Saturday, February 25, 2017

South Korea Politics

Lee Jae-yong, center, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., leaves after attending a hearing at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Choi Jae-koo/Yonhap via AP)

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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 ...
Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, gets into a car to leaves the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (Lee Sang-hack/Yonhap via AP)

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors are attempting for a second time to arrest Samsung’s de facto leader, who faces bribery allegations in connection with a massive political scandal. Special prosecutors investigating the influence-peddling scandal ...
In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Lee Jae-yong, front, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. arrives for the hearing at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors investigating the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye said Sunday that they plan to summon Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong again as they look into bribery allegations between Park and the country’s ...
Lee Jae-yong, center, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. is questioned by reporters upon his arrival at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, for a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country’s wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses. ...
In this Jan. 12, 2017 fie photo, Lee Jae-yong, center, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives to be questioned as a suspect in bribery case in the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the president's impeachment at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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 ...
In this Tuesday, Dec, 6, 2016, file photo, Lee Jae-yong, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for a hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

BY YOUKYUNG LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities said Wednesday that a Samsung scion will be questioned as a suspect in a bribery case in the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of the country’s ...
In this photo taken on Sept. 20, 2014, South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of disgraced President Park Geun-hye, competes during the equestrian dressage team competition for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via AP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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 ...
Kim Jae-youl, chief of the sports marketing unit of Samsung Group, center, arrives at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean investigators on Thursday summoned the country’s ambassador to France as they widened their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye to include allegations her administration blacklisted thousands ...
Seongnam city Mayor Lee Jae-myung, who brands himself as an anti-establishment figure and is compared to both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, speaks during a press conference at the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Lee said United Nations (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While lawyers desperately tried to restore the impeached South Korean president’s powers, politics advanced without her Tuesday as parties and potential candidates postured for elections that could take place in just months. ...
Supporters of President Park Geun-hye shout slogans during a rally opposing her impeachment and her to step down at downtown Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The previous time South Korea’s parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and ...
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