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Ex-leader Poroshenko to go to Ukraine to face charges

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is returning to Ukraine to fight treason charges — even though he views them as politically motivated — because he believes th...

Chief of Taiwan’s Yilan County accused of corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County Commissioner Lin Tzu-miao (林姿妙) was released without bail Friday (Jan. 14) after prosecutors listed her as a defendant in a case involving corruption and mone...

Austria's former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz joins anti-racism NGO

Conservative politician Sebastian Kurz, who stepped as Austrian chancellor down amid a corruption scandal last year, was announced on Sunday as the new co-chairman of the European Council on Tolerance...

SKorea ex-President Park, jailed for corruption, is pardoned

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday he will pardon his chief conservative rival and predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who is serving a lengthy prison term for bribery an...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2021. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9,...

Ex-LA utility head admits taking bribes in billing scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power — the nation’s largest public utility — has agreed to plead guilty to taking bribes in a corruption scandal that gre...

Austria: Karl Nehammer sworn in as new chancellor

Karl Nehammer was sworn in as Austrian chancellor by President Alexander Van der Bellen on Monday in a ceremony in Vienna's Hofburg Palace as the country's third leader in three months. He no...

Austria: Karl Nehammer set to become new chancellor

Austria's ruling People's Party (ÖVP) on Friday picked Interior Minister Karl Nehammer to become head of the party and the country's likely next chancellor. The decision was made at a mee...

Auto workers likely to approve direct election of leadership

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union apparently will approve picking their leaders in direct elections. With 72% of the ballots counted, nearly 63% favor direct e...

SKorea governing party candidate takes softer line on North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean governing party's presidential candidate said Thursday he will continue a conciliatory approach toward North Korea if elected and questioned the effectivenes...

Austrian lockdown dampens holiday mood to contain virus

VIENNA (AP) — Austrians savored one last mulled wine in packed Christmas markets before the curtain came down on the holiday season that was just getting underway, plunging the country that gave the w...

Malaysia ex-PM Najib defends asking for $24M property gift

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A surprising disclosure in Malaysian Parliament that former Prime Minister Najib Razak has asked to be given a house and land estimated to be worth 100 million ringgit ($...

Scandal-hit Austria: New chancellor, same policies

After being engulfed in political drama over the last few days, Austria has a new head of government, but, apparently, a reluctant one. Alexander Schallenberg, who has taken over from Sebastian Kurz, ...

S Korea's ruling party nominates maverick politician in race

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ruling liberal party on Sunday nominated its candidate for next year's presidential elections, selecting a maverick politician known for his outspoken views who...

Austria: Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg to take over chancellorship

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg is expected to take over the chancellorship, following the resignation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. It would be an "enormously challenging task,...