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S. Korea parliament impeaches scandal hit president Park Geun-Hye

Seoul - South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-Hye, stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal and opening a new period of national uncertainty.

S. Korea lawmakers cast votes on impeachment motion

Seoul - South Korean lawmakers began voting Friday on an impeachment motion to strip President Park Geun-Hye of her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that has paralysed her administration and triggered massive street protests.

Aides to Korean 'Rasputin' testify to her power

Seoul - Friends and associates of the woman at the heart of a corruption scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye told a hearing Wednesday her influence extended to everything from Park's wardrobe to senior appointments.

South Korean industry titans made to sweat in scandal probe

Seoul - South Korea's top tycoons, including de-facto Samsung chief Lee Jae-Yong, struggled on Tuesday to publicly defend their business practices before a parliamentary committee probing a corruption scandal that has riveted the nation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Two former aides to S. Korea's Park quizzed over scandal

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday questioned two former key presidential aides over allegations they helped a shadowy confidant of President Park Geun-Hye meddle in state affairs and secretly visit her office.

S. Korea prosecutors bid to question Park over scandal

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors said Sunday they would question President Park Geun-Hye this week over a snowballing corruption scandal involving a close friend that has triggered massive protests calling for her resignation.

Prosecutors detain 'female Rasputin' at core of S. Korea political crisis

Seoul - 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.

Prosecutors quiz woman at core of South Korea political crisis

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday questioned the woman at the centre of a political scandal that has shattered public confidence in President Park Geun-Hye, with allegations of fraud and meddling in state affairs.

S. Korea's 'female Rasputin' returns to face scandal

Seoul - The woman at the heart of a lurid political scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye returned to the country Sunday to face accusations of influence-peddling and meddling in state affairs.

S. Korea task-force to probe scandal over Park's aide

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Thursday set up a high-powered "task-force" to probe a widening scandal involving alleged influence-peddling by a close confidante of President Park Geun-Hye.

Disney theme park in Shanghai nears a million visitors

San Francisco - Disney chief executive Robert Iger said nearly a million people have visited the entertainment giant's theme park opened less than a month ago in mainland China.

China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

Bejing - The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai.

S. Korea president says N. Korea facing 'self-destruction'

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday warned North Korea that it was embarking on a path of self-destruction if it did not curb its nuclear ambitions.

S. Korea's Park says North must 'pay price' for nuclear test

Seoul - North Korea must pay the price for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said on Tuesday, vowing to pressure Pyongyang into accepting denuclearisation as its only viable option for survival.

South Korean President Park says time to play hardball with North

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday said a fundamentally new approach was needed to derail North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, marked by an uncompromising, assertive response to Pyongyang's provocations.

South Korea's Park to visit China for WWII anniversary event

Seoul - South Korea said Thursday that President Park Geun-Hye would attend upcoming celebrations in Beijing to mark China's victory over Japan in World War II -- an anniversary that most world leaders look set to shun.
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