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
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
Chaebols were instrumental in South Korea's economic rise but have long had murky connections with political authorities.
28 Aug 2017 3:56 PM
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
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
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
They will be priced below 700,000 won (USD 616) and sales are slated to start July 7.
27 Jun 2017 12:31 PM
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 served as a respected human rights lawyer in the difficult days of authoritarian rule in the 1980s.
16 May 2017 12:10 AM
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
Voters were galvanised by anger over the sprawling bribery and abuse-of-power controversy that brought down Park.
10 May 2017 6:11 AM
'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
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
Exit poll results will be available immediately after voting closes at 8 p.m. (11:00 GMT).
09 May 2017 2:01 PM
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
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
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
"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
This simmering anti-establishment sentiment is waiting to be tapped by a credible outsider.
20 Mar 2017 2:36 AM
Nine senior presidential advisers tendered their resignations to acting leader Hwang Kyo-ahn.
13 Mar 2017 11:46 AM