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Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff

The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists.

Trust fund child-abusing pervert dodges jail

A Delaware man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter only faced probation after a state Superior Court judge ruled he "will not fare well" in prison.

Let them eat cake: Italian politicians 'wasted €2m' on fine wine and caviar

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.

Top EU bank chief linked to €30m scandal

The vice president of the European Investment Bank is at the heart of a Spanish probe into the misuse of millions of euros of public funds that has rocked Spain's main opposition Socialists.

Child porn scandal: German Minister quits over leak

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.

Italy’s Berlusconi back on trial

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.

Brazilian corruption case banker arrested in Italy

The former marketing head of the Banco do Brasil, Henrique Pizzolato, ensnared in a huge corruption scandal, has been arrested in Italy, Brazilian police said on Wednesday.

EU report: Corruption widespread in the bloc

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.

EU report: Corruption widespread in the bloc

War declared between Grillo's M5S and the speaker of the Italian Parliament?

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.

Brawl in Italian parliament as controversial law railroaded through

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.

China's elite linked to offshore tax havens

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.

Spanish police clash with protesters in Madrid

Violent clashes have broken out between police and demonstrators after thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of the capital Madrid to protest against a controversial construction project.

'Spain must step up war on corruption': EU

Spain needs to ramp up its fight against corruption by introducing key reforms aimed at greater transparency, the Council of Europe's anti-corruption group said in a new report released on Wednesday.

Barclays traders to face U.K. Libor questioning

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.

ATF hid botched gun & drug-buying storefront operations from Congress

and even promoted the agent in charge!

Libor: Three former Rabobank traders charged in the US

A Briton is among three former Rabobank traders charged in the US for allegedly conspiring to manipulate the Yen Libor benchmark interest rate since 2006.

US govt struck deal with Mexican drug cartel in exchange for info

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.

NJ governor faces new scandal over Sandy relief money

New Jersey governor’s political scandal is expanding as federal auditors are investigating whether he misused $25 million in Sandy relief funds for a tourism ad, a report says.

Koch Brothers Exposed - The 1% at its very worst

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.

Robert Greenwald's "Koch Brothers Exposed" (Full)

Dreams Dashed: 'Bully banks' snatch up small businesses across Britain

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.

Dreams Dashed: 'Bully banks' snatch up small businesses across Britain

Chinese gang arrested in filthy sheep factory where carcasses were injected with polluted water to increase weight

Seven members of a Chinese gang have been arrested for allegedly injecting dirty pond water into lamb meat to swell its weight and boost profits

Police officer stole thousands of accident victims’ details and sold them for £1 million

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.

JP Morgan Pays $2 Billion to Avoid Prosecution for Its Involvement In Madoff Ponzi Scheme

Bernie Madoff has said all along that JP Morgan knew about – and knowingly profited from – his Ponzi schemes.

So JP Morgan has agreed to pay the government $2 billion to avoid investigation and prosecution.

Bailed-out AIB treats staff and spouses to four-star hotel stay

Bailed-out bank AIB paid for hundreds of staff and their spouses to stay overnight in a four-star hotel for a retirement course.

Mayor's company illegally tows 1000's of cars to cash in

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. 

Mayor's co. illegally tows 1000s of cars to cash in

Drug companies accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials

MPs voice concern after report into decision to stockpile Tamiflu finds discussions about effectiveness hampered by practice.

UK's Atos Healthcare dragoons disabled back to work

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.

Going Underground: "Atos not fit for purpose" - Dennis Skinner on benefits testing (Exclusive) (E26)

Tear gas & rubber bullets: Violence erupts as cops disperse Turkish protesters

A massive anti-government protest is raging on Taksim square in central Istanbul over a high level corruption scandal that's already forced the Prime Minister to reshuffle the cabinet.

Tear gas & rubber bullets: Violence erupts as cops disperse Turkish protesters

Anger at corruption scandal prompts Istanbul street violence

Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Istanbul on Friday amid public anger at the corruption scandal gripping the country.

Professor admits faking AIDS vaccine to get $19M in grants

An Iowa State University professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.

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