The first-ever trial of a former German president has ended with an acquital. A Hanover court cleared Christian Wulff on charges he took a 700-euro bribe in a case that prompted his resignation two years ago.
Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is facing new corruption charges, with a judge asking for her arrest. She is alleged to have headed an illegal group that collected bribes in exchange for public contracts.
A Nigerian police investigation has retrieved hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen state oil funds. It came as an Italian court sentenced two men to four years in jail in a case involving Eni and Shell in Nigeria.
Jose Maria Marin, the former head of Brazil's football federation, has received a four-year prison sentence after being convicted on corruption charges. He was implicated in a bribery scandal at FIFA.
With a tribunal deadline looming, the Workers Party in Brazil has named former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's running mate Fernando Haddad as their presidential candidate. Lula was ruled unable to run from prison.
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