Dozens of politicians and rabbis have been arrested by US law enforcement agents in an anti-corruption probe in New Jersey. Allegations include money laundering, extortion and trafficking in human body parts.
Venezuela has rejected a US government report which said drug corruption has reached the ministerial level in Caracas and goes on to criticise the government's "permissive" attitude toward traffickers.
Former President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced on Monday to 7.5 years in jail for corruption. He had already been sentenced to 25 years in prison for human rights abuses committed under his decade-long rule.
Former President Alberto Fujimori, who has already been sentenced to 25 years in prison for human rights abuses committed under his rule, is set to hear his sentence on additional charges of embezzlement and corruption.
Australian Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon (pictured) resigned from his post after it emerged that he used his influence to favour his brother's insurance company. Fitzgibbon was already under public scrutiny for non-declared expenses.
Madagascar on Wednesday sentenced in absentia ousted president Marc Ravalomanana to four years in jail. He was also fined 70 million dollars for abuse of office over the purchase of a 60-million-dollar plane. He is currently in South Africa.
Crowds gathered on Friday as the body of former President Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide on May 23, was transported from his hometown to Seoul. Riot police have been mobilised in the capital to control the crowds.
Airbus CEO Thomas Enders has been questioned by the French police as part of a corruption investigation involving parent company EADS. In total, 17 former or current EADS officials have been cited in the case.
Iraq will arrest almost 1,000 officials in a corruption probe following the trade minister's resignation amid accusations of graft. The office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (pictured) will assume the ministry's functions.