Iraq defense minister fired as Mosul battle looms

Aug 26, 2016

Iraq defense minister fired as Mosul battle looms

Iraq’s parliament impeached Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi on Thursday over corruption allegations, removing him from office as the army gears up for an assault on the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Mosul. Two lawmakers said parliament voted 142-102 to withdraw confidence from al-Obeidi after ...

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Aug 26, 2016

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Lotte Group said Friday its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea’s fifth-largest business group. Lee In-won, 69, the company’s highest-ranking executive outside the founding family and the top aide to its chairman, was found ...

Aug 17, 2016

Peru high court throws out Fujimori embezzlement conviction

A five-judge Supreme Court panel on Tuesday unanimously overturned the embezzlement conviction of imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was charged with diverting $40 million from the military to pay for articles in sensationalist tabloids that maligned his political foes. The verdict, which ...

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

Aug 8, 2016

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

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Rio de Janeiro’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics has divided public opinion in Brazil, where political and economic crises have put the games under scrutiny like never before. But after a seven-year buildup in which everything that could possibly go wrong did, the Olympics ...

Aug 7, 2016

Philippine leader links 150 judges, politicians to drugs

The Philippine president has publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers and military personnel to illegal drugs, revoked their gun licenses and asked them to surrender for investigation. President Rodrigo Duterte promptly fired members of the military and police he named and ordered ...

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

Aug 5, 2016

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

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For decades, British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has exposed corruption at the highest levels in global sports. Repeatedly, his relentless, painstaking work has paid off. It has led to major scoops that shed light on problems that plagued — and continue to plague — ...

Fearing secret trial, activists' friends protest China court

Aug 1, 2016

Fearing secret trial, activists' friends protest China court

Around two dozen supporters of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and three activists charged with subversion protested outside a northern city court Monday amid widespread concerns that authorities were holding their trials in secret. Flanked by Western diplomats, the supporters gathered outside the ...