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  • "Petrobras probe could change Brazil forever"

    "Petrobras probe could change Brazil forever"

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 16, 2014 (AFP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff believes investigations into the corruption scandal rocking state-owned oil giant Petrobras could "change Brazil forever" by ending a culture of impunity, reports said Sunday.

    November 17, 2014
  • Suspects questioned in Petrobras probe

    Suspects questioned in Petrobras probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 16, 2014 (AFP) - Brazilian police on Saturday began questioning 23 people arrested as part of a wide-ranging probe into allegations of a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

    November 16, 2014
  • FIFA and Australia's World Cup bid slammed

    FIFA and Australia's World Cup bid slammed

    SYDNEY, Nov 15, 2014 (AFP) - Australian media took FIFA to task Saturday over its contested ethics report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, but also lashed Australia's handling of the process.

    November 15, 2014
  • Brazil police arrest 27 in Petrobras probe

    Brazil police arrest 27 in Petrobras probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 14, 2014 (AFP) - Police made 27 arrests in raids across Brazil on Friday in a widening investigation into allegations of a multi-billion-dollar kickback scheme at the state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

    November 15, 2014
  • ‘Same connection with Nazim as with Adeeb'

    ‘Same connection with Nazim as with Adeeb'

    Auditor General Niyaz Ibrahim has denied allegations that he had publicized the audit report implicating Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb in corrupt transactions amounting to over MVR 100 million, under the influence of former People’s Majlis Deputy Speaker MP Ahmed Nazim.

    November 03, 2014
  • 'No loss to State in MVR 77.1 mil issue'

    'No loss to State in MVR 77.1 mil issue'

    Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb said Friday night that the State suffered no loss in the issue of loans of MVR 77.1 million from MPL and $1 million MTDC - taken in the name of obtaining US Dollars – being given by MMPRC to two private businesses; an issue over which he has been accused of corruption.

    November 01, 2014
  • Blatant nullification of Constitution: MDP

    Blatant nullification of Constitution: MDP

    Opposition party – Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said on Friday that the government continued to blatantly, and repeatedly, nullify the legal authority of the Constitution.

    October 31, 2014
  • Former TCL MD sentenced to jail

    Former TCL MD sentenced to jail

    Criminal Court on Wednesday morning sentenced former Managing Director of Thilafushi Corporation (TCL) Ibrahim Riyaz to three years in prison.

    October 29, 2014
  • Report slams British oil firm 'corruption'

    Report slams British oil firm 'corruption'

    Kinshasa (AFP) - A British energy company made illicit payments and exploited civil violence in a bid to gain access to oil resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, an international NGO said Thursday.

    September 05, 2014
  • MP Nasheed counters concerns over SEZ bill

    MP Nasheed counters concerns over SEZ bill

    South Kulhudhu’fushi MP Mohamed Nasheed, a key participant in writing the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) bill, has rebutted concern raised by Economic Committee over the bill.

    August 11, 2014
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