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Flemish MP resigns over drunken car crash, claims of prostitute fraud

Apo - A Flemish lawmaker who crashed his car drunk and allegedly helped a prostitute claim fraudulent unemployment benefits, resigned Thursday just weeks after being appointed speaker of the regional parliament.

Austrian chancellor loses no-confidence showdown

Vienna - Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday became the first chancellor in the country's post-war history to be removed from office by a no-confidence vote over a corruption scandal that had already brought down his coalition with the far-right.

Disgraced Austria far-right leader files complaints over video

Vienna - Austria's former vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said Friday he had filed legal complaints against three people over a hidden-camera video, which forced the far-right politician to resign in disgrace last week and brought down the coalition gov...

Austria's 'Ibiza-gate' video: What we know

Vienna - A sensational hidden-camera recording has brought down Austria's coalition government, with a turbulent campaign now in prospect for early elections, expected to be held in autumn.

Austria's Kurz faces no-confidence vote after scandal

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week, the speaker of the lower house said Tuesday, as Kurz grapples with fallout from a scandal that toppled his coalition with a far-right party.

Austria's 'Ibiza-gate' video: What we know

Vienna - A sensational video that appeared Friday has already led to the resignation of Austria's Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and brought down the coalition government, with a turbulent campaign now in prospect for early elections.

Austrian far-right ministers to resign en masse amid 'Ibiza-gate' fallout

Vienna - All remaining ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) are to resign, a party spokesman said Monday, after one of their number, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, was fired in the fallout from a corruption scandal that has brought down the...

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

Vienna - Austria's president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion.

Demonstrators celebrate Austria government collapse

Vienna - After hours of chanting and whistling, thousands of demonstrators on Saturday cheered the collapse of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's government over a corruption scandal -- and the prospect of fresh elections.

Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians 'for sale'

Zagreb - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that European politicians "must stand up to" far-right politicians "for sale", after a hidden-camera sting brought down nationalist Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache over allegations he was o...

'Ibiza affair' topples Austrian government, snap election announced

Vienna - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz dramatically pulled the plug on his coalition government and announced fresh elections Saturday after an explosive camera sting claimed the scalp of his far-right deputy.

Norway's justice minister resigns after faked threats

Oslo - Norway's Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara resigned on Thursday after his partner was formally suspected of staging attacks against the couple to give the impression they were living under threat.

Op-Ed: A look back at the year of the Facebook scandals

Facebook has not had a good year, and least from the perspective of its users and the public at large. Crowning this was the involvement with Cambridge Analytica, but there have been other data privacy issues too.

Review: Patty Smyth and Scandal rock the St. George Theatre in New York Special

Staten Island - Acclaimed songstress Patty Smyth and her rock group Scandal performed at the exquisite St. George Theater in Staten Island, New York, this past weekend.

Patty Smyth and Scandal to play St. George Theatre in New York

Staten Island - On November 24, Patty Smyth and her rock group Scandal will be performing at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, New York.

UK announces platform to track aid sector sex predators

London - Britain will launch an online platform with Interpol to help prevent suspected sexual predators using the aid sector as a cover to harm vulnerable people, the government announced Thursday.

Review: The end is nigh in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include an unfulfilled promise of greatness; a gripping horror movie; a classic Halloween comedy; the ends of several series; and an interesting approach to alien contact.

15 detained in China vaccine scandal

Bejing - Chinese authorities have arrested 15 people including the chairwoman of a rabies vaccine producer under fire for fraudulent quality control in the country's latest drug-safety scandal.

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare "vile"

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.

Japan minister apologises after 'sexy yoga' claims

Apo - Japan's education minister apologised Wednesday for using an official car to visit a yoga studio, but denied claims that the facility was offering "sexy private yoga".

Patty Smyth of Scandal talks upcoming New York show, music career Special

Peekskill - Rock songstress Patty Smyth from the rock group Scandal chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming show in New York.

Three quit in protest as #MeToo scandal rocks Nobel literature academy

Stockholm - Three prominent members of the Swedish Academy resigned on Friday in protest at close ties between the institution, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, and a high-profile man accused of sexual assault.

