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    A Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges after writing a scathing essay about Chinese President Xi Jinping just months ago. Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of a state-owned real estate group, disappeared in March after criticizing Xi's response to the coronavirus. After referring to a speech...
    A former Chinese property executive who openly criticized Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday, a court announced. Ren Zhiqiang, former chairman of a state-owned real estate group, disappeared from public view in March, after publishing an essay online that appeared to refer to President...
    A Chinese real estate tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for “corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds”, a court statement said. Ren Zhiqiang — once an elite among the ruling Communist Party’s inner circle — disappeared from the public eye in March, shortly after penning an...
    BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a Chinese state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday in a corruption case, the government announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who had become known for speaking up about censorship and other sensitive topics,...
    (CNN)A Chinese billionaire who criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been jailed for 18 years on corruption charges, a court said Tuesday. Ren Zhiqiang, a retired real-estate tycoon with close ties to senior Chinese officials, disappeared in March after he allegedly penned a scathing essay that month criticizing Xi's response to...
    BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a Chinese state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday in a corruption case, the government announced. Ren Zhiqiang, who had become known for speaking up about censorship and other sensitive topics,...
            by John Solomon  A year ago this month, Democrats began their impeachment crusade against President Trump because he had sought an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine. And the rallying cry then was that any concerns about the Bidens were pure, discredited conspiracy theories. What a difference...
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president says early legislative elections aimed at opening parliament to civil society will be held before the end of the year to give a new face to a parliament long dominated by a single party. Abdelmadjid Tebboune did not set a date but indicated Sunday evening that the parliamentary...
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian president says early legislative elections aimed at opening parliament to civil society will be held before the end of the year to give a new face to a parliament long dominated by a single party. Abdelmadjid Tebboune did not set a date but indicated Sunday evening that the parliamentary...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif broke a nearly yearlong silence from exile in London to vow to oust Imran Khan from office, accusing him of only reaching power through a vote rigged by the country’s powerful military. The 70-year-old former premier offered an emotional, direct attack late Sunday on Khan...
    LIMA – The post of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra will be up for grabs on Friday as opposition lawmakers press ahead with an impeachment trial criticized as a hasty and ill-timed impeachment attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. . Lawmakers seemed a long way from...
    LIMA – Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra survived an impeachment process promoted by Parliament on Friday that led to a political crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. With 78 votes against, 32 in favor and 15 abstentions, Vizcarra will continue to lead the country until July 28, 2021, when he will hand...
    LIMA – Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra survived an impeachment process promoted by Parliament on Friday that led to a political crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. With 78 votes against, 32 in favor and 15 abstentions, Vizcarra will continue to lead the country until July 28, 2021, when he will hand...
    LIMA – Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra survived an impeachment process promoted by Parliament on Friday that led to a political crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. With 78 votes against, 32 in favor and 15 abstentions, Vizcarra will continue to lead the country until July 28, 2021, when he will hand...
    By Andre Paultre PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in the Caribbean country. The United States government this week reiterated a strongly worded call for Moise and other political forces to...
    The federal judge who shut down Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service sort of just scratched the surface when he said the case presented to him showed that DeJoy and Donald Trump are “involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” and said “this attack on...
    The former top National Rifle Association official who wrote a book highly critical of the NRA said Friday that gun owners "don't need the NRA to tell them to go out and vote" as he slammed the group for alleged corruption and scare tactics and called for a "reset" of the conversation about guns in the...
    The latest trailer for Showtime’s leftist miniseries The Comey Rule depicts President Donald Trump as a “mob boss” with no respect for the law and fretting over allegations he enjoys “golden showers.” “Am I overreacting?” Comey asks his staff following a meeting with Trump who supposedly tried to get the former FBI director to drop investigations into...
    Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, in addition to fighting corruption in football, and vendredi. Il est cible d’une enquête en Suisse. Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, is expressing the Congrès de l’instance in visioconférence. Alors qu’il est ciblé depuis juillet dernier d’un procédure à cause de trois rencontres...
    LIMA – The post of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra will be up for grabs on Friday as opposition lawmakers press ahead with an impeachment trial criticized as a hasty and ill-timed impeachment attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. . Lawmakers seemed a long way from...
    LIMA – The post of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra will be up for grabs on Friday as opposition lawmakers press ahead with an impeachment trial criticized as a hasty and ill-timed impeachment attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. . Lawmakers seemed a long way from...
    In an emergency conclave held in the ruined Castle of Duplicity set high on the fog-shrouded crags of Mount Corruption, a coven of American journalists gathered in their ceremonial black robes last night to discuss how to disparage Donald Trump’s progress toward peace in the Middle East. As lightning repeatedly turned the black clouds a...
    By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and FRANKLIN BRICEÑO, Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers appeared to be far...
    LIMA – Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers appeared to be far short of the two-thirds majority vote required to remove Vizcarra...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — U.S. Attorneys charged the heads of an Oakland engineering firm with bribery and connected them to a widespread corruption scandal in San Francisco’s Department of Public Works. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that Alan Varela and Bill Gilmartin of Pipe and Plant Solutions, Inc. provided gifts and benefits...
