Executive/Government

Edward Snowden slams congressional report blaming him for 'tremendous damage' to national security

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden has slammed a critical new report by the US House intelligence committee, which claims his leaking of classified documents and government intelligence programmes caused “tremendous damage” to national security.
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President of New York correction officers' union arrested on fraud charges

Federal authorities have arrested the influential leader of New York’s correctional officers’ union on fraud charges, the first major criminal case connected to the investigation of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fundraising.
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11 most corrupt countries in the world

“The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index clearly shows that Corruption remains a blight around the world. But 2015 was also a year when people again took to the streets to protest Corruption. People across the globe sent a strong signal to those in power: it is time to tackle grand Corruption.”
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Brazilian anti-corruption minister becomes second member of interim government to quit

Brazil's new interim government has been hit with a new set-back - causing more headaches for acting President Michel Temer - with a second minister announcing their resignation. Fabiano Silveira, who was in charge of the anti-Corruption ministry, is the second member of the interim administration to leave in only 16 days because of leaked recorded conversations about the investigation into Corruption at the state oil company Petrobras and the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Edward Snowden: Former top US law official says NSA whistleblower performed 'public service'

The US government filed espionage charges against Edward Snowden for leaking intelligence information A former top government law official has said that NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques.
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Caught on tape discussing Dilma Rousseff, top ally of Brazil's Michel Temer steps aside

Brazil’s interim leader Michel Temer is facing his first full-blown political crisis following the release of tape recordings seemingly showing that the suspension two weeks ago of President Dilma Rousseff was the result less of legitimate constitutional complaints and more of a plot.
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Edward Snowden calls for overhaul of whistleblowing after Pentagon source revelations

Edward Snowden has called for “iron-clad” protections for Whistleblowers at the US National Security Agency after the former head of the Whistleblower department revealed the dangerous situation people put themselves in when deciding to reveal the truth.
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Dilma Rousseff will be remembered in Brazil's history books for more than recession and corruption

A quick biopsy of the Petrobas Scandal
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Brazil's interim leader, Michel Temer, brushes off complaints about 'country club' cabinet

Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer is brushing off critics appalled by his failure to include a single woman in his 23-member cabinet saying he will consider females “a little further ahead”. It is also, remarkably, all white. The country club-looking team was assembled by Mr Temer after he replaced President Dilma Rousseff following her suspension a week ago to face an impeachment trial. It has fueled suspicion on the left that he is returning Brazil to a model of government-by-the-elite amidst a wholesale rejection of the progressive legacy left by Ms Rousseff’s now displaced Workers Party
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Brazil's new leader holds first cabinet meeting as he seeks to 'unify' the country

Brazil's acting president, Michel Temer has held his first official cabinet meeting vowing the new team will try to rescue the country's plunging economy. The gathering at the government headquarters on Thursday followed a chaotic day that saw the Senate vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, suspending her from office and abruptly ousting nearly her entire government - a move she branded “a coup”.
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