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South Korea`s Park faces fresh climbdown over PM nominee

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:36

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was facing a second embarrassing failure in her efforts to appoint a new Prime Minister, as calls grew Wednesday for her latest nominee to withdraw.

S Korean President revamps Cabinet after ferry tragedy

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:09

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye revamped her Cabinet on Thursday, replacing seven ministers in response to intense criticism over her administration`s handling of April`s ferry disaster.

South Korea names new prime minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:07

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Tuesday nominated a new prime minister, an official said.

South Korea ruling party strong at polls despite ferry disaster

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 06:32

South Korean President Park Geun-hye`s conservative party posted a strong showing in mayoral and provincial elections on Wednesday despite sharp criticism for the government`s handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April.

South Korea ruling party in close races after ferry disaster

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 11:47

South Korean President Park Geun-hye`s conservative party fought close races on Wednesday in regional and mayoral elections seen as a referendum on the government`s handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April.

Polls let South Koreans deliver verdict on ferry tragedy

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 04:42

South Koreans vote on Wednesday in nationwide local elections seen as a spot referendum on President Park Geun-Hye`s handling of the April ferry disaster that killed about 300 people, mostly schoolchildren.

South Korea names new defence chief, national security adviser

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 11:01

President Park Geun-Hye named the country`s defence minister as its new national security adviser Sunday following the resignation of the aide in the aftermath of April`s ferry disaster.

Park`s nominee for S Korea PM withdraws

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:01

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye`s nominee for prime minister withdrew his name today, following controversy over income which he amassed while practising law last year as a former Supreme Court justice.

South Korea`s Park says family `root cause` of ferry tragedy

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:21

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye today denounced fugitive members of the ship-owning family linked to last month`s ferry disaster, calling them the "root cause" of the tragedy that claimed around 300 lives.

Former Supreme court judge named new South Korean premier

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 14:04

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye today named a former Supreme Court judge as her new prime minister, as the fallout from last month`s ferry disaster casts a long shadow over upcoming local elections.

South Korea ferry disaster: Prez Park weeps seeking apology, vows to disband coast guard

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 11:51

South Korean President Park Geun-hye formally apologized on Monday for a ferry disaster last month that killed about 300 passengers, and said she would break up the coast guard because it had failed in its rescue mission.

South Korea president takes responsibility for ferry disaster

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 06:35

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye took personal responsibility Monday for her government`s handling of the Sewol ferry disaster and announced that the widely criticised national coastguard would be dismantled.