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South Korea Working To Formally End The Korean War. Yes, That Korean War.

South Korea Working To Formally End The Korean War. Yes, That Korean War.South Korean officials have discussed ways to formally end the Korean War with



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South Korea police request travel ban for Korean Air 'nut rage' sister

South Korea police request travel ban for Korean Air 'nut rage' sisterSouth Korean police sought a travel ban on Tuesday for a daughter of the chairman of Korean Air Lines accused of throwing water during a business meeting, the second daughter to infuriate the public with petulant behavior. Police launched a formal investigation of Cho Hyun-min, a senior vice president of Korean Air, on suspicion of assault after getting testimony from people at the meeting at which Cho “sprayed a drink towards them”, police said in a statement. “We will continue to corroborate additional suspicion through investigation and have requested a travel ban for Senior Vice President Cho,” police said in the statement.



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Inmate Says He Saw Bodies Stack Up During Deadly South Carolina Prison Riot

Inmate Says He Saw Bodies Stack Up During Deadly South Carolina Prison RiotHe said correctional officers didn't do anything to stop the violence or check on the injured



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Seven inmates killed at South Carolina maximum security prison after hours of fighting

Seven inmates killed at South Carolina maximum security prison after hours of fightingThe Lee Correctional Institution houses about 1,500 inmates, some of South Carolina’s most violent and longest-serving offenders.



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7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fightingSeven inmates were killed and at least 17 others seriously injured as inmates were left to fight for more than seven hours before authorities regained control of a maximum-security prison.



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Offer to Withdraw America's Troops from South Korea to Seal a Nuclear Deal with the North

Offer to Withdraw America's Troops from South Korea to Seal a Nuclear Deal with the NorthWashington’s priority should be to eliminate the North’s nuclear weapons and the regime’s ability to strike America. The prospect of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un offers a unique opportunity to move Northeast Asia away from more than seven decades of confrontation and conflict.



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China's Xi presides over large-scale naval display in South China Sea

China's Xi presides over large-scale naval display in South China SeaPresident Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese navy’s largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country’s latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea. State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of Xi boarding the destroyer Changsha before sailing to an unspecified location in the South China Sea and watching the procession, which involved more than 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets, and a flotilla of 48 warships and submarines. Xi told the assembled troops that China’s need for a world-leading naval force “has never been more pressing than today” and urged them to devote their unswerving loyalty to the party, before watching through binoculars four J-15 fighter jets take off from the Liaoning, China’s sole operational aircraft carrier.



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After China's massive drill, U.S. patrols disputed South China Sea

After China's massive drill, U.S. patrols disputed South China SeaBy Karen Lema ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea (Reuters) – In a span of 20 minutes, 20 F-18 fighter jets took off and landed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, in a powerful display of military precision and efficiency. The nuclear-powered warship, leading a carrier strike group, was conducting what the U.S. military called routine training in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, headed for a port call in the Philippines, a defense treaty ally. “We have seen Chinese ships around us,” Rear Admiral Steve Koehler, the strike group commander, told a small group of reporters on board the three-decade-old carrier.



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South Carolina Republicans push bill that would allow secession if the US violates the Second Amendment

South Carolina Republicans push bill that would allow secession if the US violates the Second AmendmentSouth Carolina Republicans have introduced a bill that would give the state capital the power to secede from the United States if the federal government violates the Second Amendment and begins seizing legally purchased guns. The bill, which went to the state’s House Judiciary Committee Thursday, is unlikely to make it through the legislature this session, but its introduction sends a powerful message at a time when the US is seeing an intense debate about gun control. “The general assembly shall convene to consider whether to secede from the United States based upon the federal government’s unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution if the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms in this state,” the bill reads.



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South Korea ex-president Park guilty of abuse of power

South Korea ex-president Park guilty of abuse of powerSouth Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after being found guilty of bribery, abuse of power and coercion. She was ousted from office last year during the biggest political corruption scandal to hit Asia’s fourth largest economy in a generation. The verdict in a court in the South Korean capital, Seoul, was broadcast live against the wishes of Ms Park, 66. It followed a ten-month trial that exposed a shady nexus of big business and politics. She has also been fined  £12 million. “The accused is guilty of abuse of power,” said Judge Kim Se Yoon, ruling that Ms Park had forced major conglomerates including Samsung and Lotte to donate a total of  £52 million to two non-profit foundations controlled by her secret confidante, Choi Soon-sil. Ms Park was charged on 18 counts of corruption, including bribery, coercion, abuse of power and leaking state secrets. Prosecutors had demanded a 30 year jail term. Profile | Park Geun-hye She was acquitted in at least two of the charges, including abuse of power relating to forcing Hyundai automobile company to run ads for the company owned by Ms Choi. The  televised trial, which started at 2.10pm in Seoul, took place roughly a year after her arrest in late March 2017. The daughter of assassinated dictator Park Chung-hee, Ms Park rose to fame as the nation’s first female president, but also became the first elected head of state to be ousted. It marked a dramatic downfall for a leader who came to power in 2013, pledging to fight graft. South Korea was shaken by allegations that Ms Choi, 60, noted as a Rasputin-like figure, exploited her relationship with Park to extort donations out of major companies to foundations used for her personal gain, and to get her daughter preferential admission to an elite Seoul university.  Park was accused of taking secret advice from Ms Choi, who had no official position, on everything from North Korea policy to her wardrobe choices. Choi Soon-sil is described as a female Rasputin in South Korea Credit: Kim Hong-Ji/REUTERS The scandal prompted millions to demonstrate and demand the president’s resignation, leading to her impeachment in December 2016. Ms Park was formally removed from office by the Constitutional Court the following March. Her impeachment paved the way for a new Left-leaning government to replace her conservative coalition in an April 2017 election, which eventually opened up the opportunity for negotiations with nuclear-armed North Korea. Park did not appear personally for her sentencing and has boycotted the trial of her case in protest of the court’s October decision to extend her detention by six months. Before her downfall she was long viewed as a tragic figure, estranged from her siblings and traumatised by the earlier murder of her mother who was accidentally shot by a North Korean sympathiser in 1974, forcing Ms Park to become acting first lady aged just 22. It was around this time that Choi Soon-sil’s father, religious cult leader Choi Tae-min became the young Ms Park’s mentor. A US embassy cable released years later by WikiLeaks described his “complete control over the body and soul” of Ms Park in her “formative” political years. She reportedly believed that he could communicate with her dead mother. The public was shocked to learn that forty years later, the cult leader’s daughter had allegedly taken on his mantle as the shadowy power behind the throne. Ms Choi was convicted of bribery, extortion and other criminal charges in February and sentenced to 20 years in prison.



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