Lawyers for ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye denied all the charges against her at a hearing Tuesday before she goes on trial.

Park Cheap Nike Vapormax White , 65, was sacked by the country's top court in March over a wide-ranging corruption scandal and has been held in custody for more than a month.

She faces 18 criminal counts - five of bribery and 11 of abuse of power, plus one each of coercion and leaking government secrets.

"We deny all the charges," Park's top lawyer Yoo Young-ha told the Seoul Central District Court.

Park's attendance at the hearing was not mandatory and she stayed away from the court.

In South Korea, a preliminary hearing is to review the charges brought against a suspect and determine future proceedings.

Yoo said the defence had been overwhelmed by the prosecution's 120,000 pages of investigation records and needed more time to go over them.

The court decided to hold another session next week and open full proceedings a week later.

The scandal centers on Park's longtime friend Choi Soon-sil Cheap Nike Vapormax Plus , who is already on trial for corruption.

When indicting Park last month, prosecutors asserted that Park, in collusion with Choi, took or was promised bribes totalling 59.2 billion won ($52 million) from three South Korean companies, Samsung, Lotte and SK Cheap Nike Vapormax , in return for policy favors.

She has also been charged with coercing 18 large firms to "donate" a total of 77.4 billion won to two dubious foundations controlled by Choi.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Fifteen soldiers were injured by an explosion during a training accident at a military base in U.S. state of North Carolina, local media reported Thursday.

Officials said the explosion happened in one of the training fields of Fort Bragg, the largest military U.S. Army installation by population with over 50,000 active duty personnel.

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The incident reportedly occurred when a vehicle rolled over in a remote part of the base.

"We're looking into an incident that occurred today on Fort Bragg," USASOC spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt said Thursday.

"It was an incident at a (training) range," the official said. "It did incur injuries, but the extent of the injuries are yet to be determined."

Officials are investigating the cause of the incident, Bockholt added.

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The incident came only a day after some 15 Marines were injured in a vehicle fire following a training exercise accident at a military base in California.

Eight of them were treated in the burn unit, with five still in critical condition.

"In last 3 years, 4 times as many service members died in training than combat," Senator John McCain of Arizona said in a tweet Wednesday.

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Made-in-Chin products accounted for more than 70 percent of Russia's cross-border e-commerce transactions, and Chinese online stores were the most popular among foreign ones used by Russian consumers, according to a China-Russia cross-border e-commerce development report for 2015-16.

The China-proposed Belt and Road initiative is likely to usher in a "golden period" for the development of cross-border e-commerce, which will strongly support a bid by China and Russia to boost trade between the two to $200 billion by 2020, said the report released on Wednesday during a conference on e-commerce cooperation among Belt and Road countries held in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province.

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Zhang Dejiang (2nd R), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), presides over the closing meeting of the 28th session of the 12th NPC Standing Committee in Beijing, capital of China, June 27, 2017. (XinhuaLiu Weibing)

BEIJING Nike Air Vapormax Triple White , June 27 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) closed its bi-monthly session Tuesday.

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the closing meeting of the session.


At the closing meeting, lawmakers passed the National Intelligence Law, which will enter into force Wednesday.