Asia Pacific

South Korean ex-justice minister summoned in financial probe

Investigation into Cho Kuk centres on suspicious equity investments and his daughter's university education.

South Korean ex-justice minister summoned in financial probe

Corruption

'Overarching influence': Najib must enter defence in 1MDB trial

Judge in first trial related to multi-billion dollar scandal at Malaysia state fund says prosecution has made case.

'Overarching influence': Najib must enter defence in 1MDB trial

Asia Pacific

Najib faces day of reckoning in first Malaysia 1MDB trial

Judge in SRC trial will decide whether the prosecution has proved a prima facie case and if Najib must enter his defence

Najib faces day of reckoning in first Malaysia 1MDB trial

Latin America

Brazil's ex-President Lula freed from prison

Release comes after Supreme Court ruling ended mandatory imprisonment of convicts after they lose their first appeal.

Brazil's ex-President Lula freed from prison

Ukraine

'Who ordered Katya's murder?': Ukrainians seek answers

Campaigners renew call for justice one year after anti-corruption activist Kateryna Handziuk died following acid attack.

Ukrainians demand answers year after murder of Kateryna Handziuk

AJ IMPACT

Peru judge orders 14 lawyers jailed amid Odebrecht probe

Each lawyer will spend 18 months in preventive detention as prosecutors investigate their role in public work contracts.

Peru judge orders 14 lawyers jailed amid Odebrecht probe

AJ Impact

Malaysia wants to recover another $4.3bn in 1MDB scandal

Malaysia is working with at least five different countries to recover the assets, said its anti-corruption head.

Malaysia wants to recover another $4.3bn in 1MDB scandal

AJ Impact

Kenya's top judge: Court system is being 'starved' of funds

The judiciary was allocated just over half of its requested budget for the current fiscal year.

Kenya's top judge: Court system is being 'starved' of funds

AJ Impact

US agrees $1bn 1MDB recovery deal with Malaysian fugitive Jho Low

The settlement is the largest civil forfeiture of assets ever by the US Justice Department.

US agrees $1bn 1MDB recovery deal with Malaysian fugitive Jho Low

Head to Head

Transcript: Baleka Mbete on Xenophobia, Corruption, and the ANC

Read the full transcript of the debate with the South African politician on corruption, xenophobia and ANC's future.

The Listening Post

Spinning, downplaying, ignoring: Lebanon protests and the media

How domestic media outlets are covering Lebanon's protests against taxes, austerity and corruption.

REWIND

Fool's Gold: Inside Ghana's Million Dollar Scamming Syndicates

We go undercover in Ghana to expose gold scammers tricking foreign investors out of huge sums of money.

United States

Trump Organization weighs selling rights to Washington hotel

The move stems in part from criticisms from ethics watchdogs and legislators over the family's profits from the hotel.

Trump Organization weighs selling rights to Washington hotel

AJ Impact

Melons, crabs and a funeral: Japan's trade minister resigns

Isshu Sugawara steps down on allegations that he violated election law just a month after his appointment to the post.

Melons, crabs and a funeral: Japan's trade minister resigns

AJ Impact

Vatican financial regulator denies wrongdoing in UK property deal

In 2014, the Vatican's Secretariat of State spent about $200m for a minority stake in a plan to buy a London building.

Vatican financial regulator denies wrongdoing in UK property deal