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South Korea President
Pardons Jailed Predecessor
Dec 24, 2021 9:11 AM CST
South Korea President Pardons Jailed Predecessor
Park Guen-hye was 5 years into 20-year sentence
- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday he will pardon his chief conservative rival and predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who is serving a lengthy prison term for bribery and other crimes. Moon’s liberal government said the pardon is meant to promote national unity in the face of difficulties brought by...
3 Years of Freedom Are Over
Jan 18, 2021 8:17 AM CST
Samsung Billionaire's 3 Years of Freedom Are Over
Lee Jae-yong's retrial in S. Korea corruption scandal earns him 2.5 years more in prison
- Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday after a South Korean court handed him a 2.5-year sentence for his involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive protests and ousted South Korea's then-president. In a much-anticipated retrial, the Seoul High Court found...
South Korea's Ex-Prez Found
Guilty, Sentenced to 24 Years
Apr 6, 2018 4:46 AM CDT
South Korea's Ex-Prez Found Guilty, Sentenced to 24 Years
'The defendant abused her presidential power entrusted by the people'
- South Korea's former President Park Guen-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, less than 13 months after she was forced from office amid a corruption scandal. Park, who was found guilty on charges including abuse of power, was also fined $17 million in a verdict that was...
Samsung Heir Walks Free
After Surprise Court Decision
Feb 5, 2018 8:05 AM CST
Samsung Heir Walks Free After Surprise Court Decision
Lee Jae-yong spent a year in prison
- Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2.5-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that toppled the country's president. The Seoul High Court softened the original ruling against Lee , rejecting most of the bribery charges...
Billionaire Samsung Heir
Sentenced to 5 Years In Prison
Aug 25, 2017 2:45 AM CDT
Billionaire Samsung Heir Sentenced to 5 Years In Prison
Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribing former president
- A South Korean court has sentenced the billionaire Samsung heir to five years in prison for bribery and other crimes that fed public anger leading to the ouster of Park Geun-hye as South Korea's president. The Seoul Central District Court said Friday that Lee Jae-yong , 49, was guilty of...
a New, Unwanted Title
Aug 8, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
Scaramucci Has a New, Unwanted Title
The 'Mooch' tops list of least powerful people in the world
- Power: One day you have it, the next you don't. No one likely knows that better than the world's 50 "least powerful" people, described by 24/7 Wall St. as "well-known individuals around the world who have recently experienced a precipitous loss in stature." The top...
North Korea Threatens to Kill
South Korea's Ex-President
Jun 28, 2017 9:39 AM CDT
North Korea Threatens to Kill South Korea's Ex-President
After report that Park Geun-hye ordered Kim Jong Un's assassination
- Park Geun-hye is currently serving time for corruption after being ousted as South Korea's president. Now things have gotten even worse: North Korea on Wednesday warned it would kill her, reports South Korea's Yonhap News Agency . "We declare at home and abroad that we will impose the...
In South Korea,
All Eyes on Inmate 503
May 23, 2017 10:00 AM CDT
In South Korea, All Eyes on Inmate 503
'I don't have any occupation,' former president Park Geun-hye told the judge
- Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead in court Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life. Police escorted Park, in handcuffs with her eyes downcast, into court for her first public appearance since she was jailed...
Liberal Headed for a Win in
S. Korea Presidential Election
May 9, 2017 9:22 AM CDT
Liberal Headed for a Win in S. Korea Presidential Election
Exit polls show Moon Jae-in will likely take over for disgraced Park Geun-hye
- Exit polls in South Korea forecast that liberal candidate Moon Jae-in will win an election Tuesday to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye, arrested in March for alleged corruption. A Moon win would end a decade of conservative rule in the South and could result in sharp departures from recent policy...
S. Korea's Humiliated Former
President Faces a New Ordeal
Apr 17, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
S. Korea's Humiliated Former President Faces a New Ordeal
Park Geun-hye is indicted on corruption charges and faces life in prison
- South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on bribery, extortion, abuse of power, and other high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life, reports the AP . It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was impeached in December, stripped of...
