Tens of thousands of Romanians have been protesting against corruption involving government officials. They fear proposed legislation will weaken judicial independence and make it tougher to fight high-level corruption.
Thousands of Romanians across the country protested against an emergency decree they say has further undermined anti-graft efforts in one of Europe's most corrupt countries. Prosecutors and judges have vowed to strike.
EU sanctions against Ukraine's former president have been in place for five years. As criminal investigations drag on, the chances of returning the millions in stolen money to its rightful owners are rapidly dwindling.
Romania's justice minister is aiming to stop his own compatriot from heading the EU prosecutor's office. Critics say the move is another example of the Romanian government blocking the work of anti-corruption officials.
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor faces 17 charges, including 12 for money laundering. It comes as her husband also faces corruption charges in a multi-billion-dollar scandal that shocked Malaysia.
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