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Scandal hearings put S. Korea tycoons in hot seat

Seoul - South Korea lawmakers on Monday kicked off an unprecedented series of hearings that will grill the country's business elite over a corruption scandal engulfing impeachment-threatened President Park Geun-Hye.

Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of S. Korea president

Seoul - Hundreds of thousands of protestors marched in Seoul for the sixth-straight week Saturday to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.

S. Korea opposition to file impeachment motion

Seoul - South Korea's three opposition parties said they would file an impeachment motion Friday against beleaguered President Park Geun-Hye, and push for a national assembly vote next week.

N. Korea artillery drill targets South, Seoul unveils sanctions

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un conducted a large-scale artillery drill simulating an attack on the South Korean capital and other targets, as Seoul and Tokyo on Friday unveiled fresh unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons prog...

S. Korean ruling party urges Park to quit in April

Seoul - South Korea's ruling party on Thursday urged scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye to step down in April next year, giving her a week to accept their ultimatum or risk impeachment.

South Korean lawmakers delay presidential impeachment vote

Seoul - An impeachment vote against South Korea's scandal-hit president will be postponed by at least a week, lawmakers said Wednesday, after Park Geun-Hye announced she was willing to stand down early.

Downfall of South Korea's 'princess' Park Geun-Hye

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye enjoyed rock-star popularity for most of her life as a conservative icon -- until an influence-peddling scandal turned her into a target of nationwide anger and sparked the dramatic downfall of the country's onetime...

S. Korea president says willing to leave office early

Seoul - South Korea's scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday she was willing to resign early and let parliament decide her fate, a move critics said was a bid to delay impending impeachment.

S. Korea's Park refuses questioning by prosecutors: lawyer

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye will not answer questions from prosecutors over a snowballing influence-peddling scandal rocking her presidency, her lawyer said Monday.

K-pop video director charged in S. Korea's scandal

Seoul - A prominent K-pop music video director was charged Sunday as part of a corruption scandal rocking South Korea and engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

'Million' rally to demand S. Korea president's ouster

Seoul - Up to 1.3 million protesters braved sleet and freezing temperatures in Seoul on Saturday to demand President Park Geun-Hye resign over a corruption scandal or face impeachment, organisers said.

S. Korea president impeachment vote in December: lawmakers

Seoul - A vote to impeach South Korea's scandal-hit president could take place as early as next week, lawmakers said Thursday.

S. Korea, Japan sign intelligence deal despite China criticism

Seoul - Japan and South Korea on Wednesday signed an agreement to share defence intelligence about North Korea, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul and strong criticism from China.

Samsung offices raided over influence-peddling scandal

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday raided offices of the Samsung Group and the state pension fund as the electronics giant is dragged further into a snowballing influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

South Korea opposition votes to seek Park's impeachment

Seoul - South Korea's main opposition party voted Monday to seek the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye after prosecutors named her a criminal suspect in a snowballing corruption case.

S. Korea's Park colluded with aide in graft scandal: prosecutors

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors said Sunday that President Park Geun-Hye colluded with her close confidante in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal that has sparked massive nationwide protests and calls for her impeachment.

Fresh protest urges defiant S. Korea president to resign

Seoul - Tens of thousands of protestors rallied in Seoul on Saturday, for the fourth in a weekly series of mass protests urging President Park Geun-Hye to resign over a corruption scandal.

South Korea blocks Google export of map data

Seoul - South Korea on Friday rejected Google's request to export government-supplied data for its global mapping service, arguing it would make the country more vulnerable to attack by North Korea.

South Korea falls silent for crucial college entrance exam

Seoul - South Korea fell silent Thursday with heavy trucks banned and businesses opening late as more than 600,000 students sat the high-stakes annual college entrance exam that could define their future in the ultra-competitive country.

S. Korea's Park hires lawyer ahead of questioning as probe widens

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has hired a lawyer ahead of questioning by prosecutors over a snowballing political scandal that has engulfed her administration, her spokesman said Tuesday.
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