Traditionally without explaining why, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev reshuffled the country’s cabinet on Thursday, rotating various ministers and their deputies and even appointing one as minister of a ministry he dissolved in January.
Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol president whose mysterious disappearance in September became the subject of international headlines, plead guilty on Thursday to having taken over US$2 million in bribes over much of the course of his lengthy and prominent career in public office, Chinese state media reported.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost an appeal to avoid standing trial for an investigation into his 2007 presidential campaign, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.
Moldova’s new Prime Minister asked on Friday for the resignation of the General Prosecutor, after journalists from RISE Moldova revealed that one of his prosecutors had authorized the wiretapping of 52 activists and opposition leaders.
The Russian government removed the names of all Crimean business owners from the public registry on Tuesday in a move that scorned anti-corruption and organized crime advocates throughout the region.
Four United States senators have introduced a bipartisan bill intended to put an end to the country’s status as a premiere destination for financial crime.
Only in 2014 Canadian companies avoided paying up to C$11.4 billion (US$8.53 billion) in taxes, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) revealed in its latest audit report that was published on Tuesday.
Authorities in Philadelphia snatched over a $1 billion worth of cocaine on Tuesday in what officials describe as one of the largest drug busts in US history.
A defendant tried to make a quick exit from his Tuesday morning corruption trial in Moscow by declaring he did nothing wrong, pulling out a razor and cutting his wrist, The Moscow Times reported.
Authorities at JFK airport arrested a US citizen for fowl play on Sunday after finding 34 competition-bound finches squeezed into hair curlers in his carry-on bag.