Apr 17, 2016

Q&A: Why Brazilian president faces impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment by Congress, with the lower Chamber of Deputies expected to vote on the measure on Sunday. The effort comes amid an angry public mood over the South American nation’s worst recession in decades and a big ...

Saudi Arabia confirms royals gave $681 million to Malaysia's Najib

Apr 16, 2016

Saudi Arabia confirms royals gave $681 million to Malaysia's Najib

Saudi Arabia has for the first time publicly confirmed Malaysia’s claim that $681 million in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts was a donation from the Saudi royal family, countering accusations that the money was siphoned from the heavily indebted state investment fund 1MDB. ...

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Apr 9, 2016

Locations raided in ex-minister Amari's fund scandal probe

Tokyo public prosecutors raided several locations Friday as part of an investigation into a money scandal involving former Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari. The locations searched by investigators from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office included an office of the government-affiliated Urban ...

Apr 6, 2016

Retired military commander charged with massive graft in China

A retired top general of the People’s Liberation Army has been formally charged with taking bribes and will face court martial in China’s highest-level military corruption case in more than six decades. Military prosecutors said 73-year-old Guo Boxiong, who until 2012 was China’s highest-ranking ...

Apr 1, 2016

Monaco, U.K. probe vast graft scandal in oil business

Monaco’s government says it is helping British authorities investigate a “vast corruption scandal” implicating an unspecified number of international oil companies, the tiny European principality said in a statement released late Thursday. The statement said several executives of the Monaco-based company UNAOIL have been ...