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  • 04/08/2011 | Argentina

    Justice Argibay considers Zaffaroni scandal to be 'a private matter'

    Justice Carmen Argibay assured that the scandal affecting Judge Eugenio Zaffaroni “is a private matter” and it “doesn’t affect the Supreme Court in the least.” She said, however, that Zaffaroni “will have to provide an explanation eventually.”

  • 03/08/2014 | Argentina

    S. Court Justice Zaffaroni says Griesa's ruling is 'a judicial scandal'

    Supreme Court judge Eugenio Zaffaroni condemned US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling on Argentina’s legal battle against its holdout creditors saying it is a “judicial scandal” that reveals that “today, arbitral power is economical and there are no legal instruments to control it”.

  • 09/08/2014 | Argentina

    Zaffaroni ramps up criticism against US Supreme Court 'scandal'

    It is the position of the US top tribunal in Argentina’s debt battle against so called "vulture funds" that represents a “scandal” rather than the behaviour of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, Judge of Argentina’s Supreme Court Eurgenio Zaffaroni considered.

  • 28/05/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't distances self from Schocklender scandal

    The Government distanced itself from the speculation surrounding the alleged irregularities and resignation of the former financial manager of the human rights organization Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Sergio Schocklender, assuring that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “has nothing to be worried about.”

  • 30/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Involving Bonafini in this scandal is a rotten thing to do,' Schocklender says

    The former lawyer for the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo foundation, Sergio Schocklender, insisted that involving the organization’s head, Hebe de Bonafini, in the controversy surrounding his alleged mismanagement of the foundation’s funds “is a rotten thing to do,” assuring that his money “didn’t come from the Mothers but from his honest work.”

  • 02/08/2011 | Argentina

    Alfonsín on Zaffaroni scandal: 'he should resign'

    UCR presidential candidate Ricardo Alfonsín commented on the recent scandal involving Justice Raúl Zaffaroni after news broke that several of the properties he owns are used as brothels by their tenants. “He should resign,” Alfonsín said. 

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Sarkozy: 'I have never commited an act against the Republic'

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the country's legal system was being used for political means after he was put under formal investigation for corruption. He stressed he had never betrayed the French nor "committed an act against the Republic's principles and the rule of law".

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Pope accepts resignation of Irish Cardinal involved in abuse scandal

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the Vatican said, drawing a line under a career plagued by accusations that he kept quiet about the sexual abuse of children by clergy.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    France UMP Party leader steps down amid funding scandal

    Jean-Francois Cope, head of France's main opposition UMP party, agreed to step down amid allegations of party funding fraud, party officials said, triggering a race to secure the conservative party's ticket for the 2017 presidential election.

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    France's UMP wants Sarkozy back to the political stage

    Allies of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lined up to call for his return to head an opposition UMP party beset by crisis, setting the stage for a comeback that could propel him to a re-election bid in 2017.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Sarkozy held for questioning in alleged corruption case

    Ex French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been held for questioning over suspicions that he received leaked details of an inquiry into irregularities in his 2007 election campaign.

  • 12/01/2014 | World

    Hollande's affair scandal: French first lady hospitalized

    French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital following reports of an affair between President Francois Hollande and an actress, but will be discharged on Monday, sources have said.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Scandal-hit New Jersey Governor Christie to be sworn in for second term

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican Party star enmeshed in scandal after re-election in November, will return to the themes of small government and bipartisan cooperation when he is sworn in for a second term today.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Obama determined to get to the bottom of Veterans scandal

    US President Barack Obama has vowed to get to the bottom of allegations of neglect of veterans' healthcare and made clear Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's job may be on the line as he scrambled to contain a budding controversy.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    Rajoy: 'I will defend Spain's political stability'

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy spoke to the media today as pressure mounted on him after a once-trusted aide gave more testimony before a judge looking into allegations of illegal financing in the ruling party. 

