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Friday briefing: PM faces fresh corruption claim

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Hello, Warren Murray returning to you with Friday’s briefing. Other briefings may be available – but why take the risk? Boris Johnson has been accused of potential corruption by Labour as it emerged he sought funds f...

Sebastian Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor due to corruption inquiry

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The Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said on Saturday that he plans to step down in an effort to defuse a government crisis triggered by prosecutors’ announcement that he is a target of a corruption investigation....

‘Significant corruption risks’ in Victoria’s prison system amid surging inmate numbers, Ibac finds

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The rapid growth of the Victorian prison population and poor workplace culture in prisons has led to “significant corruption risks”, a damning report into Victoria’s corrective services has found. A special report rel...

The Wire’s Sonja Sohn on her Baltimore documentary: ‘We are seeing multilayered corruption’

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Next June it will be 20 years since The Wire began its sprawling Dickensian portrait of Baltimore, Maryland, as a proxy for the decline and fall of the American empire. Whatever happened to the cast? Dominic West wen...

Fifth of UK Covid contracts ‘raised red flags for possible corruption’

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One in five government Covid contracts awarded between February and November 2020 contained one or more red flags for possible corruption and require urgent further investigation, a respected campaign group has warned...

How to expose corruption, vice and incompetence – by those who have

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Investigative journalism is costly, time-consuming, risky and difficult, and sometimes results in legal threats, personal abuse to our journalists – or no publishable story at all. So why do we do it? Six of our inves...

MP warns of financial corruption in UK escaping ‘toothless’ enforcers

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The Pandora Papers leak shows that the UK is in danger of becoming a corrupt country because it is failing to take economic crime seriously enough, the former chair of the public accounts watchdog told MPs, as she cal...

How Nigerian ‘corruption’ is a cautionary tale for the UK

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The British self-proclaimed reputation for probity seems to have taken a battering recently. If it’s not Boris Johnson’s dubious WhatsApps, it’s David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of the doomed financial services comp...

Pressure mounts on Bolsonaro amid rising anger over vaccine corruption scandal

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Jair Bolsonaro has been plunged into arguably the most treacherous moment of his presidency, as the Brazilian leader faces a snowballing scandal over allegedly corrupt Covid vaccine deals and mounting public rage over...

Former Netanyahu aide testifies against him in corruption trial

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A one-time confidant to Benjamin Netanyahu has begun testifying against him in the former Israeli prime minister’s corruption trial in Jerusalem. Nir Hefetz, a former spokesperson for Netanyahu, is a key prosecution w...

Nicolas Sarkozy attacks ‘shockingly unjust’ corruption conviction

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Days after his conviction for corruption and influence peddling, Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will take the battle to clear his name to the European court of human rights if he does not win on appeal. The former French...

A year after Beirut blast, Lebanon sinks deep into mire of corruption

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At ground zero of Lebanon’s apocalypse a stench of dead rats seeps from hulking piles of rotting grain. Broken silos teeter above, their sides ripped apart by the catastrophic blast that also broke the soul of Beirut;...

Calls for UK to bar Bain & Co from contracts over South Africa corruption

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Boris Johnson should bar Bain & Company from lucrative government contracts in light of a judicial commission’s findings about the management consultancy’s “despicable” role in state corruption in South Africa, Pe...

More female executives quit Victoria’s corruption watchdog amid workplace bullying concerns

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Senior women have continued to leave Victoria’s anti-corruption commission this year as the agency grapples with a culture of sexual harassment and bullying. The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s e...

Cameron passed a lobbying act, but it was never meant to curb corruption

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Nothing should surprise us in the outright dishonesty of Boris Johnson’s Commons replies. But on Wednesday at PMQs, caught in the deepening glue trap of sleaze, he tried lashing out at Labour for voting against the 20...

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