Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

Aug 8, 2016

Brazilians divided but upbeat as Olympics arrive

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Rio de Janeiro’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics has divided public opinion in Brazil, where political and economic crises have put the games under scrutiny like never before. But after a seven-year buildup in which everything that could possibly go wrong did, the Olympics ...

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

Aug 5, 2016

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

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For decades, British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has exposed corruption at the highest levels in global sports. Repeatedly, his relentless, painstaking work has paid off. It has led to major scoops that shed light on problems that plagued — and continue to plague — ...

Fearing secret trial, activists' friends protest China court

Aug 1, 2016

Fearing secret trial, activists' friends protest China court

Around two dozen supporters of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and three activists charged with subversion protested outside a northern city court Monday amid widespread concerns that authorities were holding their trials in secret. Flanked by Western diplomats, the supporters gathered outside the ...

Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Jul 24, 2016

Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Disgraced Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity, has requested a pardon due to ill health. The 77-year-old has been in and out of the hospital in recent months for a series of health problems. “Alberto ...

Jul 11, 2016

China investigates former top Air Force official for graft

China is probing a retired top air force general on suspicion of graft, media said, the latest high-ranking official brought low by the country’s much-publicized anti-corruption campaign. Tian Xiusi, formerly the air force’s political commissar, was “placed under investigation for serious disciplinary violations,” www.81cn.com, ...

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

Jul 4, 2016

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

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Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. ...