Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

Apr 17, 2015

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky stunt. The Tampa ...

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

Apr 16, 2015

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

A protester against corruption was arrested after he landed his miniature helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday after piloting it through Washington’s no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating the incident along with other ...

Bribery allegations snare South Korean leader's circle

Apr 15, 2015

Bribery allegations snare South Korean leader's circle

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced charges Wednesday that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide last week. A Seoul prosecution official said that an investigation team has been formed to look into suspicions that Prime ...

Apr 13, 2015

Graft trial begins for Beijing former state oil boss

A top official who led China’s biggest petroleum company and later was assigned to oversee state-owned companies went on trial Monday on charges of corruption and abuse of power. Defendant Jiang Jiemin is a former chairman of the state-run China National Petroleum Corp. CNPC, ...

Apr 12, 2015

Behind Xi's corruption crackdown

While Chinese President Xi Jinging's crackdown on corruption is boosting his popularity, it remains to be seen if he will change the system that allowed corruption to flourish in the first place.

Apr 12, 2015

China-led AIIB will be lean, clean and green, its chief says

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will be lean, clean and green, its interim chief has said, playing down concerns over transparency and standards governing the institution. The $50 billion bank, expected to start operations by the end of the year, is attracting a ...

Apr 12, 2015

China says U.S. backs its campaign to hunt down 'economic fugitives'

The United States has promised support for China’s campaign to hunt corrupt officials fleeing abroad, the official Xinhua News Agency reported after meetings between security officials from the world’s two largest economies. Talks last week between Chinese domestic security leaders Meng Jianzhu and Guo ...

Apr 1, 2015

China investigates diplomat suspected of taking bribes

Chinese authorities are investigating a diplomat working at the Chinese embassy in Paris for suspected bribe-taking, state news agency Xinhua has said. Xinhua identified the diplomat in a report late on Tuesday as Wu Xilin, the minister counselor for commercial affairs at the Paris ...

Mar 29, 2015

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

Dozens of Brazilian firms, including industrial companies and banks, are under investigation amid allegations they paid $5.9 billion in bribes to tax officials, police said Saturday. Brazil is already reeling from the biggest graft scandal the country has known, a $3.8 billion scam involving ...