A Chinese investigative journalist who wrote reports critical of a state-controlled construction equipment maker has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of defamation and bribery, according to state media on Friday.
A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah led several thousand demonstrators through Kabul today, upping the stakes in his protest against alleged election fraud that has triggered a political crisis.
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday defended himself against electoral fraud allegations that have tipped the country into a political crisis, saying that all ballots cast for him were legitimate.
Afghan election authorities on Sunday strongly denied top officials were guilty of fraud after front-running presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah unleashed allegations that could threaten a smooth transition of power.
Italy`s financial police today placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.