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Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
(James Madison)

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
(Isabel Allende)

Populist politician faces charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
(USA Today - World, )

Emma Webb, 44, had sex with the two teenagers in a 'disgraceful' abuse of power.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Bo, 64, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Sept. 22 for graft and abuse of power.
(USA Today - World, )

It’s the blueprint for investigations into incompetence, stupidity and abuse of power.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Titleholders have an obligation to police their board and management and to remedy abuse of power.
(Donie Vanitzian in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Time was when we had to wait weeks, even months for each new abuse of power by the Harper government.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Rick Perry said abuse of power charges are not affecting his job as Texas governor, reports NBC News.
(CNBC, )

Police say a former Albanian labor minister, Spiro Ksera, has been arrested on charges of abuse of power.
(Fox News - World, )

Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing Communist Party chief, is accused of bribery, corruption and abuse of power.
(BBC News - World News, )

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas says he will resign because a top aide of his has been charged with abuse of power.
(Fox News - World, )

Thailand's Constitutional Court orders Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down over abuse of power charges.
(BBC News - World News, )

A Chinese court has found disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
(BBC News - World News, )

Texas Governor Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight the indictment against him, calling it an "outrageous" abuse of power.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

Long disturbed by the government's abuse of power, Burke also came to see that a crowd might become as tyrannical as a king.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Zhou Yongkang, China’s powerful former security chief, was charged with bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

China has charged its former domestic security chief with bribery, abuse of power and intentional disclosure of state secrets.
(CNBC, )

Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Oct. 31 as his lawyers tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The abuse of power is an ever-topical theme, though one that is itself open to mistreatment by axe-grinding, opportunistic directors.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been found guilty of having sex with an underage prostitute and of abuse of power.
(CNN - World News, )

Texas Governor Rick Perry vows to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power, which he has dismissed as a politicised "farce".
(BBC News - World News, )

Prosecutors have charged Zhou Yongkang, China's powerful former security chief with bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

China's disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai is appealing against his life sentence for corruption and abuse of power, reports say.
(BBC News - World News, )

A high court in China has rejected the appeal of top politician Bo Xilai, jailed for life for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
(BBC News - World News, )

A defiant Governor Rick Perry has vowed to fight his indictment for abuse of power, calling it a "farce" and a "political" prosecution.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The lawyers said the state is likely to foot at least some of the legal bills after Perry was charged with abuse of power and coercion.
(NBC News, )

A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

A Chinese court gives former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun a suspended death sentence for bribery and abuse of power, state media report.
(BBC News - World News, )

Resorting to techniques every civilised society regards as a criminal abuse of power does the terrorist's job for him, argues Janet Daley.
(Janet Daley in The Telegraph - Politics, )

Argentine Vice-President Amado Boudou is charged with abuse of power over his alleged control of a company that prints Argentina's banknotes.
(BBC News - World News, )

A Chinese court sentences disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai to life after finding him guilty of abuse of power, corruption and bribery.
(BBC News - World News, )

Poland's President Andrzej Duda has pardoned a minister in the country's new conservative government who had been convicted of abuse of power.
(Fox News - World, )

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.
(Fox News - Politics, )

A Chinese court has rejected the appeal of former politician Bo Xilai and upheld his life sentence for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
(BBC News - World News, )

Texas Governor Rick Perry is indicted on charges of abuse of power by a grand jury after months of investigation into his use of a funding veto.
(BBC News - World News, )

The director of the emergency services ministry and his deputy were handcuffed at a meeting and face charges of embezzlement and abuse of power.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Mexico's president sacks an official over an incident caused by his daughter last month, in a case of abuse of power that has trended on Twitter.
(BBC News - World News, )

Former senior Chinese official Bo Xilai labeled one of his main accusers deceitful at a brief session of his corruption and abuse of power trial.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Disgraced senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai faced his prosecutors Monday after defiantly denying bribery and abuse of power charges against him.
(UPI - News, )

Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, goes on trial, charged with corruption and abuse of power.
(BBC News - World News, )

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has announced that he will resign on Monday, days after a close aide is charged with corruption and abuse of power.
(BBC News - World News, )

The verdict in the trial of former Chinese Communist Party highflier Bo Xilai on charges of corruption and abuse of power will be announced Sunday.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

The great writer Harold Pinter became a clear-spoken, passionate opponent of bigotry, prejudice, censorship and the abuse of power by the powerful.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A Chinese military court gives a former general a suspended death sentence for crimes including bribery, abuse of power and misuse of public funds.
(BBC News - World News, )

Central Commission for Discipline Inspection says on its website that the former official, Li Chuncheng, is suspected of bribery and abuse of power.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

An Italian appeal court has overturned former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's convictions for sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power.
(CNN - World News, )

China charges disgraced politician Bo Xilai with bribery and abuse of power, state media say, after one of the biggest political scandals in decades.
(BBC News - World News, )

Prosecutors say there should be no leniency shown as the trial of former top Chinese politician Bo Xilai for corruption and abuse of power concludes.
(BBC News - World News, )

China’s former security chief has been charged with bribery, abuse of power, and the intentional disclosure of state secrets, state media reported.
(The Independent - World News, )

A judge is not issuing an arrest warrant for Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted last week on two felony counts of abuse of power, a court official said.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two counts of abuse of power after allegedly vetoing funding in order to force resignation of a district attorney.
(UPI - News, )

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is charged with bribery, abuse of power and the intentional disclosure of state secrets, state media report.
(BBC News - World News, )

