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The Interpreter's best of 2014: Abbott and Australian foreign policy, The Adolescent Country, corruption crack-down in China and SSBNs

Throughout the Christmas-New Year break, The Interpreter will be featuring some of its best pieces from 2014. More to come between now and January 12 when The Interpreter will be back for 2015. Is Abbott spreading Australia too thin?,...Show More Summary

Blax News: As President Obama Says: "The Libyan Invasion Was My GREATEST FOREIGN POLICY REGRET".....The Corrupt "Mentholated Black Media Pressgang" Says: "That's OK Mr President. You Are Still Our Greatest Humanitarian. We Are Only Ashamed That We Allo

A recent conversation with a frat brother of mine: "You anger a lot of brothers because THEY DON'T LIKE YOUR POLITICS".ME: "I anger them because I call out their BIGOTRY that is expressed in their POLITICS. I tell them that POLITIC OPPORTUNISM is the greatest THIEF OF 'BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS'. Show More Summary

Why China Is Raiding Foreign Companies At Dawn

China's anti-corruption forces have been aggressively hunting down officials hiding in the West, and it turns out they're also trying to root out supposed corruption at foreign companies doing business in China. Multinational corporations...Show More Summary

FBI beefs up resources against foreign corruption

The FBI is stepping up efforts against international corruption, creating new squads to search for bribery cases that are rooted overseas but reach to the United States. Continue reading ? The post FBI beefs up resources against foreign corruption appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

'Leviathan' takes best foreign film at Palm Springs Film Fest

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

"Leviathan," a brooding Russian film about one family's struggle to hold on to its land in a corrupt, far-flung village, is the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

“Leviathan”: A tragic, ironic masterpiece from Putin’s Russia

Breathtaking Arctic scenery, political corruption, sex and vodka -- "Leviathan" is the year's best foreign film

Companies Paid Record Sums to Settle Bribery Probes in 2014

Companies paid more than ever before to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations in 2014, the latest sign that bribery enforcement remains hot after all these years.

Reasons for optimism

I am amazed when I hear talk radio hosts or other provocateurs describe the country in wholly gloomy terms. They talk about a “growing tyranny,” the threat that foreigners will take our jobs, the corruption of the entire political class, the grip of the lying mainstream media. Really? Perhaps they are watching too many dystopic […]

The FCPA in 2014: A Record Fine, But Little Legal Change

U.S. authorities scored a record-breaking fine as they enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act this year, but lawyers said they didn’t see much of the ballyhooed targeting of individuals in bribery cases.

French Co. Alstom Pleads Guilty, Faces Largest FCPA Fine Ever

Several years ago, the Justice Department announced it was cracking down on violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the federal statute that makes it a crime to bribe foreign government officials in order to get business. Last week, the French engineering company Alstom interrupted its Merry Christmas to plead......

Dozens arrested in Israel corruption probe

Members of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party among government officials held over misuse of public funds.

Agreement Between Alstom and the U.S. Department of Justice

Alstom has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the investigation into alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

French Firm to Pay Record $772 Million Penalty for Foreign Bribery Scheme

last monthNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

In what is being called the largest-ever foreign bribery resolution with the Department of Justice, a French power and transportation company today pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a record $772 million fine.

Foreign Bribery Cases That Can Drag On and On

An overseas bribery inquiry involving Avon shows how long winding such cases can be, and how the costs of dealing with potential corrupt payments can exceed the punishment, Peter J. Henning writes in White Collar Watch.

How the world’s biggest companies bribe foreign governments—in 11 charts

Corruption knows no boundaries, or borders, according to a new study released by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD analyzed 427 foreign bribery cases that were closed between 1999 and 2014. What theShow More Summary

Report: UK Foreign Aid 'Encouraging Corruption'

Taxpayers' money is funding corruption in foreign countries, a damning report has revealed. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) says the British aid is actively encouraging corrupt practices, such as bribery. In one scheme,...Show More Summary

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Current Government Is

When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong...Show More Summary

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Current Government Is

When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong...Show More Summary

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Current Government Is

When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong...Show More Summary

Exporting Corruption

From Transparency International: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime for which individuals and enterprises are responsible. The Convention is a key instrument...Show More Summary

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