Prosecutors Seek 9-Year Prison Term for Samsung Chief Lee

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday requested a nine-year prison term for Samsung’s de facto chief, Lee Jae-yong, during a retrial for his bribery charges, as Lee offered an apology and vowed not to be implicated in similar allegations in an apparent effort to plead for leniency.

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S. Korea Bans Flying of Leaflets Toward N. Korea by Balloon

South Korea’s parliament on Monday approved contentious legislation criminalizing the flying of anti-communist leaflets by balloon toward North Korea, despite fierce criticism that the country is sacrificing freedom of expression to improve ties with the rival North.

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