The country's traffic police are notorious for pulling motorists over to extract bribes. Following a model that worked in Georgia, Ukraine is terminating the entire department and replacing them with new, Western-style patrol cops.
Jerome Valcke is described in an indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, as an unidentified "high-ranking FIFA official" who in 2008 transferred the sum to another FIFA official, Jack Warner.
Charles Kennedy's death brought tributes Tuesday from across politics and beyond, former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said Kennedy's death 'robs Britain of one of the most gifted politicians of his generation.'
Corruption investigators are circling soccer's global governing body, FIFA. But in Dortmund, there's no dampening of grass-roots enthusiasm for the local side, which draws the largest average attendance in the world.
The British prime minister is touring Europe to make his case for reform, without which he warns a British exit from the union might be necessary. But Germany could be more friend than foe if Cameron's reforms are constructive.
The Kremlin has long denied having troops deployed in Ukraine, despite recurring evidence thereof. Putin's decision to classify information about military casualties during peacetime "special operations" may be meant to end further questioning.
Dynasty, which promotes scientific education, is funded almost entirely by Russian communications tycoon Dmitry Zimin. Because he's using offshore accounts to do so, he's run afoul of Kremlin bureaucrats. Critics say it's time for a rethink.