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  • WASHINGTON, June 26- More than a year after asking for and receiving emails from News Corp's U.S. operation related to allegations of phone hacking and bribery, the FBI is still investigating whether British-based representatives of the media company may have broken U.S. law, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • *Cameron apologizes for hiring Andy Coulson. LONDON, June 24- Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm, was acquitted on Tuesday of orchestrating a campaign to hack into phones and bribe officials in a case that has shaken the British political establishment.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has suspended or removed four officials as investigators look into allegations of improper gifts and kickbacks as well as efforts to direct contracts to favored businesses, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

  • Cuba puts Canadian exec on trial; some investors put off Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    HAVANA, June 18- A Canadian executive held in Cuba for nearly three years has gone on trial on bribery charges in a case closely watched by potential investors who are wary of how Cuba treats foreign executives.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- A U.S. judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the case against a New York state senator accused of trying to buy his way onto the Republican ticket in the 2013 New York City mayoral race, lawyers in the case said.

  • TOKYO, June 4- A former employee of Universal Entertainment Corp filed a criminal complaint against Kazuo Okada, the Japanese firm's billionaire founder, alleging he ordered the payment of bribes to advance a still-unfinished casino project in the Philippines.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for having conducted two illegal kickback schemes to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for having conducted two illegal kickback schemes to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • *Action follows bribery claims in China and other countries. LONDON, May 27- Britain's fraud office has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline, posing a new challenge to the drugmaker, which already faces claims of bribery in China and four other countries.

  • LONDON, May 27- Britain's Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline Plc, posing a new challenge to the drugmaker, which already faces allegations of bribery in China and elsewhere.

  • Elon Musk questions Air Force ethics     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk questions how the Air Force awarded rocket contracts to a competitor. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • BEIJING, May 23- A crackdown on China's National Energy Administration is intensifying as two more top officials are being investigated for taking bribes, state media said on Friday, days after investigations into two other NEA officials were announced.

  • Mohammed bin Nasir Al-Khusaibi was found guilty by Muscat's Court of First Instance of paying bribes worth $1 million to the ex-undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communication for civil aviation to win a contract for the first phase of the Muscat International Airport.

  • BRASILIA, May 14- Brazil's Senate opened an inquiry on Wednesday into alleged corruption and mismanagement at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a probe that could complicate President Dilma Rousseff's bid for reelection in October.

  • GSK executives charged with bribery: Report     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    Chinese police have charged GlaxoSmithKline executives who have been under investigation for allegedly bribing doctors and Chinese officials, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • GSK China head faces bribery allegations     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 6:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports Chinese police say the former China head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKine ordered employees to commit bribery, generating billions of dollars in illegal revenue.

  • GSK says China bribery charges "deeply concerning" Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 4:16 AM ET

    LONDON, May 14- British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, whose former China head and other colleagues have been charged with corruption by Chinese police, said on Wednesday the case was deeply concerning.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, May 14- Chinese police on Wednesday said they had charged the British former China head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC and other colleagues with corruption, after a probe found the firm made billions of yuan from bribing doctors and hospitals.

  • Chinese police charge ex-GSK China head with bribery Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 2:40 AM ET
    An employee of British drug firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) enters their office headquarters in Shanghai.

    Chinese police on Wednesday said they had charged the British former China head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and other colleagues with corruption, after a 10- month probe found they paid billions of yuan in bribes to doctors and hospitals.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, May 14- Chinese police on Wednesday said they had charged the British former China head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC and other colleagues with corruption, after a 10- month probe found they paid billions of yuan in bribes to doctors and hospitals.