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S Korea prosecutors expect to question impeached leader soon
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors say they expect to interview President Park Geun-hye this week over her alleged involvement in a political scandal that toppled her from power.
Park was impeached by Parliament in December over allegations that she let her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil interfere in state affairs and extort money from businesses.
Park, who has immunity from prosecution while in office, has said she's willing to undergo questioning.
Prosecution spokesman Lee Kyu-chul said Tuesday that Park's questioning is expected to take place "around Feb. 10." He did not elaborate.
Prosecutors have tried to search Park's presidential compound twice, but her aides rejected the requests, citing a law that can block searches in areas with official secrets.
The Constitutional Court is deliberating about whether to formally unseat her.
Jurors watch video of officer shooting fleeing unarmed man
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A fired police officer's defense team couldn't keep jurors from seeing a cellphone video Friday that shows him killing an unarmed man who was running away, so they spent much of the day trying to discredit the man who recorded it.Jurors at Michael Slager's murder trial wore headphones as prosecutors played the video, which has been seen millions of times on the internet, shocking the conscience of a nation already sickened by violent encounters between police and the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Roadside bomb kills at least four soldiers in Somalia town: officials
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least four soldiers were killed and five wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb that Islamist insurgents said they planted exploded outside a military camp in a town near Mogadishu, officials said.The blast in Afgoye, about 30 km (18 miles) southwest of the capital, took place a day after the al Shabaab group carried out a raid in the same town that was repulsed by government troops, Major Osman Abdulle, a police officer, told Reuters."Last night, we repulsed the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
US Green Party raises enough funds for Wisconsin recount
Washington (AFP) - The former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised the necessary $1.1 million to request a vote recount in Wisconsin, her campaign announced Thursday.The Midwestern state was a key battleground in the November 8 election, helping propel the Republican President-elect Donald Trump past his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to a victory that shocked the nation."Congratulations on meeting the recount costs for Wisconsin," Stein's website read."Raising money to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
An Giang province urged to mull exporting high-quality food
The prime minister made the request while working with the provincial leadership on March 14, noting that An Giang must become a breeding centre for rice, fish and pigs for the Mekong Delta. He also suggested that the province call for investment from the private sector in infrastructure development and other projects while also backing its plans to open high-tech agricultural zones. But he noted that the province should consider how its products might be sold in order to outline a suitable… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Easter Bunny skydives into South Jersey (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
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