SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted a key ally of President Moon Jae-in on a dozen charges including bribery as they concluded a monthslong probe into a...
Pakistani court orders convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif released on bail so he can seek medical treatment
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani court orders convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif released on bail so he can seek medical treatment.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' embattled GOP House speaker announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election after a growing number of Republicans called for his resignation following the release of a...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' GOP House speaker sought help ousting members of his own party in 2020, called a female lawmaker "vile" and said President Donald Trump is "killing us" in pivotal races...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters gathered in South Korea's capital for the fourth straight Saturday to show their support for President Moon Jae-in's justice...
PARIS (AP) — A man of imposing stature, with a broad smile and easy laugh, Jacques Chirac was the president of charisma and charm.
Despite a corruption conviction and political scandals, his...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican federal prosecutors said Friday that authorities in Argentina acting at Mexico's request have detained businessman Carlos Ahumada, who was tied to political scandals a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Looming questions remain after Tennessee's House Speaker Glen Casada promised to resign from his leadership position, an unprecedented move meant to contain political...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid dramatically widening investigations to determine whether she used bulk sales...
BALTIMORE (AP) — An ex-Maryland deputy attorney general says he's running for Baltimore's highest office as first-term Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a political scandal.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return after abruptly announcing a leave of absence to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing"...
What's in a name?
Quite a lot if you're a Japanese citizen just learning Monday that the soon-to-be-installed new emperor's next era will be called Reiwa.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle on Thursday resigned from the Nevada Legislature because he's facing "growing sexual harassment" claims, making him the second high-ranking...
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron's security has been affected by the conduct and actions of an ex-aide at the center of a political scandal, French senators said in a report released...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All three of Virginia's top elected officials are now mired in their own separate scandals, causing some to question whether any of the three Democrats are fit to lead the state.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, told a Senate commission Monday that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later.
Alexandre Benalla said the passports were returned to him in October "by a salaried person at the Elysee."
PARIS (AP) — Alexandre Benalla hasn't finished causing trouble for the French president.
Emmanuel Macron's former security aide is again at the heart of a political scandal, just as the president is struggling against yellow vest protests that have undercut his legitimacy at home and abroad.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven got her job back Tuesday after scandal-plagued former Gov. Eric Greitens led a successful effort to oust her last year.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Incumbent Republican Rep. Rod Blum and his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Abby Finkenauer, downplayed their own political scandals in the first of two planned debates before the Nov. 6 election for Iowa's 1st District House seat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every day, Jane Mason wakes up, descends the stairs of her Kalorama townhouse and walks into her dining room, where the men of Watergate are waiting. She fixes oatmeal for her husband, Arthur, and the men of Watergate watch them eat. She reads the newspaper, and from their plastic pedestals, the men of Watergate stare on.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed some defendants, but not others, from a civil rights lawsuit filed by relatives of a Mississippi man after he killed himself following a bitterly-fought U.S. Senate race.
PARIS (AP) — A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was videotaped beating up a protester said Wednesday he would appear before a Senate commission examining the resulting political scandal — but only because he has no choice.
Alexandre Benalla made his grudging acceptance of the request for his appearance clear, telling France-Inter radio Tuesday night that the senators who will question him, likely in a week, were "little people" for whom "I have no respect."
PARIS (AP) — The fancy car, the luxury address, the gun.
How and why a security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron obtained them are at the heart of a political scandal dragging in the leader who promised voters an exemplary government before his election less than 15 months ago.
France has been consumed by a political firestorm in the two weeks since Le Monde newspaper revealed that a man often at the president's side beat up a protester while observing May Day demonstrations with police.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says he's keeping his predecessor Eric Greitens' ban on lobbyist gifts to executive staffers.
That means Parson also is now banned from accepting meals and other gifts.
Parson previously served as lieutenant governor but was elevated to the state's top executive office when Greitens resigned amid personal and political scandal Friday.
PARIS (AP) — A former French budget minister, who was in charge of fighting tax evasion in the country, has been again convicted of tax fraud and money laundering but received a reduced sentence at his appeal trial.
