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Park Geun-Hye

South Korea court says Park trial to continue without her

Park Geun-Hye was ousted earlier this year over a sprawling corruption scandal.

Nov 28, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

South Korea's LPK strips ousted President Park Geun-hye of membership

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye`s own political party expelled her Friday as it seeks to distance itself from the sprawling corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

Prosecutors appeal against ruling on Samsung heir

Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a harsher punishment for the heir to the Samsung empire, appealing against a court ruling that sentenced him to five years in prison for bribery.

Aug 29, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

South Korea divided over imprisonment of Samsung heir

The party chief expressed the hope that the case may act as an opportunity for Samsung to become a socially responsible company.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:18 PM IST

Samsung heir found guilty of bribery, sentenced to five years jail

Lee Jae-Yong`s penalty could leave the giant firm rudderless for years and hamper its ability to make key investment decisions.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Samsung heir convicted in bribery scandal: A timeline of events

Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for bribery, perjury and other crimes.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

Samsung heir Jay Y Lee convicted in bribery scandal; jailed for five years

The Seoul Central District Court convicted Lee, 49, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, of offences related to the corruption scandal that brought down ousted president Park Geun-Hye. 

Aug 25, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'

North Korea`s ICBM tests sparked weeks of sabre-rattling with Washington, with Pyongyang threatening to fire a salvo of rockets towards the US territory of Guam. 

Aug 18, 2017, 09:07 AM IST

South Korea lifts court TV ban ahead of Park Geun-Hye sentencing

South Korea's Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a ban on the filming of trials, opening the possibility of live TV coverage of the sentencing of disgraced president Park Geun-Hye and Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong.

Jul 25, 2017, 16:58 PM IST

Park Geun-Hye refuses order to testify in Samsung heir's trial

South Korea's disgraced former president Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday again refused to testify in the corruption trial of the heir to the Samsung business empire, citing poor health.

Jul 19, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Jul 11, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park Geun-Hye: Agency

North Korea threatened on Wednesday to "impose the death penalty" on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un.

Jun 28, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

South Koreans march to protest United States missile defence system

Around 4,000 people participated in the demonstration, the largest since South Korea and the United States agreed to deploy the system, known as Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD).


Jun 24, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

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.

Jun 23, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

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".

Jun 22, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

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".

Jun 12, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2017, 15:39 PM IST

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".

May 25, 2017, 09:59 AM IST

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.

May 23, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

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.

May 23, 2017, 10:09 AM IST