All posts tagged "scandal"

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    Volkswagen sales in S. Korea tumble amid emissions scandal

    SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Yonhap) — Embattled German automaker Volkswagen’s sales in South Korea plunged in October, apparently affected by the deepening emissions scandal, industry data showed Thursday. According to the data compiled by the Korea Automobile Importers...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Ryu Joong-il, manager of the Samsung Lions, watches his players get ready for Game 1 of the Korean Series against the Doosan Bears at Daegu Stadium in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on Oct. 26, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Despite gambling scandal, Samsung Lions remain optimistic

    DAEGU (Yonhap) — It was just another day at the office for the Samsung Lions, the four-time defending South Korean baseball champion, who will begin their title defense later Monday without key cogs in their vaunted pitching...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • A Volkswagen Touareg diesel is tested in the Environmental Protection Agency's cold temperature test facility, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there’s additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help their exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
    S. Koreans to sue Volkswagen in US over emissions scandal

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean Volkswagen owners plan to file a class action lawsuit in the United States against the German carmaker over its emission rigging scandal, their lawyer said Tuesday. Jason Ha said the lawsuit is...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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    Actor Lee Byung-hun apologizes over blackmail scandal

    SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) — Actor Lee Byung-hun made a public apology Friday for causing trouble over a blackmail case in his first public appearance here since the scandal emerged. “It’s all thanks to your attention that...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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  • South Korea's new Prime Minister nominee Lee Wan-koo offered his resignation on Monday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Ex-PM Lee Wan-koo to be summoned over bribery scandal this week

    SEOUL, May 12 (Yonhap) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they will summon former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo this week for questioning over alleged bribery. Lee is set to appear before prosecutors at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The move...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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  • South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan Koo, bottom center, leaves the Central Government Complex after his farewell ceremony in Seoul, South Korea Monday, April 27, 2015. South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday accepted the resignation offer by her prime minister over a bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Park accepts prime minister’s resignation over bribery scandal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal, officials said. Prime Minster Lee Wan-koo offered to resign last week, just two months after taking...

    • Posted April 27, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Jung Yeon-je)
    President Park says no mercy for corruption after bribery scandal

    SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye warned Wednesday there will be no mercy in combating corruption in the strongest warning against top officials allegedly involved in high-profile corruption scandals that rocked South Korea. “I won’t...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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