Political issues

July 20, 2019 - 3:37 am
ROME (AP) — Francesco Saverio Borrelli, who as Milan chief prosecutor led the 1990s corruption probes which toppled Italy's long-ruling political class, has died. He was 89. Milan Chief Prosecutor Francesco Greco confirmed reports of Borrelli's death in a Milan hospital Saturday. He said a wake...
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FILE - This booking photo released Monday, March 18, 2019, by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after his arrest on suspicion of public intoxication. Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, will appear before a federal judge in San Francisco Friday, July 19, 2019. Toledo was arrested in Northern California following an extradition request. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 19, 2019 - 1:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest. Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson ordered Toledo, 73, held pending...
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his "Medicare for All" proposal Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at George Washington University in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 19, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates trying to appeal to progressive voters with a call for "Medicare for All" are wrestling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system. Bernie Sanders, the chief proponent of Medicare for All,...
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July 19, 2019 - 3:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — China urged Washington on Friday to "correct" sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. U.S. pressure on Iran and its "long-arm jurisdiction" against companies in third countries is the "root cause" of tension with...
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Former South African president Jacob Zuma, at the state commission that is probing wide-ranging allegations of corruption in government and state-owned companies in Johannesburg, Friday, July 19, 2019. Zuma has denied corruption allegations against him, saying the charges are part of an international intelligence conspiracy that started more than 25 years ago to assassinate his character. (Pool Photo via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 2:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma has abandoned his testimony to a state commission probing graft allegations against him, asserting that he is being treated unfairly. The commission is probing wide-ranging allegations of graft in government and state-owned companies...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in the school strike demonstration Fridays for future in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2019. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 2:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg has joined thousands of young protesters in Berlin for a rally urging action against climate change. Thunberg told the cheering crowd that adults haven't taken responsibility for the climate crisis and young people have had to take to the streets...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses a joint session in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago. Last year the same energy helped Virginia Democrats knock out three incumbent members of Congress. McAuliffe has been actively raising money and campaigning with state Democrats this year.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 18, 2019 - 10:33 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago. Last year the same energy helped Virginia Democrats knock out three...
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FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo, shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A former National Security Agency contractor awaits sentencing in Baltimore’s federal court for storing two decades’ worth of classified documents at his Maryland home. Harold Martin’s plea agreement calls for a nine-year prison sentence, but U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett isn’t bound by the deal’s terms when he sentences Martin on Friday, July 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 18, 2019 - 10:13 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor awaits sentencing in Baltimore's federal court for storing two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home. Harold Martin's plea agreement calls for a nine-year prison sentence, but U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett isn...
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July 18, 2019 - 6:16 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say police have filed sedition and other criminal complaints against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and a university president for allegedly conniving to destabilize President Rodrigo Duterte's...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:55 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have upheld a ruling that found a convicted warlord from the Democratic Republic of Congo liable for $10 million in reparations to hundreds of victims. Thursday's appeals judgment also cleared the way for more victims to seek...
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