Park Geun-hye: How identity politics fuelled South Korean scandal

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Park Geun-hye: How identity politics fuelled South Korean scandal

BBC News
Like a patient awakened from an enforced period of suspended animation, South Korea’s body politic has been sharply brought back to life.

At least 7 injured in ax attack at Dusseldorf train station

Washington Post
BERLIN – German police swarmed the main train station in the city of Düsseldorf after an ax attack left at least seven people injured, authorities said.

Judge resigns over rape trial comment: ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’

Washington Post
A Canadian federal judge who asked an alleged rape victim in court why she couldn’t “just keep your knees together” resigned Thursday, after a judicial panel released a scathing report calling for him to be removed from office.

Massive Ancient Statue Discovered Submerged In Mud In Cairo

Archaeologists working under difficult conditions in Cairo have discovered an ancient statue submerged in mud. A joint German-Egyptian research team found the 8-meter (26-foot) quartzite statue beneath the water level in a Cairo slum and suggests that

Rupee Climbs to Four-Month High as Exit Polls Show Modi in Lead

India’s rupee strengthened to a four-month high after most exit polls showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party ahead of its rivals to win power in Uttar Pradesh.

It Turns Out Things Get Pretty Weird When Your President Goes Missing

BuzzFeed News
Today in “only in Nigeria”: The president returned home after he basically went missing for over a month. Weirdly, though, things actually, sort of, ran better without him.

Since 2013, Pope Francis has endeavored to shift church culture

National Catholic Reporter
Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square Feb. 26 at the Vatican. (CNS/Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi).

Nigel Farage Just Made A Very Bizarre Visit To The Ecuadorian Embassy

Huffington Post
Nigel Farage, the former leader of the U.K.’s far-right Independence Party, visited the embassy where embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living on Thursday, and he isn’t saying why.

Britons should keep EU rights post-Brexit – Guy Verhofstadt

BBC News
British citizens should be allowed to keep the benefits of EU membership, according to the chief Brexit negotiator at the European Parliament.

House Oversight Committee raises concerns about record keeping of Trump’s tweets

President Trump has stated on multiple occasions that he sees Twitter as a key communication platform for sharing his “unfiltered” message with the general public.

Helicopter crashes in outskirts of Istanbul; 5 killed

ISTANBUL – A helicopter crashed on a highway in the outskirts of Istanbul on Friday after apparently hitting a television tower in dense fog, reports said.

Polish Posturing in Brussels Risks Curbing Nation’s EU Clout

Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party, in trying to thwart the re-election of a fellow countryman to a top European Union post, showed just how far it’s willing to back out of Europe’s mainstream.

Netanyahu Goes to Moscow With Syria on His Mind

Voice of America
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow, Russia, March 9, 2017. Share.

Michael Flynn Concealed Foreign Lobbying Work From Justice Department

Huffington Post
Trump didn’t know his national security adviser was helping Turkey during the campaign, the White House says. By Christina Wilkie , Paul Blumenthal.

Everything you need to know about the Dutch elections

(CNN) Dutch voters will go to the polls on March 15, in an election that will be watched closely as a bellwether for populism in Europe.

Terror war in Kabul: ‘How long do we have to die?’

Stars and Stripes
Mourners visit the graves of Abdul Qadir, 23, and two other polio vaccinators who were killed last week in a suicide bombing in Kabul.

McConnell says he doesn’t believe Mexico will pay for border wall

(CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he does not believe Mexico will pay for a wall along the border, something President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised.

Malaysia confirms man killed at airport is Kim Jong Nam

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) Malaysian police have confirmed the North Korean citizen killed last month in Kuala Lumpur is Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told …

On Trump trademarks, China says it treats applicants equally

Washington Post
BEIJING – China assesses all applications for trademarks equally in a transparent process, a top Chinese regulator said Friday, after Beijing awarded U.S.

Growing signs of trouble for Trump’s border wall

President Donald Trump’s plan for a border wall is showing more cracks. Trump is claiming that the ambitious – and hugely controversial – construction plan is “way, way, way ahead of schedule,” but in reality, there is growing evidence that Trump’s

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