• French Minister Resigns Over Lavish Dinners Scandal

    French environment minister François de Rugy, who has allegedly been paying for fancy dinners, including lobsters and fine wines, with taxpayers’ money, resigned on Tuesday, but has denied the claims and accused media of lynching him,Le Monde reported.

  • Nepal: 3 Tax Officials Face Embezzlement Charges and $97.3 Million Fine Each

    Three members of Nepal’s Tax Settlement Commission were charged with embezzlement Sunday in the largest corruption case filed to date by the country’s anti-graft agency.

  • Bread and Circuses: How Connected is Serbia's Most Watched TV Channel?


    Two contracts, published by the Serbian Center for Investigative Journalism (CINS) on Monday, illustrate how generous a Serbian government agency has been in providing financial aid to a local private TV channel mostly known for running reality shows, telenovelas and “American Idol”-type singing competitions. The highly popular, privately owned TV Pink, watched daily by millions of people in the Balkans, has also been a platform for government-friendly propaganda.


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