Jan 27, 2016

Japan slips to 18th place on corruption perception index

Japan edged down to 18th place — tied with Hong Kong — on Transparency International’s 2015 corruption perception index, released on Wednesday, as North Korea languished at the bottom of the list of 168 nations for the fifth straight year. Denmark was perceived as ...

Jan 27, 2016

Emerging giants plagued by corruption, Transparency International says

The world’s up-and-coming economies are struggling to shake off corruption, an anti-graft watchdog warned Wednesday, citing massive scandals in Brazil and Malaysia as cause for concern. In its “Corruption Perceptions Index 2015,” Transparency International (TI) said Brazil showed the biggest decline in its ranking ...

Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

Jan 26, 2016

Putin is 'picture of corruption': U.S. Treasury official

A senior U.S. Treasury official has directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC program that aired Monday. The U.S. government imposed sanctions against a number of Kremlin insiders in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, but did not ...

Jan 24, 2016

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti

The international community appealed for dialogue and calm in Haiti on Saturday after a presidential and legislative runoff was put on hold indefinitely. The United Nations, international election observers and foreign governments urged the volatile Caribbean country’s feuding political actors to negotiate a solution ...

Jan 20, 2016

China jails former party chief of Xinjiang's capital for graft

A court in Beijing on Wednesday sentenced a former Chinese Communist Party chief of Urumqi, the capital of the violence-prone far-western region of Xinjiang, to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption. Yang Gang was indicted for accepting bribes last year. ...

China sets up new military units, including graft-busting team

Jan 12, 2016

China sets up new military units, including graft-busting team

China’s military has set up 15 new units — covering everything from logistics to equipment development, political work and fighting corruption — as part of an ongoing drive to modernize the world’s largest armed forces, the Defense Ministry said. President Xi Jinping’s push to ...