Corruption allegations

  • Israeli protesters, decrying corruption, keep pressure on Netanyahu
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands of Israelis protested in Jerusalem on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the summer outcry denouncing alleged corruption and the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic showed little signs of abating. A large crowd marched in the streets outside Netanyahu's official residence, waving signs and flags and calling for his resignation. Some protesters clashed with police, who arrested at least seven people. One polic
  • Mexico's Lopez Obrador says two former presidents should testify about graft
    MEXICO CITY, August 12 (Reuters): Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday said two former presidents should have to testify about corruption after a former head of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) accused former officials of involvement in bribes. Former Pemex Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya on Tuesday filed a complaint saying ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto and his ex-finance minister Luis Videgaray had instructed him to direct bribes to Pena Ni
  • 'Your time is up': Thousands protest against Netanyahu over COVID-19 and alleged corruption
    JERUSALEM, August 9 (Reuters): Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem on Saturday as anger mounted over corruption allegations and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. "Your time is up", read the giant letters projected on to a building at the protest site, as demonstrators waved Israeli flags and called on Netanyahu to resign over what they say is his failure to protect jobs and businesses affected by t
  • Spaniards ask where Juan Carlos has gone after ex-king leaves country
    MADRID, August 4 (Reuters): Spain's former king Juan Carlos has gone to the Dominican Republic after abruptly leaving his home country under a cloud of scandal, several Spanish newspapers said on Tuesday, though one placed him in Portugal. The royal palace announced on Monday that Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014 over a previous scandal, was leaving so that his personal affairs would not overshadow his son King Felipe's reign. The palace did not say where the 82-ye
  • Former king Juan Carlos decides to leave Spain amid corruption allegations
    MADRID, July 4 (Reuters): Spain's former king Juan Carlos has decided to leave his country, a dramatic exit designed to protect the monarchy after a barrage of corruption allegations surfaced against him. The once-popular, now scandal-ridden, king left Spain before Monday's announcement, local media said, with no indication of where he may have gone. The bombshell move stunned Spaniards and left them divided over whether the 82-year-old, who keeps the title of King E