without fear or favour. According to President Akufo-Addo, the recent news of ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Artists are protesting as Russia targets an avant-garde theater director

Kirill Serebrennikov transformed a sleepy theater. Now he's caught up in a corruption probe.

- Washington Post - US

Stacey Kirk: Steven Joyce slams cash-laden briefcase on table - no room for a sly envelope

OPINION: I always hate the term "election bribe". 

- Stuff - NZ

Stacey Kirk: Steven Joyce slams cash-laden briefcase on table - no room for a sly envelope

OPINION: I always hate the term "election bribe". 

- Stuff - NZ

War on corruption will continue: CM

He hails role of media in supporting the government cause

- The Hindu - IN

The Malta Files: a European version of the Panama Papers, revealing a global web of corruption

On Friday, a variety of news outlets around the world published the Malta Files, a cache of 150,000 documents leaked "from a Malta-based provider of legal, financial and corporate services," revealing, among other things, that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was secretly given a $25M oil tanker by Azeri ...

- Boing Boing - US

Dozens of academics appeal for good governance

Those vying to govern Malta should uphold values and work towards strengthening public trust in the institutions, a group of academics said today. "Corruption eradicates good governance, and, in the absence of good governance, corruption flourishes. We also note that a strong public trust in the institutions is fundamental ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Ch Nisar, NAB chairman have personal vendetta against me: Dr Asim

Dr Asim appeared in a NAB court on 27 May 2017 - Geo News KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Dr Asim Hussain, on Saturday, alleged that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry have launched a personal vendetta against him.Talking to members of the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

I hope I made a right decision: Dasho Neten Zangmo

The former chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Dasho Neten Zangmo officially registered as a member of the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party yesterday at Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Opposition parties` attempt to form anti-BJP alliance opportunistic: M Venkaiah Naidu

There are three categories of people who are upset with Modi: the corrupt, communal and casteist. They are unhappy because Modi has weeded them out.

- Zee News - IN

Moldova: Chisinau mayor detained over city parking contract

BUCHAREST, Romania " Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors say the mayor of Chisinau has been detained on suspicion of influence trafficking in a city parking contract.The National Anti-Corruption Center alleges that Mayor Dorin...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Associated Press: Mayor, city officials detained in corruption case in Moldova

CHISINAU -  Anti-corruption prosecutors in Moldova have detained the mayor of Chisinau and three other city officials on suspicion of influence peddling and overstepping their authority. The post Associated Press: Mayor, city officials detained in corruption case in Moldova appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Opposition's attempt to form anti-BJP alliance 'opportunistic': Union minister Venkaiah Naidu

Only the corrupt, communal and casteist people are upset with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said. The post Opposition's attempt to form anti-BJP alliance 'opportunistic': Union minister Venkaiah Naidu appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Races and poems for Dragon Boat Festival

RESIDENTS in Baoshan District today took part in a dragon-boat race and wrote poems together in traditional local ways to celebrate the coming Dragon-boat Festival which falls on Tuesday. Over 1,000 residents in Gucun Town gathered in a plaza to recite poems about the festival. They either recited classical Chinese poems or ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Ch Nisar, NAB chairman have personal vendetta against me: Dr Asim

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Dr Asim Hussain, on Saturday, alleged that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry have launched a personal vendetta against him.Talking to members of the press outside a NAB court after the hearing of a corruption case ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Former Guard colonel gets year in prison

A former Army National Guard colonel was sentenced Friday in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar web of bribe-taking that involved recruiting and marketing contracts.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Moldova: mayor detained over city parking contract

BUCHAREST, Romania " Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors say the mayor of Chisinau has been detained on suspicion of influence trafficking in a city parking contract.The National Anti-Corruption Center alleges that Mayor Dorin...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Corruption, a key factor

The European Union's smallest member country, Malta, heads for a snap election in a few days' time, nine months ahead of its due date, with corruption featuring high on the electoral agenda. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat claims he made the decision to call the election in the national interest due to uncertainty that hit the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

News24.com | Tunisia freezes businessmen's assets over 'corruption'

Tunisian authorities have froze the assets of eight businessmen suspected of corruption, including some already under house arrest.

- News24.com - ZA

Can Vietnam Maintain Its Economic Success?

In order to keep up it remarkable progress, Vietnam will need to grapple with pervasive corruption.

- The Diplomat - US

An Interview With Anna Veduta, Russian Activist, Expert, and Feminist

RuNet Echo speaks to Anna Veduta about her work for Russia's anti-corruption crusader, her relocation to the United States, and her experience as a regional expert and feminist.

- Global Voices - US

Allies of Brazil's president looking to future amid scandal

Key leaders of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer's governing coalition are speaking openly about who might replace him if he's forced out by a corruption scandal.

- FOX News - US

Probe against opposition leaders not vendetta politics: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday trashed the opposition's claim that investigations by central agencies into alleged corruption by some of their leaders was political vendetta. "You can't compare us with Indira Gandhi... she imposed Emergency and media was gagged," Shah said.

- Times Of India - IN

Why should M’sians wait 33 years for a clean gov’t?

YOURSAY | ‘Why wait until 2050? Corruption could be greatly clipped within three years…’

- Malaysiakini - MY

Adom FM's 'Y?'gye y? sika' demo attracts over 2,300 protesters

A modest protest to petition anti-graft agency, Economic and Organised Crime Office over some alleged embezzlement of state funds attracted over 2,300 protesters, police have said. The Friday protest led by Adom FM rsquo;s Morning Show host, Captain Smart, was to trigger an investigation into some cases of malfeasance in ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Photo of the week: Long walk to fight public officers 'with long hands'

There was anger but there was also fun in a walk to demonstrate against growing public discontent over reported corruption by former government appointees. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/526201770639 9388274201191 6420764545340.jpg The 39;Fab3woso 39; demo was organised Friday May 26,2017 by Adom FM presenter 39 ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ukraine's Cabinet chooses its member to audit anti-graft bureau

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has chosen Ukrainian citizen Mykhailo Buromenskiy to audit the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine as part of a three-member audit commission, according to the Ukrainian news portal Ukrayinska Pravda.

- UNIAN - UA

Idaho man accused of bribing young boys faces new charges

TWIN FALLS, Idaho " Idaho officials say a man accused of convincing at least 42 boys across various states and countries to send him pornographic videos is facing new charges.Judah Lyda, 44, of Twin Falls was charged with seven...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'No vendetta in probe against opposition netas'

BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday trashed the opposition’s claim that investigations by central agencies into alleged corruption by some of their leaders was political vendetta. “You can’t compare us with Indira Gandhi... she imposed Emergency and media was gagged,” Shah said.

- Times Of India - IN

New rules for cattle sale irk farmers

'Ban targeting slaughter will promote corruption, undermine livelihoods'

- The Hindu - IN

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