Former Brazilian leader Lula to face fifth corruption trial


Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face a fifth corruption trial, a judge ruled on Monday, as charges pile up against the man seen as a front-runner to win the 2018 presidential election.

Billionaire Steinmetz under Israel house arrest in Guinea bribery inquiry


Israeli authorities placed billionaire businessman Beny Steinmetz under house arrest on Monday over allegations of bribery and corruption in Africa linked to his mining company, BSG Resources (BSGR).

Cambodia: Cambodian Court Jails Former Envoy to South Korea for Graft


 A court in Cambodia on Thursday sentenced the country's former ambassador to South Korea to five years in prison on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

Global: Arms deals account for '40 percent of corruption in world trade


The trade in weapons accounts for around 40 percent of all corruption in world trade. And as in so many areas, it is the world's poorer countries, the countries that are beset by conflicts, which normally suffer the greatest consequences of this sort of aberration. Even though the source of this behavior is often in what we describe as the western world.

South Korea: A raid on Samsung offices over alleged corruption


The prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung gave money to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of the president.

Ms Choi is accused of using their friendship to interfere in politics and solicit business donations.

Samsung confirmed the raids to the BBC saying they had "no further comment".

President Park has apologised for her ties to Ms Choi but faces mounting calls to resign.


In this latest twist of the scandal that's been rocking South Korea for weeks, prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung might have provided €2.8m euros ($3.1m, £2.5m) to a company co-owned by Ms Choi and her daughter, to bankroll the daughter's equestrian training in Germany.