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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As COVID-19 patients flooded Rio de Janeiro's public health system from early April to late May, Dr. Pedro Archer found himself making gut-wrenching decisions.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Facing a criminal investigation that could oust him from office, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is courting political power brokers he once decried as corrupt in a bid to survive a crisis worsened by his handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): President Rodrigo Duterte has relieved all officials and employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) who supposedly receive kickbacks in exchange for the seamless entry of Chinese people into the country.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): Immigration officials on Monday claimed ignorance of the so-called 'Pastillas' modus wherein corrupt airport employees and officials receive kickbacks in exchange for the seamless entry of Chinese nationals
COLOMBO (AFP): The former chief of Sri Lanka's national carrier was arrested Thursday (Feb 6) over allegations he received bribes for a multi-billion-dollar Airbus aircraft deal, as the fallout from corruption probes into the aviation giant grew.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to an indictment accusing him of trying to extort as much as $25 million from Nike Inc
MILAN (Reuters) - Artist Simone Fugazzotto defended on Tuesday a widely criticised anti-racism campaign launched by Italy's Serie A soccer league which features his paintings of apes.
HANOI: A court in Hanoi on Monday (Dec 16) opened proceedings against two former Vietnamese information ministers charged with corruption, a charge which in the country carries the death sentence.
The growing international popularity of romances or martial arts epics may prove more effective than state-sanctioned efforts to assert soft power. Such efforts include the global spread of state media news bureaus and the use of Confucius Institutes to teach language and culture.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad’s salam (greeting) was a sign that he wanted money – allegedly as kickback for assisting Gegasan Abadi Properties Sdn Bhd (GAPS) to sell a hotel in Kuching to Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd (FIC) at an inflated price, the High Court heard.