A South Korean court approved on Friday the arrest of a billionaire heir to Samsung accused of bribery and other charges in connection to a massive corruption scandal, a stunning decline for the princeling of South Korea's richest family.
A South Korean court approved on Friday the arrest of a billionaire heir to Samsung accused of bribery and other charges in connection to a massive corruption scandal.
Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, center, is questioned by reporters upon his arrival for a hearing at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Kim Jong Nam, a jovial, overweight gambler and playboy, had embarrassed Pyongyang before -- he tried to sneak into Tokyo Disneyland; he criticized his half brother -- but he's been generally seen more as an annoyance than an existential threat to North Korea's stability.
The half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korean media reported Tuesday, with one TV station saying he was attacked at the main airport with poisoned needles.
The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of "further significant measures" if Pyongyang doesn't stop nuclear and missile testing.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim Jong-nam was killed in what appears to be an assassination, local media reported Tuesday.
North Korea Sunday staged its first ballistic missile test since Donald Trump took office.
South Korean prosecutors summoned Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong for questioning over bribery allegations again on Monday, less than a month after a Seoul court rejected their request for his arrest.
Embroiled in a legal battle over his immigration order, President Donald Trump now faces a new provocation in the first weeks of his presidency.