Tag: Political scandals

Austrian far-right party leader Hofer resigns

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BERLIN — The head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party said Tuesday he is stepping down, raising the possibility that he could run for president...

Ex-premier’s graft case a test of justice in oil-rich Kuwait

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Where is Sheikh Jaber? Kuwait was abuzz with the question as citizens on social media demanded to know the...

Probe clears UK PM in cash for curtains redecorating scandal

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LONDON — An investigation has cleared British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of wrongdoing in the scandal over the redecoration of his official Downing Street...

Sherriff: Claims against Missouri lawmaker not credible

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — A Missouri sheriff said Friday that he didn’t find credible a report that a man who is now a state lawmaker...

Corruption trial of former South African president starts

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JOHANNESBURG — The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma began Wednesday more than 25 years after some of his alleged offenses. ...

Two former Baltimore officers get federal sentences reduced

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BALTIMORE — Two former Baltimore police officers serving hundreds of years in prison for detaining and robbing drug dealers in the early 2000s had...

Judge: City didn’t target dead lawyer in Mississippi scandal

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming a Mississippi city was at fault in the death of a lawyer who killed himself in...

NY AG: Cuomo probe will ‘conclude when it concludes’

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that an ongoing investigation surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo will “conclude when it concludes,”...

France’s Sarkozy goes on trial over 2012 campaign financing

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PARIS — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Thursday on charges that his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid was illegally financed, a...

Courtroom sketch artist in several notorious cases dies

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BOSTON — A courtroom sketch artist who drew pictures of defendants in some of the most notorious cases tried in federal court in Boston,...