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Disgraced South Korean leader's friend Choi Soon-Sil gets three years in jail

A long-time friend of South Korea's disgraced ex-president, Choi was found guilty of bribing professors to have her daughter admitted to Seoul's prestigious Ewha Woman's University and receive good grades, despite a poor attendance record.

Tycoon backs charges against ousted South Korea President

Chey Tae-Won, chairman of SK, the country's second largest conglomerate after Samsung, became the first business mogul who took the stand at what is being dubbed in South Korea "the trial of the century".

South Korea's Moon urges lawmakers to approve $10 billion stimulus plan

South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Monday urged parliament quickly to approve his USD 10-billion stimulus plan aimed at tackling youth unemployment, warning the issue could otherwise become a "national disaster".

Former S. Korea health minister convicted over corruption scandal

South Korea`s former health minister was convicted Thursday of abuse of power over a controversial Samsung merger, a verdict analysts warned could deepen the legal woes of impeached ex-president Park Geun-Hye.

North Korea reports on `b***h` South Korean President`s trial

Pyongyang`s state media on Thursday published their first report on the trial of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye two days earlier, calling her an "arch-traitor" and "bitch".

South Korean ''swordsman'' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park Geun-Hye

South Korean ''swordsman'' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park Geun-Hye

Prosecutors accuse Park of colluding with her friend Choi taking bribes from corporate bosses, including about 29.8 billion won ($37 million) from Samsung, in exchange for business favours.
 

South Korea's ex-leader Park Geun-Hye abused power to gain bribes, prosecutor tells court

South Korea's ex-leader Park Geun-Hye abused power to gain bribes, prosecutor tells court

Park, the country`s first democratically elected leader to be removed from office, is charged with taking bribes worth about 29.8 billion from Lee.

Bone identified as victim from sunken South Korean ferry

The Sewol sinking dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

More human bones recovered from sunken South Korean ferry

More suspected human bones were recovered on Saturday from South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry.

North Korea reports on South`s Presidential Election

North Korea reports on South`s Presidential Election

North Korean state media reported the election of the South`s new left-leaning president Moon Jae-In after a two-day delay but at unusual length.

Voting underway in South Korea's Presidential election

Voting underway in South Korea's Presidential election

Voting is underway across South Korea in the presidential election on Tuesday as the nation is set to elect a new leader after a year of political upheaval, media reports said.

Ex-computer software mogul eyes South Korean presidency

Ahn Cheol-soo's supporters believe that as South Korean president he'll rise above a political culture long bogged down by corruption and factional bickering. 

South Koreans begin early voting to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye

South Koreans begin early voting to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye

South Koreans began early voting today in the election to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye indicted for corruption

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye indicted for corruption

South Korea`s former President Park Geun-hye was indicted Monday on multiple charges, including bribery, as prosecutors wrapped up their probe into the influence-peddling scandal that ousted her last month.

South Korean presidential campaign begins

South Korea`s presidential campaign for the May 9 elections, following the removal of former President Park Geun-hye, started on Monday with opposition Democratic Party`s Moon Jae-in leading the polls.

South Korea prepares grim search for Sewol ferry remains

Salvage workers are set to begin the grim and dangerous task of searching the wreck of South Korea`s Sewol ferry, the Maritime Ministry said Monday, after releasing a stark image of the vessel`s devastated interior.

 

Samsung heir accused of bribery, perjury as trial opens

Samsung heir accused of bribery, perjury as trial opens

The heir to the huge Samsung business empire appeared in court Friday at the start of his trial for embezzlement and perjury, part of a corruption scandal that brought down South Korea`s president.

Ousted South Korean President interrogated in prison

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday interrogated ousted President Park Geun-hye for the first time since she was arrested last week over corruption allegations that removed her from office.

Japan to send ambassador back to South Korea

Japan said Monday it would send its ambassador back to South Korea after a diplomatic row had prompted his recall, because the countries should work closely together to counter threats from North Korea.