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Samsung boss faces arrest as Park corruption scandal grows

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office said Monday it was seeking a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country’s largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multimillion dollar bribes to a friend of embattled President Park Geun-hye. Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was questioned for 22 straight hours ...

Australian health minister resigns over expense scandal

Jan 13, 2017

Australian health minister resigns over expense scandal

Australia’s heath minister resigned on Friday over a scandal surrounding her travel expenses, a move that could lead to the first reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet since his government was re-elected six months ago. Sussan Ley has been under scrutiny since last ...

Samsung heir becomes suspect in corruption scandal

Jan 11, 2017

Samsung heir becomes suspect in corruption scandal

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has become a criminal suspect in a widening probe into the corruption and influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the son of the Samsung Group chairman Lee ...

Jan 10, 2017

South Korea court rejects Park's evidence on disaster mystery

The court hearing South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial on Tuesday dismissed as “unsatisfactory” attempts to explain her whereabouts during the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster. Parliament voted to impeach Park last month over an influence-peddling scandal that has brought hundreds of thousands of ...

Jan 9, 2017

Australian health minister stands down over expense claims

Australia’s heath minister temporarily stepped down Monday while her travel expense claims are investigated. The scandal surrounding Minister Sussan Ley’s expense claims could trigger the first reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet since his government was re-elected six months ago. Ley has been ...