Political corruption

A woman casts her vote in a pooling station during Parliamentary election in western Herat city, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Tens of thousands of Afghan forces fanned out across the country as voting began Saturday in parliamentary elections that followed a campaign marred by relentless violence. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)
October 20, 2018 - 4:53 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some Afghans lined up for hours to cast their vote Saturday in a chaotic start to parliamentary elections that are being protected by tens of thousands of security forces on alert nationwide following a campaign marred by relentless violence. Voters hoping to bring change...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah., speaks on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. An environmental group has denounced the committee for suggesting the organization’s efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent. The GOP-led Natural Resources Committee says it’s examining whether nonprofit groups are being manipulated by foreign entities that want to undercut American interests. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 19, 2018 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent. In a bluntly worded letter delivered...
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October 19, 2018 - 8:32 am
LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who is being held in China on bribery charges says she has been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she'll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 file photo, President of the Kenyan National Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee executive member, Kipchoge Keino, right, delivers a speech near the town of Eldoret, Kenya. Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials surrendered to police Thursday and are due in court Friday to plead to charges of corruption and abuse of office. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File )
October 19, 2018 - 3:08 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn't have control over the government money that prosecutors say was embezzled and misused around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Keino told the AP in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, China's Internet czar Lu Wei attends a gathering of CEOs and other executives at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Wash. Lu was standing trial Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 on corruption allegations, state media reported. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool, File)
October 19, 2018 - 2:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 18, 2018 - 3:50 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino,...
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Danny Jackson, Vietnam War veteran and supporter of Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, wears a shirt with a likeness of the candidate as he holds a sign during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Diego. Campa-Najjar faces indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter in the race for Southern California's 50th district. Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background - something the Latino, Arab-American businessman forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an incumbent under indictment. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 16, 2018 - 7:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background — something the Latino, Arab-American contender forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an indicted incumbent. Former...
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October 11, 2018 - 9:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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A woman holds a candle next to a portrait of slain television reporter Viktoria Marinova during a vigil at the Liberty Monument in Ruse, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Bulgarian police are investigating the rape, beating and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 09, 2018 - 9:59 am
RUSE, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Bulgaria's Interior Ministry says top investigators have been assigned to solve the "brutal" slaying of a Bulgarian journalist. The ministry said "a Romanian citizen of Ukrainian descent...
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, raises the hand of Malaysia's reform icon Anwar Ibrahim during a rally in Port Dickson, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Anwar is contesting a by-election in Port Dickson, a southern coastal town, after a lawmaker vacated the seat to make way for Anwar Ibrahim's political comeback. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 09, 2018 - 5:58 am
PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support his return to active politics. Mahathir's appearance at a late night political rally Monday marked the first time in two decades...
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