CHINA’S former security chief Zhou Yongkang was sentenced to life in prison for corruption yesterday by a Tianjin court.
Mr Zhou was tried on May 22 on charges of receiving bribes, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.
The trial was held behind closed doors because of...
Friday 12th Jun 2015
posted by Morning Star in World
Net closes on resigned president amid calls for Fifa reform and FBI confirm they’re investigating World Cup 2018 and 2022 bids
Thursday 4th Jun 2015
posted by Morning Star in Sport
by Our Foreign Desk
PROTESTERS will march to the United Nations office in Honduras on Friday to demand the president’s resignation for embezzling welfare funds.
President Juan Orlando Hernandez is implicated in an £80 million corruption scandal, with money...
Wednesday 3rd Jun 2015
Former president: ‘My mandate does not appear to be supported by everybody‘
posted by Kadeem Simmonds in Sport
PRESIDENT Otto Perez came under fresh pressure to step down at the weekend when thousands gathered in the main Constitution Square in Guatemala City to protest against corruption.
Many of the demonstrators’ placards called for the president to...
Monday 1st Jun 2015
SHOULD those who are normally less than gripped by the "beautiful game" be concerned about the latest scandal to wrack its governing body, Fifa?
Even those who skip over the Star's excellent sports pages will know of it.
It certainly reads like the start of a Tarantino...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma was cleared yesterday of benefitting from state-mandated security upgrades to his country home.
A report to parliament by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko concluded that the 205 million rand (£11 million) works at the Nkandla farm were used to...
Friday 29th May 2015
PRESIDENT Michelle Bachelet issued an urgent call to Chile’s congress on Wednesday, seeking backing for anti-corruption measures and a national dialogue to deliver a new constitution.
She asked congress members to fast-track the measures to fight corruption after announcing that...
Friday 1st May 2015
Dozens of executives and MPs are implicated
Friday 24th Apr 2015
THE Romanian high court has ordered the arrest of former finance minister Darius Valcov over allegations that he took €2 million (£1.45m) in bribes while mayor of Slatina.
Prosecutors said the ex-minister had hidden works by Picasso and Renoir and 6.6lbs of gold.
Saturday 4th Apr 2015