Immigration police

Denmark suspends quota refugee programme

"It will give the municipalities a little breathing space and room to better take care of those who have already come here," Integration Minister Inger Støjberg told a meeting in the Danish parliament. Støjberg, an...
Supporters of Brazil’s sacked ex-president Dilma Rousseff took to the streets last month

Brazil’s Leftists Absolutely Clobbered In Weekend Election

It was a terrible weekend for Brazil’s left wing political parties. The once ruling Workers’ Party was utterly clobbered on Sunday’s second round voting in state mayoral elections. In Rio de Janeiro, the party known...
Dilma Rousseff election campaign

Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil

The truck's presence seems wasted. In these parts of rural Maranhao, Dilma gets nearly 100% of the vote.The reason for that is simple. In Belagua, 83% of people receive what is known as the...
Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Pirate Party founder

Iceland could be soon be governed by Pirate Party

The Pirate Party has come third in Iceland’s general election, but no single party or coalition has won the overall majority necessary to form a government. Tense negotiations are now expected after the political group, which was founded...
President elect Donald Trump points towards his vice president Mike Pence.

Denmark tentative following Trump triumph

Following the news this morning that Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, a blurry-eyed Denmark is coming to terms with the historic vote. Considering that just 5 percent of Danes...
Brazil's President Michel Temer reacts during a meeting with political leaders at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

New leak implicates Brazil’s President in Petrobras scandal

Brazil's President Michel Temer received more than US$3 million from the country's largest construction company Odebrecht, which has been found guilty of paying politicians in exchange for multimillion dollar contracts, according to Brazil's Veja magazine. The...
An adviser to President Michel Temer resigned Wednesday amid media reports he accepted illegal payments from construction company Odebrecht.

Brazil Presidential Adviser Resigns Amid Reports of Corruption

An adviser to Brazilian President Michel Temer resigned Wednesday amid media reports he accepted illegal payments from construction company Odebrecht SA, another blow to the embattled chief executive as he works to push unpopular economic reforms through Congress. José...
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Denmark seen as world’s least corrupt nation

For the third consecutive year, Denmark has been declared the world’s least corrupt country by Transparency International. Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) measures the perception of corruption in 175 countries and this year found...
Brazil's President Michel Temer talks to the journalists during an impromptu news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazil court delays ruling in case that could unseat President Temer

Brazil's top electoral court on Tuesday decided to hear new witnesses in an illegal campaign financing case that could remove President Michel Temer from office, delaying any verdict in the trial until at least...
Brazil's Federal Police in action

Brazil’s most ingenious anti-corruption operation is going after powerful politicians

Brazil's Federal Police officers executed warrants for Operation Hydra of Lerna at the Workers' Party (PT) state headquarters in Salvador, Bahia state's capital city, at Propeg advertising company and at OAS construction company, also...
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