S. Korea's Ex-President Jailed
Over Corruption Allegations
Mar 30, 2017 2:29 PM CDT
S. Korea's Ex-President Jailed Over Corruption Allegations
Park Geun-hye expected to soon be formally charged
- South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor, the AP reports. Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her, meaning she...
Ousted S. Korea
Problem: Her Dogs
Mar 15, 2017 3:57 AM CDT
Ousted S. Korea President's New Problem: Her Dogs
Park is being investigated for animal abandonment
- It was hard to imagine that ousted President Park Geun-hye could get any more unpopular in South Korea—until she moved out of the presidential palace and left her nine dogs behind. Just days after being removed from office by the Constitutional Court over a massive corruption scandal, an animal...
Downfall of S. Korea
President Is Complete
Mar 12, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
Downfall of S. Korea President Is Complete
Park Geun-hye has moved out of presidential palace, is now open to prosecution
- Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye left the presidential palace on Sunday, two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. South Korean television showed Park's motorcade leaving the Blue House and heading for her private home in southern Seoul, where...
With Its President Kicked Out,
What's Next for South Korea?
Mar 10, 2017 6:35 AM CST
With Its President Kicked Out, What's Next for South Korea?
2 die in protests after Park removed from office
- South Korea's president was kicked out of office Friday after the country's Constitutional Court upheld her impeachment—and while much of the country is celebrating, loyal supporters are furious. At least two of them were killed in protest outside the court, reports Reuters. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn is...
South Korea's President
Is Removed From Office
Mar 9, 2017 8:36 PM CST
South Korea's President Is Removed From Office
Park Geun-hye booted from power after corruption scandal
- A stunning fall for South Korea's leader: In a historic ruling Friday, the nation's Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened an already serious national divide, and led to calls for sweeping...
After Shock Arrest of
Samsung Heir, the Indictment
Feb 28, 2017 9:49 AM CST
After Shock Arrest of Samsung Heir, the Indictment
Lee Jae-yong faces bribery, embezzlement charges
- Following a three-month investigation, South Korean special prosecutors indicted Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement, and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye . The indictment of Lee Jae-yong, a vice chairman at Samsung Electronics and the only son of the ailing...
S. Korea Stunned by Arrest
of Samsung Leader
Feb 17, 2017 4:15 AM CST
S. Korea Stunned by Arrest of Samsung Leader
Lee accused of bribing government
- South Korea was taken by surprise Friday with the arrest of the scion of the country's richest family and de facto leader at Samsung over his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal that engulfed the president and riveted the nation. Prosecutors believe Lee Jae-yong, 48, a vice chairman...
Arrest Warrant Issued
for Samsung Boss
Jan 16, 2017 4:12 AM CST
Arrest Warrant Issued for Samsung Boss
Lee Jae-yong accused of embezzlement, bribery
- In a departure from the leniency typically given South Korean big businesses, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, the country's most valuable company, in an influence-peddling scandal that has toppled the country's president , the AP reports. Lee Jae-yong, the 48-year-old...
Next in South Korea Scandal:
an Arrest in Denmark
Jan 2, 2017 7:15 AM CST
Next in South Korea Scandal: an Arrest in Denmark
Chung Yoo-ra, daughter of Choi Soon-sil, was arrested
- South Korean prosecutors said Monday that the daughter of the confidante of impeached President Park Geun-hye has been arrested in Denmark, and that authorities were working to get her returned home in connection with a huge corruption scandal . Park was impeached last month by lawmakers amid public fury over prosecutors'...
S. Korea Leader
Must Account for
7 Missing Hours
Dec 13, 2016 9:08 AM CST
S. Korea Leader Must Account for 7 Missing Hours During Tragedy
Rumors flying about Park's absence that day
- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has many problems these days, but now a particularly volatile one in her home country is about to resurface in a big way. It boils down to this: What on earth was she doing on April 16, 2014, as a ferry carrying hundreds of young...
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