    SAN JOSE — A judge Thursday morning began hearing a bid to disqualify Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen’s office from prosecuting a pay-to-play corruption case involving concealed-gun permits issued by the sheriff’s office, after defense attorneys claimed Rosen’s past friendship with one of the defendants posed an insurmountable conflict of interest. Attorneys for...
    GENEVA (AP) — Under investigation in his home country Switzerland, FIFA president Gianni Infantino made a third trip to the White House and met President Donald Trump since the United States became a 2026 World Cup co-host just over two years ago. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for a diplomatic deal to improve...
    (Reuters) - Algeria will hold a referendum on Nov. 1 on changes to the constitution that President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hopes will turn the page on last year's political unrest, but which the opposition seeks to boycott. These are some of the main players. PRESIDENT TEBBOUNE Since his election in December, in a vote boycotted by...
    La Paz, Sep 16 . .- A parliamentary commission in Bolivia appreciates corruption in cases such as a purchase in Spain of clinical respirators with an alleged surcharge. The commission concluded on Wednesday a report on several cases of acquisition of medical supplies in the midst of the health emergency caused...
    Let's catch up on everyone's least favorite postmaster general, Louis DeJoy. It likely will not surprise you to learn that the guy who gouged taxpayers in previous contracts with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) at his old company, and who bought his way into this job with allegedly illegal campaign donations to Republicans, as well...
    (CNN)The former head of athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on charges of corruption related to the Russian doping scandal, a Paris courthouse announced on Wednesday.Diack, 87, was found guilty of soliciting $4.1 million (3.45 million euros) from athletes suspected of doping to cover...
    The 25 coolest TV characters of all time Looking to reverse that withdrawal from your retirement account? Heres how to fix it and save on taxes Ex-head of world athletics Diack found guilty of corruption PARIS (Reuters) - The former head of world athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, was convicted in France on Wednesday...
    PARIS (AP) — Former track federation president Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption; sentenced to 2 years in prison, fined $590K. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PARIS (AP) — A Paris court will deliver its verdict Wednesday in the corruption trial of Lamine Diack, the one-time president of the international track and field federation who oversaw the glory years of Usain Bolt and, according to prosecutors, took millions of dollars for himself, along with his son. At Diack’s trial in June,...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top court in Pakistan on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for the country’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to return home to appear before judges to face corruption charges. The development came after the Islamabad High Court earlier this month gave the ex-premier a chance to return...
    Actress Kristen Connors walked off the set of a movie over former FBI Director James Comey and an intelligence-gathering operation against President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Connors, who had agreed to play the part of a congressional interrogator in the upcoming film “ObamaGate,” quit the job after early table readings of the script. She called...
    Smoke from wildfires reaches East Coast Taco Bell debuting Jalapeno Noir wine in Canada, suggests pairing it with cheddar chalupa Ex-FIFA number two Valcke tells Swiss trial of struggling with no income FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke complained to a Swiss court on Tuesday how he had struggled "with no income" since losing...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday he was following the court case in Zimbabwe of journalist Hopewell Chin'ono, who has been critical of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. "Following journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s court case in Zimbabwe very closely," Raab said. "Journalists must be allowed to highlight corruption without fear of arrest...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday he will ask the Senate to schedule a referendum on whether to investigate and possibly bring charges against his predecessors, including almost all of Mexico’s living ex-presidents. López Obrador proposed the referendum for June 6, 2021, the date of midterm congressional elections...
    Cal Cunningham, the Democratic nominee challenging Sen. Thom Tillis for his North Carolina seat, expressed doubt about the safety of a coronavirus vaccine manufactured under the Trump administration and said during a Sunday night debate between the candidates that he would be "hesitant" to take it. In his answer, Cunningham said he would normally have faith...
    As candidates face off this fall for two seats on the Los Angeles City Council, a debate has entered both campaigns: What’s the best way to root out corruption at City Hall? Federal investigators have alleged that real estate developers bribed city officials in exchange for help with their projects. The probe has cemented long-standing...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A retired Baltimore Police Department deputy commissioner who supervised the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force said he had no idea about the officers’ crimes or the public affairs complaints against them. During testimony Monday in front of the Commission to Restore Trust in Policing, Dean Palmere said he never saw any red...
    The Obama administration allowed then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter to continue working at Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, even after U.S. officials established “strong” evidence suggesting that the company had engaged in corrupt activities in 2014, Just the News reported Monday, citing State Department memos and interviews. Hunter, the son of now-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, served...
    Mediaite founder and ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams called out the Trump administration for a “corruption hat trick” over this past weekend. “If you are a law-and-order type of person, you should be horrified by three major developments from the administration in just the past couple of days,” Abrams said on his...
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The son of the former head of world athletics denounced the corruption and money laundering charges against himself and his father on Monday and called their trial in France a “conspiracy” by the “Anglo-Saxons.” Papa Massata Diack’s comments came at a news conference he called in their home country of Senegal...
    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN president Nasser al-Khelaifi and former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke went on trial over corruption changes on Monday. The trial of the pair and Greek marketing executive Dinos Deris in Bellinzona, Switzerland, is expected to last two weeks. 3PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi has went on trial over corruption chargesCredit: Reuters 3Former Fifa general...
    VIENNA (AP) — FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said Monday. Creating a body like the World Anti-Doping Agency to address financial corruption, match-fixing and the influence of organized crime in sport has been talked about for more than a decade without a detailed proposal....