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Rajapaksas eye comeback in Sri Lanka presidential election

Rajapaksas eye comeback in Sri Lanka presidential election

Sri Lankans choose a new president on Saturday in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporters for crushing the Tamil Tigers but condemned by critics for war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China.Four years after political bruis

Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Much of Venice was left under water after the highest tide in 50 years ripped through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters.The government in Rome was expected to declare a stat

UAW leader unveils ethics reforms after corruption probe

UAW leader unveils ethics reforms after corruption probe

Wracked by corruption scandals in the powerful union, the interim leader of the United Auto Workers on Wednesday unveiled a far reaching ethics reforms to try to right the ship.The bribery and corruption scandal has engulfed multiple union officials, and UAW P

Communism haunts Czechs, Slovaks three decades on

Communism haunts Czechs, Slovaks three decades on

Three decades after staging mass protests that freed them from communism, Czechs and Slovaks are hitting the streets again, bitter over pervasive corruption and politicians with roots in that era.The Velvet Revolution of 1989 saw unprecedented protests and a g

After strike, scandal, US auto union faces reckoning

After strike, scandal, US auto union faces reckoning

All fall, as the United Auto Workers launched and ended a lengthy strike amid contract talks with Detroit's "Big Three" manufacturers, the union has been shadowed by a growing corruption probe.The scandal -- which led to last week's leave of absence announ