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'Foreign bride' to make history in Taiwan election

Jan 10, 2016

'Foreign bride' to make history in Taiwan election

A woman derided as a “foreign bride” after her cash-strapped Cambodian family married her off through a broker is set to make history in Taiwan’s parliamentary elections this week. Lin Li-chan is running for lawmaker in the vote, which will be held alongside the ...

Former North Korean No. 2 resurfaces after purge

Dec 30, 2015

Former North Korean No. 2 resurfaces after purge

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s one-time right-hand man has made a comeback to his inner circle, it was confirmed Wednesday, after reportedly being purged and sent to a farm for “re-education.” Analysts said the reversal of fortune for Choe Ryong Hae is the ...