Australian health minister resigns over expense scandal

Jan 13, 2017

Australian health minister resigns over expense scandal

Australia’s heath minister resigned on Friday over a scandal surrounding her travel expenses, a move that could lead to the first reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet since his government was re-elected six months ago. Sussan Ley has been under scrutiny since last ...

Samsung heir becomes suspect in corruption scandal

Jan 11, 2017

Samsung heir becomes suspect in corruption scandal

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has become a criminal suspect in a widening probe into the corruption and influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the son of the Samsung Group chairman Lee ...

Ex-U.N. chief's relatives indicted in bribery scheme

Jan 11, 2017

Ex-U.N. chief's relatives indicted in bribery scheme

Two relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with plotting to bribe a Middle East official to influence the $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. Ban’s nephew, Joo Hyun-bahn, was released on $250,000 bail ...

Jan 10, 2017

South Korea court rejects Park's evidence on disaster mystery

The court hearing South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial on Tuesday dismissed as “unsatisfactory” attempts to explain her whereabouts during the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster. Parliament voted to impeach Park last month over an influence-peddling scandal that has brought hundreds of thousands of ...

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 ...