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Boiling point: pressure mounts on S.Korea's chaebols

Seoul - Once a driver of growth and a source of national pride, South Korea's family-led conglomerates are becoming instead objects of public scorn as a massive corruption scandal puts them under mounting pressure to reform.

Denmark extends S.Korea 'Rasputin' daughter's detention

Stockholm - A Danish court extended Wednesday for another month the detention of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Seoul - Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Seoul - Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

Arrested Samsung heir appears handcuffed for questioning

Seoul - Handcuffed and bound with ropes, the heir of electronics giant Samsung appeared for questioning Saturday over his alleged involvement in the corruption scandal currently engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea court mulls fresh bid to arrest Samsung heir

Seoul - The scion of South Korean giant Samsung appeared in court Thursday as judges deliberate a second attempt by prosecutors to arrest him over a corruption scandal embroiling impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung scion summoned again over corruption scandal

Seoul - Prosecutors summoned the scion of South Korean giant Samsung again on Monday in connection with a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye.

Rival protests over S. Korea President Park jam Seoul

Seoul - Hundreds of thousands of people took part in rival rallies in Seoul Saturday, protesting for and against the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, after months of political turmoil in South Korea.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Seoul - South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir

Seoul - A South Korean court on Thursday refused to authorise the arrest of the heir to the Samsung business empire, in a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir

Seoul - A South Korean court on Thursday refused to authorise the arrest of the heir to the Samsung business empire, in a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

S. Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir

Seoul - A South Korean court on Thursday refused to authorise the arrest of the heir to the Samsung business empire, in a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

Samsung heir awaits court ruling on arrest

Seoul - A South Korean judge began deliberating Wednesday whether to formally arrest the heir to the Samsung empire over his alleged role in a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye.

S.Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.

S.Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.

S.Korea prosecutors seek arrest of Samsung heir

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the arrest of the heir to giant conglomerate Samsung for bribery in connection with a political scandal that has seen President Park Geun-Hye impeached.

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 president's lawyers say no evidence for impeachment

Seoul - The impeachment trial of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye got under way Thursday, with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office.

Denmark says awaits S.Korea extradition request for 'Rasputin' daughter

Copenhagen - Danish authorities said Tuesday they had yet to receive a formal request by South Korea for the extradition of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the heart of a scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

S. Korea president shuns impeachment hearing

Seoul - South Korea's Constitutional Court on Tuesday held its first full hearing on whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye but she stayed away from the session.

Daughter of S.Korea's 'Rasputin' arrested in Denmark

Copenhagen - The daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president, has been arrested in Denmark after months in hiding, Danish police said Monday.

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.
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