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Pope Francis Issues Law to Combat Corruption in the Vatican

Pope Francis Issues Law to Combat Corruption in the Vatican

Pope Francis Issues Law to Combat Corruption in the Vatican Pope Francis Issues Law to Combat Corruption in the Vatican ROME — In an effort to fight corruption in the highest ranks of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis issued a sweeping new decree on Thursday compelling top managers at the Vatican — including cardinals — to provide full financial …

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South African President Appears Before Corruption Investigators

South African President Appears Before Corruption Investigators

South African President Appears Before Corruption Investigators South African President Appears Before Corruption Investigators JOHANNESBURG — Three years ago, amid a flurry of corruption scandals that rocked South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa assumed power on promises to root out graft and restore public confidence in the governing party, the African National Congress. But over the past year, those efforts have …

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Netanyahu Corruption Trial Opens in Israel

Netanyahu Corruption Trial Opens in Israel

Netanyahu Corruption Trial Opens in Israel Netanyahu Corruption Trial Opens in Israel JERUSALEM — It was a split-screen spectacle that encapsulated the confounding condition of Israel and its democracy. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in a Jerusalem court on Monday for the opening of the key, evidentiary phase of his corruption trial. Simultaneously, just two miles across town, representatives of …

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Rage Spreads in Paraguay as Virus Surges, Exposing Corruption

Rage Spreads in Paraguay as Virus Surges, Exposing Corruption

Rage Spreads in Paraguay as Virus Surges, Exposing Corruption Rage Spreads in Paraguay as Virus Surges, Exposing Corruption ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — For nearly a year, Paraguay was a leader in keeping the pandemic at bay, and despite its persistent troubles, the country remained fairly calm. Not any more. Paraguay’s coronavirus infection rate has soared, becoming one of the worst in …

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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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