Samsung Arrest: Chief jailed over South Korean corruption scandal - US Labor Secretary: President nominates Alexander Acosta to replace Puzder - PSA-Opel Takeover: Workers at German carmaker's plants prepare for uncertain future
The future of South Korea's electronics giant Samsung hangs by a thread after a court in Seoul sentenced the company's heir Lee Jae-Yong to five years in prison. What would be its impact on the South Korean economy?
Prosecutors in South Korea have recommended a 12-year jail sentence for billionaire Samsung heir over his role in a national corruption scandal. He is accused of embezzlement and bribing ex-President Park Guen-hye.
Choi Soon-sil, the friend of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail. She was accused of using her presidential ties to get her daughter into Ewha Women's University.
During a visit to South Korea, ex-German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder called for Japan to formally apologize for forcing 200,000 Korean women to serve as "comfort women" sex slaves during World War II.
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