Dec 3, 2014

Mistress of corrupt China official sentenced

A Chinese court has sentenced the mistress of a disgraced former railway official to five years in prison for aiding his bribe-taking as Beijing widens a campaign against corruption to include lovers accused of involvement in the wrongdoing, state media reported Wednesday. Former professional ...

Russia jails U.S. businessman over broken window

Dec 2, 2014

Russia jails U.S. businessman over broken window

Last year, he tried to bring former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to Moscow to play for his American football team. Now American businessman Mike Zaltsman sits in a crowded jail cell, accused of breaking a window. The Boston entrepreneur is involved in a dispute ...

Dec 1, 2014

Iraq discovers it has 50,000 'ghost troops'

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Sunday announced that an investigation has uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers,” and promised a widening crackdown on corruption. “The prime minister revealed the existence of 50,000 fictitious names” in the military, according to a statement from al-Abadi’s ...

Nov 26, 2014

China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S.

China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday. The move, part of President Xi Jinping’s ...