Tuesday, January 31

Tag: Corruption

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Lawmaker Eva Kaili, 3 others charged in alleged bribery scheme involving Qatar

A European Parliament member implicated in an alleged corruption scheme involving Qatar will remain in detention until at least next week after her hearing was postponed by a judge on Wednesday, judicial officials told The Associated Press. Eva Kaili, a Greek-European lawmaker and the vice president of the European Union's governing body whose term in office was terminated this week by fellow lawmakers, had previously been set to appear before a judge in Brussels on Wednesday alongside three other people who were also arrested in connection with the case. Kaili's attorneys have said that she denies any involvement in the alleged scandal.Kaili's lawyer, André Risopoulos, said her hearing was rescheduled to Dec. 22, but declined to give further details. Belgium's federal prosecutor's...
Malaysia’s 15th general election, explained: Floods, climate change and years of political instability
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Malaysia’s 15th general election, explained: Floods, climate change and years of political instability

CNN  —  Malaysians will head to the polls on Saturday to vote for a new government following years of political turmoil. Three prime ministers have governed the Southeast Asian country since a febrile election with a record turnout was fought four years ago on the key issue of corruption. This time around, the economy – and the rising cost of living – is likely to be the key battleground. Meanwhile, climate change has become a potential disruptor following weeks of torrential downpours and flooding that has hindered campaigning across roughly half of the country. More heavy rain is predicted on polling day and could reduce voter turnout, but officials say the election will go on – rain ...
Trump’s legal issues: What happened this week
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Trump’s legal issues: What happened this week

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  Just try keeping track of the dizzying web of legal issues confronting or somehow involving former President Donald Trump and his allies, all of which he lumps into the category of “witch hunt.” Here are some of the major developments this week: Classified documents – The Justice Department on Friday officially appealed the appointment of the special master to oversee the review of documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August. The special master had been requested by Trump, was granted by a Trump-appointed judge and had the effect of slowing the investigat...
Thousands rally in defence of Argentina’s Fernandez de Kirchner | Politics News
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Thousands rally in defence of Argentina’s Fernandez de Kirchner | Politics News

Thousands take to the streets in Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s defence as prosecutors seek a 12-year prison sentence in a corruption case.Police in Argentina have clashed with supporters of Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. The clashes on Saturday took place as thousands took to the streets in her defence two days after prosecutors sought a 12-year prison sentence against her as well as a ban on public office for alleged corruption during her government. Prosecutors say Fernandez de Kirchner led an illicit scheme that siphoned off state funds through the awarding of public works contracts to a family friend between 2007 and 2015 while she was president of the country. Fernandez de Kirchner denies the charges and claims s...