Lebanese burn ruling parties' offices after night of clashes

BEIRUT (AP) — Attackers in northern Lebanon set fire to the offices of two major political parties on Sunday, the state-run National News Agency said. The assaults came just hours af...

Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, there are the anti-government protesters demonstrating for a better future for Iraq, and there are the volunteers who feed them. From stuff...

Nicaragua nationalizes fuel firm 2 days after US sanctions

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua nationalized the assets of a fuel distribution company Saturday, two days after U.S. authorities sanctioned the firm for allegedly being used by President Daniel Or...

USC receives notice from NCAA in college corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's basketball program has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA following a federal investigation into corruption and bribery in the sport. ...

Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup. ...

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundre...

Trump, leader of Paraguay discuss corruption, Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cooperation in the fight against corruption and organized crime was high on the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with President Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay. ...

Critics say Guatemala commission undermining anti-graft push

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One by one, witnesses sat in the elegant wooden chair in Guatemala’s Congress in recent weeks to air their grievances against the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that over t...

Iraq's top Shiite cleric condemns hanging of teen gunman

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric Friday denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square, as conflicting versions emerged about w...

Turkmenistan passes new anti-corruption law

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's president signed a law Friday that excludes prisoners convicted of corruption from state amnesties and pardons that take place several times each year and ...

Taiwan ex-president barred from running in legislative election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) cannot run for a legislative seat in the January 11, 2020 elections due to his conviction for corruption, the Central Election Commis...

US imposed sanctions on Nicaragua president's son

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega for his alleged role on money laundering and corruption. The U.S....

Serbian journalists protest alleged state pressure on media

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A few dozen Serbian journalists on Thursday staged a protest against what they say are deteriorating media freedoms in the Balkan country under populist President Aleksandar Vu...

Warren ‘wealth tax’ estimates too optimistic, analysis says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren’s signature “wealth tax” would bring in at least $1 billion less in new government revenue than the Democratic presidential candidate estimates while ultimately shri...

Algerians are choosing a new president in contentious poll

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria — without a leader since April — as voting began in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by a mas...