French president Francois Hollande vigorously denied swaying the justice system in a corruption scandal Nicolas Sarkozy was implicated in after former leader announced he was the victim of a set-up.
The corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened further on Saturday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favors.
Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday denied he had broken the law after being charged with corruption-related offenses and denounced what he said was political interference in the case. In extracts of an interview released by LCI television and Europe 1 radio, Sarkozy said: "I have never committed any act contrary to the values of the republic or the rule of law. I have never betrayed the confidence" of the French.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling in a criminal investigation, French prosecutors said Wednesday. The decision came after Sarkozy was questioned for 15 hours, marking the first time a French head of state has been taken into custody.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained on Tuesday for questioning in a corruption probe, AFP reports.
A Spanish judge says he will wrap up a corruption probe into King Felipe VI's sister Princess Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin on Wednesday, opening up the prospect of a historic criminal trial, reports AFTP
A second senator accused of large-scale corruption in the Philippines surrendered to police Monday after a court ordered his arrest for involvement in the misuse of a multimillion-dollar congressional fund, dpa reports.
The winner of the Afghanistan's presidential election is yet to be announced. In an exclusive interview with Radio VR Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh, research associate at London School of Economics, comments on what awaits the country after either ex-Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah or former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani gets elected, what challenges Afghanistan faces. She stresses that, should extremists remain in the nation, Afghanistan could suffer Iraq's fate.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has claimed on June 10 that it would allot $10 million to Ukraine to fight corruption.
The voting in the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election has ended, with almost 60% of the population reportedly casting their votes despite a spike in violence. Taliban militants launched hundreds of attacks with rockets, explosives and gunfire killing at least 46 people.
The Qatari authorities deny accusations of corruption brought against them by journalists of The Sunday Times newspaper. According to the newspaper, former Vice-President of FIFA, Mohamed bin Hammam, a native of Qatar, allegedly paid football officials $5 million to ensure the victory of his country at the elections of the host country of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
About 150 protesters gathered outside FIFA's headquarters in Zurich on Saturday with banners criticizing the ruling body's management of the World Cup in Brazil, causing minor damage to the building. FIFA's reputation has been tarnished by allegations of corruption and its running of the tournament which started on Thursday has also been criticized.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona lashed out at "bribes" within FIFA, demanding action against those involved in corruption claims linked to Qatar's World Cup bid, in remarks published Sunday.
Italian police on Wednesday placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a corruption investigation over the construction of a flood barrier to preserve the island city.
A British newspaper alleged on Sunday that a former top Qatari football official paid $5 million to get support for the emirate's campaign to host the 2022 World Cup.
Ukraine has recently been called the most corrupt country in Eastern Europe by Transparency International, which placed it in the lowest category possible for corruption. It is believed that half of the economic activity happens in the black market, generating no tax revenue. The International Monetary Fund blames weak governance and resistance from vested interests for the failure of Ukraine's previous two IMF aid programs.
Mohammed bin Nasir Al-Khusaibi, a former Omani commerce minister, was jailed for three years for corruption on Sunday, the most senior government figure to be convicted in a campaign against graft in the Gulf Arab state. According to Reuters, he was found guilty by Muscat's Court of First Instance of paying bribes worth $1 million to the ex-undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communication for civil aviation to win a contract for the first phase of the Muscat International Airport.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years' imprisonment on Tuesday for taking bribes, in a corruption case that resulted in the first criminal conviction of a former head of government in Israel, Reuters reports.
India's frontrunner for prime minister Narendra Modi has pledged to speed up corruption-hit defense procurement if he comes to power to ensure the country's military is better prepared for battle, AFP reports. As the nation's general election enters its final stretch, Modi said timely, cost-effective and corruption-free purchase of defense weapons and other equipment was critical for the military.