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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

Bolivian health minister held for suspected corruption

Bolivian health minister held for suspected corruption

Bolivia's health minister was arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the over-priced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19, then fired by interim President Jeanine Anez, officials said Wednesday.Marcelo Navajas was detained by police in La Paz, po

Suriname readies to vote despite virus

Suriname readies to vote despite virus

The tiny South American nation of Suriname holds legislative elections next week despite the coronavirus pandemic, and amid corruption scandals and tough economic times.Some 380,000 registered voters will cast ballots on May 25 to elect the 51-member national

One year after Ibiza scandal, Austria's Kurz rides high

One year after Ibiza scandal, Austria's Kurz rides high

A year after conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz found himself buffeted by a corruption scandal, which brought down his coalition with the far-right, the coronavirus crisis has cemented his dominant position.Already having enjoyed a boost in nation

Top aide to DR Congo president goes on trial for corruption

Top aide to DR Congo president goes on trial for corruption

A powerful top aide to DR Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi went on trial for corruption on Monday, a case without precedent in the vast African country.Tshisekedi's chief of staff Vital Kamerhe, who has been at the heart of political life in DR Congo for t

Samsung heir apologises over corruption scandal

Samsung heir apologises over corruption scandal

The heir to the Samsung empire bowed in apology Wednesday for company misconduct including a controversial plan for him to ascend to the leadership of the world's largest smartphone maker.Lee Jae-yong is vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics and was jailed for