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  •  - File photo shows Malaysia's King Sultan Mizan and Prime Minister Najib Razak at parliament house in Kuala Lumpur

    File photo shows Malaysia's King Sultan Mizan and Prime Minister Najib Razak at parliament house in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 7/5/2011 6:36:08 AM EST
    Malaysia's King Sultan Mizan (R) receives a scroll containing the royal address from Prime Minister Najib Razak at the parliament house in Kuala Lumpur in this March 7, 2011 file photo. The Bersih (Clean) coalition, a Malaysian electoral reform group backed down on July 5, 2011 from a threat to hold a big anti-government street rally this weekend but analysts said Najib faces increasing pressure to improve transparency of the voting process. The group said that after an audience with the king, it had decided to hold the weekend march in a stadium in the capital instead, allaying government fears of chaotic street rallies. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad/File (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS ROYALS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - To match Special Report USA/SHELL-COMPANIES

    To match Special Report USA/SHELL-COMPANIES

    Posted: 6/28/2011 8:22:07 AM EST
    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko (L) arrives at the Philip Burton Federal Courthouse in San Francisco in this June 1, 2004 file photo. Lazarenko, who was once ranked the eighth-most corrupt official in the world by watchdog group Transparency International, is now serving an eight-year jail term in California for a 2004 conviction on money-laundering and extortion charges. According to court records, that scheme used shell companies and offshore bank accounts to hide stolen Ukrainian government funds. To match Special Report USA/SHELL-COMPANIES REUTERS/Lou Dematteis/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - To match Special Report USA/SHELL-COMPANIES

    To match Special Report USA/SHELL-COMPANIES

    Posted: 6/28/2011 8:10:20 AM EST
    Former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco, California in this August 25, 2006 file photo. Lazarenko, who was once ranked the eighth-most corrupt official in the world by watchdog group Transparency International, is now serving an eight-year jail term in California for a 2004 conviction on money-laundering and extortion charges. According to court records, that scheme used shell companies and offshore bank accounts to hide stolen Ukrainian government funds. To match Special Report USA/SHELL-COMPANIES REUTERS/Kimberly White/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/

    To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/

    Posted: 6/24/2011 2:00:11 AM EST
    Vietnamese corruption crusader Le Hien Duc carries a briefcase containing case documents after her meeting with Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Public Security (Police) Tran Dai Quang near her house in Hanoi June 23, 2011. The indefatigable 80-year-old grandmother of eight says corruption is getting worse by the day. For the past five years, the retired teacher has poured all her energy into fighting corruption and has had funeral wreaths delivered to her home and gasoline poured on her doorstep as threats. Although she says such incidents have subsided since she won Transparency International's Integrity Award in 2007, she says she's still careful whenever she leaves her Hanoi home. Picture taken June 23, 2011. To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Stringer (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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    To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/

    Posted: 6/24/2011 1:59:10 AM EST
    Vietnamese corruption crusader Le Hien Duc gestures on a street after her meeting with Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Public Security (Police) Tran Dai Quang near her house in Hanoi June 23, 2011. The indefatigable 80-year-old grandmother of eight says corruption is getting worse by the day. For the past five years, the retired teacher has poured all her energy into fighting corruption and has had funeral wreaths delivered to her home and gasoline poured on her doorstep as threats. Although she says such incidents have subsided since she won Transparency International's Integrity Award in 2007, she says she's still careful whenever she leaves her Hanoi home. Picture taken June 23, 2011. To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Stringer (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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    To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/

    Posted: 6/24/2011 1:58:01 AM EST
    Vietnamese corruption crusader Le Hien Duc stands in front of her house in Hanoi June 23, 2011. The indefatigable 80-year-old grandmother of eight says corruption is getting worse by the day. For the past five years, the retired teacher has poured all her energy into fighting corruption and has had funeral wreaths delivered to her home and gasoline poured on her doorstep as threats. Although she says such incidents have subsided since she won Transparency International's Integrity Award in 2007, she says she's still careful whenever she leaves her Hanoi home. Picture taken June 23, 2011. To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Stringer (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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    To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/

    Posted: 6/24/2011 1:57:00 AM EST
    Vietnamese corruption crusader Le Hien Duc carries a briefcase containing case documents after her meeting with Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Public Security (Police) Tran Dai Quang near her house in Hanoi June 23, 2011. The indefatigable 80-year-old grandmother of eight says corruption is getting worse by the day. For the past five years, the retired teacher has poured all her energy into fighting corruption and has had funeral wreaths delivered to her home and gasoline poured on her doorstep as threats. Although she says such incidents have subsided since she won Transparency International's Integrity Award in 2007, she says she's still careful whenever she leaves her Hanoi home. Picture taken June 23, 2011. To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Stringer (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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    To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/

    Posted: 6/24/2011 1:55:22 AM EST
    Vietnamese corruption crusader Le Hien Duc sits beside a pile of case documents at her house in Hanoi June 23, 2011. The indefatigable 80-year-old grandmother of eight says corruption is getting worse by the day. For the past five years, the retired teacher has poured all her energy into fighting corruption and has had funeral wreaths delivered to her home and gasoline poured on her doorstep as threats. Although she says such incidents have subsided since she won Transparency International's Integrity Award in 2007, she says she's still careful whenever she leaves her Hanoi home. Picture taken June 23, 2011. To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Stringer (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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    To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/

    Posted: 6/24/2011 1:49:32 AM EST
    Vietnamese corruption crusader Le Hien Duc speaks at her house in Hanoi June 23, 2011. The indefatigable 80-year-old grandmother of eight says corruption is getting worse by the day. For the past five years, the retired teacher has poured all her energy into fighting corruption and has had funeral wreaths delivered to her home and gasoline poured on her doorstep as threats. Although she says such incidents have subsided since she won Transparency International's Integrity Award in 2007, she says she's still careful whenever she leaves her Hanoi home. Picture taken June 23, 2011. To match feature VIETNAM-CORRUPTION/ REUTERS/Stringer (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - To match Special Report NUCLEAR/POWER-EMERGING

