2018.05.22

News Headlines - 22 May 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak questioned over 1MDB graft

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was today being questioned by anti-corruption police about a graft scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him.
He was summoned nearly two weeks after the defeat of his long-ruling coalition in national elections, a loss partly due to public anger over alleged corruption at the 1MDB state investment fund that Mr Najib set up. US investigators say Mr Najib’s associates stole and laundered $4.5 billion from the fund, some of which landed in Mr Najib’s bank account.

Venezuela expels two U.S. diplomats after election sanctions - UPI.com

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday he is expelling two top U.S. diplomats in response to U.S. sanctions... The decision follows the United States' issued sanctions against Venezuela for holding what it deemed a "sham" election, in which Maduro won another term as president.

South Korea's Moon heads for Trump talks to try to keep summit on track | The Guardian

The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, is due to hold talks in the White House with Donald Trump on Tuesday amid growing uncertainty over Trump’s planned North Korean summit in Singapore next month.

Sony in $2.3 billion deal for EMI, becomes world's biggest music publisher | Reuters

Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.

The Football Hit Felt All Over Japan - The New York Times

The violent hit to the defenseless quarterback came from behind, after the first play of a game between two storied college football teams. Ordinarily, the illegal tackle would have simply drawn a severe penalty.
But it happened in Japan, where the play — and what led to it — has touched off nationwide examination of deep-rooted cultural dynamics, including what the Japanese call “power hara,” or harassment by those in power who force underlings to do things against their will.


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