Political corruption

March 16, 2018 - 6:31 am
NCAA TOURNAMENT Buffalo stuns Arizona; Loyola-Chicago ousts Miami UNDATED (AP) — Buffalo and Loyola of Chicago authored the biggest stunners during the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The 13th-seeded Bulls hammered No. 4 Arizona as Wes Clark delivered 25 points and Jeremy...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2011 file photo, Chinese paramilitary police march during a flag raising ceremony near the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Tibetan activists, housing petitioners and other campaigners are targets of a new national campaign in China against so-called organized crime. The sweep expands the range of people law enforcement officials can take into custody in the name of preserving peace and order. Analysts say the crackdown will help President Xi Jinping win political support in counties and villages, boosting his legitimacy as he prepares to rule the country indefinitely. (Color China Photo via AP, File)
March 16, 2018 - 5:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — As Tibetans prepared to celebrate a Buddhist new year festival with prayers and dance, police officers went to schools, airports and public squares to read out "21 kinds of dark and evil forces," a list of new criminal targets. "Number Two: Individuals associated with the Dalai Lama...
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Hospitality staff members stand outside the Great Hall of the People as they wait for delegates to leave after the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 15, 2018 - 6:12 pm
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, ESPN President John Skipper smiles during a news conference in New York. The former president of ESPN says he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by his cocaine dealer. John Skipper told the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, March 15, 2018, “they threatened me.” Skipper says he understood the threat put himself, his family and his professional life at risk. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 15, 2018 - 3:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of ESPN said he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by someone who sold him cocaine. John Skipper told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Thursday that the drug seller, whom he did not name, tried to extort him in December...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 29, 2016 file photo President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim speaks during a press conference in Budapest, Hungary. Gurib-Fakim faces allegations that she bought clothing and jewelry with a credit card provided by a non-governmental group whose Angolan founder has sought to do business in Mauritius and is under investigation for alleged corruption in Portugal. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP, File)
March 15, 2018 - 10:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A financial scandal is threatening to unseat Africa's only female head of state, the president of the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius. President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim faces allegations that she bought clothing and jewelry with a credit card provided by a non-governmental group...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslim children wait for food handouts distributed by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. Myanmar's government has rejected two reports presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law, in its repression of several minority groups. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
March 13, 2018 - 5:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's government on Tuesday rejected two reports presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law, in its repression of several minority groups. Government spokesman Zaw...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, an exterior view of he offices of the Vatican bank IOR in Vatican City. Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales. The trial of Angelo Caloia and his lawyer is due to begin March 15. They deny wrongdoing. A third suspect died while under investigation. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
March 03, 2018 - 10:13 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales. The trial of Angelo Caloia and his lawyer, Gabriele Liuzzo,...
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Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom touches the chain of the handcuff on his left wrist, as he waits to hear the court ruling on whether he will be released, in Guatemala City, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Colom defended his actions Wednesday in a case of suspected corruption involving bus concessions, saying his order for a $35 million upgrade to the public transit system was legitimate. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
March 01, 2018 - 5:44 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan judge ruled Thursday that an investigation will proceed against former President Alvaro Colom in a case of alleged corruption involving bus concessions during his 2008-2012 administration. Judge Eduardo Cojulum said Colom should be investigated for possible crimes...
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A group of college students from Israel being taught about Holocaust history at a fragment of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto and that a regional official wants to put on a list of protected historical monuments, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The wall was built in 1940, when the Nazi Germans closed the area of Warsaw they called the “Jewish district.” (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president visited a Jewish community center Tuesday amid an upsurge of domestic anti-Semitism and international criticism of a new law that makes it a crime to blame Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany. In a conciliatory gesture, President Andrzej Duda...
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage before Cynthia Marshall, new interim CEO of the team, is introduced during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Dallas. Cuban has teased about the notion of running for president in 2020 in a campaign that could mirror President Donald Trump’s blend of reality TV and politics. But Cuban's political career could be quickly derailed by sexual harassment and misconduct allegations within his team. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
February 27, 2018 - 12:32 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and driving force behind TV's "Shark Tank," has for months teased the notion of running for president in 2020 in a campaign that could mirror President Donald Trump's blend of reality television and politics in a...
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