South Korean court sentences Lee Jae-yong over role in scandal that led to impeachment of former president Park Guen-hye
A bribery and cronyism scandal that has already toppled a South Korean president has claimed a major business scalp after a court sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting chairman of Samsung, to five years in prison after finding him guilty of offering bribes and other crimes.
The billionaire, who is South Korea’s third-richest man [...]
The Greek government says the country has turned a corner, but that is not the experience of people on the ground
“The worst is clearly behind us.” Panaghiota Mourtidou pondered the words with a gravity unusual for the jovial volunteer. Even now, several days after the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, saw fit to use the phrase, she still feels somewhat bewildered. “Politicians clearly have no idea of the reality on the ground,” she said. “If they did, they wouldn’t make such pronouncements because, really, it couldn’t be worse.”
O’Reilly issues defiant statement calling allegations ‘completely unfounded’ as Fox board says company and anchor agreed he would not return to network
Fox News star Bill O’Reilly’s 21-year career at the news network ended on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment and an advertising boycott.
“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” a spokesman for 21st Century Fox, Fox News’s parent company, said in a statement.
Former European commission president says constructive negotiations between EU and UK leaders are needed to reach a deal
Brexit negotiations are on course to fail unless both Britain and the European Union ditch their winner-takes-all approach to the coming talks, the former president of the European commission José Manuel Barroso has said.
With just days to go before Theresa May formally notifies Brussels of the UK’s intention to leave the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker’s predecessor said the two sides were playing a dangerous game.