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Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Arrested on Corruption Charges

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, who held office from 2008 to 2013 and is now 77 years old, was arrested late Thursday night on corruption charges. The allegations include bribery, embezzlement, abuse of power, breach of the public trust, illegally withholding presidential documents, tax evasion, and election law violations. The charges carry a combined sentence of up to 45 years in prison.

Ex-South Korean President Lee arrested over corruption

South Korea Fires Machine Guns at Invading Chinese Fishermen

South Korea coast guard agents used machine guns to chase Chinese ships illegally fishing in Korean waters back towards China this week, prompting a stern statement from Beijing’s Foreign Ministry expressing extreme disappointment in Korea’s refusal to permit this illegal behavior.

GANGHWA, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 10: In this handout photo provided by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korean marines and navy soldiers on a boat conduct a crackdown against China's illegal fishing in neutral waters on June 10, 2016 in Ganghwa island, South Korea. South Korea sent military vessels …

North Korea Cuts Only Diplomatic Tie with U.S. over Kim Jong-Un Sanction

The government of North Korea has announced that it will cease communicating with American officials through its mission in New York and instead shift to “relations under the wartime law of the DPRK,” following the announcement of the first direct sanctions on dictator Kim Jong-un by the American government last week.

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North Korea Promises Nuclear Ballistic Missile Test ‘Soon’

The government of North Korea has announced that it is seeking to conduct its fifth-ever nuclear test, placing a miniaturized warhead on a ballistic missile, “in a short time,” following weeks of threats that Pyongyang will attack South Korea and the United States with nuclear bombs if it feels such a move necessary.

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South Korean, Japanese Media Responds to Donald Trump’s Nuclear Comments

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s remarks suggesting support for the nuclear armament of Japan and South Korea have sparked intense conversation in the media of both nations. Many believe the absence of America in Asia will lead to war, with Japan fearing Chinese aggression, South Korea fearing Japan, and both hoping North Korea’s strength does not match its words.

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North Korea: We Are Ready for ‘Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike’ on U.S.

North Korea has once again asserted that it will use its nuclear weapons arsenal against the United States. Unlike previous statements, however, a note from the rogue state’s foreign minister on Monday insisted that North Korea is fully equipped and ready to use a nuclear weapon on the United States, not just willing to do so.

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