Political corruption

France's former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, right, and his wife Penelope wear protective masks as they arrive at Paris courthouse, in Paris, Monday, June 29, 2020. A Paris court is set to render or postpone a verdict in the fraud trial of former Prime Minister Francois Fillon on Monday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 29, 2020 - 9:16 am
PARIS (AP) — Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon was found guilty Monday in a fraud case of having used public funds to pay his wife and children more than 1 million euros ($1.13 million) since 1998 for work they never performed. The couple's lawyers immediately appealed Monday's verdict...
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Russian film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, leaves the Meshchansky court after hearings in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 26, 2020 - 12:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow judge convicted an acclaimed Russian theater director of embezzling state funds and imposed a three-year suspended sentence Friday in a case widely seen as politically motivated. Kirill Serebrennikov, 50, one of the most prominent theater and film directors in Russia, and his...
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June 26, 2020 - 10:42 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Friday that it is planning to seek damages from Swiss drugmaker Novartis following a settlement in the United States over bribery allegations. The settlement worth more than $345 million was announced Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2020 file photo, A woman holds up a sign saying "police the police" as she confronts a police line while demonstrators protest in Washington, over the death of George Floyd. Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File)
June 26, 2020 - 8:13 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Lawmakers nationwide are struggling with how to reform policing...
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Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti poses for photographers prior to a meeting with European Council President Charles Michel at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 8:36 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The prime minister of Kosovo on Thursday canceled his plans to attend a White House meeting with leaders of Serbia following the indictment of Kosovo's president on war crimes charges stemming from the 1990s armed conflict between the two Balkan countries. Prime Minister...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court in London. The Justice Department says a federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that does not include new charges but broadens the scope of conduct that the government believes broke the law. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 24, 2020 - 10:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia who could provide his anti-secrecy website with classified information, and conspired with members of hacking organizations, according to a new Justice Department indictment announced...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 file photo, Kosovo president Hashim Thaci gestures during a press conference in Kosovo capital Pristina. Kosovo’s president and nine other former separatist fighters were indicted on a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges, including murder, by a court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after Kosovo’s 1998-99 independence war with Serbia, it was reported on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, File)
June 24, 2020 - 3:19 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and nine other former separatist fighters were indicted Wednesday on a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges, including murder, by an international prosecutor probing their actions against ethnic Serbs and others during and...
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Attorney General William Barr listens during a roundtable with President Donald Trump about America's seniors, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 24, 2020 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time next month, the Justice Department said Wednesday, as two of his employees testified that he has politicized the department and allowed special treatment for Roger Stone, a friend of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019, file photo Roger Stone leaves federal court in Washington. A federal judge is giving Stone, a longtime ally and confidant of President Donald Trump, an additional two weeks before he must report to serve his federal prison sentence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 23, 2020 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor is prepared to tell Congress on Wednesday that Roger Stone, a close ally of President Donald Trump, was given special treatment ahead of his sentencing because of his relationship with the president. Aaron Zelinsky, a career Justice Department prosecutor who...
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June 23, 2020 - 7:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday convicted the country's ex-president on corruption charges and sentenced him to 11 years and two months in prison. Almazbek Atambayev, who was in office from 2011 to 2017, was stripped of the immunity from prosecution that he enjoyed as a former...
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