Wednesday, August 16, 2017

South Korea Politics

In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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. It is the ...
Supporters of former President Park Geun-hye shout slogans during a rally at downtown Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

BY KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Waving the national flag, the U.S. stars and stripes and shouting military-style slogans, tens of thousands of supporters of arrested former South Korean President Park Geun-hye rallied Saturday for her to be ...
Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool).

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye left court visibly fatigued after a nearly nine-hour hearing by the judge who will decide, perhaps by Friday morning, if she should be arrested over the ...
A supporter of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye takes photo with smartphone in front of the wall of Park's private home in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

BY HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power. The move comes ...
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 ...
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