Sunday, March 26, 2017

South Korea Politics

Ousted South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye talks with people upon her arrival in front of her private home in Seoul. South Korea, Sunday, March 12, 2017. (Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home two days after the Constitutional ...
Protesters hold up cards during a rally calling for impeached President Park Geun-hye's arrest in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after a court removed her from power over a corruption scandal, ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye maintained her silence on Saturday as her opponents and supporters divided the streets ...
Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-hye are blocked by police officers as they march toward Constitutional Court after a rally opposing her impeachment in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling Friday over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and ...
In this April 29, 2014 file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-hye pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol at a group memorial altar in Ansan, south of Seoul, South Korea. (Yonhap via AP, File)

BY FOSTER KLUG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After months of a political scandal that has crippled South Korea, President Park Geun-hye on Friday was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court. Allegations that Park’s long-time friend and daughter ...
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 ...
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