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Samsung leader Lee set to stand trial for alleged unlawful use of sedative

Reuters
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, speaks during a news conference at a company’s office building in Seoul, South Korea, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Pool SEOUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Samsung conglomerate leader Jay Y. Lee is set to stand trial on Tuesday charged with the unlawful use of......

Flanked by nuclear missile, N.Korean leader says U.S., S.Korea threaten peace

Reuters
SEOUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Standing beside North Korea’s largest missiles, leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States and a military buildup in South Korea, state media said on Tuesday. Pyongyang was only increasing its military......

New championship leader Verstappen wants more pace

ESPN
Max Verstappen played down his Formula One championship advantage on Sunday and said his Red Bull team needed to find more pace to fend off Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in the last six races of the season. The championship lead has swung between Verstappen and Hamilton all season, with the......

Hunger-striking former Georgian leader needs hospital treatment -doctor

Reuters
Georgia’s former President Mikheil Saakashvili speaks with journalists after his meeting with members of Ukraine’s Servant of the People parliamentary faction in Kiev, Ukraine April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko MOSCOW, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Jailed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been on a hunger strike, needs treatment in......

Thousands protest against Tunisia leader with government awaited

Reuters
TUNIS, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Thousands of Tunisians protested against President Kais Saied’s seizure of almost total power protested in the capital on Sunday as the growing numbers taking to the street in recent weeks has raised the risk of the political crisis unleashing unrest. A week after thousands demonstrated......

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian leader resigns amid corruption inquiry

BBC
Mr Kurz and the nine others, along with three organisations, had been placed under under investigation “on suspicion of breach of trust … corruption … and bribery …, partly with different levels of involvement,” the Prosecutors’ Office for Economic Affairs and Corruption said in a statement on Wednesday. BBC –......

Dispute Over Claim That Proud Boys Leader Urged Attack at Capitol

New York Times
The New York Times reviewed two different versions of the video of the meeting, but the footage is brief and occasionally obscured by obstructions like a passer-by and a flag, making it impossible to conclusively confirm or deny Mr. Samsel’s account. In its public filings, the government has never explicitly......

Lawmakers have a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase, Senate Majority Leader Schumer says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walk side-by-side to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer......

Senate GOP leader McConnell offers short-term debt ceiling extension following pressure from Biden

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 3, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday offered a short-term suspension of the U.S. debt ceiling to avert......

Hong Kong leader unveils metropolis plan at ‘new start’ for development

Reuters
HONG KONG, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Hong Kong is at a new start for development under a national security law imposed last year, leader Carrie Lam said on Wednesday as she unveiled plans for tackling a long-standing housing shortage in the Chinese-ruled city. Authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing have......

New York City police union leader resigns after FBI raids his office and home

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The head of a major New York City police union has resigned after FBI agents raided his house and the union’s offices Tuesday morning. According to a letter the Sergeants Benevolent Association’s board sent to the union members, President......

Hungary’s Leader Fights Criticism in U.S. via Vast Influence Campaign

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence turned up in Hungary last month to speak to a conference on conservative social values hosted by the far-right government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general, was another recent visitor. Tucker Carlson did his Fox News show from......

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