‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations – General Assembly. “I send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”. Those first three words of our founding Charter, adopted 75 years ago today, give the United Nations its vision and … Read more ‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief

TV series show: A Chilean football drama and the first Saudi thriller on Netflix

TV critic Dheepthika Laurent and Eve Jackson take us through a rich month in foreign TV dramas. They chat about “El Presidente”, a Chilean satire on football corruption from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Birdman”, Armando Bo. They also review the first Saudi series out on Netflix – a family drama that offers a fascinating look into … Read more TV series show: A Chilean football drama and the first Saudi thriller on Netflix

Mongolia Election: 600+ Candidates Compete for 76 Parliament Seats

Mongolian voters are heading to the polls facing a electoral paradox: More candidates than ever to choose from and increasing concern that power is becoming concentrated in the hands of two top politicians. More than 600 candidates are competing Wednesday for 76 seats on the country’s Great State Khural — in the first parliamentary elections … Read more Mongolia Election: 600+ Candidates Compete for 76 Parliament Seats

Investigation: Thousands of trees illegally felled to build IKEA’s flat pack empire

They’re the largest manufacturer, buyer and retailer of wood on the planet. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) IKEA’s factories consume more than 20 million cubic meters of wood a year. That works out as roughly one tree every second. The company tells consumers that the wood in its products comes from sustainable forests. But a major investigation by … Read more Investigation: Thousands of trees illegally felled to build IKEA’s flat pack empire

South Africa’s Zuma returns to court

Former South African President Jacob Zuma appeared in court, where he faces multiple charges of racketeering, fraud, corruption and money laundering. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on … Read more South Africa’s Zuma returns to court

Bolton book alleges ‘naked’ presidential corruption

Former US national security adviser John Bolton’s controversial book about his time in the White House was released on Tuesday. Historian and author Ian Reifowitz says while the book contains allegations of corruption the former national security adviser witnessed between President Donald Trump and leaders of China and Turkey, it might not affect the president’s … Read more Bolton book alleges ‘naked’ presidential corruption

COVID-19 cases in Latin America exceed 2 million

More than two million people across Latin America and the Caribbean are reported to have been infected with the coronavirus. Bolivia has reported more than 23,000 infections and 740 deaths. Its health ministry has suffered a corruption scandal as the health system is at breaking point, with some patients dying in the street because hospitals … Read more COVID-19 cases in Latin America exceed 2 million

ICAC finds NT Speaker responsible for corrupt conduct, Chief Minister says | ABC News

The Northern Territory’s anti-corruption watchdog has found the Speaker of the NT Legislative Assembly responsible for corrupt conduct and serious breaches of public trust. NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner revealed the NT Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s (ICAC) findings against Speaker Kezia Purick at a press conference on Monday morning. Mr Gunner said ICAC found Ms … Read more ICAC finds NT Speaker responsible for corrupt conduct, Chief Minister says | ABC News

Court finds DRC president’s chief of staff guilty of corruption

The high court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has sentenced the president’s chief of staff to 20 years in prison. He has been found guilty of embezzling 48 million dollars in public funds. Vital Kamerhe is the most high profile official to be convicted of corruption in the DRC. Subscribe to us on … Read more Court finds DRC president’s chief of staff guilty of corruption

DRC president’s top aide gets 20-year jail term for corruption

A high-profile politician in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with hard labour, for corruption. Vital Kamerhe was found guilty of embezzling $48.8m from a public housing fund. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Nairobi, Kenya. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more DRC president’s top aide gets 20-year jail term for corruption

Top New York prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

One of New York’s top federal prosecutors has agreed to step down after a standoff with the US Attorney General. Geoffrey Berman had initially refused to resign, vowing to continue his corruption investigations into people close to the US president’s inner circle. That is just one of the legal battles the White House has been … Read more Top New York prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

Suspects of South African bank theft appear in court

Seven of the eight suspects accused of taking 2.3 billion rand (over $132 million) from VBS Mutual bank in 2018 said they would plead not guilty to 47 counts of fraud, theft, corruption and racketering in a South African court. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around … Read more Suspects of South African bank theft appear in court

Class, corruption and the contradictions of Brazilian society in new film ‘Three Summers’

Brazilian director Sandra Kogut has moved between documentary and fiction throughout her career, with a sharp eye for social realism. Her latest film, “Three Summers”, looks past the powerful elites to see how ordinary Brazilians are affected by the intense political turmoil gripping the country. She tells us about the challenges faced by those working … Read more Class, corruption and the contradictions of Brazilian society in new film ‘Three Summers’