South Korean opposition parties move toward Park impeachment

Nov 21, 2016

South Korean opposition parties move toward Park impeachment

South Korea’s opposition People’s Party will start collecting signatures for an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye, while the main opposition Minjoo Party will review the conditions for impeachment, a party spokesmen said Monday. South Korean prosecutors said a day earlier that they believe ...

Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

Nov 18, 2016

Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation linked to a World Cup project and other works worth billions of dollars, in a blow to Brazil’s ruling party that may fuel political instability. Federal ...

Philippine dictator Marcos given hero's burial

Nov 18, 2016

Philippine dictator Marcos given hero's burial

Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the national heroes’ cemetery in a secretive ceremony Friday, outraging opponents who said it whitewashed his brutal rule and tainted the famous 1986 “People Power” revolution that toppled him. The burial at the “Cemetery of Heroes” was ...

South Korea's Park asks prosecutors for more time

Nov 15, 2016

South Korea's Park asks prosecutors for more time

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has asked prosecutors to postpone her questioning over an influence-peddling scandal involving her longtime friend, Park’s defense lawyer said Tuesday. It comes as Moon Jae-in, the front-runner to become South Korea’s next president, said he would run a nationwide ...

South Korean shamans enraged by 'female Rasputin' scandal

Nov 13, 2016

South Korean shamans enraged by 'female Rasputin' scandal

As if South Korea’s scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye didn’t have enough to worry about with single-digit approval ratings and massive protests, she now has thousands of very disgruntled shamans on her case. Practitioners of the centuries-old spiritual tradition are furious that their reputation has ...

Massive protest heaps pressure on South Korean president

Nov 12, 2016

Massive protest heaps pressure on South Korean president

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children joined one of the largest anti-government protests ever seen in Seoul on Saturday, demanding South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s resignation over a snowballing corruption scandal. Police put the turnout at 260,000, while organizers said 1 million ...