Latest Political corruption News

'Huge' challenges as Ramaphosa takes oath in South Africa

May. 25, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged the country to pursue "an extraordinary feat of human endeavor" as he was sworn in for a five-year term with a delicate fight against government corruption ahead of him. "The challenges our country face are huge and...

The Latest: Warnings about Trump actions on Russia probe

May. 25, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian...

Trump's orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

May. 25, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started...

AP Explains: Corruption trial against Argentina's Fernández

May. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and her current presidential running mate Alberto Fernández launch their campaign Saturday with a political rally on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Cristina Fernández recently surprised many when she announced that...

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

May. 24, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes, including headline-grabbing cases of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive. Trump, leaving the White House for a trip to Japan, said he...

Ex-Colorado lawmaker convicted of citations in Pennsylvania

May. 24, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former Colorado lawmaker and anti-tax advocate has been convicted of five municipal citations in Pennsylvania for a building that city officials say is dilapidated. The Gazette reports Douglas Bruce failed to appear for the court hearing Thursday in Pittston, Pennsylvania...

South Africa's Zuma must wait 3 months for court decision

May. 24, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma will hear in three months' time whether corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges against him might be dropped. Pietermaritzburg High Court judges have reserved judgment on his application for a permanent stay of prosecution. No date...

Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killer

May. 24, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. The court rejected the appeal of Oeut Ang for a reduction in his sentence for shooting dead political analyst Kem Ley at a convenience store in the...

Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

May. 24, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's calling for an "intervention" to save the nation from him. He says she's "crazy." The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks...

Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

May. 23, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A majority in Brazil's supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains. Six of the Supreme Federal Tribunal's 11 judges have voted in favor of the measure....