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South Korean murdered in Philippine police HQ: authorities

Jan 19, 2017

South Korean murdered in Philippine police HQ: authorities

A South Korean businessman kidnapped by Philippine policemen under the guise of a raid on illegal drugs was murdered at the national police headquarters in Manila, authorities said Thursday. Philippine police chief Ronald Dela Rosa said he felt deep shame as he announced the ...

Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

Jan 19, 2017

Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head

A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea’s most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea’s president. The Seoul Central District Court said ...

Jan 18, 2017

China's top judge calls judicial independence an 'erroneous Western ideal'

China’s top judge has drawn criticism from legal professionals after he dismissed the concept of judicial independence as an “erroneous Western ideal,” a statement seemingly aimed at emphasizing the ruling Communist Party’s ultimate control over all areas of public life. Zhou Qiang, the head ...

Jan 18, 2017

Philippine police murdered South Korean businessman, Seoul says

Philippine police kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said Wednesday. The killing is the latest in a long series of criminal acts by members of the ...

Trump partner eyes Indonesia power, sees faults in democracy

Jan 18, 2017

Trump partner eyes Indonesia power, sees faults in democracy

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s billionaire business partner and possible political proxy in Indonesia nurses big leadership ambitions in the vast but perennially lagging Southeast Asian nation, which he says isn’t developed enough to have a successful democracy and needs strong leadership. Boasting more than ...