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Russia: Russia Moves to Decriminalize ‘Unavoidable’ Bribes, Following Putin’s Proposal
Jan 30, 2019 08:00 pm
Russia’s Justice Ministry has proposed to stop punishing officials implicated in bribery or other acts of corruption under “exceptional circumstances” in new draft legislation, following a plan set by Russian President Vladimir Putin last year. Putin proposed the measure in…
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United States: US hits ‘corrupt’ Venezuela oil firm PDVSA with sanctions
Jan 30, 2019 07:30 pm

The US has imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm PDVSA and urged the country’s military to accept a peaceful transfer of power. National Security Adviser John Bolton said President Nicolás Maduro and his allies could “no longer loot the…
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Poland: Poland detains 6 former officials in arms corruption probe
Jan 30, 2019 07:00 pm

Poland’s anti-corruption bureau says it has detained six suspects as part of an investigation into a state-owned arms company, including an ex-lawmaker and former employees from the Defense Ministry. One of those detained is Bartlomiej Misiewicz, a former spokesman at…
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Mongolia: Overseas investigators probe Oyu Tolgoi corruption claims as ex-minister re-arrested
Jan 30, 2019 06:30 pm

Mongolia is working with overseas investigators to look into claims of corruption at its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, the country’s anti-graft body said on Tuesday, after the re-arrest of a former minister suspected of “abuse of power”. Bayartsogt Sangajav…
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Portugal: Magistrate considers major corruption trial in Portugal
Jan 30, 2019 06:00 pm

A Portuguese magistrate is deciding whether there is enough evidence to put a former prime minister and two dozen other once-powerful figures on trial for corruption, money laundering and other crimes. Magistrate Ivo Rosa on Monday began hearing legal arguments…
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China: Former Jiangxi Copper chairman handed 18-year jail term for corruption
Jan 30, 2019 05:30 pm

A former head of Jiangxi Copper Co, one of China’s top copper producers, was sentenced to 18 years in jail and handed a 2.2 million yuan ($326,656.67) fine on Tuesday after being found guilty of bribery and corruption offences. Li…
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