Ukraine acts to purge court system of bribery, corruption

By Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Jan 22 : Ukraine’s constitutional court approved moves today to stamp out political meddling in the judicial system and halt bribe-taking among judges, part of an anti-corruption drive to help secure aid and goodwill from vital international backers. The court approved amendments that would strip lawmakers of the power to appoint […]

Ireland risks being next euro zone victim of political uncertainty

By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN, Jan 22 : Ireland could become the latest euro zone country to face political deadlock in an election expected next month that risks delivering an inconclusive verdict and leaving Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s coalition short of an overall majority. Despite boasting Europe’s fastest-growing economy and a lead in opinion polls, Kenny’s […]