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South Korea’s Impeached President To Meet With Prosecutors

South Korea’s ousted President Park Geun-hye will meet with prosecutors Tuesday, for the first time since she lost her executive immunity, CNN reports. Park is being investigated over her involvement in a scandal that has roiled South Korean politics for months and ended her presidency on March 10. Prosecutors can hold suspects for questioning for up to 48 hours without ...

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Japanese Club To Allow Full Female Membership After Pressure From Olympics

The Kasumigaseki country club agreed to grant women full membership rights Monday after its status as a 2020 Olympics venue was threatened by Olympic officials, The Guardian reported. The Japanese golf club — located northwest of Tokyo — currently has rules which prohibit women from playing on Sundays, the report said. The private club’s board members, consisting of 15 men, ...

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Warns China Against Offshore Station

The Associated Press reported Monday Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Manila was unable to stop Beijing’s efforts to build a Chinese environmental monitoring station in disputed waters off the northwest Philippines. Still, Duterte warned when the Chinese “start to tinker with the entitlement” he would initiate an arbitration ruling July 12 which would invalidate China’s claims in the South China ...

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Russia Summons Israeli Ambassador Concerning Airstrikes In Syria

Israel’s ambassador to Russia has been summoned by Russia’s foreign ministry following two incidents involving Israel’s air raids in Syria last week, Moscow confirmed to The Guardian newspaper, one of which involved a drone strike blamed for the targeted killing of a senior fighter loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. The summons, made Friday, was confirmed by Russia’s foreign ministry ...

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