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Exclusive: Japan businessman paid $8.2 million by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at centre of French corruption probe
TOKYO/PARIS (Reuters) - A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan's bid.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel appeared headed for a unity government on Friday after opposition leader Benny Gantz moved towards an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, disappointing voters who had hoped to bring down the right-wing premier.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Benny Gantz, was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday in a surprise manoeuvre that could herald a unity government keeping the veteran leader in power.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The speaker of Israel's parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned on Wednesday, sharpening a battle with the Supreme Court over its concerns that democracy could be a casualty of the coronavirus crisis.
BEIJING (Xinhua): A former president of the Higher People's Court of east China's Anhui Province has been indicted on charges of taking bribes, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Wednesday (March 25).
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Supreme Court ordered the speaker of the parliament on Monday to put into motion a move in parliament, which he had rejected, that could weaken close ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hold on power.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has not yet been able to arrest two key graft suspects who are still on the loose, former Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi and politician from the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Harun Masiku, months after the antigraft agency named them suspects in two separate cases.
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the detention of hundreds of government officials, including military and security officers, on charges involving bribery and exploiting public office, and said investigators would bring charges against them.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main challenger, Benny Gantz, won support on Sunday from two key parties in his bid to oust Israel's longest-serving leader and form a new government.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial was delayed on Sunday for two months, until May, due to the coronavirus crisis.