South Korea's top prosecutor sorry for past abuses of power

Aug 8, 2017

South Korea's top prosecutor sorry for past abuses of power

South Korea's prosecutor-general apologized Tuesday over human rights abuses under past "authoritarian governments," including the torture and execution of pro-democracy activists. The country was a military dictatorship for much of its existence, only embracing democracy in the 1980s. The powerful legal service has been criticized for ...

All-powerful Venezuelan assembly opens amid protests

/ Aug 5, 2017

All-powerful Venezuelan assembly opens amid protests

Defying international criticism, Venezuela's ruling party on Friday installed a powerful new assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country but critics fear will be a tool for imposing dictatorship. The constitutional assembly's first order of business was selecting its head: former Foreign Minister Delcy ...