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Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Found Guilty of Corruption

Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Found Guilty of Corruption

Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Found Guilty of Corruption Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Found Guilty of Corruption PARIS — The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty and sentenced to prison by a court in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and influence peddling, only the second time in modern French history that a former president has …

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Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruption

Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruption

Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruption Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruption KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan, whose citizens have largely brushed aside the coronavirus pandemic as exaggerated or an outright hoax, is now preparing to distribute its first batch of vaccines. A half-million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, produced by an Indian manufacturer, were …

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Zuma Risks Arrest After Defying South Africa Corruption Inquiry

Zuma Risks Arrest After Defying South Africa Corruption Inquiry

Zuma Risks Arrest After Defying South Africa Corruption Inquiry Zuma Risks Arrest After Defying South Africa Corruption Inquiry CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa whose nearly decade-long tenure was tainted by breathtaking corruption scandals, refused to appear before an inquiry panel Monday, raising the possibility that he would be imprisoned for contempt. The …

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Benjamin Netanyahu Pleads Not Guilty in Israel Corruption Trial

Benjamin Netanyahu Pleads Not Guilty in Israel Corruption Trial

Benjamin Netanyahu Pleads Not Guilty in Israel Corruption Trial Benjamin Netanyahu Pleads Not Guilty in Israel Corruption Trial JERUSALEM — Few world leaders have ever stood trial while in office, let alone while running for re-election in the middle of a pandemic. Yet on Monday morning — with a general election just weeks away, and a fraught decision about reopening …

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Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial

Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial

Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial GENEVA — A Swiss court on Friday convicted the French-Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corrupting foreign public officials and forging documents, in a trial over his successful bid to reap lavish iron ore resources in …

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Corruption Trial of French-Israeli Tycoon Begins in Switzerland

Corruption Trial of French-Israeli Tycoon Begins in Switzerland

Corruption Trial of French-Israeli Tycoon Begins in Switzerland Corruption Trial of French-Israeli Tycoon Begins in Switzerland Mr. Steinmetz’s business dealings have been investigated in several other countries, including the United States, Romania and Israel. His legal problems began, after his group, BSG Resources, beat out the Australian mining firm Rio Tinto in 2008 for half the exploration rights to mine …

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Judge in Venezuela Convicts 6 U.S. Oil Executives of Corruption

Judge in Venezuela Convicts 6 U.S. Oil Executives of Corruption

Judge in Venezuela Convicts 6 U.S. Oil Executives of Corruption Judge in Venezuela Convicts 6 U.S. Oil Executives of Corruption CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan judge on Thursday found six American oil executives guilty of a wide-ranging corruption scheme and immediately sentenced them to prison. The so-called Citgo 6 — employees of the Houston-based Citgo refining company, which is owned …

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Corruption Trial of Ex-President Sarkozy Opens in France

Corruption Trial of Ex-President Sarkozy Opens in France

Corruption Trial of Ex-President Sarkozy Opens in France Corruption Trial of Ex-President Sarkozy Opens in France PARIS — The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in a Paris courtroom on Monday to face charges of corruption and influence-peddling, as years of his drawn-out legal entanglements came to a head despite his enduring influence and popularity on the right. Mr. Sarkozy, …

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Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa

Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa

Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa Top A.N.C. Official Charged With Corruption in South Africa JOHANNESBURG — A top member of South Africa’s governing African National Congress party appeared in court on Friday, charged with corruption, in a rare sign that powerful members of the party could be held to account for endemic pilfering of public funds …

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Peru’s leader faces 2nd impeachment vote in as many months leader AP President Corruption Peru

Peru Political Crisis

Peru’s leader faces 2nd impeachment vote in as many months leader AP President Corruption Peru Peru’s leader faces 2nd impeachment vote in as many months leader AP President Corruption Peru Peru’s president faced a second impeachment vote in less than two months Monday over new accusations of corruption in the latest jolt to one of the countries hardest hit by …

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