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SEJONG, June 25 (Yonhap) -- The head of South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Sunday that he will strengthen monitoring of local financial firms that have been cited for maintaining a cobweb-like shareholding structure before introducing a mid-tier ...
... Akio, who has been indicted without arrest by South Korean public prosecutors for giving bribes to former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, will remain as vice chairman of the holding company to continue to lead the management of the Lotte group.

The vice chairman has been indicted for allegedly bribing former South Korean president Park Geun-hye; his trial is ongoing.
THAAD was approved by Moon's ousted predecessor, conservative President Park Geun-hye, who then steamrollered the project through a hasty environmental review during her last months in office as she became ensnared in a massive corruption scandal.
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this July 17, 2016 photo, Mongolia's President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj inspects an honor guard before a welcome ceremony for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Mongolians will vote for a new ...
After the largest demonstrations in Korean history led to the removal of his predecessor, Park Geun-hye, on charges of bribery and abuse of power, Moon Jae-in was elected on May 9 with the widest margin of any previous president - 5.57 million votes.

Seoul Central District Court found Choi Soon-sil guilty of obstruction of duty by using her ties with impeached South Korean president Park Geun-hye to solicit academic favors for her daughter from Ewha Womans University, a court press officer told CNN ...
Seoul: The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to three years in jail, the Yonhap news agency reported on ...
MBC was criticized for its biased reporting once more during the "Park Geun Hye and Choi Soon Sil scandal" and candlelight protests in 2016.
Moon Jae-in, the newly-elected President of the Republic of Korea, has vowed to wind down Korea's nuclear power program. Because Korea steadily built up its ...
The Queen's Speech in 2013 made no mention of South Korean president Park Geun-hye's state visit. And in 2012, the Queen failed to mention state visits by both Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad ...
prosecutors in the country alleged Lee colluded with ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye to accept bribes from Samsung in an effort to cement Lee's control of the country's largest electronics company.
The government under impeached President Park Geun-hye announced its decision in July last year to install one THAAD battery in the country's southeastern region.
The Queen's Speech in 2013 made no mention of South Korean president Park Geun-hye's state visit. And in 2012, the Queen failed to mention state visits by both Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad ...
Seoul (AFP) - A top South Korean business tycoon on Thursday (June 22) in court backed allegations by prosecutors that ousted president Park Geun Hye solicited bribes from businesses in return for policy favours. Chey Tae Won, chairman of SK, the ...
The move was intended to bring some form of consolation to those ailed by the previous Park Geun-hye administration's blacklist of cultural figures thought by the authorities to be anti-government.

