Jul 4, 2014

Argentina lawmakers block impeachment of vice president

Argentina lawmakers refused Thursday to impeach Vice President Amado Boudou, charged last week with corruption during his years as finance minister. Boudou, 51, is accused of bribery and “negotiations incompatible” with his position as a cabinet minister in buying a company that printed local ...

Jul 3, 2014

Sarkozy fights back in face of corruption charges

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused France’s justice system of trying to “humiliate” and “destroy” him, after he was charged in a corruption probe that could spell trouble for his future political ambitions. The former conservative party leader fought back in a broadcast interview ...

China ousts three allies of former security chief

Jul 2, 2014

China ousts three allies of former security chief

Three officials believed to be right-hand men of China’s former security chief were expelled from the ruling Communist Party on Wednesday over corruption, authorities said. It was the latest sign that Zhou Yongkang, once a member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China’s most ...

Indonesia candidate battles puppet image

Jun 29, 2014

Indonesia candidate battles puppet image

When one of Indonesia’s most powerful politicians wanted to be part of a new government, he did not approach Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the front-runner in next week’s presidential election. Instead, sources say, he went to the home of Jokowi’s political patron, a former president ...

Barclays bank sued by N.Y. attorney general after fraud allegations

Jun 26, 2014

Barclays bank sued by N.Y. attorney general after fraud allegations

British banking and financial services firm Barclays PLC misled large institutional investors and other clients by falsely telling them it was taking measures to protect them from predatory high-frequency traders, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday. The allegations against Barclays were contained in a ...

Spain's Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules

Jun 26, 2014

Spain's Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules

A Spanish judge ruled Wednesday that King Felipe’s sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband should face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial. Six days after Felipe, 46, came to the throne promising an “honest and transparent” monarchy, the decision refocused ...