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The anti-corruption case that touched a Russian nerve – BBC News

“People are tired of injustice,” says Ivan Golunov, an independent Russian journalist who has come to symbolise the struggle against powerful corrupt officials. The 36-year-old, working for online publication Meduza, was held by police in Moscow last month and accused of large-scale drug-dealing. But the charges were dropped following a …

What We Know About the Spa Owner Who Sells Access to Trump

The founder of a Florida spa chain linked to prostitution went from political nobody to Mar-a-Lago elite, and the story keeps getting shadier. The woman who founded the Florida spa where police allege Patriots owner Robert Kraft solicited prostitution appears to have also sold access to the president, according to …

U.S. Slips In Annual Global Corruption Rankings : NPR

The U.S. has slipped out of the top 20 countries perceived to have the least corruption, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the watchdog group Transparency International. The Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 finds the U.S. in 22nd place, with a score of 71, right behind France and ahead of …