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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 ...

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 ...