South Korean President Moon Jae-in

A year after South Korea passed an anti-corruption law, some businesses say it goes too far


South Korea’s sweeping anti-graft law is meant to eliminate corruption, but some Koreans say it’s cutting into the country’s gift-giving tradition.

Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of princes, officials and a top business tycoon

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Donald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower in New York City, U.S. January 18, 2017.

Ahead of his Senate testimony, hedge fund manager Browder dishes about the Russia investigation

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A demonstrator confronts riot police during a protest against Brazil's President Michel Temer in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 18.

Brazil will not be outdone by Washington’s chaos

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A Romanian holds a sign that reads "we stand united" during a demonstration of thousands against the  government in Bucharest, Romania, Feb. 6, 2017.

Romanian protests continue despite government retreat

Former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson was an outspoken critic of the rule designed to prevent bribery.

In a victory for the oil industry, Congress makes it easier to pay bribes for drilling rights


Oil and mining industries stand to gain as the US backs out of a rule to prevent overseas oil bribery.

Demonstrators have accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of systemic corruption.

US drama over congressional ethics resonates in Latin America

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Global anti-corruption activists wonder if Washington’s claims to moral authority may ring hollow under a President Donald Trump.

Two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupee currency notes, residents of south Delhi continue to line up in front of ATMs in hopes of withdrawing cash.

India’s crisis over bank notes hits women especially hard


The Indian government took 500 and 1,000 rupee notes out of circulation to crack down on tax evasion and corruption. But the people feeling it most are at the bottom of the economic ladder — women without bank accounts.

Workers repair a tank of Petrobras oil company in Cubatao, Brazil, on April 12.

After Dilma, will Brazil keep up its massive corruption case?


It wouldn’t be politically wise to derail Brazil’s corruption investigation, but some leading experts suspect the new government will try to anyway.

Boniface Mwangi

Police officers treat this Nairobi neighborhood like an ‘ATM machine,’ residents say


The police say they shake people down for bribes because their salaries are too low to provide for their families. That may be true, but residents say they’re targeting ethnic Somalis for extortion.