Scandal unites rival Koreas in fury at South Korea’s leader

In only a few days, South Korea’s biggest scandal in years has done what six decades of diplomacy and bloodshed couldn’t. It has united the rival Koreas, at least in one area: indignation against South Korea’s leader. North Korea’s propaganda mavens have never been shy in calling South Korean President Park Geun-hye an incompetent, power-hungry clone of her late dictator […]

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South Korea’s presidency ‘on the brink of collapse’ as scandal grows

South Korea’s president is engulfed in a political scandal with plotlines straight out of a soap opera: rumours of secret advisers, nepotism and ill-gotten gains, plus a whiff of sex. There’s even a Korean Rasputin and talk of a mysterious clique called the “eight fairies.” Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s first female president and daughter of the military dictator who turned […]

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IRS to Rubber-Stamp Tax-Exempt Status for Most Charities After Scandal

IRS head touts “efficiencies,” but some groups fear fraud Amid ongoing controversy over its scrutiny of nonprofits, the Internal Revenue Service has decided it will no longer screen approximately 80% of the organizations seeking tax-exempt charitable status each year, a change that will ease the creation of small charities while doing away with a review intended to counter fraud and […]

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FBI Launches Criminal Probe Into Veterans Affairs Scandal

The agency director James B. Comey said agents in Phoenix are heading up the investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation is launching an inquiry into possible criminal wrongdoing stemming from mismanagement at Veterans Affairs clinics, FBI Director James B. Comey said in congressional testimony Wednesday. “We will follow wherever the facts take us,” Comey said, in response to a question […]

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