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Costa Rica moves on massive public corruption investigation

Jun. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities executed dozens of searches and arrests Monday as part of a sprawling public corruption investigation centered on the awarding of road construction and maintenance contracts. Walter Espinoza, director of the Judicial...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

Oklahoma prison inmates to begin receiving computer tablets

Jun. 09, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inmates at an Oklahoma prison began receiving special computer tablets this week, as part of a Department of Corrections plan to provide secure tablets to everyone incarcerated in state prisons. The devices, specially designed by prisons...

Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor

Jun. 09, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The new details revealed...

UK court rules government acted unlawfully in contract award

Jun. 09, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Wednesday that the U.K. government acted unlawfully in awarding a contract to a company run by friends of the former top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In her ruling, Judge Finola O'Farrell found that a June 2020...

South Africa's health minister put on leave over contract

Jun. 08, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's health minister was placed on special leave Tuesday over a corruption scandal involving an irregular government contract where $11 million was paid to a company connected to two people who used to work for him. Zweli Mkhize has been...

Aviation lighting company gets $23M contract with Air Force

Jun. 07, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A solar aviation lighting company in Tilton has received a $23.5 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to upgrade airfield lighting systems, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Monday. Avlite will manufacture and deliver the lighting, which can be...

Mesabi Metallics sues state over mineral lease termination

Jun. 02, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mesabi Metallics is suing the state of Minnesota over its iron ore leases which regulators terminated last week. The state Department of Natural Resources says the company failed to live up to terms of its contract, specifically by having $200...

Huawei ex-director on trial in Poland on China spying charge

Jun. 01, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two men accused of spying for China went on trial Tuesday in Warsaw — a Chinese citizen who is a former sales director of Huawei in Poland and a Polish cybersecurity expert. The men, Weijing Wang and Piotr Durbajlo, have both pleaded not guilty....

Ex-premier's graft case a test of justice in oil-rich Kuwait

May. 29, 2021 03:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Where is Sheikh Jaber? Kuwait was abuzz with the question as citizens on social media demanded to know the whereabouts of their 79-year-old former prime minister. He'd been ordered detained pending trial in an unprecedented move last month over the alleged...