Forty minutes before midnight on Wednesday, the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, handed himself in to police officers to begin his 15-month sentence for contempt of court.
Media in Japan as well as some public figures criticized on Wednesday the decision by Japanese prosecutors not to charge 100 people involved in an electoral fraud scheme that landed former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai in hot water.
Gunfire broke out in the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince Wednesday evening as Haitian police took on what they said were “mercenaries” suspected of assassinating the country’s president earlier that day.
The French Gendarmerie and the Moldovan Border Police arrested nine people suspected of being members of an organized crime group involved in a scheme to defraud the French budget of 2 million euro (US$2.36 million), Europol said in a statement on Monday.
Dutch crime reporter and investigative journalist Peter R. de Vries was fighting for his life in a hospital on Wednesday after he was shot in Amsterdam the night before.
Austria’s former vice chancellor and leader of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) went on trial on Tuesday in Vienna for helping change a law in order to accommodate the owner of a private hospital in exchange for a donation to his party and a weekend on the hospital owner’s yacht.
Corruption and discrimination often go hand in hand, causing a “double harm,” a joint study by Transparency International and the Equal Rights Trust released on Tuesday found.