South Korean authorities charged the acting head of Samsung and four other executives at the company in connection with a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of the country's president.
Malaysian investigators have named four more suspects in connection to the bizarre poisoning death of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Jay Y. Lee, vice president of Samsung, has been taken in on charges of bribery and embezzlement. He's been a central figure in a corruption scandal that brought President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.
This week Defense Secretary James Mattis takes his first overseas trip, to South Korea and Japan. The U.S. allies are eager to hear what he has to say.
Judges in Seoul said early Thursday there was insufficient cause to arrest the head of South Korea's most powerful conglomerate. But he's not exonerated.
Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.
The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.
The statue in front of the Japanese Consulate, commemorating the plight of Korean women forced by the Japanese to work as sex slaves during World War II, has prompted Japan to withdraw its ambassador.
Park Geun-hye was absent from a hearing Tuesday in a case that will decide her political future. She has been facing intense scrutiny over a corruption scandal involving a close friend and adviser.
The president has been suspended from power — but her fate will be decided later by a constitutional court. "Please, let's come together to overcome this crisis," the prime minister pleaded Friday.