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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.

May 12, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

South Korean court to mull impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, ruling party split

South Korea's Constitutional Court will tomorrow start hearings into whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, with her ruling conservative party deeply split on the issue before a likely fresh election.

Dec 21, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

South Korean ruling party faces split over impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye

More than 30 lawmakers of the Saenuri Party, who have been at odds with Park, have vowed to leave.

Dec 21, 2016, 09:09 AM IST

South Korea Parliament begins historic vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye

There have been mass rallies every Saturday for the past six weeks calling for President Park Geun-hye to quit, and opinion polls show overwhelming public support for her impeachment.

Dec 09, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

South Korean opposition to press on with Park's impeachment

Park Geun-hye, who has lost the support of the people and all political parties, including her own Saenuri Party, left the decision of her resignation to Parliament.

Nov 30, 2016, 14:49 PM IST

South Korea President's office admits to buying 360 Viagra pills

Viagra-style drugs are sometimes prescribed by South Korean doctors to climbers as they are supposed to be effective in preventing altitude sickness.

Nov 23, 2016, 15:03 PM IST

South Korea names new PM, finance minister amid scandal, angering opposition

South Korea`s presidential office on Wednesday named a new prime minister and finance minister, the highest-level shake-up yet since President Park Geun-hye`s administration was rocked by a scandal involving a friend accused of meddling in state affairs.

Nov 02, 2016, 08:47 AM IST

Prosecutors detain woman at core of South Korea political crisis

The woman at the centre of the snowballing political scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye has been put under emergency detention after prosecutors said she was "unstable" and a flight risk.

Nov 01, 2016, 09:20 AM IST

South Korean President `humbly` accepts shock electoral defeat

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday she "humbly" accepted her ruling party`s shock electoral defeat and vowed to work with the now opposition-controlled national assembly.

Apr 18, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

South Korea`s ruling party reels from shock poll defeat

It marked the first time since 1999 the conservative party has lost control of Parliament in South Korea.

Apr 14, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

S Korea opposition wins surprise victory in parliamentary elections

South Korea`s main opposition party won a surprise victory in Wednesday`s general election, ending the the conservative ruling party`s 16-year parliamentary majority. 

Apr 14, 2016, 04:03 AM IST

South Korea's ruling party to lose parliamentary majority: Exit polls

Seoul; South Korea's conservative ruling party may have lost its parliamentary majority in Wednesday's general election, exit polls by three TV channels showed.

Apr 13, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

South Koreans go to polls in Parliamentary Election

South Koreans on Wednesday voted in a Parliamentary Election that many predict will hand President Park Geun-hye's conservative party a decisive win, despite frustrations over a sluggish economy.

Apr 13, 2016, 15:07 PM IST

South Korea finally gets a new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye finally got a new prime minister on her third attempt Monday, despite claims by opposition lawmakers that her nominee was morally unfit for the office.

Feb 16, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

South Korean President names new premier amid falling support

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday appointed a new prime minister in an apparent bid to bolster her sagging approval ratings, hit by a scandal involving her aides.

Jan 23, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

Largest South Korean parliamentary delegation to visit China

A group of South Korean lawmakers will visit Beijing this week and meet Chinese leaders, including top legislator Zhang Dejiang.

Feb 18, 2014, 12:12 PM IST