Political corruption

FILE - In this May 13, 2008 file photo, Colombian paramilitary warlord Salvatore Mancuso is escorted by U.S. DEA agents upon his arrival to Opa-locka, Florida. A legal battle is quietly brewing in the U.S. in 2020 over Colombia’s request that this former paramilitary warlord be sent home after completing his drug sentence in the U.S. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
August 12, 2020 - 8:05 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A last-minute battle is unfolding over the fate of a former paramilitary warlord who the Colombian government wants returned following a long drug sentence in U.S. prison. Salvatore Mancuso, the top commander of a since-disbanded group of right-wing militias, completed a 12-year...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2005 file photo, Ecuador's former President Abdala Bucaram leaves the Foreign Ministery in Panama City, where he sought political asylum after fleeing his country amid massive protests that forced the ouster of President Lucio Gutierrez. Bucaram was detained at his home in Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 3, 2020, during a search warrant ordered by the Prosecutor's Office investigating alleged embezzlement through a contract for hospital medical supplies. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
August 12, 2020 - 6:35 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A former Ecuadorian president known for his wild antics has been detained in an organized crime probe as authorities investigate the murder of an Israeli man jailed in a possible COVID-19 medical supplies scandal, the nation’s interior minister said Wednesday. Heavily armed...
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Fireworks thrown by anti-government protesters explode over Riot Police during clashes near the parliament building following last Tuesday's massive explosion in the seaport which devastated Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
August 10, 2020 - 3:46 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the state.” The move risks opening the way to dragged-...
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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to examine Department of Homeland Security personnel deployments to recent protests on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Washington. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
August 10, 2020 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday that he has subpoenaed the FBI to produce documents to his committee related to the Trump-Russia investigation. The Wisconsin senator also defended a separate investigation he is leading into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and...
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In this image taken from an online video interview with The Associated Press, Claudia Anghel, a Romanian midwife working in England, holds up a photograph of a large display in Piccadilly Circus showing her portrait shot by celebrity photographer Rankin, for a campaign celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the U.K.'s National Health Service, in Nuneaton, England, Tuesday, July, 28, 2020. Anghel's success story as one of 600,000 Romanians in Britain is at the same time a telling sign of how the deficiencies of her home country's health care system and the bleak prospects for a better future for herself and her family have left huge gaps in Romanian society and its health care system. (AP Photo)
August 10, 2020 - 5:32 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, David Bowie and ... Claudia Anghel? Anghel, an experienced Romanian midwife, has joined the star-studded ranks of people whose portraits have been taken by famed photographer Rankin. It was done as part of a billboard campaign celebrating the 72nd...
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Malaysian former Finance Minister and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, center, arrives at courthouse in Butterworth, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Lim pleaded not guilty to a second graft charge relating to a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project. Lim has slammed the charges as political persecution by the new government. (AP Photo/Gary Chuah)
August 09, 2020 - 11:55 pm
PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former finance minister pleaded not guilty Monday to a second corruption charge related to a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project and slammed the case as a trumped-up charge by the new government. Lim Guan Eng, 59, was first charged Friday with soliciting 10% of...
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Words are written by Lebanese citizens in front of the scene of Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Public fury over the massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
August 09, 2020 - 4:46 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon’s port. The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the question of how to ensure the millions of dollars promised in international aid is not diverted in a country notorious...
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Lebanese soldiers stand among tear gas during clashes with protesters as part of a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
August 08, 2020 - 2:44 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Dozens of Lebanese protesters have stormed the buildings of a number of government ministries and the headquarters of the country's banking association channeling their rage against state and financial institutions...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, front, gesturers during a news conference as House speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, right, and Secretary of Public safety Brian Moran, left, look on at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The Virginia Parole Board and its former chairwoman violated state law and its own policies and procedures in granting the release of a man convicted decades ago of killing a Richmond police officer, according to a report from the state's government watchdog agency that was initially withheld from the public. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2020 - 9:10 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Parole Board and its former chairwoman violated state law and its own policies and procedures in the case of a man convicted decades ago of killing a Richmond police officer, the state's government watchdog agency said in a report initially withheld from the public...
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President Donald Trump speaks with members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 06, 2020 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instantly ignited new controversy when he said recently that he may deliver his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention at the White House. But using the Rose Garden, the Executive Mansion or even the Oval Office as the...
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