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A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

Sep. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to hold on to power in Tuesday's historic repeat election as the shadow of various corruption charges loom over his future. Israel's attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against him in three separate corruption...

Austria's Freedom Party elects Norbert Hofer as new leader

Sep. 14, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party elected former minister and presidential candidate Norbert Hofer as its leader on Saturday as it seeks to return to power in a Sept. 29 national election, trying to move beyond the scandal that brought down the previous administration. The Austria Press...

US judge denies bail to ex-Peru president in corruption case

Sep. 12, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco denied bail to former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in a hearing Thursday that ended with an emotional outburst by his wife, who had to be dragged out of the courtroom after she started shouting at prosecutors. Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson...

The Latest: Federal jury convicts candidate's father

Sep. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Jerry Lundergan, father of Alison Lundergan Grimes (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted the father of Kentucky's secretary of state of funneling illegal corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 challenge of...

Chinese businesswoman guilty in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case

Sep. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Yujing Zhang's desire to meet President Donald Trump and his family turned the Chinese businesswoman into an American felon. A 10-woman, two-man federal jury convicted Zhang on Wednesday of trespassing at the president's Mar-a-Lago club in March and lying to Secret Service...

The Latest: GOP's Bishop wins N Carolina special election

Sep. 11, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has...

Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents

Sep. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.

Canada's Trudeau begins reelection bid ahead of Oct. 21 vote

Sep. 11, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched his reelection campaign Wednesday, saying that Canadians need to decide whether they want to return to the "failed policies" of a conservative government that believes in cuts and austerity. Trudeau kicked off his bid to remain in office ahead...

Japan's leader taps new Cabinet ministers to freshen image

Sep. 11, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday, adding two women and the son of a former leader to freshen his image but maintaining continuity on U.S.-oriented trade and security policies. Abe, the longest-serving prime minister in Japan's postwar history, kept key...

Thai high court affirms guilt of 2009 Pattaya rioters

Sep. 11, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement convicted in connection with rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009. The 12 had received four-year prison sentences for their actions on April 11,...