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Worldwide Korea's ex-President Lee arrested on graft charges
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Former South Korean President Lee Myung Bak has been arrested over corruption allegations including that he took 11 billion won (around $10.3 million) in bribes while in office, Yonhap News Agency reported early Friday. Myung-Bak is also suspected of using a vehicle parts supplier operated under the name of his elder brother as an illicit secret fund to misappropriate 34.8 billion won for political activities and personal use, according to Yonhap .

Worldwide Karen McDougal says Donald Trump tried to pay her for sex
Author: 0 Karen McDougal says Donald Trump tried to pay her for sex

Pecker, paid her $150,000 to keep silent. But McDougal told Cooper that she wanted her life rights to her story back because she did not benefit from promises for a series of columns and a modeling contract in the company's magazines. Like I said, I got home, into my apartment and I cried a lot. "My first thought is how could she have been with him when I was with him?" This week we found out she followed Stormy Daniels' lead and sued American Media Inc .

Worldwide Taiwanese Jubilant, Beijing 'Strongly Dissatisfied' as Trump Signs Taiwan Travel Act
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The rise in cross-strait tensions followed the USA passing a law greenlighting visits of senior officials between Washington and Taipei . The beginning of the Cold War saw US democracy and capitalism versus Chinese and Soviet communism. The Chinese Embassy also released a statement . American policy toward Taiwan is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, passed in 1979, which states that the future of the Taiwanese people must be decided peacefully, while requiring that the United States ...

Worldwide Peshawar Zalmi beats Quetta Gladiators
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Zalmi set a towering 171-run target for Karachi Kings , whose bowlers crumbled under pressure as Akmal scored his half-century in just 17 balls. The current ongoing league marks the third edition of PSL. To watch a live stream of the first Pakistan Super League T20 cricket eliminator match in the United States, the best option is to sign up for a one-week free trial of the Sling TV global sports package, which may be accessed by visiting this link .

Worldwide Peruvian president offers resignation, aide says
Author: 0 Peruvian president offers resignation, aide says

In the video, government officials allegedly appear to be promising financial compensation in exchange for their rejection of the motion to impeach Kuzynski, BBC reported . "The opposition has tried to depict me as a corrupt person", Kuczynski said in a pre-recorded video message to the nation that broadcast as he left the presidential palace.

Worldwide Rand Paul calls Gina Haspel
Author: 0 Rand Paul calls Gina Haspel "head cheerleader for waterboarding"

McMaster, along with Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly as the most prominent foreign policy voices, and all are roughly aligned with Tillerson. The pressure on Trump to forcefully respond to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia escalated Wednesday when May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level contacts with Moscow.

Worldwide Sac Police officers fired 20 times at suspect holding cell phone
Author: 0 Sac Police officers fired 20 times at suspect holding cell phone

Officers in a Sheriff's Department helicopter overhead informed the police that they saw someone matching that description and helped to direct the police to him, saying he had just "picked up a toolbar and broke a window to a residence". Clark's children, according to the newspaper. "The officers believed the suspect was pointing a firearm at them". Chandler said it would also include footage shot by sheriff's deputies from the helicopter.

Worldwide Homeland Security officials talk election security on Capitol Hill
Author: 0 Homeland Security officials talk election security on Capitol Hill

Warner said it was "extremely troubling" that Trump did not bring up election security when he called Russian President Vladimir Putin this week and congratulated him on his election victory. "Today I can say with confidence that we know whom to contact in every state to share threat information", Nielsen said. Overall, experts say far too little has been done to shore up those vulnerabilities in 10,000 USA voting jurisdictions that mostly run on obsolete and imperfectly secured technology.

Worldwide Pop Stars to Tour North Korea
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But the USA side's preparation for the high-stakes face-to-face encounter has been complicated by last week firing of Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and a number of vacancies in key policy positions regarding East Asia. The exercises, code-named Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, will involve some 23,000 U.S. troops and more than 300,000 South Korean troops. North Korea has been notified of the schedule "as well as the defensive nature" of the exercises, the Pentagon said.

Worldwide NHS nurses will get 6.5% pay rise without losing a day's holiday
Author: 0 NHS nurses will get 6.5% pay rise without losing a day's holiday

Under the deal, the 1.3 million workers on the Agenda for Change contract - which includes all staff barring doctors, dentists and some senior managers - will receive a 3% rise in 2018-19, 2% in 2019-20, and 1% in 2020-21. The NHS has struggled to retain staff, particularly since the Brexit vote. The Government "indicated some time ago that the pay cap, which had been one of the main restrictions that held back public spending, was over", says the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg.

Worldwide Fans of John Oliver's 'Marlon Bundo' Book Troll Homophobes Through Amazon Reviews
Author: 0 Fans of John Oliver's 'Marlon Bundo' Book Troll Homophobes Through Amazon Reviews

In the alternative book, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo , Mike Pence's pet bunny Marlon Bundo meets and falls in love with Wesley and the pair decide to marry. Some of the one-star reviews have been written by people trolling Trump/Pence voters. Oliver's book is also outselling former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memoir, A Higher Loyalty , which ranks second on Amazon.

Worldwide Petrol bomb hurled at BJP District Secretary's vehicle
Author: 0 Petrol bomb hurled at BJP District Secretary's vehicle

The following incident was captured on the CCTV cameras installed at BJP leader's house. A large posse of police have been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident. Following the incident, Nandakumar's mother woke up and informed to him. On coming out of the room, he saw the fire. The bomb was thrown on one Mahindra XUV500 owned by BJP district secretary of Coimbatore.

Worldwide Trump praises Saudi crown prince over economic ties
Author: 0 Trump praises Saudi crown prince over economic ties

The think tank says a new generation of Saudi leaders, "adjusting to what it had seen as a resurgent Iran and a retreating United States, chafed at President Barack Obama while pursuing an aggressive military posture in the region". He said a 10-year window for implementing the deal was already under way. The high-profile tour and meetings with top officials across government signals a relationship between two nations that's nearly unrivaled since Trump took office in January 2017.

Worldwide No 'Denuclearization' Talks as North, South Korea, US Delegations Meet in Finland
Author: 0 No 'Denuclearization' Talks as North, South Korea, US Delegations Meet in Finland

Experts predicted that the meeting would serve as a chance to prepare for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's summits planned with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. The American delegation reportedly included two former ambassadors to Seoul, Kathleen Stephens and Thomas Hubbard. South Korean media outlets reported that North Korean officials were trusting of Seoul in discussions about their summit but approached the topic of the USA meeting with caution.

Worldwide Ryan: Trump won't fire Mueller
Author: 0 Ryan: Trump won't fire Mueller

The tweets come as even Republicans in Washington have become concerned that Trump will fire Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director brought in as special counsel after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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