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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says US "obviously monitoring the situation" in Saudi Arabia where high-profile detainees will reportedly swap assets and cash in return for their freedom.
Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption.
The crackdown has triggered uncertainty among businesses that could intensify capital flight or derail reforms at a time when investments are needed badly by the kingdom.
Accusations of corruption against the president are not new, but a new book with serious allegations has caught the public's attention; both South Africa's spy agency and taxman have threatened legal action against the author.
The FBI has been looking at individuals, bank accounts and companies in the US that could be linked to South Africa’s Gupta family.
Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was best known for her stories on corruption, especially of politicians, and had accused the Maltese government of wrong-doing.
Judge Sergio Moro said the asset freeze was in response to the charge that Lula accepted a bribe of a luxury beachside apartment and $1.1 million in cash from one of Brazil's biggest construction companies, Odebrecht SA.
Yahya Jammeh, who fled the country after being forced to step down in January, also had 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to him seized by the state.
Two Van Gogh paintings stolen from a museum in Amsterdam have been found in Italy from the home of a suspected mafia drug boss.
Analysts say Saudi Arabia might restrict cooperation with US on counter-terrorism efforts and curb trade relations.
The former speaker of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, has been charged with corruption by the Supreme Court and faces arrest.
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