Tag: Corruption (Institutional)

Netanyahu, Like His Foe, Calls for Unity Government, but Conflicts Remain

JERUSALEM — Seizing the initiative in Israel’s postelection political gridlock, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called on his main rival, Benny Gantz, to meet immediately to discuss forming a government of national unity together. Mr. Netanyahu, facing a looming indictment in three corruption cases, is fighting for his political survival and, potentially, his freedom. […]

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Duterte Says He Ordered a Politician Killed; a Spokesman Says He Misspoke

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines appeared to admit in a speech this week that he had ordered an assassination attempt on a politician last year, a startling statement even for a president known for bloody, provocative rhetoric. His spokesman said on Wednesday that Mr. Duterte had misspoken. In a speech on Tuesday […]

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From Warren and Trump, Two Versions of Corruption

Senator Elizabeth Warren stood beneath a marble arch in New York City, telling a crowd of thousands that she would lead a movement to purge the government of corruption. Not far from the site of a historic industrial disaster, Ms. Warren described Washington as utterly compromised by the influence of corporations and the extremely wealthy, […]

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Elizabeth Warren to Rally Supporters in Washington Square Park Tonight

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is set to bring her ascendant presidential campaign to New York City on Monday evening with a speech on corruption, one of the major themes of her bid for the White House. Ahead of the speech, Ms. Warren on Monday morning released a plan to fight corruption, which is based […]

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U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Emoluments Case Against Trump

A federal appeals court in New York on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is illegally profiting from his hotels and restaurants in New York and Washington in violation of the Constitution’s anti-corruption, or emoluments, clauses. In a two-to-one decision, a panel of judges for the United States Court of Appeals for the […]

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How Democracy Dies, American-Style

Democracies used to collapse suddenly, with tanks rolling noisily toward the presidential palace. In the 21st century, however, the process is usually subtler. Authoritarianism is on the march across much of the world, but its advance tends to be relatively quiet and gradual, so that it’s hard to point to a single moment and say, […]

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Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

WASHINGTON — House Democrats return to Washington this week poised to significantly broaden their nascent impeachment inquiry into President Trump beyond the findings of the Russia investigation, but they will confront a fast-dwindling political clock. Undeterred by lackluster public support for impeachment, Democratic lawmakers and aides have sketched out a robust four-month itinerary of hearings […]

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A Judge Refused to Hire a Party Boss’s Aide. A Demotion Followed.

Three months after the Bronx Democratic Party announced its support for Judge Armando Montano in the 2017 election for State Supreme Court justice, the party’s chairman had a request: He wanted the newly elected judge to hire the chairman’s former aide as a confidential assistant. Justice Montano interviewed the person, thought it over and declined. […]

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Why Has Trump’s Exceptional Corruption Gone Unchecked?

Consider two scenarios about how Washington works. In one, a local activist decides to run for Congress. A friend hosts a fund-raiser for her at his law firm, where 10 partners each give the maximum legal individual donation, $2,800. After she wins, the host asks her to meet with a client, a constituent whose business […]

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Samsung’s Leader at Risk of More Prison Time After Court Rules Against Him

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s top court issued a ruling on Thursday that could result in more prison time for Samsung’s de facto leader, who was freed last year after being jailed for bribing the country’s since-impeached president. The Supreme Court ruled that an appeals court had underestimated the value of the bribes that […]

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The Shallow Cynicism of ‘Everything Is Rigged’

President Trump wants his supporters to know that he is still draining the swamp over which he has presided for nearly three years. One of his Democratic rivals, Senator Elizabeth Warren, says Americans are trapped in a “rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.” Her colleague and […]

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Trudeau Violated Ethics Law in SNC-Lavalin Case, Watchdog Finds

OTTAWA — Canada’s federal ethics commissioner said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated an ethics law when he and his staff pushed the former attorney general and justice minister to settle a corruption case against a major engineering company, SNC-Lavalin. In a long-awaited report, the commissioner, Mario Dion, said Mr. Trudeau had used […]

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Guatemalans See Little Hope Even as They Elect a New President in Runoff

Thousands of Guatemalans, bereft of hope, leave their country each month, choosing the uncertainty of migration over the poverty, violence and corruption they know at home. That is not expected to change even after Guatemalans vote on Sunday for a new president. The election is a runoff between a former first lady and a former […]

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Thailand’s Former Leader, in Exile and Wanted at Home, Gets Serbian Citizenship

BANGKOK — Beloved by Thailand’s rural poor, ousted from office and in exile since fleeing a trial two years ago, a former prime minister of Thailand has reappeared abroad, at least in name, on a Serbian government website. The site announced that the former Thai leader, Yingluck Shinawatra, had been granted Serbian citizenship, in a […]

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Hundreds Arrested in Moscow as Criminal Case Announced Against Navalny Foundation

MOSCOW — As thousands of riot police officers flooded central Moscow on Saturday to curb protests calling for fair elections, the Russian authorities announced they had opened a criminal investigation into money laundering against an anticorruption organization led by Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition activist. The case against his organization, the Anti-Corruption Foundation, […]

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15 Days of Fury: How Puerto Rico’s Government Collapsed

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The uprising that toppled Puerto Rico’s leaders might be traced to a day earlier this month, when the governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló, was not even on the island. He was on vacation in Europe, curating his Instagram feed with smiling pictures of him and his wife savoring Paris. The political legacy […]

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Why Many Top Hoops Recruits Won’t Be at the N.C.A.A.’s New Showcases

When federal authorities dropped a bombshell nearly two years ago with the announcement of a wide-ranging college basketball corruption investigation, the notoriously laborious N.C.A.A. leapt at an opportunity it had long been eyeing. Within weeks, it had marshaled a commission headed by Condoleezza Rice to seize control of the grassroots basketball world, whose bustling underground […]

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Defying Protests, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico Refuses to Resign

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Facing an angry public uprising against his administration, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico announced on Sunday evening that he would not seek re-election in 2020, and would immediately step down as president of his political party. But Mr. Rosselló refused to resign, as tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans […]

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The Political Crisis in Puerto Rico

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Hundreds of leaked text messages revealed the governor of Puerto Rico mocking his own citizens. For many Puerto Ricans, it was the last straw. [For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on “The Daily” […]

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iraqi Militia Leaders and Ex-Governors

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is imposing economic sanctions on two former provincial governors and two militia leaders in Iraq, it announced on Thursday, citing human rights abuses in the north of the country. American officials had determined that three of the four Iraqis were involved in acts of corruption, extortion and intimidation in Nineveh […]

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