Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng match-fixing: Chinese pair banned in snooker corruption scandal

China’s Yu Delu has been banned from snooker for 10 years and nine months after a major match-fixing inquiry. His compatriot Cao Yupeng also pleaded guilty to fixing, and was banned for six years although three-and-a-half years of his sentence are suspended. Suspicious betting patterns in numerous matches were investigated over two years in one…

Not just antibiotic abuse, corruption, low health spend also fuel superbugs | health

Superbugs — disease-causing bacteria and micro-organisms resistant to conventional medicines — aren’t caused just by overuse of antibiotics but also by poor sanitation, unsafe water, higher income and education (because these improve access), corruption and low public health spending, even hotter weather, according to a new study. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics have long been…

Terrorism, corruption and Chinese investment

Regional observers have often likened Pakistani politics to a soap opera. No Pakistani prime minister has ever completed a full term since the state’s inception in 1947, with most leadership tenures halted by coups, resignations, arrests, or assassinations. The 2018 election is only the second democratic vote in a country ruled by the military for…

Latvia history of money laundering, corruption

In recent years, Shelley said, cases involving alleged financial crimes in Latvia have drawn the attention of U.S. investigators at the Justice and Treasury departments. In 2014, these efforts collided head-on with Trump, who was then still running his family real estate company and mulling whether to mount a bid for the White House. That…

Brazil’s Petrobras to settle US class action lawsuit over corruption

Ueslei Marcelino | Reuters A worker paints a tank of Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil company in Brasilia, Brazil September 30, 2015. Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro, said on Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors who claim they lost money as a result…