Sixty-four politicians from the regional council of Lombardy, one of Italy’s wealthiest regions, have been accused of squandering almost €2.14 million worth of public funds on everything from premium wine and caviar to jars of Nutella and placing bets.
The first minister of Germany's new cabinet resigned on Friday. Hans-Peter Friedrich came under fire when it emerged he passed on information to a party chief about an MP suspected of possessing naked photos of children.
A new trial was due to start in Naples on Tuesday against Italy's scandal-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi, on charges of bribing an opposition lawmaker to switch over to his side eight years ago.
The first ever European Commission report on corruption has exposed fraud, bribery and graft on what it describes as a 'breathtaking' scale. The headline figure is an astonishing $160 billion. That's the cost to the European economy every year.
In the aftermath of the parliamentary brawl over the manner in which the IMU-BankItalia legislation was forced through the house, it appears that all-out war has broken out between Speaker of the Italian Parliament, Laura Boldrini and Beppe Grillo's Movimento Cinque Stelle.
In a move that drew the ire of legislators from Beppe Grillo's Movimento Cinque Stelle party, a law to create a new ownership structure for the Bank of Italy was coupled together with a provision that freed householders from having to pay the second installment of the household tax and railroaded through parliament. Opposition politicians have claimed that the change to the ownership structure is tantamount to a €7bn bailout of the shareholding banks, all of it taxpayer funded.
Close family members of China’s political elite, including the brother-in-law of President Xi Jinping, have been exposed as operating companies in offshore tax havens, according to leaked financial documents obtained as part of a major international investigation.
Several former Barclays Plc (BARC) traders suspected of involvement in Libor manipulation were ordered to report to U.K. fraud prosecutors for interviews, according to a person with knowledge of the case.
Between 2000 and 2012, the US government had a deal with Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa that allowed the group to smuggle billion of dollars of drugs in return for information on its rival cartels, according to court documents published by El Universal.
Koch Brothers Exposed is a hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99% on issues ranging from Social Security to the environment to civil rights. This film uncovers the Kochs' corruption—and points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy.
To get a small business off the ground, you need the backing of a bank. But choose carefully - because not all seem to have your entrepreneurial interests at heart. RT report on one couple in Britain who found their lender more predatory than protective - and discovered they are far from alone.
A police officer stole thousands of accident victims' details from her force computer and sold them with her lover and his wife in a conspiracy that could have netted them more than £1 million, a court has heard.
In Sweetwater, Florida, cars were being towed by the thousands. So many, in fact, that a car was towed in about 37% of all arrests. To add to that ridiculousness, the company that did the towing was partly owned by the city's mayor.
An interview with veteran Labour MP, Dennis Skinner examining how private contractor Atos treats the disabled. It seems the company is trying to fill a quota, as it pushes the most vulnerable in society back into work.
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