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 ...

Afghan presidential front-runner alleges vote fraud

Jun 17, 2014

Afghan presidential front-runner alleges vote fraud

Afghan election authorities on Monday rejected an allegation of attempted ballot-stuffing by a senior official. Presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah demanded the firing of Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhail, who heads the IEC secretariat, after he was allegedly intercepted trying to smuggle unused ballot papers out of the ...

Jun 14, 2014

China investigates top official for alleged graft

Chinese authorities said Saturday that they are investigating a senior national politician for alleged violations of Communist Party rules and the country’s laws, as Beijing shows no easing in its efforts to find and punish corrupt officials. Su Rong, vice chairman of the Chinese ...