Quantcast
Home » Topics » corruption

Ecuador sentences ex-president living in the U.S. to 12 years in jail for corruption

An Ecuadoran court sentenced exiled ex-president Jamil Mahuad to 12 years in jail for corruption. Mahuad, who served from 1998 to 2000, lives in the United States. Interpol has issued a warrant for his arrest. But the US has no extradition treaty with……

Half of Vietnamese companies admit they ‘bribe officials’

Nearly 50 percent of Vietnamese companies admit to bribing officials in order to bid on contracts, a new survey shows, but experts say the real figure could be far higher. About 80 percent of businesses in the communist country reported that corruption had hurt their operations, according to a Vietnam…

U.S., Russia, China faulted for ‘serious deficiencies’ in rule of law

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An annual survey of the rule of law around the world released Monday sees weak protections for fundamental rights in China, “serious deficiencies” in Russia, and problems with discrimination in the United States. Sweden and Norway scored highest on the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index,…

Indian guru threatens to form yoga militia

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A television yoga guru who has led protests against corruption in India threatened to form a militia on Thursday as a new demonstration against the government drew thousands in New Delhi. Yoga star Swami Ramdev, who was evicted from the capital along with thousands of followers…

Moroccans stage peaceful pro-democracy protests

RABAT — Several thousand demonstrators marched peacefully in Moroccan cities Sunday to demand more democracy and social justice despite King Mohammed VI’s concessions, including the release of political prisoners. Protest rallies began Sunday morning in Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakesh, correspondents said, while others were scheduled later in the day in…

Former Egyptian prime minister ‘to face trial for corruption’

CAIRO, Egypt — Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Nazif and the former ministers of interior and finance are to face trial on charges of corruption, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. “The former prime minister Ahmed Nazif, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and former finance minister Yussef Boutros-Ghali will…

Thousands join competing Moscow rallies

MOSCOW — Thousands protested Russia’s ruling regime in central Moscow on Saturday calling for transparent elections as the pro-Kremlin Nashi movement staged a massive anti-corruption demonstration. Up to 3,000 people protested on Moscow’s Bolotnaya square near the Kremlin in a protest organised by the unregistered oppositional Party for People’s Freedom,…

Wave of unrest shakes Syria, crowds torch party HQ

DAMASCUS – Crowds set fire to the headquarters of the ruling Baath Party in the Syrian city of Deraa Sunday, residents said, as the wave of unrest in the Arab world shook even one of its most authoritarian states. The demonstrators also set ablaze the main courts complex and two…

Blagojevich asks to be sentenced and avoid retrial

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked on Wednesday to cancel his retrial on corruption charges and be sentenced on one charge of lying to federal officials . Blagojevich said he wanted to skip the retrial “in the interests of justice and saving taxpayer funds,” according to a…

Oman forces disperse protesters peacefully

SOHAR, Oman – Tanks peacefully dispersed protesters blocking the port in Oman’s industrial city of Sohar and the coast road to Muscat Tuesday as protests were also reported elsewhere, AFP journalists and witnesses said. Meanwhile, demonstrators have camped in Muscat outside the consultative council, the Gulf state’s equivalent of a…

Page 1 of 3123
Google+