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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...

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...

NSW corruption watchdog recommends charges against ex-MP Daryl Maguire and four councillors

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The NSW corruption watchdog has referred former Liberal MP Daryl Maguire for possible criminal charges for giving false evidence during a long-running inquiry into serious corruption within Canterbury council. The Ind...

Police corruption and the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan – podcast

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The brutal murder of a private investigator in 1987 has become the UK’s most investigated killing – but 34 years later it remains unsolved and mired in new official findings of police corruption ...

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...

Corruption claims threaten to damage Germany’s CDU party

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Angela Merkel’s party tries to distance itself from pandemic deals scandal as elections loomCorruption allegations and mounting frustration with Germany’s slow vaccination roll-out are threatening to damage Angela Mer...

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...

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...

Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumes as political future remains unclear – video

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The Israeli prime minister’s efforts to remain in power face a double-pronged challenge, as he attends a Jerusalem courtroom for his corruption trial. Meanwhile critical talks on his political future were held after l...

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...

Political corruption makes it more likely we’ll cheat at the checkout

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It’s not just Covid that’s contagious – corruption is too. We’ve always known that if some coppers, politicians or border guards take bribes their colleagues follow suit. If everyone’s at it, people don’t want to be l...

Russian police raid journalists probing government corruption

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Russian police have raided the apartments of several investigative journalists as they prepared to publish a report alleging that one of Vladimir Putin’s top ministers had secretly amassed a corrupt fortune. Police de...

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...

Aung San Suu Kyi faces fresh corruption charges in Myanmar as trial nears

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Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other former officials from her government have been hit with fresh corruption charges, according to state-run media. Citing the country’s anti-corruption commission, th...

BVI inquiry hears claims of systemic corruption and jury intimidation

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Allegations of systemic corruption, cronyism, jury intimidation and misuse of public funds are being aired in a courtroom in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) after the UK government set up a commission of inquiry into...

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