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Ousted Venezuela prosecutor ties exit to investigation

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Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor has told the region’s other prosecutors that President Nicholas Maduro removed her to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Continue reading

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Israel to release tycoon, adviser arrested for corruption

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Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and a political consultant arrested this week on an array of charges will be released under restrictive conditions. Continue reading

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Israeli police arrest tycoon, others in bribery, fraud sting

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Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and four other suspects were taken into custody on a battery of charges, including money laundering, obstruction of justice and bribery. Continue reading

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At least nine killed, including 9-year-old child, during Kenya’s post-election violence, reports say

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Kenya’s post-election violence worsened Saturday as police used tear gas on a convoy of opposition officials in the capital and a mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to a Nairobi morgue from a slum that’s an opposition s… Continue reading

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At least 24 killed, including 9-year-old child, during Kenya’s post-election violence, reports say

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Kenya’s post-election violence worsened Saturday as police used tear gas on a convoy of opposition officials in the capital and a mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to a Nairobi morgue from a slum that’s an opposition s… Continue reading

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Mattis: War with North Korea would be ‘catastrophic’

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that war with North Korea would be “catastrophic,” casting a dire tone after President Trump unleashed a string of warnings to the rogue nation. Continue reading

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Violent protests in Kenya as opposition alleges vote fraud

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Kenya’s election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the co… Continue reading

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North Korea, Trump ratchet up tension with threats of ‘fire’ hours apart

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North Korea and President Trump both fired back at each other Tuesday in a day that turned out to be filled with threats. Continue reading

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Corpse bribe: Rio councilman accused in morgue graft scheme

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Brazilian authorities say they have arrested a Rio de Janeiro city councilman for allegedly taking bribes to turn bodies from public morgues over to private funeral parlors without families’ consent. Continue reading

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Israeli prosecutors charge former officials with corruption

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Israeli prosecutors have charged a former deputy minister and nine others in a corruption sting centered on Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s party. Continue reading

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Israel’s ‘crown prince’ Netanyahu under fire for crude post

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Since becoming an adult, the eldest son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly drawn media criticism for what has been portrayed as a life of privilege at taxpayers’ expense. Continue reading

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US troops in Yemen not needed, nation’s US ambassador says

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The brutal Yemeni war between the Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition is about to enter its fourth year and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is based in the cholera-ridden country, is regaining strength as increasing U.S. involvement d… Continue reading

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Ecuador president strips VP of powers over bribe allegations

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Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is stripping his vice president of much of his authority over corruption allegations that surfaced amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition. Continue reading

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Israeli police: PM suspected of breach of trust, bribes

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An Israeli police document says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of crimes involving breach of trust and bribes in two corruption cases. Continue reading

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Newly jailed Venezuelan opposition leader is cut off from family, whereabouts unknown

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The lawyer for one of Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leaders, who was dragged in his pajamas from his home on Tuesday in a raid by police, says that the Maduro administration has refused to tell him where his client is or allow him to speak with him. Continue reading

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Brazil’s president dodges bribery charge, but risks remain

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With his job on the line, President Michel Temer eked out a victory in a congressional vote over a bribery charge against him that has fueled angst and anger across Latin America’s largest nation. Continue reading

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9 of 10 inmates in Mexico say they bribed prison guards

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A new survey by Mexico’s official statistics agency reveals that 87.4 percent of prison inmates say they’ve paid bribes to guards for things like food, making phone calls or getting a blanket or a mattress. Continue reading

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The Latest: Brazil congress meets to decide Temer’s future

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The Latest on Brazil’s congressional vote on whether to suspend and try President Michel Temer (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Continue reading

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AP Explains: Brazil Congress to vote on president’s future

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Brazil’s lower chamber of Congress is set to vote Wednesday on whether to suspend President Michel Temer and allow the country’s top court to put him on trial for bribery. Continue reading

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Brazil’s Temer confident he can survive bribery charge vote

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President Michel Temer appeared to have the upper-hand Wednesday going into a key vote by the lower chamber of Brazil’s Congress on whether to suspend him and put him on trial over an alleged bribery scheme to line his pockets. Continue reading

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Brazil’s president faces congressional vote on his future

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For Brazilian leaders, August is the cruelest month — and one that now presents a potentially fatal challenge to the presidency of Michel Temer. Continue reading

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Ex-Park aide, culture minister guilty for artists blacklists

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A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists and denying them state support because they were believed to be unfriendly to ousted Presi… Continue reading

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The Latest: Tanker operators end strike in Pakistan

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The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Burundi’s exiles call world’s attention to deadly crisis

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Burundi-born Eric Ndayisenga and his friends in exile religiously listen to a radio station that urges liberation from the deadly political violence back home. Continue reading

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Spain’s Rajoy testifies as witness in major graft trial

