Midweek Roundup: U.S. Ruling Limits Scope of Public Corruption Cases, France Investigates Assad’s Uncle, and More

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of overturning former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction on corruption charges, The New York Times said. The decision narrows the type of conduct that can be deemed "corrupt" to "formal and concrete" actions, such as agreeing to issue an official determination in exchange for a bribe. More Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Richenthal claimed in federal court that Chinese officials took part in the creation of a U.N.-linked news outlet that served as a conduit for bribes from a Macau billionaire to former General Assembly President John Ashe, Reuters said. Ashe, who served...