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# Corruption

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# Dilma Rousseff
It's happening - Brazil is finally set to launch an impeachment against its president
Dilma Rousseff’s tenure as president has been beset by scandal and allegations of corruption
# suspended
Platini resigns as Uefa president as ban is reduced to 4 years
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the former French star’s appeal.
# Guilty
Ex-Fifa vice-president facing lengthy jail term after pleading guilty to corruption
Alfredo Hawit admitted the four charges at a New York court today.
# Panama Papers
"Your humble servant is not there" - Putin rejects links to corruption
“What element of corruption? There is none at all,” he insisted.
# People Power
Pictures: An incredible THREE MILLION people have joined an anti-government protest in Brazil
The protest was directed at the country’s embattled president Dilma Rousseff amid an anti-corruption probe into the workings of her government.
White collar crime costs far outweigh those of gangland crime, but it's not a priority
There is a lack of political energy around reform, writes John Devitt.
# Plot thickens
Tennis rocked again as umpires banned on corruption charges - reports
Scrutiny is increasing on the sport and its senior officials.
# Jerome Valcke
Nine-year ban on the cards for Fifa secretary general
The French man is set for the suspension over corruption allegations.
# taken to task
Alan Kelly faces "serious questions" over meeting with company that won state tender
Deputy Paul Murphy says “serious irregularities occurred” around a meeting involving Alan Kelly and another Labour TD.
Elected officials need to know there are consequences to corruption
Corruption is a health risk to our democracy, writes Nuala Haughey.
'As a councillor, RTÉ Investigates was a huge let down - but we're not all the same'
While it’s clear that these are a distinct minority of elected officials, they let us all down and in a way tarnish the already battered reputation of politics in Ireland, writes councillor Noel Rock.
# dirty dealings
"What's in it for me?" - Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash
The programme will be broadcast tonight.
# Crisis time
'You will not escape' - US Attorney General's warning to corrupt officials
Fifa in turmoil after 16 arrests but it sounds like prosecutors aren’t finished yet.
# Corruption
There have been even more arrests of Fifa officials accused of taking bribes
Raids took place early this morning in Switzerland.
# golden circles
Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.
# North Carolina
Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer
“No no no. You’ve had to take time. And I’m glad to do something…”
Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian
Jimmy Morales has no political experience but was elected on a wave of anti-corruption sentiment in the central American country.
# Corruption
Germany accused of bribing Fifa to stage 2006 World Cup
It’s claimed money was used to secure votes of members of Fifa’s executive committee.
# Corruption
'We're not even at half-time' - US to make more arrests as part of Fifa corruption scandal
Financial assets, including apartments in the Swiss Alps, have been seized.
# Jailed
Woman in China avoids prison for ten years by getting pregnant 13 times
It is unclear how many of the pregnancies were carried to full term.
# Money Money Money
The first time Greece defaulted was more than 2,000 years ago
Here’s 11 things you might not have known about their economy.
# Haiti
UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'
About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.
Bidding process for 2026 World Cup suspended as Fifa corruption scandal takes another twist
Meanwhile, reports suggest Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign will end in December.
# Money Talks
Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?
The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.
# California
FBI agent 'spent drug money' on plastic surgery for his wife, Vegas trip for his girlfriend
Former Agent Scott Bowman also splashed out on two cars, new rims, tires and soundsystems.
# problems
Blatter under investigation in US: media reports
The New York Times and ABC reported the claims, citing unnamed law enforcement officials and sources familiar with the case.
# Analysis
6 reasons why Sepp Blatter had to resign as Fifa President
His consistent lack of professionalism and more of the 79-year-old’s significant flaws.
# timeline
How did it get to this? Here's the events which led to this week's Fifa arrests
From World Cup announcements to high-profile arrests, Wednesday was another dark day for the sport.
# not fifa
Spare a thought for the woman who owns the @fifa Twitter account
Poor gal.
# Corruption
Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out
Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and Visa have all told Fifa to clean up its act.
Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?
Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?
# dawn raids
Fifa presidential election to go ahead - despite overnight arrests of officials
“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.
# The 1 percent
Why a fatal Porsche crash is causing uproar in Iran
It has led to talk about inequality in the country.
# Corruption
Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner
Nóirín O’Sullivan said she does not have enough detail about the alleged incident, raised in the Dáil by Clare Daly, to even conclude that it was a murder.
# Brown Envelopes
Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be...
… although there is still “a clear incentive for some people to engage in graft”.
# gripping thriller
'We even f**ked up fiddling it': The Sunday Times' remarkable World Cup bid allegations
A previously-unseen submission from the newspaper alleges the England 2018 team hired outside agencies to spy on rivals.
# greco
Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...
… although politicians, not so much.
# Reaction
Opinion: Fifa a toxic breeding ground for megalomaniacs
The latest report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes says much about what the organisation is about.
# Corruption
Mexican protesters set fire to palace door over student massacre
Violent protests came a day after authorities said suspected gang hitmen confessed to killing the 43 students and incinerating their bodies.
# Corruption
Bodies of Mexican students burned by gang in 14-hour inferno
Gang-linked police attacked their buses in September and ten delivered them to a drug gang to be killed.