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SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENCY 'ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE' AS SCANDAL GROWS


But South Korean media have uncovered evidence that, they claim, shows that Choi Soon-sil wielded undue influence over the president... READ MORE

29th October, 2016 14031

TENS OF THOUSANDS MARCH DEMANDING SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE RESIGN


The scandal engulfing Park is focused on a close personal friend, Choi Soon-Sil, who is currently under arrest on charges of fraud and abuse of power... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 6582

SAMSUNG HEIR JY LEE ARRESTED IN BRIBERY PROBE


Samsung is South Korea's largest business group and its revenue is equivalent to about a fifth of the country's GDP... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 3074

SOUTH KOREA: THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS CALL FOR PRESIDENT TO RESIGN


South korea president gathers support for us missile defence after north's nuclear test... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 2622

PRESIDENTIAL AIDES RESIGN AS CRISIS GROWS


Jeong Yeon-guk, a spokesman for the presidential office, announced on Sunday that three long-time Park aides had also stepped down... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 2480

SEOUL RALLY URGES PARK GEUN-HYE TO RESIGN


South Korea Seoul rally urges Park Geun-hye to resign... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 2376

SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT'S FRIEND CHOI SOON-SIL DETAINED


INSIDE STORY Will South Korea's president be forced out of office?... READ MORE

2nd November, 2016 1372

CHOI SOON-SIL AT CENTER OF POLITICAL SCANDAL IN SOUTH KOREA IS JAILED


Ms. Park's father, Park Chung-hee, was a military dictator who ruled South Korea from 1961 until he was assassinated in 1979... READ MORE

1st November, 2016 651

FRIEND AT CENTRE OF S KOREA PRESIDENTIAL CRISIS TO ANSWER PROBE


Choi Soon-sil returned to South Korea early on Sunday from Germany, where she had been staying, her lawyer told reporters... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 591

S. KOREAN PRESIDENT RESHUFFLES SENIOR ADVISORS ON CONFIDANTE SCANDAL


South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday reshuffled her secretariat amid growing public outcry over a scandal surrounding her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 561

FRESH MASS RALLY AGAINST SOUTH KOREA'S PARK GEUN-HYE


Masses of South Koreans descend on downtown Seoul for fourth time, urging President Park quit over political scandal... READ MORE

19th November, 2016 518

TEARFUL SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT SAYS SCANDAL OF FRIEND'S INFLUENCE IS 'ALL MY FAULT'


Some reports have also suggested that Choi was still involved in marginal religious group created by her father and that Park had fallen under its influence... READ MORE

4th November, 2016 512

FORMER AIDE TESTIFIES THAT S KOREAN PRESIDENT INSTRUCTS DOCUMENT LEAKAGE TO CONFIDANTE[1]


Former aide testifies that S Korean president instructs document leakage to confidante 1 - Chinadaily.com.cn... READ MORE

8th November, 2016 485

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT'S CONFIDANTE PLACED UNDER EMERGENCY DETENTION[1]


South Korean president's confidante placed under emergency detention 1 - Chinadaily.com.cn... READ MORE

1st November, 2016 469

CLAIMS AGAINST SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT EXTORTION ABUSE OF POWER AND BRIBERY


The opposition also says Ms. Park caused people in the government to be demoted or fired for trying to draw attention to Ms. Choi's activities... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 432

HOW THE WORLD CELEBRATES NEW YEAR[1]


The merger has been criticised by some investors for strengthening the founding family's control of Samsung Group, South Korea's largest "chaebol", or conglomerate, at the expense of other shareholders... READ MORE

1st January, 2017 412

'LOCK HER UP': WHAT'S NEXT FOR S. KOREA AS SCANDAL-RIDDEN PRESIDENCY DITHERS?


South Korea's Park Geun-hye is at the center of a political firestorm and under attack on multiple fronts over a devastating corruption scandal... READ MORE

4th December, 2016 368

CHOI-GATE PROSECUTORS ACCUSE SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT OF COLLUSION


Park earlier promised to answer prosecutors' questions - making her the first South Korean president to be quizzed by prosecutors while in office... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 358

S. KOREAN PROSECUTORS SAY PARK CONSPIRED WITH HER FRIEND


Prosecutors are planning to soon question Park, who has immunity but can be investigated, said Lee Young-ryeol, chief prosecutor of the Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 269

WHY ARE SOUTH KOREANS SO ANGRY ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL 'CHOI-GATE'? HERE ARE 4 REASONS.


Here are four examples of Choi's influence that help explain why South Koreans are so angry... READ MORE

23rd November, 2016 242

CHOI-GATE: SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT FORCED TO LET OPPOSITION CHOOSE NEXT PM


South Korean presidents serve only a single term and none have failed to make it through their full five years in the Blue House... READ MORE

8th November, 2016 232

SOUTH KOREA'S 'RASPUTIN' REFUSES TO LEAVE CELL TO FACE MPS' QUESTIONS


Choi Soon-Sil, a long-time friend of the president, has repeatedly snubbed a parliamentary committee probing a corruption scandal that triggered Park's impeachment earlier this month... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 211

SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE MAY BE RAIDED BY PROSECUTORS AMID CORRUPTION PROBE


Park has immunity from prosecution as long as she is in office even though her powers have been suspended since parliament voted to impeach her... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 189

SOUTH KOREA PRESIDENT'S FRIEND, FORMER AIDES INDICTED AMID CORRUPTION SCANDAL


He was referring to two presidential aides who also were formally charged Sunday for allegedly helping Choi... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 173

CONFIDANTE OF OUSTED SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT GETS 3 YEARS IN PRISON


Choi Soon-sil, a secretive adviser to former President Park Geun-hye, was sentenced on charges of abusing her influence to get her daughter into a prestigious university... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 133

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT 'CONSPIRED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WITH HER SECRET ADVISER'A


Hundreds of thousands gather in south korea to protest president park geun-hye... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 124

'IT'S A ONE-TIME, LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY': SOUTH KOREA'S 8-HOUR COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM IS NO JOKE


In the capital's Mapo district, underclassmen lined the entrance outside of Seoul Girls' High School to cheer on the test-takers... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 121

SOUTH KOREA PENSION FUND HEAD ARRESTED IN SCANDAL PROBE


South Korea's pension fund head has been arrested in a probe into alleged corruption involving electronic firm Samsung and the country's president... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 85

HEAD OF SAMSUNG FACES ARREST FOR BRIBERY


Shares in group flagship Samsung Electronics extended losses on Monday and were down 2.3 percent... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 62

SAMSUNG SCION TO BE INDICTED ON BRIBERY CHARGES


Samsung said that Park Sang-jin, a president at the flagship Samsung Electronics, had also stood down... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 59


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