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South Korean investigators detain former health minister

Dec 28, 2016

South Korean investigators detain former health minister

South Korean investigators on Wednesday detained a former health minister as they expanded their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye. The special prosecution team now has 48 hours to decide whether to request a formal arrest warrant for Moon Hyung-pyo. ...

Dec 26, 2016

China lodges protest over Taiwan content in U.S. defense bill

China has lodged “stern representations” with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law a U.S. defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan. Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act “expresses the ...

Singapore teen critic held in US, reportedly wants asylum

Dec 25, 2016

Singapore teen critic held in US, reportedly wants asylum

U.S. immigration officials say a teenage blogger from Singapore whose supporters say is seeking asylum is in custody after being detained last week at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gail Montenegro said Saturday in a written statement that 18-year-old ...