Korean president gets 3 years in prison

Korean president gets 3 years in prison

The 61-year-old friend of the former president was the first to be indicted in a major corruption scandal that eventually led to the ouster of Park in December 2016. It's the first time that the court has ruled on the 61-year old Choi, who, along with former President Park Geun-hye, also faces separate charges of taking bribes worth almost seven million US dollars from business conglomerates.

Qatar welcomes United States stance over Gulf crisis motives

Only trade and commerce with Iran that complies with USA and global sanctions will be permitted. An unnamed official from one of the four countries told Reuters news agency that Qatar was also being asked to sever links with so-called Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah .

Rubio a maybe, Nelson a no on Republican health care bill

Most health officials contacted Thursday by the Sun Sentinel declined to answer that question, saying they needed more time to study it. Experts say in general that the Senate bill , like the House bill passed in May, will make plans more expensive for older and lower-income consumers.

Russian Federation wants U.S. explanation for downing jet

Iran's mostly-errant missile launches at Islamic State ( ISIS ) targets were not just a retaliatory strike on the terror group but a warning to the United States and Saudi Arabia , an Iranian general said . We will slap them in the face. More than 170 "terrorists" including some commanders were killed in the missile strike, their statement said. At the same time, the Islamic State radical group accused the USA -led coalition of destroying al-Nuri mosque with a strike, the militant ...

Supreme Court Will Hear Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Supreme Court Will Hear Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Today (Monday), the US Supreme Court agreed to take on a case with the potential to dramatically affect the future elections in the country. "The Supreme Court has the opportunity to ensure the maps in Wisconsin are drawn fairly, and further, has the opportunity to create ground rules that safeguard every citizen's right to freely choose their representatives", Smith said.

Rikers Island Closure Depends on City Council NIMBYs, Mayor Says

While Flanagan said his Republican conference had succeeded in getting "the people's business" done, he acknowledged that he had failed to reach an agreement on extending mayoral control of New York City's schools, which is set to expire at the end of this month.