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Brazil bars jailed ex-president da Silva from running in October

/ Sep 1, 2018

Brazil bars jailed ex-president da Silva from running in October

A majority of justices on Brazil's electoral court voted late Friday to bar ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October's presidential election, virtually ending any chance that the front-runner will get on the ballot. The decision, although long expected, leaves tens of ...

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Aug 19, 2018

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation's capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. The trial ...

China's former internet czar charged with taking bribes

/ Jul 30, 2018

China's former internet czar charged with taking bribes

China's former internet czar, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure, has been charged with taking bribes, state media said Monday. Throughout his career, Lu Wei used his political offices to benefit himself including "illegally receiving a huge amount of property," according ...