Chinese state media and a defense attorney say Liu Zhijun, a former railway minister, will go on trial Sunday for charges including graft and abuse of power.
(Fox News - World, )

The former rising star in China's Communist Party who was felled by a political scandal last year, faces charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Liu Zhijun, China's former railway minister, was sentenced to death with a two-year suspension for bribery and abuse of power, the state media reported Monday.
(UPI - News, )

"An audacious abuse of power," is how one lawyer describes DoJ's bid to enter premises and force anyone believed to own a fingerprint-enabled device to open it.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Russian police raided Dmitry Zakharchenko (pictured), who was subsequently arrested on suspicion of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and accepting bribes.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison Sunday after a court convicted him of charges of corruption, accepting bribes, and abuse of power.
(Fox News - World, )

Ling Jihua, who was once the equivalent of the White House chief of staff, has been charged with taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power.
(The New York Times - World News, )

A Thai court has found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abuse of power, forcing her from office and enraging her supporters who are planning mass protests.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

A Thai court has found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abuse of power, forcing her from office and enraging her supporters, who are planning mass protests.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

A Chinese court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison on Sunday after finding the once-powerful Communist Party luminary guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

The general prosecutor accused former President Mikheil Saakashvili of abuse of power, largely for his handling of political protests that turned violent in November 2007.
(The New York Times - World News, )

In many ways, the film depicts the negative side of humanity, with commentary on the world’s materialism, cruelty and abuse of power (the power of anonymity to be exact).
(Forbes - Technology, )

A court convicted the once powerful Communist Party insider of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power in China's most politically charged trial in more than three decades.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was called in for questioning Tuesday as part of a corruption investigation in connection with an inquiry into alleged abuse of power.
(CNN - World News, )

Liberal senators on the NBN committee have claimed that the committee is an abuse of power used to bully NBN Co executives, and have called for the committee to be dissolved.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

A grenade was thrown at the home of a judge on Thailand's constitutional Court that a day earlier had ousted the country's prime minister for abuse of power, police said Thursday.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Ling Jihua, a close aide to now-retired President Hu Jintao, has been sentenced to life in prison on charges of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Thailand's prime minister was forced to resign Wednesday after the Constitutional Court found her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the country deeper into political turmoil.
(Fox News - World, )

Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party heavyweight sentenced to life in prison last month, has formally filed an appeal against his conviction for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Thailand is on the verge of a major political upheaval as the Constitutional Court considers whether to dismiss the country's caretaker Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, for abuse of power.
(BBC News - World News, )

Lawyers for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva filed a petition alleging a lack of impartiality and abuse of power by the judge investigating a corruption scandal at Brazil’s state-owned oil company.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Thailand's Constitutional Court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down after finding her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the country deeper into political turmoil.
(Fox News - World, )

A former aide to former Prime Minister Petr Necas who later married him was found guilty of abuse of power on Monday in a scandal that exposed their affair and toppled the government a year ago.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Following the conviction of former security chief Zhou Yongkong on charges of bribery and abuse of power, China’s antigraft officials now appear to be working to dial down public expectations.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Embattled former Communist Party star Bo Xilai lashed out at prosecutors as his trial on corruption and abuse of power charges came to an end on Monday, saying the evidence didn't prove his guilt.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

A court on Friday dismissed ousted politician Bo Xilai's appeal against his conviction and life sentence for corruption and abuse of power in one of China's most politically charged trials in decades.
(Fox News - World, )

Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

A Thailand court dismissed charges of murder and abuse of power against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and former Deputy Premier Suthep Thaugsuban over the 2010 bloody crackdown on street protests.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was indicted Thursday on charges of corruption, accepting bribes and abuse of power, state media reported, moving China's biggest political scandal in years toward closure.
(CBC News - World, )

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities Tuesday evening at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor's legal team told Fox News.
(Fox News - Politics, )

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has signalled he may further purge top cadres, ordering senior Workers' Party members to carry out a "campaign against abuse of power, bureaucratism, irregularities and corruption".
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Bo, the scion of a famous Communist clan, is accused of corruption and abuse of power; his wife and former police chief have already been convicted in connection to the murder of Neil Heywood, a British consultant.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A Chinese court will make its ruling Friday on an appeal by Bo Xilai, the once-powerful Communist Party official, of his conviction for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, according to a statement from the court.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Belarus has charged a major shareholder of the Russian fertilizer company Uralkali, businessman Suleiman Kerimov, with abuse of power in connection to a probe into a potash dispute, the Belarus state-run news agency said.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

A court ousted Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday for abuse of power, accomplishing what antigovernment demonstrators have sought to do for the past six months and further widening the country's sharp political divide.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.
(Fox News - Politics, )

The Czech Republic's former premier this weekend said he had an affair with his top aide, a woman whose arrest in connection with an investigation into alleged bribery and abuse of power led to the collapse of his government.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

A Chinese court has found ousted former senior Communist politician Bo Xilai guilty of all the charges he faced — corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power — and has sentenced him to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
(CBC News - World, )

China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence Monday that will likely be commuted to life imprisonment for bribery and abuse of power in one of the country's highest-profile corruption cases in years.
(Fox News - World, )

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai went on trial Thursday on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, marking the ruling Communist Party's attempts to draw a line under one of its most lurid political scandals in decades.
(CBC News - World, )

Thousands of pro-government Red Shirt supporters say they are ready to descend on Bangkok if Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rules to force prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office on an alleged abuse of power charge.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

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