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Malaysia's scandal-hit PM faces tough fight as poll battle starts

Malaysia's scandal-hit PM faces tough fight as poll battle starts

Campaigning for Malaysia's general election began Saturday with flag-waving supporters hitting the streets, as the scandal-hit government fights to retain power in one of the toughest poll battles ...

Uncertainty prevails as scandal clouds Japan Abe's future

Uncertainty prevails as scandal clouds Japan Abe's future

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing his biggest political crisis since taking office more than five years ago, as suspicions swirl about a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife.

Japan official linked to Abe cronyism row found dead

Japan official linked to Abe cronyism row found dead

Police are investigating the death of the official in Kobe in western Japan and suspect he committed suicide, with some media reporting a suicide note had been found.

South Korean prosecutors seek 30 years' jail for ousted President Park

South Korean prosecutors seek 30 years' jail for ousted President Park

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 30-year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye who was ousted last year amid an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite.

Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM Barnaby Joyce quits

Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM Barnaby Joyce quits

Barnaby Joyce said at a press conference in Armidale, his rural New South Wales seat, that he would step down as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister at a party meeting on Monday.

Australian PM in damage control as scandal hurts deputy

Australian PM in damage control as scandal hurts deputy

Barnaby Joyce leads the rural-based National Party, the junior partner in the centre-right government led by Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal Party, a political alliance that has existed since 1923.

Australia deputy PM's popularity plummets amid scandal over affair

Australia deputy PM's popularity plummets amid scandal over affair

Deputy Australian Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will take a break next week rather than step in for the country's leader while he is away, as a poll shows his popularity plummeting ...

Around 6,000 Swiss VW owners seek damages in emissions scandal

Around 6,000 Swiss VW owners seek damages in emissions scandal

Swiss consumer protection organisation SKS has filed a claim on behalf of some 6,000 car owners seeking damages from Volkswagen AG and Swiss car dealer AMAG related to the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scandal.

Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police

Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police

A Beijing kindergarten teacher used sewing needles to punish children for not sleeping, police said, but other abuse claims have been rejected by an investigation into a scandal that sparked national outrage.

South Korea court says Park trial to continue without her

South Korea court says Park trial to continue without her

The trial of disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye will proceed without her, a court said Tuesday, following a hiatus of more than 40 days as she boycotted proceedings.

Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has asked Interpol to try to locate a Malaysian financier for questioning over his suspected involvement in a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) ...

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

One of Iceland's three coalition parties said on Friday it would quit the government formed just nine months ago, citing a "breach of trust" after the prime minister's party allegedly tried to cover up a scandal involving his father.