Political corruption

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Agriculture Secretary-designate, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue attends a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 13, 2017 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the...
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March 13, 2017 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the...
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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye smiles with watery eyes upon her arrival at her private home in Seoul. South Korea, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Park left the presidential palace on Sunday evening, two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. (Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)
March 12, 2017 - 11:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign on Monday, news reports said, three days after the country's Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal. Park, whose power had been suspended in a parliamentary...
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March 12, 2017 - 3:54 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister says that four Cabinet ministers will step down and devote themselves to campaigning for the June 18 parliamentary election. Edi Rama said Sunday that the ministers of interior, health, social wellbeing and the state minister for local affairs, who...
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FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara listens as a member of his team speaks during a news conference in New York. The outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption said on Saturday, March 11, 2017, that he was fired after refusing to resign. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 12, 2017 - 8:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Manhattan federal prosecutor, in announcing his firing after he refused to resign, says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption. Preet Bharara, 48, revealed his firing Saturday on his personal Twitter account. Several...
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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye smiles with watery eyes upon her arrival at her private home in Seoul. South Korea, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Park left the presidential palace on Sunday evening, two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. (Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)
March 12, 2017 - 7:51 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office. In her first public...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-hye delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Assembly at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Hundreds of police officers, reporters and supporters of the ousted president have gathered near her Seoul home in anticipation of her return from the presidential palace. An official from the presidential Blue House said Sunday, March 12, 2017, that there was a possibility that Park would leave during the evening, two days after the country’s Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of police officers, reporters and supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye gathered near her Seoul home on Sunday in anticipation of her return from the presidential palace. An official from the presidential Blue House said there was a possibility...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, file photo, a South Korean national flag with a picture of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye is seen during a rally opposing her impeachment in Seoul, South Korea. Hundreds of police officers, reporters and supporters of the ousted president have gathered near her Seoul home in anticipation of her return from the presidential palace. An official from the presidential Blue House said Sunday, March 12, that there was a possibility that Park would leave during the evening, two days after the country’s Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of police officers, reporters and supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye gathered near her Seoul home on Sunday in anticipation of her return from the presidential palace. An official from the presidential Blue House said there was a possibility...
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Supporter of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye cry during a rally in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, March 11, 2017. South Korean police on Saturday braced for more violence between opponents and supporters of Park, who was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into a political turmoil. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 11, 2017 - 8:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after a court removed her from power over a corruption scandal, ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye maintained her silence on Saturday as her opponents and supporters divided the capital's streets with massive rallies that showed a nation deeply split over...
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Supporter of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye cry during a rally in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, March 11, 2017. South Korean police on Saturday braced for more violence between opponents and supporters of Park, who was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into a political turmoil. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 11, 2017 - 6:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Carrying flags and candles and cheering jubilantly, tens of thousands of South Koreans occupied a boulevard in downtown Seoul on Saturday to celebrate the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, a day after the Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption...
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