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Seoul - The Bank of Korea downgraded South Korea's economic growth forecast for 2017 by 0.3 percent, to 2.5 percent, due to weak domestic demand in the ...
Japan said the statue violated an agreement to resolve the issue. The plight of the women has marred relations for decades but the governments of Mr Abe and South Korean president Park Geun Hye reached an agreement in late 2015 to finally resolve it.

Seoul, South Korea - JANUARY 12: The Samsung logo is displayed at the company's headquarters on January 12, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea.
When South Korean president Park Geun-hye said in October 2016 the country's air and missile defense program would be rapidly implemented, she must have known that a forthcoming domestic system was looking promising.
Questioning of Vice Chairman and heir to Samsung electronics Co Lee Jae-yong linked to the corruption scandal surrounding South Korean president Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil lasted for 22 hours, media reported Friday citing sources ...
However, Samsung has put the brakes on the production while they are tangled up in a political scandal with the South Korean president Park Geun-hye, and this is preventing their executive-level reshuffle from taking place. The report says that a ...

Despite the shortcomings, South Korea still regards its northern neighbor as posing a major military threat, in part because of the political vacuum brought on by last year's impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye. In October 2016, the ...
Seoul, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said he was "perplexed and embarrassed" over bribery accusations brought by U.S.
Seoul: Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said he was "perplexed and embarrassed" over bribery accusations brought by U.S.
Multiple outlets are reporting that the tech giant's vice chair, Lee Jae-yong, known professionally as Jay Y. Lee, is being investigated in a country-wide bribery scandal which has already resulted in the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun ...
In early 1980, after the assassination of the authoritarian South Korean president Park Chung-hee (father to current President Park Geun-hye, now under impeachment), the nation - which had been living under limited martial law - seemed destined for ...
Ban Ki-Moon is due to return to South Korea on Thursday, where political parties will lock horns to recruit him. Having stepped down last month as the secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban is leaving New York and moving back to Seoul to ...
Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, on Tuesday received a phone call from Hwang Kyo-ahn, Acting President and Prime Minister of ...
The administration of South Korean president Park Geun-hye kept a blacklist of cultural figures who were critical of her policies.
In an ironic twist, the very men trained to kill the North Korean president turn their weapons toward the South Korean president who betrayed their trust and allegiance. The movie ends with a dramatic firefight between Unit 684 and the South Korean ...
Seoul, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- Many top executives of South Korea's largest businesses are expected to skip the annual economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year due to a corruption scandal that has led to the impeachment of South Korean president ...
Seoul, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Special Prosecutors investing a corruption scandal involving South Korean president Park Geun-hye summoned a former cultural minister and a former presidential aide on Sunday for questioning over a government blacklist of ...

