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S Korea's Park axes top jobs to stifle scandal

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>> Heads are rolling in South Korea as the country reels under an ongoing political scandal. A new primer minister and finance minister stepping through the revolving door on Wednesday. The highest level shakeup since President Park Geun-Hye's office went into damage control, aiming to contain fallout from a scandal involving a mysterious friend of the president.
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Choi Soon Sil is accused of meddling in state affairs, and using her ties to Park to funnel $70 million into foundations she controlled. Choi is now in custody and under investigation by prosecutors. Park's approval ratings have sunk to single digits in the weeks since the allegations came to light.
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Moves to shuffle the presidential cabinet and fire ten presidential aides seen as an effort to soothe public anger over the scandal. The focus now likely to fall on official enquiries already underway. Prosecutors detained Choi late Tuesday, suggesting they have grounds for criminal charges. And they're expected to request an arrest warrant as the case unfolds.