Monday | April 20, 2015
Police arrest five teenagers in Australia as they plan out an ISIS inspired terrorist attack. A Chinese journalist is sentenced for leaking documents. Plus Police clash with protestors in Seoul over the Sewol ferry as problems worsen for Park’s administration.
Australia Thwarts Terror Plot
Police in Australia arrested five teenagers suspected of plotting a terrorist attack inspired by the Islamic State. Authorities believe it wasn’t a beheading attack, but one scheduled to take place on ANZAC Day.
Chinese Journalist Sentenced
This past Friday, a Chinese court has sentenced a journalist to seven years in prison for leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website. Gao Yu, who was tried behind closed doors last November, was convicted of providing state secrets to foreign contacts. This wasn’t the first time she had been arrested and convicted for such activities.
More Problems for Park
After skipping town on the anniversary of the Sewol ferry’s sinking, the political problems for South Korean President Park continue to mount – and I’m just not speaking about her plummeting approval raking.
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