South Korean president Kim Dae-jung issued an apology and fired Ban for his impertinence.Once he was installed at the UN, Ban broke with tradition by naming Americans - two former State Department diplomats - to be his chief political officers.
How Park Geun-hye's impeachment can heal Seoul's rift with Beijing. South Korean president's likely successor, Moon Jae-in, has signalled a willingness to 'rethink' deployment of THAAD, the US missile shield that has angered China.
The electronics giant has been swept into a corruption scandal involving South Korean president Park Geun-hye and her longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil.
The nation already is dealing with major political upheaval as the former South Korean president was recently impeached thanks to millions of protesters speaking out against her leadership.
Simultaneously, the current South Korean president has been partially impeached. She may well be out of office in the next few months, sparking a new election shortly afterward.
COPENHAGEN: Denmark said on Friday (Jan 6) that Seoul has sought the extradition of the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the heart of a scandal that led to the impeachment of the South Korean president. Chung Yoo-ra, the 20-year-old daughter of ...
FILE - In the Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, people watch TV screens show the live broadcast of South Korean president Park Geun-hye's address to the nation at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea.
Seoul, South Korea (AP) - Prosecuting lawmakers accused South Korean president Park Geun-hye of "broadly and gravely" violating the Constitution as the Constitutional Court began hearing oral arguments Thursday in her impeachment trial.
South Korean president Park Geun-hye was impeached by parliament on December 9 for allowing a close confidante to meddle in affairs of state.
Seoul - Oral arguments began Thursday in the impeachment trial of South Korean president Park Geun-hye, with one of her lawyers saying that she was a victim of mob justice and comparing her trial with those of Jesus and Socrates.
... Denmark said Wednesday she is strongly considering taking legal steps against South Korean journalists for violating Danish law by filming inside a courtroom the daughter of the impeached South Korean president's confidante during a detention hearing.
Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) - A northern Denmark judge says she is strongly considering taking legal steps against South Korean journalists for violating Danish law by filming inside a courtroom the daughter of the impeached South Korean president's ...
Seoul, South Korea: South Korean president Park Geun-hye refused to testify Tuesday in the impeachment trial that will decide her future, prompting the prosecutors to question why she has publicly denied the charges of corruption but will not do so ...
South Korean president Park Geun-hye has refused to testify in a case that will decide her future following her impeachment over a corruption scandal, forcing the Constitutional Court to delay the start of oral arguments.
South Korea's expanding corruption scandal is further implicating President Park Geun-hye as testimonies by aides which have been leaked to the media tell of her alleged role in directing criminal activities.
The December 2015 accord was accepted by the South Korean government but roundly condemned by large sections of the public. This disapproval became one of the factors that accelerated a dizzying plunge in South Korean president Park Geun-hye's ...
According to most opinion polls, Ban is the leading potential candidate for president of South Korea in 2017, leading most major polls in South Korea as of September 2016.
14, 2016, over a corruption scandal involving South Korean president Park Geun-hye and her friend Choi Soon-sil. (Yonhap). Ministry officials said the prosecution investigation will verify whether Cha had personally instructed or demanded the ...
Seoul (CNN) South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been abandoned by nearly a quarter of the lawmakers in her party. The blow comes days after Park was impeached for sharing official state documents with Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of the President ...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is bent on going nuclear; South Korean president Park Geun Hye has been impeached by Parliament over an influence-peddling scandal; and Japan is seeking to give its military a bigger role beyond defending its shores.
South Korea: Top court to start official impeachment review next week. By Asian Correspondent | 26th December 2016 | @AsCorrespondent.
24, 2016 photo, Choi Soon-sil, center, the jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye, arrives for questioning into her suspected role in political scandal at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea.
South Korea is likely to hold a presidential election sooner than scheduled, as South Korean president Park Geun-hye was impeached earlier this month.
The need for larger numbers of improved speakers to broadcast propaganda towards the North's soldiers near the DMZ was first presented by the South Korean president Park Geun-hye during her January 13 address. The speech made in response to North ...
The detained friend of impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, at the center of a corruption scandal engulfing Park's administration, said she was sorry on Monday when questioned by a special parliamentary committee, an opposition MP said.
24, 2016 photo, Choi Soon-sil, center, the jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye, arrives for questioning into her suspected role in political scandal at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea.
Choi Soon-sil (C), the jailed confidante of impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye, arrives for questioning at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 24, 2016.
North Korea on Friday, Dec. 23, mocked the outgoing UN secretary-general over his apparent ambitions to run for South Korean president, calling him an opportunistic "chameleon in a human mask" who's dreaming a "hollow dream." Bebeto Matthews, File ...
North Korea subjected the UN Secretary-General's Ban Ki-Moon's ambition to run for president in South Korea in 2017 to severe criticism.
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, now serving as acting president, said the government is seeking measures to effectively handle growing uncertainties arising from the inauguration of the new administration in the US.
Map: Korea, Republic Of. The jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye has denied on the first day of her trial that she used her ties to the president to extort money from powerful companies.
ON the first day of her trial, the jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye denied using her presidential ties to extort money from powerful companies.
2. Is Ban Ki-moon set to run for president of South Korea? United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has suggested that he could run for South Korean presidency after former South Korean president Park Geun-hye's impeachment over a corruption ...


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