Guatemala opens corruption probe against president

Jun 11, 2015

Guatemala opens corruption probe against president

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina will be investigated for alleged corruption and Congress has been asked to consider lifting his immunity, the Supreme Court said Wednesday. The president has faced major protests calling for his resignation since a U.N.-backed investigation reported in April a ...

Disgraced FIFA exec Warner blasts U.S.

Jun 10, 2015

Disgraced FIFA exec Warner blasts U.S.

Fallen FIFA executive Jack Warner said Tuesday that U.S. authorities would be unable to give him a fair trial, while an Argentine businessman indicted in the soccer body’s sprawling corruption scandal handed himself over to Italian police. Warner, a former schoolteacher and Trinidadian ex-minister ...

FIFA ExCo member Tashima urges Blatter to go immediately

Jun 3, 2015

FIFA ExCo member Tashima urges Blatter to go immediately

FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima said Wednesday that he is not buying president Sepp Blatter’s explanation for his resignation and that the leader of soccer’s world governing body should consider stepping down before his successor is decided. Hours after the about-face took place ...

Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA president

Jun 3, 2015

Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA president

The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA. The 79-year-old leader of the world’s most popular sport defied global animosity last week to win four more years in office. But his re-election only increased ...

Corruption tarnishes Russia's new showpiece cosmodrome

May 31, 2015

Corruption tarnishes Russia's new showpiece cosmodrome

Designed to showcase a revamped space industry and divert attention from recent failures, Russia’s multibillion-dollar project to build its own space launch pad to take over from Soviet-era Baikonur has been mired in corruption scandals. Hailed by President Vladimir Putin as the country’s biggest ...

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

May 31, 2015

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets, a spokesman said Saturday, in a move that is a far cry from his predecessor’s adamant refusal to do so. The president and his deputy submitted their declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau ...