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Trump's 'very bad' Bahamian drug dealers? U.S. data shows little evidence

10 Sep 2019

President Donald Trump's concern the United States could open its doors to "very bad drug dealers" by easing immigration rules for the storm-hit Bahamas is undercut by administration data showing the Caribbean plays a small role in the narcotics trade. | Video

Trump's 'very bad' Bahamian drug dealers? U.S. data shows little evidence

10 Sep 2019

President Donald Trump's concern the United States could open its doors to "very bad drug dealers" by easing immigration rules for the storm-hit Bahamas is undercut by administration data showing the Caribbean plays a small role in the narcotics trade. | Video

Exclusive: Philips, under investigation in U.S. and Brazil, fired whistleblower who warned of graft

21 Aug 2019

SAO PAULO, August 21 Healthcare giant Philips was warned of suspicious sales of its medical equipment to the Brazilian government, and failed to halt them, nearly a decade before an alleged bribery racket was exposed in the company's Brazil operations last year, Reuters has learned.

Exclusive: Philips, under investigation in U.S. and Brazil, fired whistleblower who warned of graft

21 Aug 2019

SAO PAULO, August 21 Healthcare giant Philips was warned of suspicious sales of its medical equipment to the Brazilian government, and failed to halt them, nearly a decade before an alleged bribery racket was exposed in the company's Brazil operations last year, Reuters has learnt.

Brazil Supreme Court justices delay decision on Lula appeal

25 Jun 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial.

Brazil's Moro, prosecutors scramble to react to leaked messages

11 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro and federal prosecutors scrambled to respond on Monday to reports published by news website The Intercept based on what it said were leaked messages from a corruption probe.

Exclusive: U.S. SEC probes Siemens, GE, Philips in alleged China medical equipment scheme - sources

04 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Siemens AG, Philips NV and General Electric Co for allegedly using local middlemen to negotiate bribes with Chinese government and hospital officials to sell medical equipment, two U.S. sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Bolsonaro supporters march to pressure Brazil's Congress

27 May 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way, adding to tensions between the far-right leader and Congress.

Exclusive: FBI targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in Brazil graft case - sources

17 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The U.S. FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens AG, General Electric Co and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters.

Ermittler - Siemens und Philips in Brasilien im Visier des FBI

17 May 2019

Rio de Janeiro Siemens und andere große Medizintechnik-Anbieter sind Insidern zufolge wegen angeblicher Bestechungszahlungen an Beamte ins Visier der brasilianischen Behörden und des FBI geraten.

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Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.