The move came hours before prosecutors demanded a 12-year jail term for Lee's son and Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, over bribery and other charges.
Lee has been indicted on charges of offering or promising some 43-point-three billion won worth of bribes to former President Park Geun-hye and her friend Choi Soon-sil.
The scandal led to South Korea's former president Park Geun-Hye's ouster.
The 49-year-old heir to the sprawling business empire is also accused of embezzlement, hiding assets overseas, concealment of criminal proceeds and perjury.
The prosecution argued that the defendants violated constitutional values in a typical collusion between the political power and businesses. Prosecutors believed that the bribery was offered in exchange for government help with a merger that strengthened Lee's control over Samsung at a crucial time for organizing a smooth leadership transition after his father fell ill.
Pakistan wants good relations with India: Foreign Minister
He said the armed forces must be accredited for the successful curbing of violence and terror attacks across the country. The foreign minister said ties between Pakistan and India could improve with "one-sided efforts" of Pakistan.
South Korean police on Monday raided a management office for residences of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee and his family over alleged misappropriation of company funds used to pay for interior renovations, they said.
The court plans to deliver its ruling on Lee and his executives at 2:30 p.m. on August 25, which will likely affect the ongoing trials for Park and Choi.
At the final hearing, prosecutors called him the "ultimate beneficiary" of crimes committed in the scandal.
Prosecutors also are seeking heavy penalties for four other former Samsung executives who had belonged to a once-powerful corporate strategy office that handled such activities.
Twelve people were reported hurt Sunday after a ship leaked a "flammable liquid" near the Port of Long Beach in California. Local and federal officials are investigating the spill and monitoring cleanup efforts.
The asset freeze extends to the Foreign Trade Bank, a state-owned bank that serves as North Korea's primary foreign exchange bank. "The resolution we have passed is a strong, united step toward holding North Korea accountable for its behavior", U.S.
Ottis Gibson was coach of West Indies before rejoining England and taking up his previous role as the bowling specialist. Other names in the hat include former Titans and current Otago coach Rob Walter and another West Indian Phil Simmons.
Proof that Arsene Wenger boys deserved the victory even manifested in the goal kicks that Chelsea played, 14 to Arsenal's three. Chelsea sent on youngster Charly Musonda while Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson also made an appearance.
Security Council resolutions concerning North Korea?" Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who held separate meetings Sunday with Mr. The North Korean was spotted at the gala smiling and toasting with the other foreign ministers. "It is China", said Mr.
Ellsbury singled in the top of the fifth inning and hit a bases-clearing three-run triple in the Yankees' five-run sixth inning. In five starts since then he is 3-0 with a 1.36 ERA, a.203 opponents' batting average, with 39 strikeouts in 33 innings.
However, repeated sanctions have so far failed to deter North Korea from continuing with its missile development. China's foreign minister had earlier stressed that dialogue was needed as well as sanctions on North Korea.
U.S. calls off search for 3 Marines off Australia
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has briefed President Donald Trump on the situation, a White House spokesman said. The military has launched a recovery effort instead and the missing Marines' next of kin had been notified.
UN Bans Key North Korea Exports Over Missile Tests
North Korea's patron, China, with its veto power in the Security Council, holds to key to any action against Pyongyang. However, repeated sanctions have so far failed to deter North Korea from continuing with its missile development.
Dodgers rally with five home runs to top Mets
Cardinals 4, Reds 1: Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer and Lance Lynn allowed one run on three hits through six innings to lift St. Just to add salt to the wound, Turner took Sewald deep in the eighth, the former Met continuing to haunt his former team.