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Corruption

​Well-‘red’: MI5 spied on prominent academics ‘for decades’, secret docs show
British intelligence services, including MI5, secretly spied on a number of prominent academics with socialist leanings “for decades,” including Oxbridge dons Christopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawm, secret files disclosed on Friday show.

24.10.2014 13:59

Mexico corruption: State mayor, wife issued warrants over kidnapped students
The mayor of the Mexican town where 43 students disappeared last month is a “possible mastermind” of the abduction, along with his wife, believes the attorney general.

23.10.2014 13:00

Prison guard sexually assaults dozens of inmates, strikes deal to avoid jail time
A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.

23.10.2014 01:48

‘Blood on its hands’: UK govt fails to find foreign criminals
The British government has been accused of complacency over the deportation of foreign criminals, after one in six offenders living in the UK ‘disappeared’, according to the national spending watchdog.

22.10.2014 14:34

Dirty money: 19 UK firms alleged ‘complicit’ in $20bn laundering scam
Some 19 British firms are at the center of an investigation into in a mammoth global money-laundering operation. The scheme was allegedly contrived to make $20bn (£12.5bn) worth of ill-gotten gains appear legitimate.

16.10.2014 09:53

Former NC mayor sentenced to 44 months in bribery scandal
Former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes while he was in office. One such bribe involved a suitcase stuffed with cash.

14.10.2014 23:52

Rights activists call for tougher punishment for bribery
The leading Russian human rights body wants the maximum prison term for corruption to be more than doubled in a bid to force those convicted to compensate for the damage to the national economy.

14.10.2014 07:22

Cornel West among protesters arrested in Ferguson (VIDEO)
At least 42 people, including author Cornel West, were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday as activists continued to protest police brutality more than two months after a local officer fatally shot an unarmed teen.

13.10.2014 18:19

Bankocalypse drill: US and UK to run ‘too big to fail’ collapse simulation
The US and UK will stage a comprehensive simulation next week check whether the countries’ financial and banking sectors are still vulnerable to the problem of the ‘too big to fail’ institutions and coordinate their actions in case of such collapse.

11.10.2014 02:31

US planes worth $500mn sold for scrap in Afghanistan – for just $32,000
A US watchdog is asking why 16 planes bought for the Afghan Air Force, costing almost $500 million, were turned into scrap metal valued at just $32,000. The government wants to know why hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money were wasted on the project.

10.10.2014 05:49

Huge rise in UK child abuse through witchcraft and ‘religious rituals’ – police
Child abuse linked to witchcraft and other religious beliefs has drastically increased in UK, with police recording a significant spike in cases involving rape, physical assault and neglect of British children.

08.10.2014 11:48

Khodorkovsky has lost connection with reality – Kremlin
Top Russian officials are not following Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s statements, and say the former oil magnate and convict has no right to moralize, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has said.

07.10.2014 09:44

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