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South Korea is hours away from the Constitutional Court’s momentous ruling in the impeachment case against President Park Geun-hye.
Five executives at Samsung, including its de facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, denied bribery charges in a related case on Thursday.
The corruption-peddling scandal that set off both cases threatens the order that has driven the country’s economic growth and pro-American diplomacy.
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