BANGKOK — Add aging Western bridge players to the list of desperadoes in Thailand’s seaside resort of Pattaya, a sin city rife with prostitution, corruption and foreign and home-grown gangsters. The bridge players, mostly British but also from Scandinavia, the Netherlands and elsewhere, were busted by a task force of soldiers, police and local officials...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his indignation to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday over "made up accusations" against Russia's leadership by senior officials from the U.S. administration, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's transport minister urged foreign companies on Sunday to invest in the country's aviation sector and declared a zero-tolerance policy for corruption as it reopens for business after sanctions. "I hold your hands...Show More Summary
China and Switzerland have pledged to step up cooperation to prevent corruption, after a series of bilateral steps aimed at boosting financial and trade ties, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said Friday.
There’s a handy list Foreign Policy compiled of a few of the more egregious cases of corruption committed last year. Reading over this list, what doesn’t cease to amaze is the scale at which many of the corrupt work: They all seem to...Show More Summary
2016 will be defining year for the Justice Department’s foreign corruption enforcement, experts say, as the pressure will be on after major resources and attention were devoted to the unit.
KABUL (Reuters) - More foreign troops died fighting in Helmand than in any other province in Afghanistan but little more than a year after NATO left, the region risks being overrun by the Taliban because of confusion, corruption and mismanagement in Afghan forces.
By Jeremy Ravinsky | (Foreign Policy in Focus) | – – Nothing recruits terrorists like corrupt security forces committing human rights abuses with impunity. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps / Flickr) Recent, disparate…
"This ship is sinking," retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson tells Abby Martin, adding that "today the purpose of US foreign policy is to support the complex that we have created in the national security state that is fueled,...Show More Summary
Zero references to Charleston and Planned Parenthood attacks expose CNN's rank intellectual corruption. CNN’s debate Tuesday night was billed as a debate focusing on national security, foreign policy and terrorism. As CNN‘s Wolf Blitzer...Show More Summary
Every year, roughly $1 trillion flows illegally out of developing and emerging economies due to crime, corruption, and tax evasion. This amount is more than these countries receive in foreign direct investment and foreign aid combined. Show More Summary
A longstanding federal investigation into allegations of pervasive corruption at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s operations abroad has uncovered evidence of bribery in India. The company is suspected to have made relatively small, but extensive payments to local officials in India totaling millions of dollars. The bribes were paid to help obtain [...]
Remember that big New York Times exposé that accused Wal-Mart of massive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/bribery offenses during its expansion in Mexico? Oops: A high-profile federal probe into allegations of widespread corruption...Show More Summary
THOUSANDS of Australian students feel cheated by universities seemingly corrupted by the dollars of foreign students. What’s bringing this anger to a head…
A group of Hindu extremists have reportedly warned all foreign Christian missionaries to leave Nepal, following a series of church attacks in recent weeks. Christians are being blamed for "corrupting the country," while a new Constitution bans people from converting others to their faith.
When it comes to international business, the arm of anti-bribery and corruption laws is long, reaching transactions across the world. And the arms of the law are growing more numerous. It's no longer just America's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that companies have to worry about. Canada and Brazil both......
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that the United Kingdom will continue to help Ukraine’s armed forces to modernize and provide technical assistance to support reform in the fight against corruption, public financial management, the ease of doing business and asset recovery.
Co-authored by Jeff Zinsmeister, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations The rapid fall of the (now ex-) Guatemalan president Otto Fernandez Pérez Molina has already reverberated through the Americas. Its ultimate impact will surely...Show More Summary
A US foreign service officer sentenced to prison for issuing fake visas, making millions, as all others got away.
“The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that BNY Mellon has agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by providing valuable student internships to family members...Show More Summary