The daughter of Dubai’s powerful ruler mysteriously vanished last month after she attempted to escape the clutches of her overbearing father, a former French spy said Monday.
Romania’s president says he won’t fire the country’s anti-corruption prosecutor, the latest development in a dispute over corruption that has led to street protests.
Europe’s corruption watchdog has urged Romania to abandon a judicial overhaul that critics say will undermine the fight against corruption.
Venezuelan jurists who fled their homeland say they will try Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on allegations of corruption and money laundering, based on evidence suggesting he may have sought bribes from the Brazilian construction giant at the center of a regional corruption scandal.
North Korea has called disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye a “traitor” responsible for “extra-large hideous corruption,” in its first reaction to the sentencing of Park to 24 years in prison on corruption charges.
It’s the biggest political scandal in recent South Korean history, with more than 50 high-profile figures spending time in prison or facing trial, including ex-President Park Geun-hye, her confidante of 40 years, Choi Soon-sil, and billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong.
A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison on charges of bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other crimes over an explosive corruption scandal that removed her from office one year ago.
In the same courtroom where an ex-military dictator was once sentenced to death, Park Geun-hye’s corruption conviction on Friday extended the tradition of South Korean presidencies ending badly.
Three buses believed to be carrying expelled American diplomats departed from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Thursday.
MOSCOW — Three buses believed to be carrying expelled American diplomats departed from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Thursday.