This explains why President Park Geun-hye's interventions were so distressing. First, she tried to re-nationalize high school history textbooks, over the outcry from almost all professional Historians, in a transparent effort to resuscitate the ...
On June 20, President Moon Jae-in denounced North Korea for "not respecting human rights, which are a universal human norm and value.
Over 300 died in the Sewol tragedy, the majority of them students, and the highly public accident became a political minefield for the administration of then-President Park Geun-hye. Park has since been impeached, removed from office and imprisoned; ...
A Seoul court again refused to issue an arrest warrant on Tuesday for the daughter of former President Park Geun-hye's friend in connection with a massive ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet and South Korea's previous Park Geun-hye government reached a "final and irreversible" agreement in December 2015 on the "comfort women" victims, but the aged victims, mostly in their late 80s or older, ...
Though most certainly a coincidence, the change in air quality eerily mirrored the improvement in political climate. In late summer 2016, conservative President Park Geun-hye was accused of colluding with Choi Soon-sil, her friend, to use the ...
A group of 23 lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties agreed Tuesday to propose a special bill aimed at confiscating the hidden wealth of Choi Soon-sil, the jailed confidant of disgraced former President Park Geun-hye. Rep. An Min-suk of the ...
Choi Soon-sil is currently standing trial alongside Park Geun-hye on allegations that they colluded to extort funds from Conglomerates.
A barrage of camera flashes greets Park Geun-hye as she steps out of the back of a detention center escort van. Wearing her inmate number, 503, on her left chest and handcuffs, the former president is escorted by two prison guards into the courthouse ...
The company, which has been suffering declining sales domestically and abroad over the past year, is also struggling to cope with increasing risks about its leader, CEO Kim Sung-joo, who was a strong supporter of disgraced former President Park Geun ...
Seoul, June 18 (Yonhap) -- prosecutors on Sunday sought for a second time a court warrant to formally arrest Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of former President Park Geun-hye's friend, who was extradited from Denmark last month. Prosecutors believe the ...
A few days back, several media outlets reported that South Korea's former president Park Geun Hye requested in detail for the production of a video and cutout of Song Joong Ki at K-Style Hub.
The billionaire stands accused of paying bribes to South Korean president Park Geun-hye and then trying to conceal it, charges that he has denied.
She was appointed to the post by then President Park Geun-hye in 2014. Her resignation came as the moon Jae-in government is taking steps to revitalize inter-Korean civilian exchanges, of which the KRC is expected to be a major part.
The spread of fake news during the impeachment trial of former President Park Geun-hye, and the ensuing presidential election campaign, is likely one of the biggest factors in the recent fact-checking boom.
She was appointed to the post by then President Park Geun-hye in 2014. Her resignation came as the moon Jae-in government is taking steps to revitalize inter-Korean civilian exchanges, of which the KRC is expected to be a major part.
On June 15, a media outlet reported that South Korea's former president Park Geun Hye was the one who requested in detail for the production of a video and cutout of Song Joong Ki at K-Style Hub, a hallyu experience spot.
Previously on June 15, a news source claimed that former South Korean president Park Geun Hye had requested a billboard image and video content be made featuring actor Song Joong Ki, to be displayed at the K-Style Hub's Hallyu Experience Center, ...
She is a former aide to ex-President Park Geun-hye, who was ousted in March over corruption charges. Kim was a co-head of the election polling committee for Park when she was running for the presidency in 2012.
"The candlelight demonstrations are the flowers that the June demonstrations eventually matured into," Park Geun-hye's successor, president Moon Jae-in said last weekend at a memorial event for the June demonstrations. At the event, he sat next to the ...
"The Korea-Japan comfort women agreement struck under the former Park Geun-hye administration has irrelevant content that doesn't belong there, and is therefore invalid.
Under the Park Geun-hye government, South Korea and Japan reached the "final and irreversible" agreement on the victims in December 2015, triggering strong backlash from most of South Koreans.
Moon, a centre-left politician who was sworn in last month after a landslide election win, wants to engage with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, rather than continuing the hardline stance taken by his ousted predecessor Park Geun-hye.
The country is planning to begin mandatory classes in software, such as coding for middle school and high school students, next year.
Eventually, the government of now-impeached ex-President Park Geun-hye chose to accept the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in mid-2016.
The OCA didn't mention any specific case in the latest survey but appeared to be collecting the opinions of ordinary judges amid growing public calls for live TV broadcasts of the ongoing trials of former President Park Geun-hye, her longtime friend ...
The newspaper claimed that South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye had "abducted" a group of women and said that the people of South Korea were clamoring for the group to be returned immediately.
And their average age is actually higher than in the Park Geun-hye administration, which was notorious for its reactionary makeup and lack of support from younger people.
At the time of the May 9 presidential election, then-nominee Moon Jae-in declared that he was opposed to the Park Geun-hye administration's model for performance-based pay, but added that it was not right to have a structure where wages simply increase ...
His electoral victory followed the political demise of the conservative former President Park Geun-hye, who was impeached and stripped of her position for corruption.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will welcome the president of South Korea to the White House in late June. The White House said in a statement Tuesday that Trump will host President Moon Jae-in for two days of meetings beginning June 29.
The scandal and impeachment of President Park Geun-hye and recent election of President Moon Jae-in in the South have created an even greater concern with the instability of the region.
Seoul, June 12 (Yonhap) -- prosecutors questioned the daughter of former President Park Geun-hye's longtime friend Monday as part of a probe into a massive influence-peddling scandal that led to Park's removal from office.


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