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Montevideo, November 17th 2018 - 00:55 UTC

Tag: scandal

  • Monday, August 27th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    Francis ends visit to Ireland begging forgiveness for the abuses perpetrated by Church leaders

    The Pope asked forgiveness for the “abuses in Ireland, abuses of power, conscience and sexual abuses” perpetrated by Church leaders.

    Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for members of the Catholic Church's hierarchy who “kept quiet” about clerical child sex abuse. He was ending a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland by celebrating a Mass at Dublin's Phoenix Park.

  • Tuesday, May 8th 2018 - 08:54 UTC

    NRA elects ex Reagan aide involved in the Iran-Contra scandal

    During the 1980s North created a network which secretly sold weapons to Iran and diverted the proceeds to fund armed Nicaraguan anti-communist groups.

    The influential US gun lobby the National Rifle Association (NRA) has elected a former aide to President Ronald Reagan as its new president. Oliver North, a retired US Marine Colonel, played a major role in the so-called Iran-Contra scandal.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 09:22 UTC

    South African ruling party recalls president Zuma to step down

    Magashule said there was no date for Zuma to stand down, and added that there would be “continuing interaction” between ANC officials and Zuma.

    South Africa's ruling ANC party on Tuesday “recalled” scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but set no deadline for him to step down, pitching the country into further uncertainty. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters that Zuma had “agreed in principle to resign” and had proposed leaving in three to six months -- a delay that the party rejected.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 10:18 UTC

    Pope Francis held a private meeting with victims of sex abuse by priests

    “No one else was present. Only the pope and the victims,” spokesman Greg Burke said. “This was so they could speak of their suffering to Pope Francis”

    Pope Francis publicly expressed “pain and shame” on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the meeting took place in the Vatican embassy in Santiago.

  • Monday, January 15th 2018 - 09:19 UTC

    Donald joins the sloppy club: caught in his 'tighty-whities' chasing porn stars

    An actor in porn films told the Daily Beast she had been invited to join Trump when he was with Stephanie Clifford, who performs as Stormy Daniels.

    United States president Donald Trump faced new accusations on Saturday regarding the alleged payment of hush money to a pornographic film star. A second actor in pornographic films told the Daily Beast she had been invited to join Trump when he was with Stephanie Clifford, who performs under the name Stormy Daniels. The same site reported that a third actor, who accused Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election, is now subject to a non-disclosure agreement.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:28 UTC

    PwC banned from auditing in India following country's major corporate scandal

    The ban by Indian market regulator the Securities and Exchange Board (Sebi) will come into effect on 31 March.

    PwC's Indian unit has been banned from auditing listed companies for two years, over one of the country's biggest corporate scandals. Price Waterhouse was auditor for Satyam computers when company owner Ramalinga Raju admitted to inflating earnings.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:03 UTC

    Brazilian politics at its best: nepotism and a sentenced rapist to Congress

    The future minister Cristiane Brasil, was ordered to pay a labor debt to a driver who provided services to her family for three years.

    Brazilian president Michel Temer's latest cabinet reshuffle has not been very encouraging or in accordance with his survival abilities so far. In effect the candidate named as future minister of Labor had to reach a debt payment deal with a driver that provided services to the family, and the politician who will be replacing her in Congress was sentenced for raping minors.

  • Thursday, December 28th 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    Thousands of government papers “vanished” from UK's National Archives

    The Foreign Office subsequently told the National Archives that the papers taken were nowhere to be found.

    Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th-century British history have vanished after civil servants removed them from the country’s National Archives and then reported them as lost. Documents concerning the Falklands war, Northern Ireland’s Troubles and the infamous Zinoviev letter – in which MI6 officers plotted to bring about the downfall of the first Labour government - are all said to have been misplaced.

  • Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 23:18 UTC

    Argentina human rights group money spent on Ferraris, yachts and villas

    How to invest government funds by Schoklender and Bonafini

    A major scandal has unfolded in Argentina involving one of the cherished and exploited banners of the two Kirchner administrations (Nestor and Cristina, 2003/2011): human rights policy and the organization of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.