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Corruption seen rising in U.S. under Trump, watchdog warns

World Jan 29, 2019

Corruption seen rising in U.S. under Trump, watchdog warns

The United States slid down the rankings of a global corruption index last year as America's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International said Tuesday. The U.S. lost four points to score 71 out of 100 on the ...

Malaysia scraps multibillion dollar China-backed rail project

Business Jan 27, 2019

Malaysia scraps multibillion dollar China-backed rail project

A multibillion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high. Malaysia has in recent months suspended several major projects signed under the country's previous scandal-plagued regime, in a bid to ...