Political corruption

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking in a court room in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
August 25, 2020 - 11:03 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Tuesday brushed off allegations that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in a coma in a German hospital, was poisoned and said there have been no grounds for a criminal investigation so far because the politician's condition may have been triggered by other...
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August 24, 2020 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American consultant has been charged in an illicit lobbying effort to get the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund, and to arrange for the return of a Chinese dissident living in the U.S. Federal...
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August 24, 2020 - 12:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The wife of former California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced Monday in federal court to eight months of home confinement in the corruption case that ended her husband’s career. The government noted Margaret Hunter’s cooperation with the prosecution in arguing against...
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A stretcher is taken from special aircraft with the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on board at Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug.22, 2020. The Russian opposition member has been in a coma since Thursday and is on artificial respiration. ( Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
August 22, 2020 - 9:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, in a coma after a suspected poisoning, was flown from Siberia on Saturday to Berlin for treatment by specialists at the German capital’s main hospital. After touching down shortly before 9 a.m. at a special area of the capital’s Tegel airport used for...
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In this photo provided by Alexei Navalny's press team, early Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, medics upload Alexei Navalny into a German special medical plane at an airport in Omsk, Russia. The dissident who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning has been transferred to an ambulance and is now being driven to an airport in the Siberian city of Omsk. Navalny will be flown to Germany to receive treatment. (Kira Yarmysh/Alexei Navalny's press team via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 11:01 pm
OMSK, Russia (AP) — A plane carrying a Russian dissident who is in a coma after a suspected poisoning left for a German hospital Saturday following much wrangling over Alexei Navalny’s condition and treatment. The plane could be seen taking off from an airport in the Siberian city of Omsk just...
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August 21, 2020 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Pecker is stepping down as CEO of the National Enquirer's parent, ending a reign that saw the company entangled in a campaign-finance scandal that sent President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to jail. Pecker's company, American Media Inc., is being taken over by Accelerate360...
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Facebook pages from Guo Wengui's account are seen on computer screens in Beijing on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The self-exiled Chinese tycoon on whose 150-foot (45-meter) yacht President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was arrested is a high-profile irritant to the ruling Communist Party. In June, Guo and Bannon announced the founding of the “Federal State of New China,” an initiative to “overthrow the Chinese government.” (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
August 21, 2020 - 5:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — The self-exiled Chinese tycoon on whose 150-foot (45-meter) yacht President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, was arrested is a high-profile irritant to the ruling Communist Party. Guo Wengui left China in 2014 during an anti-corruption crackdown led by President...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lozoya, who was arrested in February 2020 by Spanish police on an international warrant issued by Mexico, has dropped his extradition fight and agreed to return to Mexico to cooperate in corruption investigations, according to Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)
August 20, 2020 - 8:35 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In some of the most explosive accusations in recent Mexican political history, the former head of the state-owned oil company directly accused former President Enrique Peña Nieto and his treasury secretary of directing a scheme of kickbacks and embezzlement directly from the...
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Key member of the music group Rap Against Dictatorship, Dechathorn Bamrungmuang arrives at the Samranrat police station in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Aug, 20, 2020. Thai police arrested Dechathorn and four pro-democracy activists in a crackdown on growing protests that have emerged as the most serious threat to the government led by a former army general they accuse of incompetence and corruption. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 20, 2020 - 6:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police arrested nine pro-democracy activists, including two rappers, in a crackdown on growing protests that have emerged as the most serious threat to the government led by a former army general they accuse of incompetence and corruption. Among those arrested is Dechathorn...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, speaks before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election security on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate intelligence committee has concluded that the Kremlin launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential contest on behalf of Donald Trump. The Republican-led panel on Tuesday released its fifth and final report in its investigation into election interference. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 18, 2020 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian intelligence services during the 2016 presidential election posed a “grave” counterintelligence threat, a Senate panel concluded Tuesday as it detailed how associates of Donald Trump had regular contact with Russians and expected to...
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