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Image : Fresh protest pushes defiant S. Korea president to resign

Fresh protest pushes defiant S. Korea president to resign

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Up to half-a-million protestors were expected to take to the streets of Seoul on Saturday for the fourth week in a row, demanding President Park Geun-Hye resign over a corruption scandal. The weekly mass demonstrations -- among the largest seen in

Image : Rajoy, the under-estimated survivor who wore his rivals down

Rajoy, the under-estimated survivor who wore his rivals down

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 30,2016

Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won back power Saturday, at the age of 61, after a war of attrition against younger rivals who under-estimated his resistance after 35 years in politics. Just like in 2005 when he emerged from a

Image : 2 suicide bombers die in blasts near market in Nigerian city

2 suicide bombers die in blasts near market in Nigerian city

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 11,2016

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers died when they exploded Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said.

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U.S. asks South Korea to arrest former U.N. chief Ban's brother

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a federal prosecutor said on Friday.

During a court hearing in federal court in Manhattan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki-sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.

Noble said the United States plans to seek his extradition, "but as of yet, he has not been apprehended."

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York; Editing by Chris Reese)

K-Pop group 2NE1 officially disbands

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Trump transition team says he’s considering a dramatic overhaul of the VA

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump is considering creating a “public/private option” for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a senior official on his presidential transition team.The official briefly spoke with reporters on Wednesday and said Trump had had a meeting earlier in the day about reforming the agency, which is responsible for providing health care to American veterans.“We think we have to have kind of a … public/private option, because… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Fred Couples returns to shoot 68, Bernhard Langer withdraws

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Fred Couples shot a 4-under 68 in his first competitive round in eight months, while Bernhard Langer withdrew without hitting a shot Friday in the PowerShares QQQ Championship.Returning from a chronic back injury, the 57-year-old Couples had three straight birdies on the back nine at rain-softened Sherwood in the PGA Tour Champions' playoff opener. He was tied for eighth, three strokes behind leader Colin Montgomerie."Honestly, I could have shot 80 and been OK with… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Cut off: Tech firm signals death of Vietnamese-built smartphone

Workers pack Bphone, the first homegrown smartphone of Vietnam, at a factory of BKAV. Photo by VnExpress Vietnam’s leading cyber security firm BKAV says it is unsure whether or not it will produce a second smartphone after the launch of its first one in 2015. The Bphone 2 should have appeared on the market last year, but BKAV said it had to delay the launch while it was developing new technology. A source from the company said it is possible that BKAV will have to drop its new smartphone… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Want to Really Boost the Economy? Stay in the Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump yesterday justified pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord largely, he said, because it would hurt the United States economy."As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country," Trump said at yesterday's (June 1) news conference.But the idea that the Paris Agreement will harm the economy is nonsensical, said Jonathan Koomey, a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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