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7 Jun 2022 (USNEWS) The Vatican on Tuesday unveiled a committee to oversee the ethics of its investments, even as a corruption trial related to a botched London real estate deal in which it lost more than 200 millions euros continued. The committee will be headed by a...

3 Jun 2022 (ALJAZEERA) Alymkadyr Beishenaliyev is accused of involvement in a corrupt scheme linked to the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines. Kyrgyzstan’s health minister, who recommended a poisonous root as a treatment for coronavirus, has been arrested following a corruption probe linked to the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines,...

2 Jun 2022 (Reuters) Tong Daochi, a former senior official of China's southern Hainan province and an ex-securities regulator, was sentenced to death for bribery and insider trading, with a two-year reprieve, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday. Tong, also former China Communist Party secretary in...

25 May 2022 (OCCPR) China’s rosewood imports from Mali, one of its leading rosewood suppliers, have led to the devastation of Malian forests and served as a conduit for ivory smuggling, says a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Global trade in rosewood, a category of highly valued...

24 May 2022 (OCCPR) A U.S. court sentenced on Friday two sons of a former president of Panama to three years in prison each for laundering money from bribes given by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA. Luiz Enrique Martinelli Linares and Ricardo Enrique Martinelli Linares were found guilty of laundering US$28 million...

12 May 2022 (The Guardian) Ethics group and Democrats say questions remain, even as workers remove Trump’s name from Old Post Office building. Workers took Donald Trump’s name off his hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC on Wednesday, after the completion of the $375m sale of the lease to...

4 May 2022 (BBC News) His father was a ruthless dictator. His mother gained international notoriety for her massive collection of shoes. So how is 64-year-old Ferdinand Marcos Jr, more commonly known by his nickname Bongbong, the frontrunner to be the next president of the Philippines when the...

26 Apr 2022 (BBC News) A Turkish court has sentenced an activist and philanthropist to life in prison in a case Turkey's international allies said was politically motivated. Osman Kavala has already spent more than four years in prison without being convicted. He was found guilty of charges related...

26 Apr 2022 (ALJAZEERA) Foreigners who deposit $100,000 locally will be granted permission to live and work in Sri Lanka for 10 years, says the report. Cash-strapped Sri Lanka has announced it would sell long-term visas to attract desperately needed foreign currency, says a report, as the island...