Former MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri has agreed to work with authorities in exchange for a reduced sentence. He is one of four people with links to the parliament charged with participating in the activities of a criminal organisation, money laundering and corruption.
In June 2009, UN special rapporteur Philip Alston carried out an investigation of extrajudicial executions in Colombia. He reported: The victim is lured under false pretenses by a "recruiter" to a remote location.
9 Nov 2022
Revelations about reported surveillance of journalists and politicians with spyware continue to surface in the European Union. Four EU member states have been accused of illegitimate snooping.
5 Nov 2022
We also look at a scandal engulfing the American leisure sport of cornholing. Finally, social media pays tribute to slain rapper Offset from the group Migos.
9 Oct 2022
Secret recordings of politicians have cast a negative light on the government and opposition parties amid worsening political turmoil in the South Asian country. Who is the ultimate beneficiary of these audio leaks?
24 Sep 2022
Anger is growing in Japan over the upcoming state funeral for Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July. The former prime minister had links to the Unification Church, a controversial religious organisation based in South Korea.
8 Jul 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally resigned as the United Kingdom's prime minister. His premiership was defined by one scandal after another.
13 Feb 2022
We look at a Russian doping scandal involving a budding ice skating champion at the Winter Olympics. Also in Russia, a teenager is sentenced to prison for trying to blow up the Russian intelligence agency in a video game. Plus, a woman says the viral word game Wordle saved her from a terrifying home invasion and finally, we bring you the darling of the US Olympic curling team!
4 Feb 2022
The resignations come as Boris Johnson is battling to hold onto his position as British prime minister following reports of illegal parties during a coronavirus lockdown.
2 Feb 2022
We look at the murder of a fourth journalist in Mexico, which is now the most dangerous country for reporters. Also, tensions between Mali and France draw strong opinions in the African press. Finally, Boris Johnson gets a spanking from the papers over the lockdown-breaching parties at Downing Street!
29 Jan 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI has apologized for giving false testimony during a child sexual abuse probe. For many Catholics, the statement isn't enough; they are bitterly disappointed and demand an admission of guilt.
27 Jan 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he had no intention of resigning over a series of lockdown-breaking gatherings at his Downing Street office and residence, pledging to get on with the job. Johnson answered questions from MPs during a combative Prime Minister's Questions session ahead of the release of an official report into allegations of partying during lockdown that could threaten his future as prime minister.