Chinese top official Sun sentenced to life for bribery

Sun Zhengcai, once seen as Xi Jinping's possible successor, pleaded guilty to accepting more than $27m in bribes.

China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life

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Saakashvili on Putin, Europe's weak leaders and a return to power

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili discusses Putin, the state of Europe and plans for his political comeback.


Senior Indonesian politician sentenced to 15 years

Ex-speaker of parliament Setya Novanto sentenced to 15 years for his role in stealing $170m from public funds.

Indonesia: Setya Novanto sentenced to 15 years for corruption


Zimbabwe parliament summons ex-ruler Mugabe

Former president said in 2016 that $15bn worth of diamonds were looted from fields in eastern Zimbabwe.

Mugabe summoned by parliament to explain diamond looting comment


Angola says ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5bn

Jose Filomeno dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5bn when he ran Luanda's sovereign wealth fund, government says.

Angola says ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5bn

Asia Pacific

Chinese official pleads guilty to corruption, abuse of power

Sun Zhengcai was the young mayor of Chongqing, one of China's fastest-growing cities, and expected to take up national leadership roles, but now he has been caught in Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown.


China's disgraced Sun Zhengcai stands trial for bribery

Chinese prosecutors have charged disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai with bribery, state media has said, the latest development in a corruption probe into a man once considered a contender for top leadership.


Brazil's Dilma Rousseff: Lula's jailing a coup

Ex-Brazil President Dilma Rousseff calls for international solidarity in Spain after imprisonment of former leader Lula.

Dilma Rousseff seeks 'international solidarity' for jailed Lula


Lula's imprisonment sends a dark message to Brazil's poor

Brazil's oligarchy will do everything in its power to sabotage any attempt to abolish its privileges.

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Latin America

Brazil's Lula turns himself in to police after tense showdown

Former president maintains innocence but surrenders to police to begin serving 12-year jail sentence for corruption.


'I will comply': Lula says ready to surrender to police

Ex-president tells supporters in Sao Paolo he will surrender to police to begin 12-year jail sentence for corruption.


Viktor Orban predicted to win third term in Hungary elections

The prime minister has been accused of corruption, but many in Hungary are unconvinced or uninterested in the opposition's claims.

Latin America

Brazil: Deadline for Lula to turn himself into police expires

Popular ex-president defies court order to surrender to authorities and start a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

Brazil: Deadline for Lula to turn himself into police expires

South Korea

Disgraced former South Korean president convicted

Mixed reactions greet 24-year prison term and $16m fine for Park Geun-hye for bribery, extortion and influence-peddling.

South Korea

Former S Korean president sentenced to 24 years in jail

Park Geun-hye was found guilty of bribery and abuse of power in a verdict issued on Friday.