Mar 29, 2015

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

Dozens of Brazilian firms, including industrial companies and banks, are under investigation amid allegations they paid $5.9 billion in bribes to tax officials, police said Saturday. Brazil is already reeling from the biggest graft scandal the country has known, a $3.8 billion scam involving ...

Mar 26, 2015

China ex-police chief arrested for murder

A former Chinese regional police chief has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the country’s top prosecution agency said Thursday, the victim reportedly a girlfriend 35 years his junior. Zhao Liping, 63, headed the police in the northern region of Inner Mongolia for seven ...

Mar 25, 2015

China gives U.S. list of ex-officials suspected of graft

The Chinese government has provided a “priority” list to the United States of Chinese officials suspected of corruption and who are believed to have fled there, a top state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. Last year, Chinese officials said more than 150 “economic fugitives,” many ...

Brazilians call for Rousseff's impeachment

| Mar 17, 2015

Brazilians call for Rousseff's impeachment

Massive protests calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff have narrowed her options to fend off political and economic crises and will mean more turbulence for the nation in the months to come, but her ouster remains highly unlikely, analysts said Monday. Polls ...

Mar 17, 2015

Workers' Party treasurer charged in Petrobras scandal

Prosecutors on Monday formally charged the treasurer of the ruling Workers’ Party and 26 others with corruption linked to state-run Petrobras, in the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff from the widening scandal. Prosecutors have “ample proof” that Workers’ Party Treasurer Joao Vaccari solicited ...

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

Mar 16, 2015

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

The Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who was being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes and brokering promotions, has died in a hospital of cancer, the state Xinhua News Agency reported early Monday. He was 71. A former deputy chairman of ...

Hundreds of thousands march to demand Brazil president's ouster

Mar 16, 2015

Hundreds of thousands march to demand Brazil president's ouster

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians peacefully marched Sunday in over 50 cities around the country to demand President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and to criticize government corruption. Police estimated 15,000 people marched along the golden sands of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, where they ...

Chinese 'cyberdissident' takes farmers' land fight online

Mar 15, 2015

Chinese 'cyberdissident' takes farmers' land fight online

He spent years in prison for running one of China’s few websites dedicated to reporting human rights abuses. But now authorities appreciate his coverage, Huang Qi said as his smartphone buzzed with fresh news of injustice. His website, 64 Tianwang, named in part after ...