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July 13, 2020

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Fourth night of anti-government protests in Bulgaria

Fourth night of anti-government protests in Bulgaria

Thousands of Bulgarians gathered for a fourth day on Sunday in Sofia and other cities to protest against corruption and demand the resignation of the conservative government.Over 3,000 protesters shouted "Mafia" and "Resign" outside the government headqua

Bulgarian president calls on 'mafia-type' government to resign

Bulgarian president calls on 'mafia-type' government to resign

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev called on Saturday for a resignation of the "mafia-type" conservative government, which he blamed for ordering police raids on his offices this week.The president's legal affairs and anti-corruption secretary and his securit

Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

Ireland's former president Mary Robinson will lead a panel to investigate the leader of the African Development Bank (AfDB), accused by whistleblowers of corruption, the bank said.Akinwumi Adesina, 60, a charismatic speaker known for his elegant suits and bow

US seeks Monet, Warhol art linked to Malaysia scandal

US seeks Monet, Warhol art linked to Malaysia scandal

The United States is seeking to seize another $96 million in assets allegedly linked to Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, including Claude Monet and Andy Warhol paintings, officials said. Billions of dollars were looted from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund

Panama ex-president Martinelli facing corruption charges

Panama ex-president Martinelli facing corruption charges

Panama's former president Ricardo Martinelli must face corruption charges just eight months after he was acquitted of spying on political foes, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday."They charged him," his lawyer Ronier Ortiz told reporters outside the publi

Indonesia's ex-sports minister jailed for corruption

Indonesia's ex-sports minister jailed for corruption

An Indonesian former sports minister has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of taking $800,000 in bribes, his lawyer said Tuesday.The sentence handed down Monday by a Jakarta anti-corruption court came after Imam Nahrawi was convicted of acce