Japan's Abe 'not involved' in doctoring documents: key official

Apo - A Japanese official at the heart of a cronyism and cover-up scandal that has dented Shinzo Abe's popularity said Tuesday the prime minister's office was not involved in falsifying documents.

Abe 'not involved' in doctoring documents: key official

Apo - A Japanese official at the heart of a cronyism and cover-up scandal that has dented Shinzo Abe's popularity said Tuesday that the prime minister's office was not involved in falsifying documents.

Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

Apo - Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics on Monday over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.

Pressure grows on Japan's Abe over scandal as support melts

Apo - Pressure mounted Tuesday on Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over a ballooning cronyism and cover-up scandal, as a new poll showed his support at the lowest level since his re-election in October.

Japan minister admits files altered in scandal dogging Abe

Apo - Japan's finance minister admitted Monday that official papers related to a favouritism scandal dogging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had been altered, but denied any plans to step down over the row.

Oxfam vows shake-up after Haiti sex abuse

London - Oxfam announced a new raft of measures to tackle sexual abuse cases after being ordered to meet the British government on Monday to explain its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal involving its aid workers in Haiti.

UK govt to meet Oxfam Monday over Haiti prostitutes probe

London - Britain's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt warned Sunday Oxfam must hand over to authorities any information it has collected on a "shocking" staff prostitution scandal in Haiti or face repercussions.

Sumo champs perform New Year ritual after scandal-hit 2017

Toukyo - Sumo's three grand champions clapped their hands and stamped their feet in a traditional New Year offering to the Shinto gods Tuesday, as the sport seeks to turn the page on a scandal-hit 2017.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) departs City Hall in Fort Lee  New Jersey January 9  2014. Ch...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) departs City Hall in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. Christie met with the mayor of Fort Lee to discuss a brewing scandal to settle a political score
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Amid allegations of child sexual assault  Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his honorary doctorate b...
Amid allegations of child sexual assault, Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his honorary doctorate by the University of Bedfordshire. Photograph of a graduation ceremony.
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Part of the Duggar family on a missions trip.
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George Entwistle  the director general of the BBC has resigned in the wake of a controversial broadc...
George Entwistle, the director general of the BBC has resigned in the wake of a controversial broadcast on child sexual abuse, the BBC announced Saturday night.
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Pudsey  the iconic Children in Need bear.
Pudsey, the iconic Children in Need bear.
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A demonstrator disguised as FIFA President Sepp Blatter takes part in a protest against the conditio...
A demonstrator disguised as FIFA President Sepp Blatter takes part in a protest against the condition of workers in Qatar, on the sidelines of the 65th FIFA Congress on May 28, 2015 in Zurich
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives at city hall in Fort Lee  New Jersey January 9  2014  to ...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives at city hall in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014, to meet with mayor Mark Sokolich
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responds to the Toronto police investigati...
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responds to the Toronto police investigation dubbed "Project Brazen 2" to the media at City Hall in Toronto
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Patty Smyth of Scandal
Patty Smyth of Scandal
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Meic Stevens claims Jimmy Savile offered to procure young girls for him.
Meic Stevens claims Jimmy Savile offered to procure young girls for him.
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Jacob Zuma s homestead  built with over R200 million of stolen taxpayer money.
Jacob Zuma's homestead, built with over R200 million of stolen taxpayer money.
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Jimmy Savile at Leeds General Infirmary in 1974.
Jimmy Savile at Leeds General Infirmary in 1974.
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Mark Thompson s new position as CEO of the New York Times is called into question as doubts arise as...
Mark Thompson's new position as CEO of the New York Times is called into question as doubts arise as to what he knew about the Savile scandal whilst he was at the BBC.
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Jimmy Savile pretending to be St. Nicholas.
Jimmy Savile pretending to be St. Nicholas.
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In the light of the scandalous allegations of child sexual assault by Jimmy Savile  memorials to his...
In the light of the scandalous allegations of child sexual assault by Jimmy Savile, memorials to his memory, including his gravestone, are being taken down.
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