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9 Dec 2016 12:54 PM EST

On Friday, following weeks of street protests and an approval rating that dropped to only 4%, South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached by the nation’s National Assembly. According to lawmakers, the final vote was 234 to 56 in favor of impeachment. Park, who is the 64-year-old daughter of former South Korean military dictator Park Chung-hee, has been embroiled in a scandal since it was revealed that she shared classified documents with a longtime confidante. Crowds between 500,000 to 1.5 million have since appeared in the city of Seoul in recent weeks to demand her ouster.

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9 December, 2016
Economic Sanctions on Russia to be Extended by EU Leaders

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, December 8, 2016. The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc's... Read more

9 December, 2016
Islamic State Wants To Regroup After Losing Sirte In Libya

The Islamic State has lost senior figures in an unsuccessful seven-month battle to defend its stronghold in Libya. However, there are already signs it will try to fight back through sleeper cells and desert brigades. Libyan officials say hundreds of Islamic State militants may have escaped... Read more

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MI6 Leader Addresses Russian Involvement In Syria

Alex Younger, the chief of Great Britain's intelligence agency, MI6, gave a rare speech to a handful of journalists on Thursday.In it, the rarely-public organization leader spoke on a number of topics, including Russia's involvement in Syria.Younger told reporters, who were allowed to carry... Read more

8 December, 2016
Syrian Army Gaining On Aleppo Rebels Ask For Ceasefire

In Aleppo on Wednesday the call for an immediate cease fire came from Syrian rebels confined in eastern Aleppo. Rebels are asking for a five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded. Over the past 2 weeks the Syrian army along with allied forces continue to make significant... Read more

8 December, 2016
Russia and Taliban Ties Worry Afghan, U.S.

Members of the Taliban stand at the site of the execution of three men in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government... Read more

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