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South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

South Korea's prime minister offers to resign after just 2 months amid bribery scandal
Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.

Judge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail

Judge sends ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth back to jail over financial disclosures
Amy Beth Hanson And Matthew Brown, The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. - A federal judge ordered the founder of a Montana mountain resort for the ultra-rich back to jail Monday, saying he failed to disclose what happened to $13.8 million from a Mexico resort sale.

Tim Blixseth of Washington state went into custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after a court hearing in Helena.

Pakistan fires defence minister, escalating crisis

Pakistan fires defence minister, army warns of turmoil as crisis escalates
Chris Brummitt,Zarar Khan, The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government fired the defence secretary Wednesday and the army warned of "grievous consequences" for the country, escalating a political and legal crisis that some believe could end in the dismissal of government.

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