Political corruption

April 10, 2018 - 12:34 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Election Commission says it has fixed May 9 for general elections, that could determine scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak's political survival. Analysts say the move to hold the vote on a working day may reduce voter turnout that could disadvantage...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, arrives for a meeting with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Washington. Zuckerberg will testify Tuesday before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 09, 2018 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Yes, Mark Zuckerberg will wear a suit. The Facebook CEO is best known for his "uniform" of jeans, sneakers and a fitted gray T-shirt. But he'll don a suit and tie when he testifies before Congress starting Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Attorneys defending Greitens against an invasion-of-privacy charge are raising doubts about the testimony of a woman with whom he had an affair. In a court filing dated Sunday, April 8, 2018, his attorneys say the woman testified she never saw Greitens with a camera or phone on the day he is accused of taking a partially nude photo of her while she was blindfolded and bound. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 09, 2018 - 11:30 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys defending Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens against a felony invasion-of-privacy charge have raised new doubts about a key allegation that he took a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair. In a court filing dated Sunday, Greitens'...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Federal agents carrying court-authorized search warrants have seized documents from Cohen according to a statement from Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan. He says that the search warrants were executed by the office of the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York but they are “in part” related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into election meddling "an attack on our country" during a White House meeting with top...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks with auto industry leaders following a news conference at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standards. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 09, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the Senate Environment Committee is voicing support for embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, even as other Republicans express concern about Pruitt's ethics and spending on security and travel. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Attorneys defending Greitens against an invasion-of-privacy charge are raising doubts about the testimony of a woman with whom he had an affair. In a court filing dated Sunday, April 8, 2018, his attorneys say the woman testified she never saw Greitens with a camera or phone on the day he is accused of taking a partially nude photo of her while she was blindfolded and bound. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 09, 2018 - 10:48 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys defending Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens against a felony invasion-of-privacy charge have raised new doubts about a key allegation that he took a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair. In a court filing dated Sunday, Greitens'...
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 9, 2018. South Korean prosecutors say they've indicted Lee over bribery, embezzlement and other charges. The signs read: " Former President Lee Myung-bak" (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 09, 2018 - 6:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors formally charged jailed ex-President Lee Myung-bak with a range of corruption charges on Monday, making him the country's fourth leader to face a criminal trial in about two decades. Last Friday, Lee's conservative successor, Park Geun-hye, was...
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 9, 2018. South Korean prosecutors say they've indicted Lee over bribery, embezzlement and other charges. The signs read: " Former President Lee Myung-bak" (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 09, 2018 - 5:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors formally charged jailed ex-President Lee Myung-bak with a range of corruption charges on Monday, making him the country's fourth leader to face a criminal trial in about three decades. Last Friday, Lee's conservative successor, Park Geun-hye, was...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, gets into a car as he is transferred to a detention center, at his residence in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors say on Monday, April 9, 2018, they've indicted Lee over bribery, embezzlement and other charges. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool via AP, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Lee Myung-bak was indicted on bribery, embezzlement and other charges Monday, becoming the latest South Korean leader arrested or entangled in scandals at the close of their terms or after leaving office. Lee's indictment came three days after his...
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April 09, 2018 - 1:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors say they've indicted former President Lee Myung-bak on bribery, embezzlement and other charges. Lee's indictment Monday came three days after his successor Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison for a separate corruption scandal. The...
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