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The questioning comes almost two weeks after Park became an ordinary citizen upon the Constitutional Court's decision to remove her from office on March 10 over a corruption scandal. 1974: Park's mother is killed by a bullet fired by a pro-North Korea assassin trying to kill her father, President Park Chung-hee. Coming two days after the court ruled to uphold the parliamentary impeachment of her, it was widely taken as a hint at her unwillingness to concede.
  • French inquiry opened over minister's family hires

    French inquiry opened over minister's family hires

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    The employment of family members by politicians has become a burning issue in France after Francois Fillon became embroiled in a similar scandal over the employment of his wife and two of his children as parliamentary assistants. Nevertheless, this latest jobs-for-the-family scandal is deeply embarrassing for the Socialist government in the runup to leadership and legislative elections.
  • Meals on Wheels donations surge after funding cuts proposed

    Meals on Wheels donations surge after funding cuts proposed

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    Studies have shown seniors receiving home delivered meals - from a caring visitor - not only eat better but save the government money by reducing the need for more costly services such as hospitalization. Congress must still sign off on the Trump administration's budget, but there is already push back from both Republicans and Democrats. From the White House's perspective, the spending plan would allow states more flexibility and prevent the government from wasting taxpayers money.
  • Syria Rebels Press Offensive Near Damascus

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    North of Hama, jihadist rebel groups said they had launched a new offensive which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said had made a considerable advance and seized points inside the towns of Soran and Maardas.
  • Russia Refuses to Confirm Rex Tillerson's Plans to Visit Moscow

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    Foreign ministers are gathering then for a summit on the Islamic State. US Defense Secretary James Mattis, however, has made it clear during his first two months in office that the US fully supports the alliance. "I think we all understand that in times of turmoil, in times of uncertainty, the need for strong global institutions like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is even greater", Mr.
  • Trump Admin Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Stance

    Trump Admin Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Stance

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    Under former President George W. Bush, the USA never participated in council debates, but former President Barack Obama believed it was important for the country to engage with the group. President Donald Trump's administration is walking out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) - whose membership includes many states notorious for routinely violating human rights.
  • Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Ghanaian match official for life for match fixing

    Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Ghanaian match official for life for match fixing

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    President of Tema Youth Wilfred Osei Kweku Palmer has suggested that Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey should file for an appeal to his Federation Internationale de Football Association life-time ban. The home team went on to beat Senegal 2-1 and is now in second place in the four-team group after two matches. Meanwhile Fifa said it was dismissing charges against another Ghanaian match official David Lionheart Nii Lartey Laryea, who had also been under investigation.
  • Pope Francis Apologizes for Catholics' Participation in Rwanda Genocide

    Pope Francis Apologizes for Catholics' Participation in Rwanda Genocide

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    In a series of Tweet, President Kagame expressed his positive impressions of the meeting, saying that the encounter marks a new beginning for relations between the Catholic Church and Rwanda. The church has long said those church officials who committed crimes acted individually. After the meeting, Pope Francis greeted the presidential delegation of 9 people, handing each of them a rosary, before exchanging gifts.
  • 9/11 victims and bereaved family members sue Saudi Arabia

    9/11 victims and bereaved family members sue Saudi Arabia

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    More than 800 people - both people who were injured on 9/11 and family members of those who were killed - filed a lawsuit against the country of Saudi Arabia on Monday. They state that the codes were discovered on the passports of at least three of the 9/11 terrorists. This lawsuit has followed years of USA intelligence findings and disclosures that were gathered up and released last year in the declassified "28 Pages" report.