Jun 14, 2016

Leading Chinese provincial official apparently kills himself

A leading official in China’s southern manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong province apparently took his own life, state media said Tuesday, underscoring the extreme pressure some local leaders are under over job stress and an ongoing crackdown on corruption. Liu Xiaohua apparently hanged himself at ...

Admiral pleads guilty to lying in U.S. bribery probe

Jun 10, 2016

Admiral pleads guilty to lying in U.S. bribery probe

A U.S. Navy admiral on Thursday pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating a $34 million fraud scheme involving a Malaysian contractor known as “Fat Leonard” — becoming the highest-ranking military official to be taken down in the wide-spanning scandal. It is extremely ...

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Jun 4, 2016

FIFA reveals Blatter, allies awarded selves $80 million

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a “coordinated attempt” to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer’s governing body said on Friday. FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials ...

May 26, 2016

Masuzoe's questionable conduct

The Diet needs to plug a gaping loophole in the Political Funds Control Law so politicians cannot use political money for private purposes.