Political corruption

August 12, 2019 - 10:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say an Israeli billionaire has been ordered to stand trial on corruption and bribery charges allegedly involving a widow of Guinea's former president. Prosecutors in Geneva allege that diamond-mining magnate Beny Steinmetz and two other defendants paid $10 million in...
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A demonstrator holds up a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "We demand transparency" outside the government mansion La Fortaleza, where a small group of protesters gathered, in San Juan Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello on Aug. 2 and continued on a smaller scale until the Supreme Court removed his chosen successor are dissipating. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 09, 2019 - 7:12 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's streets have remained so quiet since Gov. Wanda Vázquez took over as governor following weeks of turmoil that one can again hear the island's famous coquí frog singing at night. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló just a week...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, speaks to his friend during a tea break at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 against 17 more current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their roles in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Malaysian and U.S. prosecutors allege that bond sales organized by Goldman Sachs for 1MDB provided one of the means for associates of Najib to steal billions over several years from a fund that was ostensibly set up to accelerate Malaysia's economic development. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
August 09, 2019 - 4:38 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 more current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries for their roles in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. Malaysian and U.S. prosecutors allege that bond sales...
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Kyrgyz riot police shoot rubber bullets to stop supporters of former president Almazbek Atambayev, near his residence in the village of Koi-Tash, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the capital, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Police in Kyrgyzstan detained the Central Asian nation's ex-president Thursday following violent clashes with his supporters, a day after a previous attempt to arrest him left one policeman dead and nearly 80 people injured. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
August 09, 2019 - 4:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Kyrgyzstan on Friday ordered the nation's ex-president to remain in custody pending trial on corruption charges as calm returned to the country's capital following a strong crackdown by police. The arrest of Almazbek Atambayev sparked two days of riots that left one...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera...
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Jaroslaw Kaczynski,right, the head of Poland's ruling party, and parliament speaker Marek Kuchcinski after at a news conference where Kuchcinski announces his resignation in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday Aug. 8, 2019. Kuchcinski's resignation was prompted by public anger over his and his family's frequent use of government aircraft. Kuchcinski and Kaczynski insisted that the speaker had broken no law and did nothing wrong but that they were acting in response to the public anger.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 08, 2019 - 7:29 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The speaker of the Polish parliament said Thursday that he is resigning after a scandal erupted over his and his family's frequent use of government planes. The affair was threatening to damage the reputation of the right-wing ruling party, Law and Justice, ahead of...
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August 07, 2019 - 5:09 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' central bank has ordered ABN AMRO to check all of its retail customers for possible financial crimes as part of a government crackdown. ABN AMRO revealed the order Wednesday alongside second-quarter results that showed its net profit edged up 1% from...
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Police officers walk behind a Walmart at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Patrick Crusius, 21, opened fire Saturday at the mall that largely caters to the local Mexican-American community. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 06, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for new death penalty legislation as an answer to hate crimes and mass killings. But whether that would deter shooters is questionable — especially since most don't live to face trial. More than half the perpetrators of mass shootings since 2006...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 05, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio (all times local): 1:25 p.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for all people "to work together to counter violence rooted in hatred, racism, xenophobia and all forms of...
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Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., talks with a constituent after a veterans event on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Ingham County Fair in Mason, Mich. Slotkin, who flipped the 8th Congressional District by defeating a Republican incumbent in 2018, has not backed an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
August 04, 2019 - 1:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Andy Kim came face to face with impeachment fervor at a town hall in New Jersey. "Do your job!" shouted one voter. Several states away, a woman held up a copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report and told freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin at a Michigan...
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