Head of Chinese energy agency snared in graft probe

BEIJING (AP) — The head of the agency that oversees Chinese government energy planning has been snared in President Xi Jinping's marathon anti-corruption campaign. The ruling Communi...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Guatemalans marched to...

Peru's Congress backs referendum after threat of closure

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Facing closure, Peru's Congress has backed a proposal for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. The vote late Wednesday by the opposition-dominated Congress rep...

Ex-PM Najib Razak faces new corruption charges in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Detained former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face at least two dozen fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering Thursday over the multimillion-doll...

Sierra Leone soccer head barred from entering headquarters

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's anti-corruption commission has barred soccer federation head Isha Johansen and secretary general Chris Kamara from entering the federation's headquarters, ...

Romania: Party colleagues want leader out over graft trial

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Three senior members of Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party have urged the party's powerful chairman to resign, saying he's a liability due to a conviction for abuse of ...

Guatemalan prosecutor asks court to enforce its decision

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's human rights prosecutor has filed a petition with the nation's top court asking it to have President Jimmy Morales investigated for violating its order regarding the ...

Guatemala govt bars anti-graft chief, defying court ruling

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan government officials say they will defy a ruling by the country's top court and block the return of the man leading a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission. ...

Peru president faces standoff with congress over referendum

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's president is facing a standoff with lawmakers over his call for a referendum on anti-corruption measures. In a televised speech Sunday night, President Marti...

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be let back in the country two we...

Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. Iva...

Malaysia's Anwar confident PM handover will go as planned

SINGAPORE (AP) — Malaysia's designated prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, said Saturday that he has no reason to doubt his former political nemesis will hand over the leadership position within...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Haitians eking out liv...

Guatemala's president steps up security in visit to congress

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A visit to Guatemala's congress by President Jimmy Morales has been accompanied by a massive security deployment amid protests. Thousands of police and at least...

Anti-corruption group: Many exporters fail to punish bribes

BERLIN (AP) — Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says more than half of global exports come from countries that regularly fail to punish bribing of foreign officials. ...