Sanders hits Clinton on campaign finance hours before New York votes

Sanders hits Clinton on campaign finance hours before New York votes U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused front-runner Hillary Clinton of apparent campaign finance violations on Monday, ratcheting up the rhetoric against his rival one day before New York state’s crucial primary elections. Sanders questioned whether Clinton’s campaign violated legal limits on donations by …

Sweden’s housing minister resigns over Israel comments

Sweden’s housing minister resigns over Israel comments Sweden’s housing minister, Mehmet Kaplan, resigned on Monday partly over comments he made seven years ago comparing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany, increasing pressure on an already unpopular government. The center-left coalition of the Social Democrats and Greens has been strained …

Brazil president launches impeachment counter-attack

Brazil president launches impeachment counter-attack BRASILIA: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff launched a counter-offensive on Saturday (Apr 16) to prevent her impeachment, seeking to personally lobby lawmakers to stop what she calls a “coup” bid by “corrupt” critics. On the eve of a crucial vote in the lower house of Congress, the 68-year-old leftist leader reaffirmed …

Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 defence system

Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 defence system DUBAI: Russia has delivered the first part of an advanced missile defence system to Iran, Iranian media reported on Monday, starting to equip Tehran with technology that was blocked before it signed a deal with world powers on its nuclear programme. The S-300 surface-to-air system …

Kenya’s Ruto says ICC case collapsed because he’s innocent

Kenya’s Ruto says ICC case collapsed because he’s innocent NAIROBI – Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto said on Friday that the International Criminal Court’s case against him and broadcaster Joshua Sang collapsed this week because they are innocent. ICC judges on Tuesday declared a mistrial and threw out the charges Ruto faced over post-election violence …

Alabama governor to face impeachment push in state legislature

Alabama governor to face impeachment push in state legislature Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will face a legislative effort seeking his impeachment, a state lawmaker said on Tuesday, announcing the start of formal proceedings amid escalating political fallout over his relationship with a former advisor. Bentley, a two-term Republican governor, has apologized for making inappropriate remarks …

Justice Department in civil rights probe of Arizona election

Justice Department in civil rights probe of Arizona election The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the handling of last month’s presidential nominating contest in Arizona’s most populous county, citing complaints of exceedingly long lines at polling places with high levels of minority voters. The Justice Department’s civil rights division has asked …