    To match Special Report NUCLEAR/POWER-EMERGING

    Posted: 6/9/2011 7:23:45 AM EST
    Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in this January 29, 2009 file photo. Imagine a country where corruption is rampant, infrastructure is very poor, or the quality of security is in question. Now what if that country built a nuclear power plant? Led by the increasingly hardline President Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan is an interesting case where poor regulation and corruption meet. It ranked joint 134th out of 178 countries in Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index. To match Special Report NUCLEAR/POWER-EMERGING REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS)
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    Posted: 6/7/2011 5:20:45 PM EST
    Trade and Industry Minister Banri Kaieda attends a press conference at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Kaieda promised to share all available data about the accident of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants and cooperate with the IAEA. "Our country bears a serious responsibility to provide data to the international community with maximum transparency and actively contribute to nuclear safety," he said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE
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    Posted: 5/16/2011 2:25:46 PM EST
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks at a conference hosted by Transparency International on Monday, May 9, 2011. Crisis-hit Greece suffered another credit downgrade Monday, with the agency Standard & Poors cutting the country's sovereign credit rating further into junk status. (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
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    Posted: 5/9/2011 3:40:45 PM EST
    Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks at a conference hosted by Transparency International on Monday, May 9, 2011. Crisis-hit Greece suffered another credit downgrade Monday, with the agency Standard & Poors cutting the country's sovereign credit rating further into junk status.The banner background read ''The state and corruption'' (AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
  •  - Greece's Finance Minister Papaconstantinou addresses audience during a Transparency International conference in Athens

    Greece's Finance Minister Papaconstantinou addresses audience during a Transparency International conference in Athens

    Posted: 5/9/2011 10:06:48 AM EST
    Greece's Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou addresses the audience during a Transparency International conference in Athens May 9, 2011. Standard and Poor's cut Greece's rating to B from BB-, dragging it further into junk territory over concerns that a debt restructuring is increasingly likely. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Greece's Finance Minister Papaconstantinou addresses audience during a Transparency International conference in Athens

    Greece's Finance Minister Papaconstantinou addresses audience during a Transparency International conference in Athens

    Posted: 5/9/2011 10:04:14 AM EST
    Greece's Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou addresses the audience during a Transparency International conference in Athens May 9, 2011. Standard and Poor's cut Greece's rating to B from BB-, dragging it further into junk territory over concerns that a debt restructuring is increasingly likely. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Spanish judge Garzon jokes with Ecuadorean President Correa during the inaugural ceremony of the Andean Transparency Summit in Quito

    Spanish judge Garzon jokes with Ecuadorean President Correa during the inaugural ceremony of the Andean Transparency Summit in Quito

    Posted: 5/2/2011 7:22:37 PM EST
    Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon (L) jokes with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during the inaugural ceremony of the Andean Transparency Summit in Quito May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Spanish judge Garzon jokes with Ecuadorean President Correa during the inaugural ceremony of the Andean Transparency Summit in Quito

    Spanish judge Garzon jokes with Ecuadorean President Correa during the inaugural ceremony of the Andean Transparency Summit in Quito

    Posted: 5/2/2011 7:11:50 PM EST
    Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon (L) jokes with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during the inaugural ceremony of the Andean Transparency Summit in Quito May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Granja(ECUADOR - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    Posted: 4/19/2011 9:31:36 AM EST
    Former Montenegro Central Bank Governor Ljubisa Krgovic poses for a photograph on his vineyard near Podgorica in Montenegro in this 2010 file photo. In the central bank governor's wood-paneled office with its beige couch and chairs around a Queen Anne coffee table, the man reached into his briefcase and pulled out an envelope full of cash, offering it expectantly to then-governor Krgovic. It was 2008, right at the height of Montenegro's property mania, and the visitor, an emissary from a local company, evidently hoped to win special treatment. Such transactions are not unusual in Montenegro, which ranks 69th on lobby group Transparency International's corruption perceptions index. To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/ REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic/Files (MONTENEGRO - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS)
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    To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    Posted: 4/19/2011 9:31:00 AM EST
    Former Montenegro Central Bank Governor Ljubisa Krgovic poses for a photograph on his vineyard near Podgorica in Montenegro in this 2010 file photo. In the central bank governor's wood-paneled office with its beige couch and chairs around a Queen Anne coffee table, the man reached into his briefcase and pulled out an envelope full of cash, offering it expectantly to then-governor Krgovic. It was 2008, right at the height of Montenegro's property mania, and the visitor, an emissary from a local company, evidently hoped to win special treatment. Such transactions are not unusual in Montenegro, which ranks 69th on lobby group Transparency International's corruption perceptions index. To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/ REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic/Files (MONTENEGRO - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/

    Posted: 4/19/2011 9:29:50 AM EST
    Former Montenegro Central Bank Governor Ljubisa Krgovic poses for a photograph on his vineyard near Podgorica in Montenegro in this 2010 file photo. In the central bank governor's wood-paneled office with its beige couch and chairs around a Queen Anne coffee table, the man reached into his briefcase and pulled out an envelope full of cash, offering it expectantly to then-governor Krgovic. It was 2008, right at the height of Montenegro's property mania, and the visitor, an emissary from a local company, evidently hoped to win special treatment. Such transactions are not unusual in Montenegro, which ranks 69th on lobby group Transparency International's corruption perceptions index. To match Special Report MONTENEGRO/ REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic (MONTENEGRO - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW POLITICS)