A Paris appeals court on Tuesday sentenced Jerome Cahuzac to two years in prison for hiding his wealth in tax havens around the world, in one of the biggest political scandals in the last decade in France.
TOKYO (AP) — Domestic political scandals and sinking approval ratings are weighing on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he heads to U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort for two days of talks starting Tuesday. Trump himself may empathize with Abe's struggles at home.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's the biggest political scandal in recent South Korean history, with more than 50 high-profile figures spending time in prison or facing trial, including ex-President Park Geun-hye, her confidante of 40 years, Choi Soon-sil, and billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong. The latest chapter in the snowballing scandal saw Park formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday.
Here's look at the fates of some of the key players:
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Allegations that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official smartphone app is shipping Indians' personal data to servers abroad have morphed into a political scandal in a country where privacy rules are weak and the data mining runs rampant.
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi taunted the prime minister after a pseudonymous researcher found that Modi's app was pumping private information such as citizens' email addresses to servers controlled by a U.S. firm.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A confidante accused of collaborating with South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a political scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an heir to the Samsung empire.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There are some Brazilians who probably aren't finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades — the mayor, the governor and the president.
An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's Sambadrome featured entries that blasted the country's political leadership at a moment of economic slump and political scandal.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that New Jersey needed "tough and plain-spoken leadership" when he took office eight years ago and he delivered it, pulling the state from "the brink of financial ruin" by confronting problems leaders of both parties had ignored for decades.
"I ran to be different. I ran to talk bluntly. I ran to shine lights on all of New Jersey's real problems," the Republican governor said in his last state of the state address to the Legislature.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When China rolls out the red carpet for Donald Trump, the grandeur of its welcome for the larger-than-life American president will mask a sobering reality.
President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful figure in a generation, is elevating his nation as a global power. Trump is unpopular and untrusted, pursued by political scandal and questions over his temperament as commander in chief of the world's most formidable military.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to what a lawyer described as a "very substantial" payout to hundreds of tea party groups to settle a class-action lawsuit over the extra, often burdensome IRS scrutiny they received when applying for tax-exempt status during the 2012 election.
BRUCK AN DER LEITHA, Austria (AP) — Chancellor Christian Kern's chances of re-election are shrinking amid a political scandal involving a now-disgraced adviser, making a rightward shift in Austrian politics more likely next week.
DENVER (AP) — A onetime helicopter-flying millionaire who helped launch a pay-to-play scandal involving two former Utah attorneys general asked a federal appeals court Thursday to reverse his conviction for lying to banks to keep his online business afloat.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of South Korea's most successful business group, was sentenced Friday to five years prison for offering bribes and other crimes.
Lee, 49, was groomed to lead the conglomerate that was founded by his grandfather and became such a dominating force in South Korea that it's mockingly called "Republic of Samsung" by the public.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Relatives of a Mississippi man who killed himself are suing a mayor, police officers and a law firm, saying they are part of a political network that pushed him to suicide during a bitterly-fought U.S. Senate race.
The widow and sons of Mark Mayfield say in a federal suit filed Tuesday that his life was ruined in 2014 when he was charged with conspiracy to exploit a vulnerable adult.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have ended a session of turmoil that saw a bipartisan impeachment push against a governor and a bitter partisan battle over redistricting.
A season of political scandals intersected at the Alabama Statehouse this year. Then-Gov. Robert Bentley resigned last month amid the push to impeach him in the fallout of an alleged affair with a former aide. A new speaker presided over the House, after his predecessor was convicted on ethics charges last year.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power.
The move comes after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours last week over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and committed other wrongdoing when she was in office.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Several months into their investigation into the country's biggest political scandal in decades, South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday finally met and questioned recently ousted President Park Geun-hye to determine whether to seek a warrant to arrest her.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After months of a political scandal that has crippled South Korea, President Park Geun-hye on Friday was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Attorneys for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow presented a brief defense Tuesday as one of the biggest political scandals in state history sped toward jury deliberations.
Lawyer Scott Williams said no more time was needed to disprove the allegations that Swallow accepted campaign donations and gifts in exchange for favorable treatment in investigations.