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...

Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. ...

UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general is rejecting a Guatemalan request to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation. Fl...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 19 The Baltimore Sun on the similarities between a woman accusing Supre...

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, ...

Croatian TV says Liverpool's Lovren charged with perjury

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian state TV says Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been charged with perjury for allegedly giving false testimony about financial deals with a former Dinamo Zagreb direc...

The Latest: Official says Pakistan court releases Sharif

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on bail after their sentences were suspended. (all times local): ...

FIFA life bans for 3 who pleaded guilty in US case

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's ethics committee has imposed life bans on three officials for bribery and corruption after they pleaded guilty in the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation of international s...

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 ...

Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings. ...

Malaysia anti-graft agency arrests former leader Najib Razak

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face ...

Unfinished business: Moon's summit dreams echo late mentor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — This week's summit between rivals North and South Korea represents, in part, unfinished business for South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In pursuing engagem...

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 ...

Arkansas governor's nephew pleads not guilty to charges

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker whose uncle is the state's governor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, gro...