Is the UMH Media Exodus Continuing?

Ukrainian multimedia conglomerate UMH Group may be continuing to bleed reporters.  Less than three weeks after , a subsidiary of UMH, rumors of two dozen staff members departing from Korrespondent magazine have surfaced.

EU Citizenship: On Sale Now

By Ana Baric

In the market for citizenship in the European Union (EU)? It’s now up for sale at a mere US$877,000.


A Softer Side to Smuggling

Smuggling doesn't always involve drugs, weapons, or people sold into slavery. Sometimes there's a lighter side to getting objects where customs agents don't want them, and sometimes a smuggler is just a devoted pet owner.

A Deeper Look at the Cast of China's Latest Show

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai's recent conviction was the culmination of China's highest profile court trial in years. The eccentric cast of characters put on a stage managed by the Chinese Communist Party is worthy of a play by Shakespeare.

Study: Female Politicians Less Corrupt

In a study examining 157 countries over a nine-year span researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas have determined that female politicians in democratic governments are less likely to be corrupt.

Justin Esarey, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rice, aided by Gina Chirillo, program assistant for the Central and West Africa team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington, D.C., studied female leaders from 1998 to 2007 in "".