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  • Reeko always met with ‘duplicity’: MP Nihan

    Reeko always met with ‘duplicity’: MP Nihan

    Ruling party – Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Parliamentary Group leader, Vilimale MP Ahmed Nihan on Monday, said that the former opposition – Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Chairperson, Hulhu-henveyru MP Reeko Moosa Manik was always met with “duplicity.”

    December 15, 2014
  • China arrests ex-security chief Zhou

    China arrests ex-security chief Zhou

    BEIJING, Dec 05, 2014 (AFP) - China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media said Saturday, paving the way for the prosecution of the highest-ranking Chinese figure in more than three decades.

    December 06, 2014
  • Spanish PM to announce new law after scandal

    Spanish PM to announce new law after scandal

    MADRID, Nov 27, 2014 (AFP) - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will on Thursday present a new law aimed at tightening political party accounting rules, the day after his health minister resigned amid a massive corruption scandal.

    November 27, 2014
  • City Council temporarily shut down

    City Council temporarily shut down

    The Male’ City Council has on Wednesday said that the Council is forced to temporarily suspend all of its services after the Maldives Police Service had confiscated the Council’s computers, hard drives, file servers, and application servers. HAVEERU PHOTO/NISHAN ALI

    November 26, 2014
  • "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
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