Apr 18, 2016

China to prosecute former Guangdong vice governor for graft

China will prosecute a former vice governor of the wealthy southern province of Guangdong for corruption after an investigation found he took bribes and abused his position, the country’s main anti-corruption watchdog said on Monday. Liu Zhigeng, who was put under investigation in February, ...

Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Apr 18, 2016

Brazil's lower house gives green light to Rousseff impeachment

Brazilian lawmakers on Sunday authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff in a rowdy, circus-like showdown that plunged Latin America’s biggest country into profound political crisis. Opposition deputies in the lower house of Congress needed 342 of the 513 votes, or a two-thirds majority, ...

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 ...