Court frees daughter of South Korea 'Rasputin'

/ Jun 3, 2017

Court frees daughter of South Korea 'Rasputin'

The daughter of South Korea’s “Rasputin,” whose lavish lifestyle in Europe saw her caught up in the country’s snowballing influence-peddling scandal, was freed Saturday after being extradited from Denmark. Chung Yoo-ra is the equestrian daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the close confidante of impeached ex-president ...

Special counsel to probe ex-Trump aide Flynn's Turkey ties

/ Jun 3, 2017

Special counsel to probe ex-Trump aide Flynn's Turkey ties

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump election campaign and Russia, is expanding his probe to assume control of a grand jury investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, three sources said. The move means Mueller’s politically charged inquiry ...

Special counsel's Trump investigation includes Manafort case

/ Jun 3, 2017

Special counsel's Trump investigation includes Manafort case

The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney ...

/ May 31, 2017

South Korean assembly approves Moon's pick for prime minister

South Korea’s National Assembly approved President Moon Jae-in’s selection of Lee Nak-yon as prime minister Wednesday, backing the former lawmaker and governor of South Jeolla Province to become the first confirmed Cabinet nominee under the new leader. Moon nominated Lee after winning elections earlier ...

Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

/ May 29, 2017

Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law may need to be revoked. Trump, having returned from a nine-day ...

/ May 28, 2017

British leader May's lead narrows ahead of election

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed sharply, according to five opinion polls published since the Manchester attack, suggesting she might not win the landslide predicted just a month ago. Four opinion polls published on Saturday showed that ...