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‘My Last Stand’: In South Korea, a Protester’s Lone Fight Against Samsung

‘My Last Stand’: In South Korea, a Protester’s Lone Fight Against Samsung

It took prosecutors more than six years of investigation and trial to win the rare convictions. Top Samsung executives, like other chaebol leaders, have been found guilty of felonies over the years, but have spent little time behind bars. Lee Kun-hee, the ailing chairman, was convicted twice of bribery and other corruption charges but has never spent a day in …

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Lone watchdog overseeing coronavirus relief demands to know where taxpayer-funded money going as Trump doles out billions to corporations

Lone watchdog overseeing coronavirus relief demands to know where taxpayer-funded money going as Trump doles out billions to corporations

The only member of a new congressional oversight commission tasked with overseeing the distribution of a massive coronavirus relief fund has demanded the government provide more details about where those taxpayer-funded dollars are being sent. Bharat Ramamurti, the sole member of the commission and a former top staffer to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, said he wrote a letter to US …

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Trump calls for congressman to be kicked out of Republican party for plan to stop coronavirus stimulus package with lone vote

Coronavirus: Doubts over whether libertarian hold-out will back down from opposing $2trn stimulus bill

President Donald Trump has called for Kentucky representative Thomas Massie to be thrown out of the Republican Party for threatening to delay the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. Mr Massie is believed to be planning to scuttle a fast track ‘voice vote’ in the US House of Representatives — where members call out either “aye” or “nay” — by calling for an in-person recorded vote. House …

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