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India minister denies misconduct after #MeToo accusations

Oct. 14, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's junior external affairs minister on Sunday denied any wrongdoing after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct when he was a newspaper editor. M.J. Akbar threatened to take legal action against the women, calling the allegations "false, baseless and wild" in a...

After impeachments, West Virginia voters to choose justices

Oct. 13, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters head to the polls next month to decide whether to allow Gov. Jim Justice's two picks for the state Supreme Court to continue serving. Justice appointed U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and former GOP House Speaker Tim Armstead to the high court to serve out the terms of...

Melania Trump ignores cheating rumors about husband

Oct. 13, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has "much more important things to think about" than allegations he cheated on her with a porn star, a Playboy Playmate or anyone else. Mrs. Trump, who was interviewed by ABC while touring Africa last week, said people are just...

Melania Trump says she loves Trump, ignores cheating rumors

Oct. 12, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she loves President Donald Trump and has "much more important things to think about" than allegations he cheated on her with a porn star, a Playboy Playmate or anyone else. Mrs. Trump, who was interviewed by ABC while touring Africa last week, said people are just...

Brazil: Mexico dragging feet on Odebrecht corruption scandal

Oct. 10, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Across Latin America, prosecutors have been pressing charges in recent years against politicians accused of corruption in the scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which admitted to paying $800 million in bribes in the region. Not in Mexico. Evidence that could...

Court frees arrested senior magazine editor in south India

Oct. 9, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A court in southern India released the chief editor of a prominent investigative magazine on Tuesday, hours after police arrested him on charges of publishing material that defamed the state governor. R.R. Gopal was arrested at the airport in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state,...

Malaysia plans new taxes to help pay off snowballing debt

Oct. 9, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Tuesday the government plans to introduce new tax measures to help raise funds to pay off national debt that has snowballed due to corruption under the previous government. Lim said it will take the government three years to resolve...

Brazil leans toward unsparing vision of far-right Bolsonaro

Oct. 8, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The far-right former army captain who looks likely to become Brazil's next president promised nothing short of a complete overhaul of Latin America's largest nation, vowing Monday to combat the evils of corruption by gutting government ministries and privatizing state companies. He...

Brazil's far-right candidate falls short of election stunner

Oct. 7, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship won the first round of its presidential election by a surprisingly large margin Sunday but fell just short of getting enough votes to avoid a runoff against a leftist rival. Jair Bolsonaro, whose...

Vatican defends pope against 'blasphemous' cover-up claims

Oct. 7, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke Sunday of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a "blasphemous" political hit job. Six weeks after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano threw the...