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Samsung heir quizzed as suspect in Park scandal

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was grilled by South Korean prosecutors Thursday after becoming a criminal suspect in the corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung heir becomes suspect in S. Korea political scandal

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong has become a criminal suspect in a widening probe into the corruption and influence-peddling scandal engulfing impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, prosecutors said Wednesday.

S. Korean monk sets himself on fire at anti-president rally

Seoul - A South Korean Buddhist monk is in critical condition after setting himself on fire during a mass protest against the impeached President Park Geun-Hye, officials said Sunday.

S. Korea protesters demand president's removal, ferry salvage

Seoul - Hundreds of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-Hye's immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

S. Korea protesters demand president's removal, ferry salvage

Seoul - Hundreds of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-Hye's immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

S. Korea protesters demand president's removal, ferry salvage

Seoul - Hundreds of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-Hye's immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

S. Korea's Park denies involvement in corruption scandal

Seoul - South Korea's impeached President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday repeated denials of involvement in a snowballing corruption scandal and said rumours have been "getting out of hand", Yonhap news agency reported.

S Korea acting president promises return to stability

Seoul - South Korea's acting president pledged a return to stability in a New Year message aimed at reassuring the country after a political crisis triggered President Park Geun-Hye's impeachment.

South Koreans rally to demand Park Geun-Hye step down

Seoul - More than half a million South Koreans marked New Year's Eve with a massive protest Saturday calling for the immediate arrest and ouster of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Impeached S. Korea president spared court appearance

Seoul - The court tasked with validating the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Friday that she would not be required to appear for questioning.

S. Korea pension chief admits pushing Samsung deal in Park probe

Seoul - South Korea's National Pension Service chief admitted to pressuring the state-run fund to back a controversial merger of two Samsung units, prosecutors said Thursday during a widening probe into a corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park G...

S. Korea pension fund head detained in Park probe

Seoul - South Korea's state-run pension fund chief was detained Wednesday in a widening probe to determine whether President Park Geun-Hye forced companies including Samsung to offer bribes, a spokesman said.

Lawmakers quiz S. Korea's elusive 'Rasputin'

Seoul - A handful of South Korean lawmakers on Monday finally got to question the woman at the heart of the impeachment crisis surrounding President Park Geun-Hye, after she snubbed a televised hearing at her detention centre.

S. Korea protesters push for President Park's ouster

Seoul - Tens of thousands of people, many in Santa Claus outfits, marched through the streets of Seoul Saturday calling for the immediate ouster of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Ferry tragedy probed as South Korea impeachment hearing opens

Seoul - South Korea's scandal-hit president was asked to clarify the mystery surrounding her whereabouts at the time of a disastrous 2014 ferry sinking Thursday, as the Constitutional Court opened her impeachment hearing.

South Korean court to mull impeachment, ruling party split

Seoul - South Korea's Constitutional Court will Thursday 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.

'Rasputin' at heart of S. Korea crisis appears in court

Seoul - Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that triggered the biggest political crisis for a generation in South Korea, denied all charges as her fraud trial opened on Monday.

Impeachment flags off early race for S. Korea presidency

Seoul - The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has set off an early scramble among her potential successors, even before the final decision has been made to remove her from office.

S. Korea protests put pressure on impeachment court

Seoul - Tens of thousands of protestors turned out in Seoul for the eighth straight week Saturday, pushing for the immediate and permanent removal of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea president's lawyers say no grounds for impeachment

Seoul - The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has no legal foundation, her lawyers argued Friday, as they submitted their defence against her ouster to the country's highest court.

S. Korea president's lawyers say no grounds for impeachment

Seoul - The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has no legal foundation, her lawyers argued Friday, as they submitted their defence against her ouster to the country's highest court.

S. Korea president's lawyers say no grounds for impeachment

Seoul - The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has no legal foundation, her lawyers argued Friday, as they submitted their defence against her ouster to the country's highest court.

'Shadowy' doctors visited S. Korean president: hearing

Seoul - South Korea's embattled president was visited by "shadowy" doctors who injected her with human placenta extract, a parliamentary inquiry into a growing corruption scandal heard Wednesday.

S. Korea crisis: What will the North do?

Seoul - These are euphoric but anxious days for South Korea, as the heady impeachment of a deeply unpopular president leaves the country without a recognised leader at a time of military tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

S. Koreans celebrate Park impeachment, but anxiety also

Seoul - Tens of thousands celebrated the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye at a rally in Seoul on Saturday, but amid the euphoria there was lingering anger, and anxiety at the prospect of an extended period of political uncertainty.

S. Koreans celebrate Park impeachment, but anxiety also

Seoul - Tens of thousands celebrated the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye at a rally in Seoul on Saturday, but amid the euphoria there was lingering anger, and anxiety at the prospect of an extended period of political uncertainty.

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.
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