Political scandals

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2109. The office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a new government. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 26, 2019 - 1:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began Thursday the daunting task of trying to cobble together a coalition government amid political deadlock that emerged from this month's repeat elections, which had no clear winner. He now has up to six weeks to attempt to resolve the...
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Karl Nehammer Secretary General of Austrian People's Party, OEVP, presents a poster of the conservative Austrian People's Party, OEVP, with former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz for the upcoming Austrian national elections in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The Austrian elections will held on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The poster's main slogan reads: 'His opponents say Kurz has to go - But you decide'. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
September 26, 2019 - 12:51 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrians vote Sunday in an election meant to restore political normality after a scandal that brought down conservative ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's center-right coalition in May. The 33-year-old Kurz is strongly favored to return to power. The country of 8.8 million people in the...
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Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2019 - 4:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Libya's Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj has ruled out peace talks with the leader of his country's rival government, describing him as a "war criminal." Sarraj used much of his...
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President Donald Trump walks away after delivering remarks to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 25, 2019 - 2:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe focuses...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Ukraine Parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's first 100 days in power were marked by his efforts to advance a peaceful solution to the armed conflict in the country's east, fomented by Russia. Now, he is caught up in a political furor involving the United States, Ukraine's ally and backer. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, Pool, File)
September 25, 2019 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid from Ukraine and his calls for the country's new president to investigate the family of a political rival have thrust the East European nation into an American political storm for the second time in three years. Before news...
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President Donald Trump listens to music by military musicians during a State Dinner in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 21, 2019 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in...
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Liberal Leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a policy announcement promising to ban all military-style assault rifles as part of a broader gun-control plan that will also take steps towards restricting and banning handguns in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2019 - 2:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Friday that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal's fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of...
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Edward Buck appears in Los Angeles Superior Court, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The prominent LGBTQ political activist was arrested on Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who overdosed on Sept. 11, but survived, officials said. Two other men have died in his apartment since 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
September 19, 2019 - 3:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged political activist Ed Buck with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles-area home, releasing a criminal complaint that detailed multiple allegations he injected men with meth against their wishes during sexual encounters. The charge followed...
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Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau reacts as he makes a statement in regards to a photo coming to light of himself from 2001, wearing "brownface," during a scrum on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 11:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him. Time magazine published the...
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In this Friday, May 24, 2019, file photo, designated leader of the right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, Norbert Hofer waves to his supporters during the final election campaign event for European elections in Vienna. Austria. 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 government in a Sept. 29, 2019, national election. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
September 14, 2019 - 6:10 am
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...
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