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Chorus grows for South Korea President Park's resignation

Updated: Nov 06, 2016 10:59 IST      
Chorus grows for South Korea President Park's resignation

Washington D.C., Nov. 6 (ANI): Despite her two heartfelt apologies, people of South Korea are clearly not pacified as they continue to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-Hye over an abuse-of-power scandal engulfing her administration.

According to CNN, thousands took to the streets in Seoul on Saturday, calling for Park to step down.

Park is accused of letting her confidante Choi Soon-sil, who does not hold an official government post, view confidential documents and presidential speeches.

Local media and opposition parties have accused Choi of using her relationship with Park to accumulate millions of dollars in donations to her foundations.

Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Choi on Wednesday on charges of abuse of power and attempted fraud.

"This sort of corruption happened during her father's time, but 40 years later, things like this are met with resistance from the public," one protester told CNN.

On Friday, Park apologized for the scandal for the second time in two weeks and maintained she wasn't being controlled by anyone else.

"All of this happening is my fault. It happened because of my neglect," she said in a televised address.

"There are even talks of me being immersed in a cult or resorting to shamanism in the Blue House (presidential palace). I would like to say that this is absolutely not true," she said. (ANI)

Kathmandu [Nepal], June 27 (ANI): The Election Commission of Nepal has completed its preparations for second phase local election scheduled to be held on June 28.

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Pak banks sent funds to UAE to finance 9/11, 26/11 attacks

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 19:16 IST     

London [United Kingdom], June 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE's) recent decision to suspend ties with Qatar over its perceived support for terrorist elements and for not cutting off ties with Iran appears to have taken a fresh twist.

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India, Netherlands ink MoU on water cooperation

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 18:52 IST     

The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): India and The Netherlands on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on water cooperation and an agreement on Amending Social Security Arrangement.

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The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has lauded India for its commitment to renewable energy and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked The Netherlands for helping India get membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) last year.

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Look forward to welcoming Ivanka Trump in India: PM Modi

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 17:40 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.], June. 27 (ANI): US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting her to lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): A day after the United States declared Hizbul Mujahideen militant Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist, Pakistan has said it would continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiri separatists for what it called their struggle for their right to self-determination and for the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

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Beijing [China], June 27 (ANI): China on Tuesday asked Indian border troops, who were alleged to have crossed the Indo-China border along Sikkim region, to withdraw and safeguard peace and tranquillity in the area.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is probing the Panama Papers case, has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz to appear before it for questioning for the first time.

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Amsterdam [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI):Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday on the final leg of his three-nation tour after concluding his visit to the United States.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to increase economic cooperation to make their nations stronger and their citizens more prosperous.

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PM Modi, Trump pledge to deepen defense, security cooperation

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 11:26 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to deepen defense and security cooperation, building on the United States' recognition of India as a major defense partner.

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Suspicious package found near White House cleared

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 09:03 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): A suspicious package that was found near Pennsylvania Avenue close to White House, just two blocks away from the place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was staying, was cleared by the Secret Service agents.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): India appreciated the United States designation of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddinas a Specially Designated Global Terrorist as evidence of the commitment of the United States to end terror in all its forms, a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said.

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India, U.S. vow to bring stability to Indo-Pacific region

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:38 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi, as responsible stewards in the Indo-Pacific region, agreed that a close partnership between the United States and India is central to peace and stability in the region, a joint statement issued by the two leaders, following delegation-level talks, said.

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U.S. to declare China among worst human trafficking offenders

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:37 IST     

London [U.K.], June 27 (ANI): The tension between the United States and China is likely to aggravate as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to declare Beijing as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and labour.

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India, U.S. to work together on advanced defence equipment

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:13 IST     

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): Poverty statistics of Pakistan for fiscal 2014-15 appear to suggest that at least seventy (70) percent of the country acts as an ideal breeding ground for militants and jihadis.

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PM Modi, Trump called on Pak to curb terrorism: MEA

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 07:04 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that terrorism and counter-terrorism ruled the discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump even as they called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump gave Indian Prime Minister a guided tour of his residence quarters in the White House, including Lincoln bedroom and showed him a copy of the famous Gettysburg address of the 16th President of the United States of America and the desk on which he wrote it, on Monday.

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