South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-Hye, was impeached. This marks the very first president in South Korea’s history to be removed from office. Park’s impeachment was a culmination of extortion of money and cover-ups of numerous scandals. Prime minister, Hwang Kyo-Ahn, will act as the acting president until the court administrated re-election.
Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return was leaked. About 100 million dollars in business losses were written off by Trump as a way to reduce his federal taxes, this information was provided by a leaked page given to MSNBC by David Clay Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning financial journalist. The White house has confirmed this and has not elaborated further on the subject.
Venezuela’s bread war, between bakers and the government, heats up as the country’s bread shortage becomes more and more critical. Venezuela does not produce wheat and has to rely on imports as a means for bread. The government blames the bakers for this shortage and has called up several regulations. These regulations have upset the bakers and have caused a severe backlash.
There was a recent attack on the Palace of Justice in Damascus, Syria. A suicide bomber ran into the building after he was stopped by guards for the visible weapons he had on him. About 30 people were said to have been killed in the attack.
Kenyan doctors and their 100-day strike ended after signing a deal with the government. After constant demand for higher wages and improved working conditions, the government has decided to accept this deal. Many patients and medical institutions were harshly affected by the strike.