Political scandals

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, file photo, a South Korean national flag with a picture of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye is seen during a rally opposing her impeachment in Seoul, South Korea. Hundreds of police officers, reporters and supporters of the ousted president have gathered near her Seoul home in anticipation of her return from the presidential palace. An official from the presidential Blue House said Sunday, March 12, that there was a possibility that Park would leave during the evening, two days after the country’s Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of police officers, reporters and supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye gathered near her Seoul home on Sunday in anticipation of her return from the presidential palace. An official from the presidential Blue House said there was a possibility...
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Supporter of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye cry during a rally in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, March 11, 2017. South Korean police on Saturday braced for more violence between opponents and supporters of Park, who was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into a political turmoil. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 11, 2017 - 6:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Carrying flags and candles and cheering jubilantly, tens of thousands of South Koreans occupied a boulevard in downtown Seoul on Saturday to celebrate the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, a day after the Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption...
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A protester wearing electric lights attached to his clothing attends a rally calling for impeached President Park Geun-hye's arrest in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 10, 2017. The Constitutional Court removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling Friday over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and worsened an already-serious national divide. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 10, 2017 - 11:01 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police on Saturday braced for more violence between opponents and supporters of ousted President Park Geun-hye, who was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into a political turmoil. Three...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, South Korea's new President Park Geun-hye takes an oath during her inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. The ouster of President Park by the country's Constitutional Court on Friday, March 10, 2017, ends a power struggle that consumed the nation for months. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
March 09, 2017 - 11:04 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Formally removed from office by a historic Constitutional Court ruling Friday, Park Geun-hye has lost her presidential immunity from prosecution over a corruption scandal that has sent dozens of high-profile figures to face criminal trials. Those include Park's friend of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, South Korea's new President Park Geun-hye takes an oath during her inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. The ouster of President Park by the country's Constitutional Court on Friday, March 10, 2017, ends a power struggle that consumed the nation for months. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
March 09, 2017 - 10:57 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Formally removed from office by a historic Constitutional Court ruling Friday, Park Geun-hye has lost her presidential immunity from prosecution over a corruption scandal that has sent dozens of high-profile figures to face criminal trials. Those include Park's friend of...
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A protester wearing a mask, attends during a rally calling for impeachment of President Park Geun-hye near the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 10, 2017. People gathered Friday ahead of a court ruling on whether impeached Park will be removed from office over a corruption scandal or allowed to complete her term. The letters read "Arrest Park Geun-hye." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 09, 2017 - 8:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sensing history, hundreds of people gathered Friday ahead of a court ruling on whether impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye will be removed from office over a corruption scandal or allowed to complete her term. If Park is removed, it would mark the first time a...
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Former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman David Samson arrives for his sentencing at federal court, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Newark, N.J. He pleaded guilty last summer to bribery for pressuring United Airlines to resurrect a flight from Newark to South Carolina, where he has a weekend home. The airline was in negotiations with the Port Authority at the time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 06, 2017 - 12:58 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey attorney general and mentor to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. David Samson pleaded guilty last summer to bribery for using his position as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in...
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Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gestures as he arrives to deliver his speech during a campaign meeting in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling over impending corruption charges, vowed to remake France in a speech on Saturday, a day before what amounts to his last stand, a rally near the Eiffel Tower widely seen as a test of his staying power via the number of supporters he can muster. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 05, 2017 - 8:20 am
PARIS (AP) — France's presidential campaign is facing a potential turning point as conservative candidate Francois Fillon, facing corruption charges, holds a rally Sunday that could determine whether he stays in the race. The rally across from the Eiffel Tower is meant to gauge Fillon's remaining...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, relatives of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar hold up signs protesting his death, in front of Jordanian Prime Ministry in Amman, Jordan. Nahad Hattar, the writer, had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media when an assailant killed him outside the courthouse. The shooter was a former mosque prayer leader motivated by anger over the cartoon, officials said at the time. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
March 04, 2017 - 5:26 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Saturday executed 10 men convicted in a series of bombings and shooting attacks since 2003 that killed a British tourist, an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism and members of the Jordanian security forces, the government spokesman said. It was the largest round of...
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March 04, 2017 - 4:58 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Saturday executed 10 men convicted in a series of bombings and shooting attacks since 2003 that killed a British tourist, an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism and members of the Jordanian security forces, the government spokesman said. It was the largest round of...
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