Trump says he has 'absolute' power to pardon himself

Trump says he has 'absolute' power to pardon himself

Trump's lawyers argued the president could not have obstructed the investigation, given the powers granted to him by the US Constitution.

Netanyahu lawyer says graft allegations lack substance

Netanyahu lawyer says graft allegations lack substance

A lawyer for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday there was "nothing of substance" in allegations he illegally accepted gifts from rich supporters.

Japan to investigate claim of illicit Olympic payment

Japan to investigate claim of illicit Olympic payment

Japan on Friday said it would question officials involved in Tokyo's successful 2020 Olympics bid over a multi-million dollar payment which is being probed by French investigators.

Sharif forms commission to probe Panama Papers allegations

Sharif forms commission to probe Panama Papers allegations

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the nation by television to defend his family's business practices, denying any wrongdoing and calling corruption claims "old accusations repeated over and over again".