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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is standing Wednesday as a witness in a major trial of some 40 people accused of involvement in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his ruling Popular Party. Continue reading

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Spanish banker’s death was suicide, officials say

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Judicial authorities in Spain say that autopsy results show the Spanish banker involved in graft scandals who was found dead this week with a ...extreme language deleted... his chest deliberately shot himself. Continue reading

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Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case

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A Brazilian judge says bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. Continue reading

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Erdogan: ‘We will chop off the heads of those traitors’

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In a fiery speech Saturday marking a year since the Turkish government put down a coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “chop off the heads” of traitors if capital punishment were restored in the country. Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Parliament speaker named corruption suspect

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Indonesia’s anti-graft agency has named the speaker of Parliament as a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than $170 million in government money. Continue reading

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Brazil’s once-adored ex-president convicted of corruption

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A federal judge has convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to nine and a half years in jail. Continue reading

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Once-loyal prosecutor emerges as hero in Venezuela protests

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Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro who have taken to the streets day after day in Venezuela now find themselves rallying in support of an unexpected hero: the chief prosecutor who helped throw many of them into jail. Continue reading

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Peru prosecutors seek jail for president in corruption case

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Prosecutors in Peru are seeking the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife on money laundering and conspiracy charges tied to a corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Continue reading

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Key lawmaker says Brazilian president should be put on trial

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A key Brazilian lawmaker is arguing to his colleagues that President Michel Temer should be suspended from office and put on trial in the country’s highest court on a corruption charge. Continue reading

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Graft probe of Pakistan PM finds wealth ‘disparity’

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Pakistani authorities have concluded an anti-graft probe into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family and the investigators’ report has been handed over to the Supreme Court. Continue reading

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ISIS claims attack in Egypt’s Sinai that killed 23 soldiers

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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for attacking a remote Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb and heavy machine gun fire. The assault killed at least 23 soldiers in the deadliest attack in the turbulent regi… Continue reading

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Brazilians questioning whether big probe will end corruption

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For three years, Brazilians have become used to waking up to images of top politicians or captains of industry being hauled away by police, the result of an ever-widening investigation into the sale of favors by the political elite that led to charges … Continue reading

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Brazil federal police shut down ‘Car Wash’ graft task force

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Brazil’s federal police are shutting down the primary task force assigned to a mammoth corruption investigation, a move likely to fuel concerns that authorities are trying to stifle the probe. Continue reading

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Officer who attacked Venezuelan government buildings from helicopter releases new video

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Oscar Perez, a Venezuelan policeman and self-appointed liberator of the South American nation who made headlines worldwide when he reportedly stole a police helicopter and shot 15 bullets at the Interior Ministry, released a new video. Continue reading

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Colombian rebels free kidnapped UN official

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A United Nations official who was kidnapped in May by dissident rebel fighters in Colombia has been released, officials with the country’s government said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Romania president backs anti-graft prosecutor amid criticism

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Romania’s president has backed the chief anti-corruption prosecutor after critics sought to get her fired amid a growing scandal over the country’s anti-graft drive. Continue reading

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Police in Brazil arrest another ally of President Temer

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Police in Brazil have arrested a close ally of embattled President Michel Temer for alleged obstruction of justice. Continue reading

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Former Israeli PM Olmert leaves prison, heads to mall

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was released from prison early Sunday days after a parole board granted him early release from his 27-month corruption sentence. Continue reading

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Canadian sniper who set world record shooting ISIS fighter prevented oncoming attack, official says

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The Canadian sniper who set a world record by hitting an Islamic State fighter from 2.2 miles away also saved additional lives during the attack, a Canadian special forces official said. Continue reading

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Brazil’s president says corruption charge is ‘soap opera’

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In a scathing 64-page indictment, Brazil’s top prosecutor described a scheming, arrogant and corrupt President Michel Temer who lined his pockets with illegal money while showing little regard for the office he represented. Continue reading

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South Sudan censors press, restricts reporters in civil war

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Journalists’ organizations, both international and domestic, charge that South Sudan’s government is restricting their ability to report the news. Continue reading

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Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

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A South Korean court has sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. Continue reading

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New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

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Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms. Continue reading

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Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

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Brazil’s federal police force says it has found evidence that embattled President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses. Continue reading

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Jailed ex-Israel PM Olmert taken to hospital with chest pain

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A spokesman for Israel’s Prison Service says imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was taken to hospital after feeling unwell. Continue reading

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ISIS used Mosul church to abuse Yazidi girls, women, Iraqi Army officer says

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In the basement of a largely decimated church of eastern Mosul, strewn between the bits of debris and broken glass, remains gut-wrenching reminders of ISIS’s depravity: tiny pieces of pink and yellow underwear along with flower headbands belonging to the very young Yazidi sex slaves the barbaric terrorist group took captive. Continue reading

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