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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.

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'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.

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.

'Million'-strong protest piles pressure on S. Korea president to quit

Seoul - Pressure on South Korea's scandal-hit president to resign escalated sharply Saturday, with organisers claiming a million-strong turnout at one of the largest -- and loudest -- anti-government protests the country has ever witnessed.

Opposition rejects South Korea president's crisis remedy

Seoul - South Korean opposition parties on Wednesday rejected President Park Geun-Hye's offer to share power to overcome a crippling crisis, calling in effect for a caretaker government.

Weakened South Korean president takes another hit

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday agreed to dump her nominee for prime minister and cede control of some state affairs in a major climbdown forced by a corruption scandal battering her administration.

Weakened South Korean president takes another hit

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday agreed to dump her nominee for prime minister and cede control of some state affairs in a major climbdown forced by a corruption scandal battering her administration.

Weakened South Korean president takes another hit

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday agreed to dump her nominee for prime minister and cede control of some state affairs in a major climbdown forced by a corruption scandal battering her administration.

S. Korea scandal widens as presidential aides arrested

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors arrested two former top presidential aides Sunday in a snowballing influence-peddling scandal which has seen tens of thousands of people take to the streets to demand President Park Geun-Hye resign.

S. Korea president says scandal 'my fault', denies cult links

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday agreed to be questioned in a formal corruption probe, portraying herself as an over-trusting, "lonely" leader who dropped her guard with a close friend arrested for fraud.

S. Korean president risks probe, new PM nominee warns

Seoul - A snowballing political scandal moved closer to embattled South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday, with her newly nominated prime minister warning she could face a probe, hours after prosecutors detained a former presidential aide.

Scandal-rocked S. Korean president replaces PM

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye replaced her prime minister and finance minister Wednesday, as she scrambled to contain a damaging scandal over a close friend accused of meddling in state affairsThe top-level reshuffle, which also saw a new public...

Review: Inner strength and determination permeate this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the return of a cult movie legend; one of the year’s best comedies; the reimagining of an epic story; the feature debut of a rising director; and an unbelievable underdog tale.

Bangkok orgy and racist sex tape that changed the Foxes' fortunes

Bangkok - It was billed as a goodwill trip and a chance to unwind after a heroic relegation escape, instead Leicester City's close-season Thai tour became the turning point in their improbable title charge -- all thanks to a racist sex tape.

Georgia rocked by sex video scandal ahead of polls

Tbili - A political scandal has rocked pro-Western Georgia after a sex video of an opposition party member was posted online and other politicians received similar threats, just months before parliamentary polls.

Japan economy minister Amari quits over graft claims

Toukyo - Japan's economy minister Akira Amari said Thursday he was stepping down over graft allegations, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who faces a key leadership vote later this year."Considering my responsibility as a member of parliament.....

Das illegal: VW sued by U.S. in emissions scandal

Washington - Volkswagen officially received notice of a lawsuit by the Feds on Monday for its alleged role in the illegal installation of emissions-disabling devices in 600,000 diesel vehicles.
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