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France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

France's Sarkozy loses bid to avoid corruption trial

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday lost his final bid to avoid standing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, his lawyer said.

Sudan's Bashir to appear in court on graft charge

Sudan's Bashir to appear in court on graft charge

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general told reporters on Saturday.

Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Thousands protest price hikes, corruption in Liberia

Thousands of people took to the streets of Liberia's capital Monrovia Friday to protest rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test for President George Weah.

FIFA confirms life ban for ex-Brazil football chief

FIFA confirms life ban for ex-Brazil football chief

FIFA's appeals committee upheld Monday a lifetime ban issued to the former head of the Brazilian football federation (CBF), Marco Polo Del Nero, for bribery and corruption.

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed zero tolerance on corruption Sunday, as firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema urged police to ‘shoot randomly’ at a parliament he said was full of thugs and criminals.

Brother of Vietnam's richest man arrested for bribery

Brother of Vietnam's richest man arrested for bribery

The brother of Vietnam's richest man was arrested for allegedly bribing officials in a telecoms scandal, the security ministry said Saturday, a shocking development as the communist state widens its crackdown on corruption.

Malaysia's former first lady faces new graft charge

Malaysia's former first lady faces new graft charge

The wife of Malaysia's ex-leader was Wednesday hit with a new corruption charge, the 20th since her husband's shock election loss, and complained she was the victim of "slander".

Corruption costs $1 trillion in tax revenue globally: IMF

Corruption costs $1 trillion in tax revenue globally: IMF

Curbing corruption could generate about $1 trillion in tax revenues annually across the world, according to research from the International Monetary Fund.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces first corruption trial over 1MDB fund

Malaysian ex-PM Najib faces first corruption trial over 1MDB fund

Malaysia's disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to all charges against him as he went on trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar fraud, almost a year after his shock election loss.

Vietnam arrests two ex-ministers suspected of mismanaging public investment

Vietnam arrests two ex-ministers suspected of mismanaging public investment

Police in Vietnam arrested two former information ministers on Saturday on suspicion of mismanaging public investment, they said on their website.

ICC hands UAE-based coach 10-year ban for corruption

ICC hands UAE-based coach 10-year ban for corruption

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday it had banned United Arab Emirates-based coach Irfan Ansari from all cricket for 10 years after he was found guilty of corruption.

Qatar and UN sign agreement to fight corruption in sport

Qatar and UN sign agreement to fight corruption in sport

The Doha-based Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC), signed a co-operation agreement on fighting sport corruption with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).