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    Spain's PM to appear in Parliament over corruption scandal

    Spain's Prime Minister today said he would soon appear in Parliament to face questions over a corruption scandal that has dented his ruling People's Party's credibility and upset Spaniards as they go through deep cuts in social welfare.

  • 16/10/2013 | World

    Pope Francis decries 'scandal' of hunger and malnutrition on World Food Day

    Marking the World Food Day, Pope Francis rose his voice today against what he called the “scandal” of hunger and malnutrition questioning also “consumerism, waste and squandering of food.”

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    Scandal in Wales after gov't-backed website offered sex industry job advice

    A Welsh government-backed scheme offered young people career advice on how to earn up to £48,000 a year working in the sex industry, it was revealed today and prompted a scandal.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Top Vatican bank managers resign after Monsignor's arrest

    The director and deputy director of the Vatican bank resigned today, following the arrest of a senior cleric with close connections to the bank who is accused of plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) into Italy from Switzerland.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    Italian prosecutors drop inquiry into former Vatican bank chief

    Italian prosecutors have dropped inquiries into the Vatican bank's former president Ettore Gotti Tedeschi after concluding a money laundering investigation, judicial sources said.

  • 02/04/2013 | World

    Pope to review Vatican bureaucracy, bank scandal

    Pope Francis, who has said he wants the Catholic Church to be a model of austerity and honesty, could restructure or even close the Vatican's scandal-ridden bank as part of a broad review of its troubled bureaucracy, Vatican sources say.

  • 12/04/2013 | World

    Pope meets Vatican administrators ahead of changes at top

    Pope Francis held his first meeting with staff of the Vatican department that was at the center of last year's scandal over leaked documents alleging corruption, ahead of expected changes to its leadership.

  • 02/05/2013 | World

    BBC star Stuart Hall admits sex abuse

    Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall pleaded guilty to sex offences, the latest British TV star from the 1970s and 1980s to be embroiled in abuse allegations.

  • 13/11/2012 | World

    Scandal widens: Top US General under investigation

    The top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the center of the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior US defense official said.

  • 31/01/2013 | World

    Spain corruption scandal turns up heat on PM Rajoy

    Spain's ruling People's Party denied that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other leaders received payments from a slush fund after a newspaper published what it said were secret party accounts.

  • 01/02/2013 | World

    Dozens of students withdraw in Harvard cheating scandal

    As many as 60 students have been forced to withdraw from Harvard University after cheating on a final exam last year in what has become the largest academic scandal to hit the Ivy League school in recent memory.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Graft scandal forces out head of Italy's Lazio region

    The governor of Italy's Lazio region resigned over a corruption scandal that could increase political instability in debt-plagued Italy before elections due next year.

  • 12/11/2012 | World

    BBC head of news 'steps aside' over abuse scandal

    The two most senior figures at BBC News stepped aside today a day after the chairman of the broadcaster's governing body said it needed a radical overhaul to survive a child sex abuse scandal, it said.

  • 12/11/2012 | World

    Identity of second woman emerges in Petraeus' downfall

    New details emerged about the extramarital affair that abruptly ended the career of CIA chief David Petraeus, including the identity of a second woman whose complaints about harassing emails from the woman with whom he had the relationship, Paula Broadwell, prompted an FBI investigation.

  • 28/05/2012 | World

    Vatican says trust in church hurt by leaks scandal

    The faith of Roman Catholics in their Church has been damaged by a scandal over leaked documents in which the pope's butler has been arrested, the Vatican said today.

  • 02/07/2012 | World

    Barclays chairman quits over rate-fixing scandal

    Barclays Plc chairman Marcus Agius quit today, saying "the buck stops with me" after an interest rate rigging scandal that has dealt "a devastating blow" to the bank's reputation.

