Turkey bans reporting on corruption investigation of ex-ministers A Turkish court has banned media from reporting on a parliamentary investigation into corruption allegations against four ex-ministers, a move the opposition says amounts to protecting thieves. – UK Reuters 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index to be launched 3 December This year’s index ranks 175 countries/territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index draws on 12 surveys covering expert assessments and views of businesspeople. The Corruption Perceptions Index is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption. – Transparency International Spain’s health minister resigns over corruption inquiry Spain’s health minister resigned Wednesday after a judge said she benefited from an alleged kickback scheme that has hurt the governing party and made corruption a leading issue in elections set for next year.- Wall Street Journal Fifa corruption: Criminal probe may be launched in UK Fifa was facing the threat of a UK criminal inquiry on Wednesday after it emerged the Serious Fraud Office was actively seeking evidence relating to its World Cup corruption probe.- The Telegraph Jonathan promoting corruption – Obasanjo Once again, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Goodluck Jonathan's administration of promoting corruption and incompetence in the country. Obasanjo said the government's open display of corruption constitutes a threat to the economy. – allafrica.com Tanzania PM Mizengo Pinda caught in corruption row Tanzania's prime minister is under pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth $120m (£76m) to an energy firm and top officials. Mizengo Pinda failed to properly oversee government finances, a parliamentary watchdog committee said.-bbc.com Total to face corruption charges in France Total is set to face trial in France over corruption allegations relating to Iranian contracts dating from the 1990s and early 2000s, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. – ft.com Ukraine adopts new anti-corruption laws On 23 October 2014, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a number of laws against corruption. – mondaq.com Image Excerpt Spain’s health minister resigns amid graft claims, Obasanjo blames Jonathan for corruption and other corruption stories from around the globe.