All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Corruption’

North Korea Executes Kim Jong-un’s Uncle

Early Friday morning in North Korea, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA – Korea’s official news outlet) reported that Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong-un’s uncle, was executed. The news comes as purges of North Korea’s central governing personnel continue. Kim Jong-un took power nearly 2 years ago following the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. At the time of his ascent, …

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Yingluck Shinawatra Offers Referendum; Not Resigning

Following massive protests during the month of November and increased pressure to step down, Yingluck Shinawatra, current Prime Minister of Thailand, has decided to dissolve all of Parliament and hold elections in which “The people will decide what the majority wants and who they want to govern the country.” On Sunday, Yingluck had stated that she would resign if that …

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Bharatiya Janata Party Wins Big in India Elections

Yesterday, the ruling Congress Party in India was dealt a huge blow by losing four state elections in India. The more-liberal Congress Party, which has been the primary ruling power in India since its independence in 1947, lost handily to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party). The BJP is an emerging conservative party, with a Hindu-nationalist, self-sufficient platform, …

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Rod Blagojevich’s Win Not Likely To Scare Prosecution

Even though ex Ill Governor Rod Blagojevich will get another chance to plead his case, the prosecution has made it fully aware that they have no intention of letting the conviction be overturned in their 169 page response motion calling his appeal an ‘extraordinary claim.’ His legal defensed filed an appeal in July arguing that his case should be overturned …

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Third Florida Mayor Arrested for Corruption This Month

Does anyone remember a couple of goofy-looking Caucasian officials from south Florida who took a sizable sum in bribes? Well, the feds nabbed a third. Reuters got the initial scoop last night. Mayor Steven Bateman of the town of Homestead is the third in the Miami area to be arrested and charged with corruption. The official charges filed: “two felony …

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FBI Arrests Two Florida Mayors for Public Corruption

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi and Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Marono today, but not until after they had been arrested in their offices at City Hall for public corruption charges in the wake of a two-year investigation by the FBI. An NBC Miami report says 2 FBI undercover agents contacted a lobbyist, Richard Candia, posed …

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