  • 17/07/2012 | World

    Mexico bank regulator defends role in HSBC scandal

    Mexico's banking regulator defended its role in a money laundering scandal engulfing HSBC Holdings Plc, saying it had repeatedly told the bank to improve lax controls over suspect funds passing through its accounts.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    James Murdoch gives up News International chairman role

    News Corp said today that James Murdoch, the younger son of chairman Rupert, would relinquish his position as executive chairman of its News International unit.

  • 15/04/2012 | World

    Scandal mars Obama's wooing of Latin America

    A prostitution scandal involving US security personnel in Colombia and an unprecedented regional push to end the isolation of Cuba threatened to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America.

  • 19/05/2012 | World

    Murdoch denies planning to spin off UK newspapers

    Rupert Murdoch has denied reports that News Corp is considering spinning off its British newspapers to protect the rest of his media empire from a phone hacking scandal.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    French prosecutors drop Strauss-Kahn sex assault probe

    French public prosecutors dropped an investigation into a writer's accusation of attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to lack of evidence.

  • 12/11/2011 | World

    Italy vote clears way for Berlusconi resignation

    Italy's parliament gave final approval to a financial stability law today, paving the way for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to resign and make way for an emergency government headed by former European Commissioner Mario Monti.

  • 03/02/2012 | World

    UK energy secretary quits over criminal charges after committing speeding offence

    British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne resigned after learning he would face criminal charges for allegedly lying to police, a fall from grace that could tweak the dynamics of the coalition government and weaken its environmental agenda.

  • 20/07/2011 | World

    Cameron 'regrets' hiring scandal-hit tabloid editor

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, defending his integrity in an emergency debate in parliament, said he regretted the uproar caused by his hiring of a former newspaper editor at the heart of a phone-hacking scandal.

  • 14/08/2011 | World

    Merkel's party hit by scandal in North German state

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats suffered a setback today when a regional leader was forced to resign over his affair with a 16-year-old girl.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn meets accuser at Paris hearing

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn emerged smiling from a two-hour meeting with French woman Tristane Banon who has accused him of trying to rape her in 2003, in a legal confrontation that will help to determine whether the case is upheld.

  • 11/07/2011 | World

    BBC reports News Corp tabloid bought royal contacts from police

    The News of the World newspaper bought contact details about the royal family from a policeman, the BBC reported today, deepening the scandal engulfing the News Corp media empire.

  • 17/07/2011 | World

    Britain's top policeman quits over hacking scandal

    Britain's top police chief resigned and the former head of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper business was arrested  over a phone-hacking scandal that is lapping at Prime Minister David Cameron's door.

  • 18/07/2011 | World

    Cameron to fly home as corruption storm builds

    David Cameron cut short a trip to Africa and will fly home on Tuesday to defend himself from a scandal that has battered Rupert Murdoch's media empire, forced British police chiefs to resign and raised doubts about the prime minister's judgment.

  • 16/06/2011 | World

    Weiner resigns after photo scandal

    US Representative Anthony Weiner, snared in a humiliating flap for sending lewd photos of himself to women online, resigned, ending a weeks-long scandal that made his fellow Democrats cringe.

  • 06/07/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn accuser asks prosecutor to step down

    The New York prosecutor under fire for his handling of the sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was hit with a new salvo when lawyers for the accuser asked him to leave the case and appoint a special prosecutor.

  • 11/07/2011 | World

    French police interview Strauss-Kahn accuser Banon

    French police today interviewed a French writer who accuses former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape in 2003, her lawyer and judicial sources said.

  • 25/05/2011 | World

    Geithner: Lagarde and Carstens 'credible' for IMF

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said France's Christine Lagarde and Mexico's Agustin Carstens are both "credible" candidates to lead the International Monetary Fund, but he wants the candidate who can earn the broadest support.

  • 05/06/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty in New York

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will plead not guilty to charges he tried to rape a New York hotel maid before Judge Michael Obus today.

  • 11/06/2011 | World

    Berlusconi faces another test with Italy referendums

    Italians vote in four referendums on Sunday and Monday that could strike a new blow against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is still stinging from heavy local election losses last month.

