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South Korea's national corruption scandal has put a renewed focus on the close ties between the country's business and political elites.
Ex-South Korean president Appears before Court, Denies corruption Charges. Asharq Al-Awsat English 11 hours ago May 23, 2017 75.
Moscow, May 23. /TASS/. Russian president Vladimir Putin will discuss with South Korean president's envoy Song Young-gil the preparations for a visit of South Korean president Moon Jae-in to Russia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye on trial for corruption. Park accused of putting pressure on firms including Samsung into paying millions in bribes in return for business favours.
Seoul: Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean president Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial tomorrow in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago.

North Korea launched Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the United States mainland within reach.
In short, Moon talks the talk, and today he'll become the leader of South Korea. Washington was left in a delicate position after Park's ouster, with several high-ranking administration officials - including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Vice ...
Seoul, South Korea (AP) - Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean president Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial Tuesday in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ...
Not since Kevin Costner has there been a bodyguard that's caused this much attention. Hailing from South Korea, 36-year-old Choi Young-jae has been making news around the world in recent days, with his service to South Korean president Moon Jae-in ...
Several others followed the rise of the humble chaiwalla as Nepal's tarkariwali and an airport security guard from Singapore became overnight sensations, and now it's the South Korean president's bodyguard who is making waves. Choi Young Jae is being ...
Seoul, May 22. /TASS/. South Korea's special envoy Song Young-gil departed for Moscow on Monday and is expected to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin to convey a personal message of South Korean president Moon Jae-in, KBS TV channel ...
Seoul (CNN) Millions took to the streets to demand she step down. A top court ousted her from office. Now, Park Geun-hye, South Korea's former president, will appear in the dock -- the final chapter in a corruption scandal that led to her downfall ...
FILE - 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.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Sunday ordered the convening of a national Security Council meeting at the presidential Blue House after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-launched a ballistic missile earlier in the day.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Sunday announced his picks for finance and foreign ministers while appointing a former diplomat as his top security adviser for his new government.
Seoul, May 19 -- South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Friday vowed to amend the country's Constitution by June 2018 when provincial and mayoral elections are set to be held, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Seoul -- South Korean president Moon Jae-in said Friday that he will take a cautious approach to the issue on the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
Seoul (AFP) - Two plastic surgeons who treated ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye -- including one who injected her with human placenta extracts -- and three other people were convicted Thursday in connection with the scandal that brought her ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ready to resume direct top-level talks with Seoul, according to a special envoy of South Korean president Moon Jae-in who met the Japanese leader May 18. The patching-up of frayed relations in such a way would see Abe ...
The March 12 edition of The World This Week examined the political scandal that led to the fall of Park Geun-hye, the first female president of South Korea. This blue-blooded politician was the daughter of none other than General Park Chung-hee and the ...
When South Korea swore Moon Jae-in as their new president, it hit the headlines. After the tumultuous and scandalous reign of the former president, President Moon Jae-in is surely a breath of fresh air for all the citizens of South Korea.
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in vowed on Thursday to reopen a probe into a 1980 massacre of pro-democracy activists that remains a traumatic landmark in the fight to end decades of military rule.
South Korean president: 'High Possibility' of war With North Korea. The newly-elected president warned of military conflict following North Korea's launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile.
New South Korean president Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea's progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul's presidential office said Tuesday.
The new South Korean president Moon Jae-in was sworn in on May 10, but it is his bodyguard that is receiving the spotlight.
In its editorial on May 15, the paper says that while South Korean president Moon Jae In's push for "national integration" and shift away from authoritarianism are positive signs, other decisions raise concerns about his potential as a good president.
DHARAMSHALA, May 15: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated the newly elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in on his victory in the presidential elections. "Today, the world is passing through difficult and ...
Just days after being elected, South Korean president Moon Jae-in faced his first North Korean provocation, putting an early test to his stated policy to pursue peaceful dialogue with his defiant nuclear neighbor.
Trump expressed "respect" for South Koreans' choice of Moon as the new president, and said that the North Korean conundrum, though challenging, can be resolved, the presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, said in a press release.
Usually, new presidents make headlines. But in terms of South Korea, the new president's bodyguard is making them. Yup, the internet has fallen in love with the South Korean president's seriously dreamy bodyguard, the New York Post reported. And we're ...
The new South Korean president Moon Jae-in was sworn in on May 10, but it is his bodyguard that is receiving the spotlight.
Newly elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in has lived up to his promise to shake up the country's politics, but perhaps not in the way that he expected.
Trump, South Korean president must unite to curb North Korea. New South Korean president's engagement policy faces first test.
On a Mother's Day filled with far too many news stories of grief and despair, I found a little something to make a girl smile.
According to the president's press secretary, South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Friday accepted the resignation of the country's prosecutor-General Kim Soo-nam.
Moon, who was only sworn in as the president of South Korea on Thursday, has called an emergency meeting with his national security Advisors, according to his spokesman.
According to Yoon, the resignation will be effective as of Monday and the decision to let Kim go was not an easy one. Kim reportedly still had seven months left in his two-year term.
South Korea's new President, Moon Jae In, says he will take aim at corruption and increase taxes on high earners and Korea's large Conglomerates.
The South Korean president's Bodyguard Is Making Everyone Lose Their Minds. SOMEBODY SAVE ME. Posted on May 12, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.. Julie Gerstein. BuzzFeed Staff. Share On facebook Share · Share On vk Share · Share On pinterest Share On ...
South Korea's new president launched international efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease China's anger about a U.S.
Moon Jae-in, South Korea's new president, has declared his willingness to visit North Korea to improve relations between the two countries that have seen conflict and troubled relations for decades.
New South Korean president's Ostpolitik with the North. RSS; Follow; email; Print; Share. Yoon Young-kwan| The Daily Star.
Moscow (Sputnik) - Moscow expects progress in the settlement of the North Korean nuclear issue following the election of the new South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, Russia's Ambassador to Seoul Alexander Timonin said Thursday. "In his statements ...
Moon Jae-in won a decisive victory Tuesday to become the next president of South Korea, replacing Park Geung-hye, who was impeached and charged with bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.
Beijing: South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in has set the North Korean nuclear crisis, and resolving a bitter dispute with trading partner China, as priorities for his government.
Moon Jae-in was sworn in as South Korea's president Wednesday. He took office just one day after the presidential election because South Korea has had an acting president since last December.
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani have sent cables of congratulations to South Korean president Moon Jae-in on the occasion of winning the presidential elections and taking the ...
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has sent a congratulatory letter to President-elect of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in. "I cordially congratulate you on the occasion of your confident victory in the presidential election in the Republic of Korea ...
Moon Jae-in has been sworn into office as president of South Korea, just one day after winning the presidential election by the widest margin of victory in the country's history.