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Trump impeachment: Graphic video shown as ex-president called ‘inciter in chief’

Trump impeachment: Graphic video shown as ex-president called ‘inciter in chief’

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Senators at Donald Trump's second impeachment trial have been shown new dramatic and graphic video of the day his supporters stormed the US Congress.The footage showed police engaging in hand-to-hand clashes with rioters and desperately pleading for support.Officers ushered politicians to safety, sometimes within metres of the mob breaking into the chambers.Using Mr Trump's own words and tweets, Democrats prosecuting the case argued he had acted as "inciter in chief".A two-thirds majority is required to convict Mr Trump in the evenly split 100-seat Senate, but an acquittal looks likely as the vast majority of Republican senators have remained loyal to him so far.However, if convicted, he could be barred from holding office again.Trump impeachment videos: What did we see?Fact-checking the S...
Peru asks Uruguay to deny asylum for ex-President Alan Garcia

Peru asks Uruguay to deny asylum for ex-President Alan Garcia

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Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said Monday he's asked his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vasquez, to honor past agreements to fight international corruption and reject asylum for Lima's former leader. "I reminded the president that here in Lima, in April, all presidents of North, South and Central America met and discussed links between governability and corruption," Vizcarra told reporters, according to Peruvian news agency Andina. All governments agreed that to fight international corruption, efforts from all presidents were necessary, he added. Peru is sending Uruguay documents related to former Peruvian President Alan Garcia's case, he added. The conversation took place Sunday and lasted less than 10 minutes. The comments came after Garcia, who led Peru from 1985 t...
Police: Ex-President Lee approved violent crackdown on labor unionists

Police: Ex-President Lee approved violent crackdown on labor unionists

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SEOUL, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A police investigation found the South Korean presidential office under former President Lee Myung-bak gave a final approval to allow a harsh crackdown on Ssangyong Motors workers in 2009. The Korean National Police Agency revealed on Tuesday the government gave the final go-ahead to allow police to deploy riot police, helicopters and use tear gas liquids and taser guns to disperse unionists of Ssangyong Motors, in a briefing on a six-month probe. Earlier this year, the agency created a committee tasked with investigating alleged human rights violations by police in the Ssangyong Motors strike in 2009. Employees of the then-struggling motor company, now under Indian company Mahindra & Mahindra ownership, occupied their factory from May to August in 2009, in protest...
Seoul appeals court rules heavier sentence against ex-President Park

Seoul appeals court rules heavier sentence against ex-President Park

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SEOUL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Seoul ruled Friday heavier sentences against ousted former President Park Geun-hye for her role in one of the biggest political scandals that has rocked the nation. Park has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and a fine of $ 17 million on charges of bribery extortion and influence-peddling in a ruling by a Seoul High Court, according to Yonhap. Her lawyers sought an appeal to the ruling of her first trial in April. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison and a fine of $ 15 million. Park, 66, was convicted of coercing and demanding bribes worth more than $ 21 million from major South Korean conglomerates, including Samsung, Lotte and SK, in collusion with her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil. "Park severely violated freedom in corporate manag...
Peru's jailed ex-President Fujumori released from hospital

Peru's jailed ex-President Fujumori released from hospital

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Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was resting at home for the first time Friday since he was pardoned and released from prison on health grounds.Fujimori, 79, left a hospital in Lima on Thursday night to return to his home in a suburb of the capital. He had been in the hospital for nearly two weeks.President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned Fujimori on Christmas Day, prompting protesters to fill the streets and chant "traitor" and "the pardon has got to go."Fujimori, who was Peru's leader from 1990 to 2000, was serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses.Fujimori's term began in 2007 with a six-year sentence for bribery and abuse of power. Two years into that sentence, Fujimori was given another 25 years for human rights abuses that included authorizing...