Jan 9, 2017

South Korean leader's friend Choi Soon-sil now charged with bribery

South Korean special prosecutors team have filed fresh charges including bribery against a close friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye, the central figure in a political scandal that has engulfed the country, the team said Monday. Choi Soon-sil, in jail since late October and ...

Jan 9, 2017

Australian health minister stands down over expense claims

Australia’s heath minister temporarily stepped down Monday while her travel expense claims are investigated. The scandal surrounding Minister Sussan Ley’s expense claims could trigger the first reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet since his government was re-elected six months ago. Ley has been ...

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. ...