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Park Geun-hye

Samsung heir Lee apologises for scandal over his succession and case for bribing former president

S Korean president Park Guen-hye was ousted for allegedly accepting bribes to ensure a smooth transition for Lee to succeed his ill father.

06 May 2020 2:59 PM

Ex-South Korean president Park jailed for 24 years over corruption

The sentence followed a trial lasting more than 10 months which ended with Park being found guilty on multiple criminal charges.

06 Apr 2018 4:25 PM

South Korean media mounting division over Samsung heir verdict

Chaebols were instrumental in South Korea's economic rise but have long had murky connections with political authorities.

28 Aug 2017 3:56 PM

Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong convicted of bribery, embezzlement gets 5 yrs jail

The court found the money was in return for policy favours including government support for Lee's hereditary succession at the group.

25 Aug 2017 12:43 PM

South Korea began to review of sex slavery deal with Japan

The plight of the so-called "comfort women" is a hugely emotional issue that has marred relations between the Asian neighbours for decades.

31 Jul 2017 4:13 PM


North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president

KCNA accused Park of pushing forward a secret operation to ;replace the supreme leadership' of the North beginning in late 2015.

28 Jun 2017 7:45 PM

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s post battery humiliation  

They will be priced below 700,000 won (USD 616) and sales are slated to start July 7.

27 Jun 2017 12:31 PM

Tensions soar over Warmbier's death, North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

A series of atomic tests and missile launches since last year have ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula.

22 Jun 2017 12:55 PM

Moon’s Seoul to take a softer line

Moon served as a respected human rights lawyer in the difficult days of authoritarian rule in the 1980s.

16 May 2017 12:10 AM

More human bones recovered from sunken South Korean ferry

The 6,800-ton vessel sank off the country's southwestern coast 3-years-ago, claiming more than 300 lives, mostly high school students.

13 May 2017 2:56 PM


Landslide win for Moon South Korea presidential election

Voters were galvanised by anger over the sprawling bribery and abuse-of-power controversy that brought down Park.

10 May 2017 6:11 AM

Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in declared winner in South Korea presidential election

'It's a great victory by a great people. 'I'll gather all of my energy to build a new nation.' Moon told the crowd.

09 May 2017 9:32 PM

Exit polls predict win for Moon Jae-In in South Korea pesidential election

Official results weren't expected for hours, but the exit poll of about 89,000 voters at 330 polling stations.

09 May 2017 9:14 PM

After Park Geun-Hye’s ouster, South Koreans vote in historic election

Exit poll results will be available immediately after voting closes at 8 p.m. (11:00 GMT).

09 May 2017 2:01 PM

South Korea’s presidential race dominated by men

Female politicians are still a relative rarity in the South, accounting for only 17 per cent of parliamentary representatives.

08 May 2017 7:32 AM


South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Park, whose impeachment was confirmed by Seoul's top court in March, is at the centre of a sprawling graft investigation.

17 Apr 2017 4:00 PM

South Korean ex-president Park Geun-hye jailed

Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her, meaning she will likely be in jail while her case is heard.

31 Mar 2017 9:36 AM

South Korea's Park Geun-hye says 'sorry' as she undergoes questioning

"I am sorry to the people. I will sincerely undergo an investigation," Park said when arrived at a Seoul prosecutors' office.

21 Mar 2017 10:01 AM

Park’s exit leads to a Seoul power vacuum

This simmering anti-establishment sentiment is waiting to be tapped by a credible outsider.

20 Mar 2017 2:36 AM

South Korean ex-president’s senior advisers offer to resign

Nine senior presidential advisers tendered their resignations to acting leader Hwang Kyo-ahn.

13 Mar 2017 11:46 AM