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April 04, 2020

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The rampant corruption spurring Lebanon protests

The rampant corruption spurring Lebanon protests

The Lebanese government had frozen recruitment but then, around the time of a key election, thousands of people suddenly landed civil servant jobs.The alleged corruption case is just one of many stirring public anger in Lebanon, where protesters are calling ou

Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to three years for fraud

Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to three years for fraud

The former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday on corruption charges related to sales of her self-published children's book to companies with close ties to state and local government.Catherine Pugh, a 69-year-old Democrat who re

Graft trial begins for Armenia's ousted president

Graft trial begins for Armenia's ousted president

Former Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday went on trial charged with corruption in a case supporters claim is politically-motivated, nearly two years after his ouster in a popular uprising.Sarkisian -- who dominated Armenia in two consecutive terms

Greece, UEFA vow to clean up Greek football

Greece, UEFA vow to clean up Greek football

The Greek government on Tuesday signed an accord with UEFA to clean up Greek football, seeking ways to tackle the threat posed by corruption, match-fixing and other problems."We've taken a political decision to clean up Greek football for good and we are ver