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South Korea's corruption-tainted former President Park Guen-hye's sentence extended

24 Aug 2018

South Korea's corruption-tainted former President Park Guen-hye's sentence extended

A South Korean appeal court today extended ex-President Park Geun-hye's prison sentence for corruption and abuse of power by one year.

Impressed with 'Dangal', South Korea's First Lady to meet Phogat-family

09 Jul 2018

Impressed with 'Dangal', South Korea's First Lady to meet Phogat-family

South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook has invited the Phogat family for tea in New Delhi during her visit to India.

Kim to shut down nuclear test site in May

29 Apr 2018

Kim to shut down nuclear test site in May

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country's nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul's Presidential office said today.

Moon Jae-in to be sworn in as South Korea's President

10 May 2017

Moon Jae-in to be sworn in as South Korea's President

South Korea's newly elected President, Moon Jae-in is ready to be sworn in after a decisive election victory.

South Korea: Former President Park Geun-hye indicted in corruption scandal

17 Apr 2017

South Korea: Former President Park Geun-hye indicted in corruption scandal

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, on trial for alleged corruption, has been indicted on several charges including bribery.

SKorean President Park Geun-hye arrested on bribery charges

31 Mar 2017

SKorean President Park Geun-hye arrested on bribery charges

Ousted South Korean President was arrested on bribery charges after the Seoul Central District Court approved an arrest warrant against her.

South Korean court impeaches President Park Guen-hye

10 Mar 2017

South Korean court impeaches President Park Guen-hye

In a first for the South Korean democracy, judges have decided to impeach President Park Guen-hye from her office.

Samsung Group chief arrested over corruption scandal

17 Feb 2017

Samsung Group chief arrested over corruption scandal

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested from the Seoul Detention Center on charges of bribery and corruption, that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

S. Korean President refuses to testify in impeachment trial

05 Jan 2017

S. Korean President refuses to testify in impeachment trial

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye refused to testify in her impeachment trial, delaying oral arguments by one day.

Daughter of Choi Soon-sil arrested in South Korea's political scandal

02 Jan 2017

Daughter of Choi Soon-sil arrested in South Korea's political scandal

Danish police arrested the daughter of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's friend Choi Soon-sil.

President Park Geun-hye impeached

09 Dec 2016

President Park Geun-hye impeached

South Korea's Parliament passed a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye over her involvement in a corruption scandal; the motion was adopted by 234 votes to 56.