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Two Australian cabinet ministers demoted after dual rape scandals

SYDNEY: Two Australian ministers were demoted from top cabinet posts Monday as the ruling conservative party tried to draw a line under dual rape scandals that have convulsed national politics. Linda Reynolds was removed as defence minister and Christian Porter as attorney-general, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison bowed to weeks of mounting public pressure. Porter […]


Maxine Cheshire, Who Chronicled Beltway Scandals, Dies at 90

The family announced her death late last month. Her son Marc Cheshire said the cause was heart disease. “We’ve had more bloody trouble with gossip columns,” Mr. Bradlee told Katharine Q. Seelye of The New York Times in 2005. He added that Ms. Cheshire’s work had required his endless attention: “I spent more time with […]


Samsung Heir Apologizes for Corruption and Union-Busting Scandals

SEOUL, South Korea — The de facto head of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, apologized on Wednesday for the corruption and union-busting scandals that have bedeviled his conglomerate, declaring that he will be the last of his family members to lead the South Korean corporate empire. Speaking during a nationally televised news conference, Mr. Lee said Samsung […]