South Korean conglomerate Samsung has lost its sparkle. One corruption scandal after another have rocked the company. Its revenues still make up almost a fifth of the country's GDP.
As Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in prepare for their landmark meeting, the world's attention turns to the Korean Peninsula — a region with deep historical and cultural similarities but stark ideological differences.
French billionaire Vincent Bollore has been detained on suspicion of corruption when making deals to operate ports in Africa. A part of his conglomerate is alleged to have helped political campaigns to gain concessions.
Prosecutors have accused the former president of taking bribes from business groups and his own intelligence agency. In one instance, Samsung Group allegedly bought a presidential pardon for a business leader.
A South Korean judge has found the former President Park Geun-hye guilty of abuse of power, as well as the crime of coercion. She has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
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