  • 20/05/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn soon set for release on bail

    Strauss-Kahn, a global high-flier seen as having a strong shot at the French presidency until his recent arrest, spent the last of four nights at New York's notorious Rikers Island jail. A set of conditions have been set for him to be released on bail, which is expected to be today.

  • 23/05/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn's letter to the IMF staff: he denies charges, apologizes

    In a letter to IMF staff circulated today, former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn strongly denied charges against him and called the events around his arrest on attempted rape "a personal nightmare."

  • 23/05/2011 | World

    Text: Strauss-Kahn farewell letter to IMF staff

    The following is the full text of a letter from former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn to IMF staff.

  • 15/05/2011 | World

    Local elections to test Berlusconi's grip on power

    Italians voted in local elections that will show whether a sex scandal, three corruption trials and a stagnating economy have seriously damaged Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi two years before the end of his term.

  • 16/05/2011 | World

    Judge denies bail to IMF chief in sex assault case

    IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail on charges he attempted to rape a hotel maid, a crushing blow for the man until recently seen as a front-runner for the French presidency and who oversaw world finance.

  • 19/05/2011 | World

    Strauss-Kahn arrives at court for bail hearing

    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is charged with trying to rape a hotel maid, arrived at a New York court building for a bail hearing.

  • 20/12/2010 | World

    Church must reform after abuse scandal, pope says

    Pope Benedict called for a re-examination of the Church's message and practices to enable it to learn from the scandal of the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    US politicians, press respond to Congressman Lee scandal

    Following the news which broke out yesterday about Congressman Chris Lee’s Internet dating scandal, local politicians and colleagues have spoken out about the very public case of almost infidelity, which caused the now Ex- Republican Representative to resign from his post almost immediately after the news spread.

  • 29/03/2011 | World

    Clooney called as witness in Berlusconi sex trial

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called Hollywood star George Clooney among his defence witnesses when he goes on trial next month accused of sleeping with an under aged prostitute, court documents said.

  • 04/12/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil labour minister quits amid scandal

    Brazil's Labour Minister Carlos Lupi resigned in the face of mounting corruption allegations, the latest in a series of scandal-driven departures from President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet.

  • 11/12/2012 | Latin America

    'Lula knew about vote buying scheme,' convicted bagman

    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knew about and used funds from a far-reaching vote-buying scheme to pay for personal expenses, according to testimony by a convicted former consultant to the ruling Workers' Party.

  • 22/01/2012 | Sports

    Joe Paterno, revered coach tainted by scandal, dies

    Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in major college football history who was fired in November over a child sexual abuse scandal involving an assistant that rocked America, died on Sunday of lung cancer. He was 85.

  • 02/04/2012 | Sports

    Nine former Bari players in match-fixing probe

    Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello, now playing for Atalanta, was arrested in connection with alleged match-fixing in Serie A last season, the Italian federation (FIGC) said.

  • 01/06/2014 | Sports

    Qatar denies World Cup bribery accusations

    Qatari organisers of soccer's 2022 World Cup have "vehemently" denied accusations their successful bid was corrupt, saying its lawyers were looking into claims made by a British Sunday newspaper.

  • 11/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    Travolta should survive sex scandal

    John Travolta may be the subject of a $2 million assault and sexual battery lawsuit, but there is little likelihood the allegations will ruin the Hollywood star's career, celebrity image experts said on Friday.

  • 22/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Travolta sued for libel as gay claims resurface

    A Los Angeles man who wrote a book about his alleged gay encounters with John Travolta filed a libel lawsuit on Thursday against the actor and his attorney.

  • 04/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    George Clooney to direct film on British phone hacking scandal

    Actor-filmmaker George Clooney will direct a movie about the phone hacking scandal that ensnared some of Britain's biggest media figures and politicians, studio Sony Pictures Entertainment said today.

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