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Samsung Group dismantles nerve centre as chief faces bribery charge amid scandal

SEOUL South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge Samsung Group [SARG.UL] chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a scandal that has rocked the country for months. | Video

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The globetrotter confined - the hardening of Geert Wilders

AMSTERDAM Since the evening in 2004 when policemen arrived unannounced to escort him and his wife to safety, Geert Wilders has lived in safe houses under 24-hour guard to protect him from Islamist militants who threatened to kill him.

10:05am GMT

Russia looks for positive signals in Trump's speech to Congress

MOSCOW Russia's deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday that relations with the United States were at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, but hoped they could improve under U.S. President Donald Trump.

10:11am GMT

Malaysia says North Korean firms linked to arms trade being deactivated

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's authorities were aware that two North Korea-linked companies operated an arms business in the country and both were being struck from the Company Registry, the police chief said on Tuesday.

5:58am GMT

Police search Berlin properties linked to Christmas market attacker's mosque

BERLIN German police on Tuesday searched more than 20 properties in Berlin with links to a mosque visited by the Tunisian asylum seeker who killed 12 people at a Christmas market.

Middle East 8:49am GMT

U.N. urges aid access to Yemen ports to avert looming famine

DUBAI A United Nations official visiting both sides in Yemen's civil war has urged them to guarantee more access to the country's ports to let food, fuel and medicine imports in to help ward off a looming famine.

Yemen, Middle East 9:11am GMT

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