Political scandals

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 - 4:37 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrians vote Sunday in an election meant to restore political normality after a scandal that brought down ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's coalition with the far-right Freedom Party in May. The 33-year-old conservative is strongly favored to return to power, but it is unclear whether...
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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 25, 2019 - 9:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is appealing for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse, and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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September 25, 2019 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed the leader of Ukraine to "look into" Joe Biden, Trump's potential 2020 reelection rival, as well as the president's lingering grievances from the 2016 election, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Sept. 1, 2019, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, in Warsaw, Poland. Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine’s leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the deadly separatist fighting in the country’s east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 days in power, he finds himself at the center of a political furor involving the United States, Ukraine’s friend and backer. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
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September 25, 2019 - 9:10 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The man at the center of America's latest political storm was kicking off the second day of speeches Wednesday at this year's gathering of world leaders. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's first-ever address before the world body comes a mere few hours after a formal U...
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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 - 3:46 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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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., reads a statement announcing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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September 24, 2019 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, 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...
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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 22, 2019 - 4:47 am
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 21, 2019 - 12:21 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged 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 the...
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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 - 5:29 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 - 11:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two years ago and was missing Los Angeles when he texted a photo of syringe in an arm to a wealthy gay man he knew in California. Ed Buck, an influential political activist more than twice Moore's age, later replied: "Be...
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