November 27th @ 7:51 PM GMT
Yahoo! Braslia (AFP) - Brazil's President Michel Temer, together with congressional leaders, vowed on Sunday to block any attempt by legislators to grant themselves a corruption amnesty as he sought to defuse a series of scandals. In a rare weekend news conference, the president sought to reassure Brazilians that he is fighting corruption among the political elite and working to restore an economy that he predicted will see an upturn in the second quarter of 2017. Temer -- a center-right veteran ... (Politics)
November 28th @ 6:12 PM GMT
NPR They're opposed to a government decision to void the country's largest-denomination bank notes. The government says the move is designed to combat corruption and target the black market. (World)
November 28th @ 6:12 PM GMT
NPR They're opposed to a government decision to void the country's largest-denomination banknotes. The government says the move is designed to combat corruption and target the black market. (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 3:18 PM GMT
Yahoo! German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch will no longer sign contracts to supply countries outside of NATO's influence because it has become too difficult to obtain government approval for such deals, news agency DPA reported on Monday. The company, one of the world's best-known gunmakers, will in future only sell to countries that are democratic and free from corruption and that are members of NATO or NATO members' partners, DPA said, citing company sources. It said this change in st... (World)
November 26th @ 6:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! Thousands of protesters braved sleet and freezing temperatures in Seoul on Saturday to demand President Park Geun-Hye resign over a corruption scandal or face impeachment. Police said 25,000 officers had been deployed across the South Korean capital and roads leading to the presidential Blue House had been blocked as organisers estimated up to 1.5 million people could attend the rally. ''I don't think Park would step down voluntarily, but we need to raise our voice as much as possible to... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 2:44 PM GMT
Yahoo! ''I am asking to be relieved of my position,'' government secretary Geddel Vieira Lima said in a letter published in the media. Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported on Thursday that another ex-minister had told police Temer pressured him to intervene in a business deal involving Vieira Lima. Temer denied the allegation. (World)
November 27th @ 3:21 AM GMT
Yahoo! Prime Minister Narendra Modi's shock decision to scrap most of India's currency was hailed by some as a masterstroke against endemic corruption, but signs are emerging that it may hit the economy hard. India runs largely on cash, but that is still in short supply, nearly three weeks after Modi's shock announcement that 86 percent of its currency would be withdrawn from circulation. On Thursday former prime minister Manmohan Singh, a respected economist, told parliament the surprise decis... (Politics)
November 27th @ 3:20 PM GMT
Yahoo! President Michel Temer said on Sunday that he and leaders of Brazil's Congress will not allow an amnesty for election slush funds sought by some lawmakers to avoid prosecution for receiving graft money. Temer called a news conference to staunch a deepening crisis over new corruption allegations against members of his government that are causing new political uncertainty that is delaying economic recovery from a severe recession. ''We agreed there will no consideration of an amnesty for s... (World)
November 26th @ 10:10 AM GMT
Yahoo! Tens of thousands of protesters braved sleet and freezing temperatures in Seoul on Saturday to demand President Park Geun-Hye resign over a corruption scandal or face impeachment. Police put the figure at 140,000 participants in Seoul. Parents and their children, university students and Buddhist monks were among those protesting for the fifth straight weekend as Park comes under intensifying pressure to step down. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 2:11 PM GMT
Yahoo! South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will challenge a report released this month by the anti-corruption watchdog that alleged influence-peddling in his government, his office said on Friday. The president's office said in a statement that Zuma had received legal advice to challenge the report, which also prescribed that a judicial inquiry be set up to probe the allegations against him. Zuma denies any wrongdoing. (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia) (World)
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