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AT FIRST blush, it is just what the doctor ordered. Brazil’s new “Law to Combat Corruption”, which went into effect on January 29th, honours the …

Why 30 Members Of Congress Want The House Of Representatives To Sue Obama

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, introduced a House resolution last week proposing that the House of …

GOP Official Resigns After Saying Purpose Of Voter ID Is To Suppress Votes Of Democrats, ‘Lazy Blacks’

Until Thursday, Don Yelton was a precinct chair in the Buncombe County, North Carolina Republican Party. That ended after a Daily Show interview …

Hong Kong: watchdog warns of growing trend of public service corruption

Civil service global round-up: salaries set to go up in Bulgaria and public officials banned from accepting money in Fiji<p>Hong Kong: watchdog calls for action on trend of public service corruption<p>There is a worrying trend of civil servants in Hong Kong abusing their power for personal gain, said …

Erdogan to meet with EU presidents in Brussels amid Turkey corruption scandal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first visit to Brussels in five years was planned after a deal on visa-free travel was signed last month.<p>However, Erdogan’s meetings with all three EU Presidents on Tuesday may be overshadowed by the corruption scandal engulfing Ankara that has led to …

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Malawi prepares for $100m 'cashgate' corruption trial

Foreign donors suspend $150m of aid until scandal allegedly involving civil servants, MPs and businesspeople is cleared up<p>Malawi is braced for the mass trial of 100 civil servants, politicians and businesspeople involved in the alleged looting of more than $100m (£60m) from government coffers.<p>The …

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Ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell charged with corruption

Republican and wife allegedly accepted Rolex, designer clothes and loan of Ferrari, jet and cash from tobacco company<p>A former rising star of the Republican party was charged on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy on Tuesday, in a dramatic escalation of a long-running corruption scandal in which …

At Davos, the west must help us root out corruption in Africa

As president of Guinea I know we can't tackle this problem alone – corruption is embedded in the western institutions that have helped bleed our country dry<p>Less than seven months ago I was invited to the G8 in London by David Cameron to make the case for tackling corruption through transparency. I …

A Crusader Against Corruption, Chinese Activist Sentenced To Jail

China's government has recently jailed officials and issued a slew of new rules to curb corruption, but it's apparently not an effort that independent citizens groups are welcome to join.<p>On Sunday, a Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a leading proponent of civil society, to four years in jail. …

China anti-corruption activists go on trial for 'disrupting public order'

Four members of New Citizens Movement in court a day after group's founder sentenced to four years in prison<p>Four members of a grassroots movement seeking to curb corruption among Chinese officials and boost fairness in education stood trial on charges of disrupting public order on Monday, a day …

Union corruption claims dismissed by Mick Gatto as 'witch hunt'

Business figure rejects involvement in alleged corrupt dealings in building industry, blaming political agenda<p>Melbourne identity Mick Gatto has denied being involved in corrupt building industry dealings, saying the allegations are part of a witch hunt and a Liberal government agenda.<p>A joint …

Anti-corruption campaigner says Putin's friends feeding off "over-priced" Sochi Olympics

An anti-corruption campaigner has said Russia is overspending on the Winter Olympics and politicians and businessmen are profiteering.<p>Alexei Navalny, who has previously led anti-Putin protests, says Russia’s Olympics are already five times more expensive than the 2010 Olympics. And he is quite …

Union corruption must be stamped out. Business finance must be tackled too

If Australian employment minister Eric Abetz is righteously inspired to further investigate union finances, I also encourage him to seek greater clarity in the financial affairs of big business<p>Two days ago, allegations surfaced of kickbacks and corruption in the ranks of the Construction, Forestry, …

The cost of corruption is a serious challenge for companies

New tools, technologies and strategies aim to make it easier to embed anti-corruption and bribery policies into businesses<p>Bribery, corruption and facilitation payments were the most commonly reported issues recorded by the Institute of Business Ethics' media monitoring during 2013. They accounted …

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Watchdog Warns Of Corruption As $1 Billion In U.S. Aid Flows To Afghanistan

Afghan government ministries are teed up to receive $1 billion in direct aid as U.S. and NATO troops leave the country -- but that loosely supervised flow of money will create a massive opportunity for waste and corruption, a new inspector general report has found.<p>The special inspector general for …

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