corruption en Yet another minister resigns from Brazil government A seventh minister has resigned from the government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff amid charges of corruption.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption Dilma Rousseff Lula da Silva World Leaders Emerging Markets Brazil Que pasa Fri, 03 Feb 2012 15:40:03 +0000 Girish Gupta 5690244 at South African court allows Jacob Zuma corruption case review JOHANNESBURG — A South African court ruled today that President Jacob Zuma's corruption case can be reviewed.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption courts Jacob Zuma Politics South Africa Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:16:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5696849 at Inside Montreal’s mafia wars <p>TORONTO &mdash; It&#39;s been over 30 years since Canada&#39;s last mob war, but a string of murders in recent times shows that things are heating up again.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption Politics Canada Political Risk Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Sandro Contenta 5725412 at The most corrupt countries 2012 (PHOTOS) <p>Some 70 percent of the world is seen as more corrupt than good, according to the new 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption World Leaders Want to Know Diplomacy Politics Culture & Lifestyle Political Risk Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Kyle Kim 5728112 at The CIA has paid tens of millions of dollars to the Afghan president's office over the last decade <p>The&nbsp;<a href=";_r=1&amp;" target="_blank">CIA has been dropping off hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in cash</a> at the offices of Afghan President Hamid Karz<span>ai</span><span>&nbsp;e</span><span>very month or so since January 2003</span>, current and former advisers to Karzai told <a class="hidden_link" href="" target="_blank">Matthew Rosenberg</a> of <a class="hidden_link" href="" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>.</p> <p>And instead of translating into influence for the Agency, American officials told the Times, the tens of millions of dollars in &quot;ghost money&quot; has undermined U.S. strategy by fueling corruption and empowering warlords.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan corruption Want to Know Emerging Markets Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:50:42 +0000 Michael Kelley, Business Insider 5827766 at Japan's yakuza gang wars <p>KITAKYUSHU, Japan <span class="st">&mdash; </span>Visibly nervous, the chairman of a local construction company asks that we lower our voices at the lunch table, and that his name is withheld from publication. People are listening, he says, and this neighborhood is the territory of one particularly violent faction of &quot;yakuza,&quot; the powerful criminal underworld of Japan.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption Want to Know Japan Tue, 07 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 5830039 at Is Russia Too Corrupt for International Business? Transparency International, an organization that measures perceptions of corruption worldwide, ranked Russia 133 out of 176 countries on its Corruption Perception Index in 2012 (in joint position with countries including Iran and Kazakhstan). The country also ranked poorly on the World Bank's Doing Business Survey; when "ease of doing business" was considered, it came 112 out of 185 countries.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption Russia World Leaders Business Want to Know Russia Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:17:57 +0000 Holly Ellyatt, 5855286 at Masked police detain top Czech officials for corruption <p>BRUSSELS &mdash; The Czech Republic is facing a political crisis after anti-corruption police arrest senior official during raids on the prime minister&#39;s office and other government departments .</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption World Leaders Czech Republic Want to Know Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:46:02 +0000 Paul Ames 5857209 at Czech Republic: Sex, spies and bribery <p>BRUSSELS &mdash; <span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 20px;">Once dubbed the Mr. Clean of Czech politics, Prime Minister Petr Necas tendered his resignation Monday, his career cut short by the dramatic arrest of his closest aide, who is caught up in allegations of sex, spies and corruption.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption Czech Republic Want to Know Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:47:16 +0000 Paul Ames 5859177 at Philippines: A rich young woman’s Instagram exploits stoke mass outrage <p>BANGKOK &mdash; Before her family was blamed for epic corruption, 23-year-old Jeane Napoles was virtually unknown outside Philippine high society. Her Instagram account documented glitzy shopping sprees and run-ins with two of the world&rsquo;s most-famous Justins: Bieber and Timberlake. She gushed about her &ldquo;Porschey.&rdquo; Now, her mother has surrendered herself to authorities. And the Philippines is roiling over allegations that their family grew extremely rich from one of the biggest embezzlement schemes in the nation&rsquo;s history.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> corruption Want to Know Politics Philippines Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:11:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5920854 at Malawi’s ‘Cashgate’ takes corruption to a whole new level <p><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">NAIROBI &mdash; Malawi is in the throes of its biggest-ever corruption scandal, dubbed &ldquo;Cashgate&rdquo; by the local press. Corrupt officials are accused of stealing government funds, building luxury homes with money intended to improve the lives of some of Africa&rsquo;s poorest people. So what&rsquo;s it all about and why does it matter?&nbsp; </span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa corruption Need to Know Aid Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:01:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 6057276 at