Feb 13, 2015

U.S., China to discuss repatriation of Chinese fugitives

Senior U.S. officials will meet in August with their Chinese counterparts to discuss the possibility of repatriating Chinese officials who have fled to America with billions of dollars of allegedly stolen government assets, according to a State Department official. The issue is a thorny ...

China executes businessman linked to former security tsar

Feb 9, 2015

China executes businessman linked to former security tsar

Chinese authorities on Monday executed a former mining tycoon connected to the eldest son of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, himself the focus of a high-profile corruption investigation, state media reported. The High People’s Court in the central province of Hubei ordered the ...

Jan 30, 2015

Bombardier accused of corruption in S. Korea: report

South Korean prosecutors are accusing Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier of making gifts to local officials in the East Asian country as it pursued a metro contract, Radio-Canada public television reported Thursday. The corruption allegations stem from gifts and free trips to Canada offered to ...

Jan 28, 2015

Chinese police suspended for eating endangered salamander

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported. The officers allegedly were consuming the animal, the world’s largest amphibian, at a ...

Impeached Thai ex-premier Yingluck says democracy is dead

Jan 24, 2015

Impeached Thai ex-premier Yingluck says democracy is dead

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country is dead after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five years and the prosecutor announced plans to indict her on criminal charges in connection with a money-losing ...

Thai ex-leader Yingluck impeached, facing corruption charges

Jan 23, 2015

Thai ex-leader Yingluck impeached, facing corruption charges

Thailand’s junta-stacked parliament voted Friday to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, hours after prosecutors announced plans to indict her for corruption — a double blow that risks reigniting the country’s bitter divisions. The successful impeachment of Yingluck, the kingdom’s first female premier and ...

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

Jan 23, 2015

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

One of New York state’s most powerful politicians was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. The 70-year-old New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken ...