Recent News

Colorado, 9 Mar (newser)A Republican county clerk in Colorado and her deputy have been charged with multiple felonies connected to tampering with election equipment as part of an alleged effort to support Donald Trump's election fraud claims. NPR reports that the "laundry list" of charges against...

New York, 6 Mar (Fox News) Russian oligarchs and mafia operate in every sector of society Historic corruption in Russia may have hit its military and eroded its ability to maintain its war efforts in Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, and the war has not unfolded the way Russian President Vladimir Putin would...

China, 3 Mar (South China Morning Post) Wang Dawei is the latest in a string of senior police and judicial figures to be targeted by the country’s top graft-busting watchdog His two immediate predecessors and a number of other senior politicians in the northeastern province...

Illinois, 2 Mar (Just The News)Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was indicted on Wednesday by a grand jury on federal racketeering charges, alleging that he and his associates profited off of his powerful political operation.The 22-county indictment, originally reported on by The Chicago Tribune, came after...

USA, 22 Feb (reason.com)Throwing the bums out is, for lack of a better word, good.Electing new political leaders and tossing out incumbents is correlated with improvements in economic growth and social well-being, according to a trio of economists from Harvard, MIT, and the French-based university...

Africa, 23 Feb (National Geographic)RUNDU, NAMIBIAOnce, the only marks on the ground in remote northeastern Namibia were the round, flat footprints of elephants; the cloven-hoofed spoor of giraffes, elands, sable antelopes, and cattle; and the tracks of a few four-wheel drive vehicles. Now, imprints of massive...

Berlin, 24 Feb (Transparency International)Corruption fuels conflict and insecurity globally, and we are now seeing its effects acutely in the case of Russia and Ukraine.Leading democracies have facilitated this conflict by allowing kleptocrats to further their interests and power across the West. Just last week, Transparency...

New York, 21 Feb (The New York Times)A leak of account data from Credit Suisse revealed the holdings of powerful figures across the Middle East, raising new questions about self-dealing.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, pictured in 2005, had two Credit...

UK, 16 Feb (The Times) Priti Patel will scrap Britain’s so-called golden visa scheme next week in a bid to halt the flow of Russian “dirty money” into the UK. The Tier 1 investor visa gives rich foreigners who are willing to bring millions of pounds to...

Sweden, 16 Feb (Telecoms.com)Swedish kit vendor Ericsson has been forced to reveal the outcomes of an internal inquiry into the historical conduct of some of its employees in Iraq and investors are running scared.“Ericsson has continued to receive detailed media inquiries from Swedish and international...