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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev found guilty of bribe-taking

MOSCOW: Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty on Friday of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin in a court case that has shone a rare light on infighting among the Russian elite. A Moscow court found Ulyukayev guilty of demanding and accepting the bribe on Nov. 14 last year. State prosecutors had said that Ulyukayev had asked for the bribe in exchange for approving the sale of the state-controlled oil company Bashneft to Rosneft. Further details of the…

Hamza serves Rs10bn notice on Imran over bribe allegations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif on Friday served a legal notice of Rs10 billion fine to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan over defaming the government through allegation that he was offered bribe to keep mum on the Panam Leaks case. Hamza Sharif said that the PTI chief lied about a bribe offered to him to remain silent on the Panama Leaks case. "Khan should validate his claim or apologise publicly within 14 days, else he should be ready for legal proceedings…

Russian economy minister sacked, held over ‘$2mn-bribe’ charges

MOSCOW: Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was sacked Tuesday and put under house arrest on suspicion of pocketing a two-million-dollar bribe in a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. Ulyukayev is the highest ranking official detained over suspected corruption since Putin took power in 2000, and his arrest unleashed speculation as to whether the probe was linked to an internal power struggle. News agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying that President Vladimir Putin had "published…

WATCH: ‘Police taking bribe to let PTI workers pass through barricades’

ISLAMABAD: It seems as if corruption has devolved from rulers into government servants and even police of our country as some supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have claimed that police were taking bribe to let them break through barriers to enter the federal capital. A footage received by ARY News clearly shows Islamabad policemen taking bribe from PTI activists. Talking to ARY News anchor Maria Memon, a PTI supporter said policemen were helping them to proceed towards Islamabad after taking bribe of Rs100…