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Ex-IAAF chief Diack's corruption case changed to June 8

Ex-IAAF chief Diack's corruption case changed to June 8

The Paris trial of Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics' world governing body who is accused of accepting millions of dollars to cover up positive Russian doping tests, has been moved back five days to June 8, a judicial source told AFP on Wednesday.Ori

Corruption prosecutions nearly double in China over last year

Corruption prosecutions nearly double in China over last year

The number of prosecutions related to corruption in China nearly doubled last year, according to a report by Beijing's top prosecutor, as President Xi Jinping ramped up his crackdown on graft.According to the annual report from the Supreme People's Procurato

When China went to war on endemic football corruption

When China went to war on endemic football corruption

When Tianjin Tianhai surprisingly thrashed Rafael Benitez's Dalian Yifang 5-1 to stay in the Chinese Super League in November, disgruntled fans were quick to allege corruption -- the legacy of a murky past that exploded into scandal 10 years ago.Benitez, who

Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' graft charges as trial begins

Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' graft charges as trial begins

A combative Benjamin Netanyahu stood in court Sunday for the start of his long-anticipated corruption trial, after lashing out at the "fabricated" charges against him.The veteran Israeli Prime Minister, who has just forged a new unity government after more t

Israel's Netanyahu begins graft trial with 'head held high'

Israel's Netanyahu begins graft trial with 'head held high'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse on Sunday saying his head was "held high" as he began a long-delayed corruption trial.Wearing a suit and blue and white tie and flanked by ministers, Netanyahu addressed reporters be

Papua New Guinea ex-PM arrested over corruption

Papua New Guinea ex-PM arrested over corruption

Papua New Guinea's former prime minister Peter O'Neill was arrested over corruption allegations after arriving back in the country on Saturday, police said.The arrest was part of an investigation into the alleged unauthorised purchase of two Israeli generato