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Rescue teams work amid the ruins of Colegio Enrique Rébsamen in Mexico City on Sept. 20. (Jose Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)T

The Earthquake to Come in Mexico

With a wave of corruption scandals sweeping out Latin American governments, is Mexico's next to fall?

A Russian police officer in Moscow patrols Red Square with the Kremlin in the background on Jan. 7, 2003. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Has Been Torture for Foreign Correspondents in Russia

The Russia stories everyone wants aren’t the ones people in Russia can provide.

The parliament building is pictured on October 29, 2016 in Reykjavik during the snap general election. 
Icelanders voted in a snap election that could see the anti-establishment Pirate Party form the next government in the wake of the Panama Papers tax-dodging scandal and lingering anger over the 2008 financial meltdown. / AFP / Halldor KOLBEINS        (Photo credit should read HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Icelandic Government Collapses Amid Pedophilia Scandal

The Icelandic prime minister’s links to a convicted rapist have once again put the democracy’s accountability to the test.

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Netanyahu’s Inner Circle Is Fleeing Like Rats on the Titanic

Faced with mounting scandal, the Israeli prime minister is lashing out at "fake news" and alleging a witch hunt. But can the Trump defense save him?

Parliamentary officials prepare the chamber for voting prior to an unsuccessful vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma on August 8, 2017 in the South African National Assembly in Cape Town.
South Africa President Jacob Zuma on August 8 survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence, as ruling ANC party lawmakers stuck by their leader despite growing divisions and fierce criticism of his rule. Baleka Mbete, the Speaker of parliament, announced that the motion had been defeated, with 177 votes supporting and 198 votes against it. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / MARK WESSELS        (Photo credit should read MARK WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)

South African President Survives Sixth No-Confidence Vote

The opposition comes as close as it ever has to removing Jacob Zuma from office.

South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye waves to supporters as she arrives to deliver a victory speech on a stage in the centre of Seoul on December 19, 2012.   South Korea elected its first female president on December 19, handing a slim but historic victory to conservative ruling party candidate Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country's former military ruler.  AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Spy Agency Admits to Meddling in 2012 Election

The presidency may never have been meant for Park Geun-hye after all.

US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Seven Circles of Donald Trump’s Russia Inferno

We now know that the president wasn’t ignorant of his campaign’s contacts with Moscow’s intelligence agents. But, on a scale, how complicit was he?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets US President Donald Trump  prior to the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / IAN LANGSDON        (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Sniffing Glue” Edition

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump were all smiles at their first meeting, but the latest Russia revelations are rocking the White House.

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The Donald Trump Jr. Scandal Is Straight Out of 1990s Moscow

The motley crew that set up the Veselnitskaya meeting is a throwback to the days of the Wild East, where anyone with hustle and an agenda could become a player.

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Leaked Records Show Shell’s Complicity in Massive Oil Corruption Scandal

New leaked records undercut Shell’s vigorous denials it was involved in a sprawling Nigerian corruption scandal.

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Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Discussed Booting Gulen Back to Turkey

Mike Flynn was a paid lobbyist for Turkey when he attended a meeting with Turkish officials touching on ways to remove the controversial cleric from the U.S.

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Trump Hotel in Baku Partnered With ‘Notoriously Corrupt’ Oligarch Family With Ties to Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

The latest conflict of interest headache for the president is a sketchy and failed hotel in Azerbaijan that’s got lawmakers worried.

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Watch: South African Presidential Address Turns Violent

Jeers, fistfights and pepper spray in the parliamentary chamber.

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