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SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT SAYS SHE IS ‘WILLING TO RESIGN’

After over a month of protests, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has announced she is “willing to resign.”

As protests in Seoul entered their fifth week and Park’s approval rating hit an all time low around four percent she has finally been forced to consider resigning from office.

The protests started due to a scandal exposed in a 2007 diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks that raised concerns that Park was being almost completely influenced by her wealthy religious confidant Choi Soon-sil who is being referred to by many as the “Korean Rasputin.” Park has denied these rumors, but South Korean media claims they have uncovered further evidence that proves illegal activity.

Thousands of Protesters Break into Baghdad Green Zone (Photos)

Thousands of protesters broke into Baghdad’s heavily fortified “Green Zone” Saturday and rampaged to parliament after lawmakers again failed to approve new cabinet ministers.

An AFP reporter said thousands of angry protesters moved into the restricted area, which houses the country’s key government institutions, and some began ransacking the parliament building.