Corruption

Canadian Meltdown: Trudeau Expels Indigenous Female Former Justice Minister from Liberal Party

Embattled Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday expelled former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and another female former minister, Jane Philpott, from the Liberal Party caucus. Wilson-Raybould unleashed a firestorm upon the Trudeau administration in February by accusing Trudeau and his underlings of politically interfering with a corruption prosecution against the enormous SNC-Lavalin construction company.

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Algerian President Resigns After 20 Years in Power, Protests Continue

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday after months of turmoil, street demonstrations demanding his ouster, and finally the military taking steps to force him out by questioning the sick and reclusive 82-year-old president’s fitness for office. The question of what comes next is on the minds of both international observers and Algerians, who continued demonstrating in the streets after Bouteflika’s announcement, demanding the rest of the corrupt political elite depart as well.

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy Wins First Round in Ukraine, Faces Poroshenko in Runoff

As virtually every poll indicated going into Sunday’s presidential election in Ukraine, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy – whose political resume consists solely of playing the unlikely president in a satirical TV show – won the first round by a wide margin, but not wide enough to avoid a runoff against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.

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Klukowski: Jerrold Nadler Rejects Constitution’s Limitations on Impeaching Trump

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Congress can impeach PresidentTrump for matters that are not crimes, and also for alleged acts that he claims Trump committed before becoming president, rejecting key limits that the Framers of the Constitution placed on Congress’s impeachment power.

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China’s Anti-Corruption Agency to Crack Down on ‘Political Deviation’

Chinese President Xi Jinping has long been accused of using his seven-year “anti-corruption” crusade as an excuse to purge officials who are rivals to his power or critics of his ideology. This critique will find new energy thanks to Tuesday’s announcement that China’s chief corruption-fighting agency will also begin targeting “political deviation” as well as graft.

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Photos: Haitians Seek Water, Food as Country Reels from Violent Protests

Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods amid allegations of government corruption.

A protester burns a US flag during a demonstration in the Haitian Capital Port-au-Prince, February 15, 2019, on the ninth day of protests against Haitian President Jovenel Moise and the misuse of the Petrocaribe fund. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Justin Trudeau’s Top Adviser Resigns amid Corruption Scandal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top political adviser and confidant Gerald Butts resigned on Monday from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), claiming that allegations of political corruption levied against him by “anonymous sources” had become a “distraction” to the prime minister.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Consulate General, May 17, 2018 in New York City. Earlier in the day, speaking at the Economic Club of New York, Trudeau said the sticking points to renegotiating the North American …

Former Leftist Nayib Bukele Wins Outsider Bid for Salvadoran Presidency

Nayib Bukele, the former mayor of San Salvador, won a commanding victory in El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday. He won more votes than all three of his rivals combined. Bukele ran as an outsider determined to clean up corruption. His sweeping win could spell the end of El Salvador’s entrenched two-party system.

Nayib Bukele: president-elect disrupting Salvadoran politics

Saudi Arabia Concludes Corruption Probe, Banks over $100 Billion

The government of Saudi Arabia announced the formal conclusion of its anti-corruption probe on Wednesday, claiming the recovery of $107 billion in “real estate, companies, cash, and other assets” through settlements reached with 87 individuals.

Saudi crown prince arrives in Cairo on regional tour

Gene-Editing Chinese Scientist May Face Death Penalty

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who stunned (and horrified) the world by claiming he edited the DNA of unborn children to make them immune to HIV, is reportedly in state custody and may face the death penalty for his actions.

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Chinese Oil Tycoon Linked to Biden Family Headed for Legal and Financial Crash

The New York Times on Wednesday chronicled the meteoric rise and equally precipitous downfall of Chinese oil tycoon Ye Jianming. The “People’s Liberation Army princeling” rolled into Washington as a shining example of China’s booming economy but now sits in an unknown Chinese prison cell while his empire collapses and his underlings face charges in U.S. federal court.

US Vice President Joe Biden reacts as reporters shout questions asking if he has made a decision on whether to run for President as he awaits the arrival of the South Korean President for lunch at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, October 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB …

Democrats Plan to Re-Introduce Earmarks in New Congress

Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters Tuesday that Democrats plan to re-introduce earmarks, a practice through which individual members of Congress attach request special funding requests to bills.

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