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Corruption

UK’s Americanized development programs fail to address corruption – MPs
UK development funding is being channeled into “less accountable” political systems prone to corruption and conflict as a result of the government’s use of US-style organizations to strengthen parliaments abroad, a committee of MPs warns.

27.01.2015 09:24

​Cameron and GCHQ boss hoaxed by drunk prank caller
Despite British officials ramping up security and warning of looming terror threats, it seems the security arm GCHQ can still be outsmarted by drunken hoax callers.

26.01.2015 12:02

​Less than 100 British jihadists prosecuted for Syria terrorism
Under a quarter of returning British jihadists have been charged by UK courts. More than 500 are suspected of having traveled to Iraq and Syria, according to the Home Office.

23.01.2015 12:55

Powerful New York Assembly speaker accused of soliciting millions in bribes, kickbacks
Sheldon Silver, longtime Speaker of the New York State Assembly, has been arrested on federal corruption charges, accused of soliciting millions of dollars through bribes and favors, court documents indicated.

22.01.2015 16:26

Labor ministry prepares bill on blacklisting civil servants for ‘losing trust’
A fresh bill seeks to set up an official list of people sacked from the civil service over graft and unethical behavior, to make it more difficult for them to get a new job.

22.01.2015 08:41

Guantanamo Naval base commander relieved and under investigation
An investigation into the death of a civilian specialist at Guantanamo Naval station has exposed the base commander, who had an affair with the wife of the deceased. The Navy captain has nothing to do with the Gitmo detention center.

22.01.2015 05:38

​Abuse inquiry barrister calls for removal of panel member
The senior barrister in charge of advising an historic sex abuse inquiry has asked for one of the panel members to be removed. This follows accusations he had bullied her and attempted to influence members of the panel.

21.01.2015 13:31

‘Haiti president - US puppet to serve Wall Street and finance interests’
Western interference blocks Haitian political parties from participating in a real political process, which makes people unable to build their country, Solomon Comissiong, Host and founder of Your World News Radio Show and Media Collective, told RT.

19.01.2015 12:41

‘Tell us who pays you’: Tony Blair pressured over alleged paymasters
Conservative MPs will launch a campaign on Monday to force Tony Blair to reveal how much he earns and who pays him.

19.01.2015 13:24

Muslim leaders accuse UK govt of pandering to ‘far right’
Muslim leaders have criticized the government for pandering to the “far right” after it sent a letter to every UK mosque telling faith leaders they must do more to root out the “men of hate” who promote extremism.

19.01.2015 11:55

NYC hired Rikers officers with gang ties, psychological issues – report
A report into the recruiting and hiring practices of the New York Correction Department found that more than one-third of the people hired had problems – criminal histories, mental issues – that should have disqualified them from the job.

17.01.2015 01:23

Brooklyn DA to probe allegations NYPD officers planted guns
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced it is looking into whether or not six NYPD officers planted guns on innocent people in order to arrest them for illegal possession of firearms.

16.01.2015 23:59