Sep 27, 2014

Shipping firm in conspiracy case

A Japanese shipping company agreed Friday to pay the U.S. a $67.7 million criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices for international ocean shipments of cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and other locations, the Justice Department said. Kawasaki ...

China's anti-graft drive puts the squeeze on Macau's casino junkets

Sep 25, 2014

China's anti-graft drive puts the squeeze on Macau's casino junkets

Macau’s casino junket operators are feeling the squeeze as China’s anti-corruption drive has blown a hole in the world’s biggest gambling hub. Some are shifting players elsewhere, like the Philippines and Vietnam; others are quitting the business. Junket rooms in casinos can contain dozens ...

Sep 25, 2014

China must close suicide 'loophole' for rotten officials: scholar

China must close the “judicial loophole” of suicide for corrupt officials in its ongoing battle against graft, a well-known scholar said in the official China Daily on Wednesday. President Xi Jinping has vowed to target high-flying “tigers” as well as lowly “flies” in an ...

Sep 21, 2014

China says it 'persuaded' 88 fugitives to return from abroad

China’s police ministry on Sunday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries in the midst of an anti-graft crackdown. One fugitive spent 14 years ...

Sep 14, 2014

Pakistan protest talks deadlocked after arrests

Talks to end a month long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked Saturday after authorities arrested dozens of demonstrators, some of whom were accused of storming a TV station. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have gathered thousands of supporters in ...

Khalilzad, ex-top U.S. diplomat, in laundering probe

Sep 9, 2014

Khalilzad, ex-top U.S. diplomat, in laundering probe

Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under President George W. Bush, is being investigated by American authorities for suspected money laundering, Austrian officials said Monday. State prosecutor Thomas Vecsey confirmed a report in the Austrian weekly ...

Sep 7, 2014

Dozens of Brazil politicians accused in Petrobras scandal

A detained former director of Brazil’s Petrobras has named dozens of lawmakers and senior officials who allegedly received kickbacks from the state-run oil giant, revelations that could damage President Dilma Rousseff as she seeks re-election next month. The allegations, reported to be part of ...