graft and conflicts of interest

September 19, 2018 - 11:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on bail after their sentences were suspended. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A party aide says Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son in-law...
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September 19, 2018 - 6:39 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision on Wednesday on a corruption case handed down to the Sharifs...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Najib over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. The agency says Najib was detained at its office on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and will be taken to court on Thursday to face the charges. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 19, 2018 - 6:17 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its...
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September 16, 2018 - 10:11 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. Ivan Velasquez is the head of the commission known as CICIG for its initials in Spanish. It has led a number of high-...
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September 06, 2018 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been sentenced to six months in prison in a bribery case. Joo Hyun Bahn was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court for his role in trying to pay $2.5 million in bribes to rescue a failed $800 million Vietnam real...
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Brazil's President Michel Temer arrives to attend Soldier's Day ceremonies at the Army's headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. The Brazilian Army celebrates throughout Brazil the Day of the Soldier, honoring the soldiers killed in combat. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
September 05, 2018 - 9:00 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal police filed a report Wednesday seeking to have corruption charges brought against unpopular President Michel Temer, which could lead to his suspension from office. The report said an investigation had obtained evidence that Temer pocketed about $300,000 in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Ivan Velasquez, commissioner of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, pauses during an interview, in Guatemala City. Velasquez was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, days after President Jimmy Morales decided not to renew the body's mandate. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:22 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of a U.N.-backed commission probing corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would not renew its mandate. In a statement, the government said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Ivan Velasquez, commissioner of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, pauses during an interview, in Guatemala City. Velasquez was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, days after President Jimmy Morales decided not to renew the body's mandate. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 5:16 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of a U.N.-backed commission probing corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would not renew its mandate. In a statement, the government said...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister says he has chosen a new chief anti-corruption prosecutor, a prestigious but highly scrutinized job in one of the most graft-riddled countries in the European Union. The position opened up after President Klaus Iohannis was forced to dismiss...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, a couple kiss in a public park in Guadalajara, Mexico. Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city, has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other way most of the time. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
September 01, 2018 - 11:59 am
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — It's now less risky to get frisky — in public — in Guadalajara. Mexico's second-largest city has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other way most of the time. Proponents say...
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