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May 23, 2019

Politics

Petrobras recovers $274 million from corruption scandal

Petrobras recovers $274 million from corruption scandal

Brazil's state-owned oil major Petrobras said Thursday that it has recovered 1.034 billion reais ($274 million) in funds embezzled during a giant corruption scandal that badly damaged the company and upended Brazilian politics.The funds were returned "throug

Fernando Haddad: stand-in for Lula who might run Brazil

Fernando Haddad: stand-in for Lula who might run Brazil

Fernando Haddad has the oddest job in Brazilian politics: standing in for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as his far more popular mentor tries to win the presidency from a prison cell.The former Sao Paulo mayor was picked Sunday by the leftist Workers' Party as run

Taiwan targets former gang leader over 'China funding'

Taiwan targets former gang leader over 'China funding'

Investigators in Taiwan have searched the home and party offices of a pro-China former gang leader known as "White Wolf" in a probe over donations ahead of key elections.It comes as concerns grow about the involvement of organised crime in politics and escal

The odd-job volunteers 'fixing' Hong Kong politics

The odd-job volunteers 'fixing' Hong Kong politics

As attendance at Hong Kong's traditional protest rallies wanes, one pro-democracy group is trying to win hearts and minds in a more pragmatic way -- through plumbing, electrics and household repairs.Calling themselves Fixing Hong Kong, the group's volunteers

Boat loving Italian MP resigns after absences row

Boat loving Italian MP resigns after absences row

An Italian sailing champion turned MP -- who justified frequent parliamentary absences by saying he could do politics from his boat -- announced his resignation Saturday, blaming a "media lynching".In a letter to the president of the lower house, Andrea Mura

Boat loving Italian MP resigns after absences row

Boat loving Italian MP resigns after absences row

An Italian sailing champion turned MP -- who justified frequent parliamentary absences by saying he could do politics from his boat -- announced his resignation Saturday, blaming a "media lynching".In a letter to the president of the lower house, Andrea Mura