Executive/Government

Südkorea: Angeschlagene Präsidentin tauscht Regierungschef aus

South Korea's President Park reacts to a scandal with a reorganization within ministry. The head of government and several ministers are dismissed.
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Korruptionsaffäre: Südkoreas Präsidentin bildet Kabinett um

Corruption Affair: South Korea's President Park Geun Hye remodels the cabinet. She is currently under the criticism for the corruption affair of a confidant.
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Pakistans Elite stolpert über Offshore-Deals

Pakistan's elite stumbles over offshore deals: The Supreme Court in Pakistan has ordered to set up an investigation commission to investigate the allegations of corruption against Premier Nawaz Sharif.
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Samsung raided in political corruption probe

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park Geun-hye. The prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung gave money to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of the president. Ms Choi is accused of using their friendship to interfere in politics and solicit business donations, he was arrested and charged with fraud and abuse of power.

Alle bezittingen oud-president El Salvador afgenomen

El Salvador will confiscate all possessions of former President Antonio Saca, who is accused of large scale corruption, fraud and money laundering. Antonio Saca is accused of stealing more than 220 million euros of State funds together with six of his former employees. The court believes there is enough evidence in the case to apply the confiscation measure.

Afrique du Sud: Zuma fragilisé par un rapport sur la corruption

An investigation into South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has found evidence of possible corruption at the top level of his government. In the report of Thuli Madonsela, former Public Protector, Mr Zuma is accused of an improper relationship with wealthy businessmen of the Gupta family.

Rüstungsindustrie: CSU-Politiker im Verdacht der Kungelei

The paid additional activities of the CSU politician Florian Hahn provide for discussions about conflicts of interest in the Bundestag. The deputy is sitting in the defense committee of the Bundestag and is at the same time a supervisory board of the company Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG)

Rüstungsindustrie: CSU-Politiker im Verdacht der Kungelei

The paid additional activities of the CSU politician Florian Hahn provide for discussions about conflicts of interest in the Bundestag. The deputy is sitting in the defense committee of the Bundestag and is at the same time a supervisory board of the company Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG)

Brazil's ex-president Lula detained in anti-graft bust

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was detained for questioning on Friday in a federal investigation of a Bribery and Money Laundering scheme that police said had financed campaigns and expenses of the ruling Workers Party.

Brazil senator's plea bargain implicates Rousseff, Lula - media

Brazilian ruling party Senator Delcidio do Amaral has implicated President Dilma Rousseff and ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the Petrobras Graft scandal as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors, local media reported on Thursday.
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