Samsung heir apparent joins board of directors
SEOUL • Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae Yong joined the board yesterday, taking a major step towards control of the family-run conglomerate.
The coronation of sorts of the 48-year-old vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics took place as the company reported a 30 per cent profit dive following a highly damaging recall crisis involving the Galaxy Note7 smartphone.
Death warrant for schizophrenic killer
ISLAMABAD • Pakistan has issued a death warrant for a paranoid schizophrenic convicted of murder, his lawyers said, after the Supreme Court ruled his condition was not a permanent mental disorder and therefore not legally relevant.
Imdad Ali, 50, was found guilty of murdering a Muslim cleric in 2001.
No inking of deals when KMT chief meets Xi
TAIPEI • Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council chairman Katharine Chang said next week's meeting between Kuomintang (KMT) chairman Hung Hsiu-chu and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is only a non-governmental exchange.
Without prior authorisation from Taiwan's government, the opposition party cannot sign any agreements with China, she said yesterday.
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