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Las Vegas Sands Corp., the casino behemoth run by Republican fundraiser and billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is facing criticism for its operations in Spain and Macau. The gambling company recently acknowledged it is likely that in Macau it violated the...
Tags: Spain, Politics, Corporate Crime, Bribery, Parties and Movements
NEW DELHI – India’s defense minister threatened Wednesday to cancel a $750-million helicopter deal with an Italian defense company if an official investigation proves contracts were secured through kickbacks, in the latest corruption scandal...
Tags: Manmohan Singh, Politics, FBI, Bribery, Defense
The United States is expanding its military presence in Honduras on a spectacular scale. The Associated Press reported this month in an investigative article that Washington in 2011 authorized $1.3 billion for U.S. military electronics in Honduras. This...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans paid bribes totaling about $3.9 billion last year -- twice the country’s domestic revenue -- and two-thirds of the population says it’s acceptable for civil servants to take kickbacks for providing basic services,...
An American democracy activist accused of trying to overthrow the Vietnamese government was freed Wednesday and sent home to Southern California to rejoin his family, more than nine months after he was first detained in Saigon. The unexpected decision...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Civil Rights, Hanoi (Vietnam), Government
Invest in Chicago, you'll make out like a bandit. Illinois awaits you with open palms. For years, marketing efforts to lure investment and business here have focused on our standing as a global crossroads, our quality of life and so on. Alas, we've...
What's the biggest political lesson of 2012? Some say it's that money doesn't count all that much. Even though billionaires and big corporations poured huge amounts into the 2012 election, they lost big. They learned the lesson and won't try to buy...
More than 750,000 Americans have signed a petition to let their states secede from the U.S.A. since the Nov. 6 election, including people from Alaska, Maryland, Texas, Iowa and Vermont. And many of them, or at least their leaders, are claiming they're...
World NowPakistan India law : Pakistani Parliamentarians visit India during week of legislative meltdown....
World NowIndia finds itself in the middle of a new free-speech controversy after authorities arrested cartoonist and anti-corruption activist Aseem Trivedi on sedition charges....
World NowMired in economic malaise, attacked by bloggers and riven by infighting under the surface of its ruling Communist Party, Vietnam took an unusual step last week -- it apologized. In a widely broadcast speech, Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong admitted...
It's a world away, or at least it seems like it. Afghanistan conjures images of barren stretches of land where farmers struggle to grow enough food to feed their families, let alone sell for a profit. But it wasn't always this way. "Grapes were a huge...
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