File photograph of cranes  operated  by Bangladeshi Army personnel  pictured at the scene in April 2013 where an  eight-storey building in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka collapsed. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Police in Bangladesh on Monday filed the first formal murder charges against the owner of a building that collapsed in 2013, killing more than 1,130 (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping: crackdown on corruption. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

One of the highest-profile government policies in China of late has been President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption, targeting low-ranking “flies”(...)

The report places the EU, often portrayed as one of the globe’s cleanest regions, in an unflattering light. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

Corruption is a problem for almost half the companies doing business in Europe, a survey by the European Commission said today, and an increasing numb(...)

Denmark and New Zealand were found to be the least corrupt on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013. Image: Transparency International

Ireland is ranked number 21 out of 177 countries named on the annual ‘corruption’ index published by Transparency International, up from a ranking of (...)

The report was funded by Brendan Howlin’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A commission of inquiry into the financial failure leading to the bank guarantee is being sought in a report funded by the Department of Public Expend(...)

Riot police walk to take position at a protest in Cairo. A Transparency International survey in Egypt  found that 78 per cent of respondents believed the police were corrupt or extremely corrupt. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters.

Corruption has worsened in most Arab countries since their 2011 revolutions, even though anger with corrupt officials was a major reason for the upris(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: under pressure over high-level garda briefing

Leading Opposition figures and academics have said significant questions remain surroundi(...)