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Faced with president’s silence, there is irrefutable evidence of corruption

Brazil’s federal police Tuesday said there was solid evidence embattled President Michel Temer received bribes, a legal development that could see him suspended from office. In a report the Federal Supreme Court said Temer — who was away in Russia

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Malaysia’s first lady linked to $30 mln worth of jewelry bought with 1MDB funds

Nearly $30 million of funds stolen from scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was used to buy jewelry for the prime minister’s wife, including a rare 22-carat pink diamond set in a necklace, according to the latest filings by the U.S.

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Top public officer convicted of misconduct in public office

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became Hong Kong’s first ever chief executive to be convicted in a criminal trial as the High Court on Friday found him guilty of misconduct in public office when he was the city’s leader. … After a

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Najib’s government cracks down on freedom of speech, in wake of 1MDB scandal

A senior Malaysian journalist who quit his job at a leading newspaper said Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government has cracked down on freedom of speech as it tries to limit the fallout from a graft scandal surrounding a state investment

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Najib’s 1MDB mess continues to entangle Malaysia

..Prime Minister Najib’s 1MDB mess is wrapping its tentacles around an entire nation. The unpredictable ways in which it threatens to drag Southeast Asia’s third-biggest economy under, like some massive vampire squid, can be seen in Putrajaya’s balance sheet. Could

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Rising public anger over Tokyo governor’s lavish spending

Tokyo’s embattled governor has apologised in the face of rising public anger over alleged inappropriate spending. Yoichi Masuzoe has come under intense media grilling over lavish outlays on overseas business trips, online auction purchases and accommodation at high-end hotels and

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Najib Razak 1MDB scandal: Swiss approve dissolution of scandal-hit bank

Switzerland’s financial regulators have agreed to the takeover and dissolution of BSI Bank, which has been linked to a global money-laundering scandal at Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund. The Swiss supervisor FINMA accused merchant bank BSI of “serious breaches” of money-laundering

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