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As the scandal engulfing the Park Geun-hye administration deepened, a profusion of opinion pieces emerged declaring that the left is bound to win the next election.
Seoul, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye cited her friend's daughter as an example of a young and gifted athlete as she ordered the establishment of programs to train emerging sportspeople, a former vice minister said Monday.

President Park Geun-hye on Monday paid her respects at the graves of her parents at a Seoul cemetery, her first trip outside the presidential office Cheong Wa ...
South Korea's main opposition Democratic party on Tuesday decided to refer a lawmaker to its ethics panel for hosting an exhibition that included a painting portraying President Park Geun-hye in the nude. Rep. Pyo Chang-won organized the exhibition in ...
A local court has issued another arrest warrant for President Park Geun-hye's close friend at the center of an influence-peddling scandal, after she repeatedly ...
... operations appear not to have suffered significant damage from the entanglement of its de facto head and Samsung heir apparent Lee Jae-yong, in an influence peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president, Park Geun-hye.

The day before the event, its organizers with the group Emergency citizen Action for the Resignation of the Park Geun-hye Administration had been worried enough about falling participant numbers to issue an "appeal to see the candlelight revolution ...
President Park Geun-hye on Monday paid her respects at the graves of her parents, strongman Park Chung-hee and his wife Yuk Young-soo, in the National Cemetery in Seoul.
Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's ruling party is to change its name for the second time in five years, it said on Monday (Jan 23), as it seeks to dissociate itself from the corruption scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun Hye. "We will begin ...
Samsung electronics will today announce why some of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire. The world's largest smartphone maker will announce the findings of a probe into the phone explosions, as well as the details of a "quality ...
In the aftermath of the unprecedented abuse of power scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil, Koreans increasingly demand fairness and transparency from presidential hopefuls.
Seoul (Korea HERALD/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - The special counsel investigating the power-abuse scandal surrounding President Park Geun Hye quizzed her former chief of staff and culture minister on Sunday (Jan 22) as the high-profile probe dug ...
... after attending a hearing. South Korean prosecutors on Saturday, Jan. 21, arrested Cho and President Park Geun-hye's former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critical of the government. (Choi Jae-koo/Yonhap via ...
Seoul (Reuters) - In a tumultuous four years in power, South Korean president Park Geun Hye has been criticised for her handling of a ferry disaster and the running of the economy, and also for bizarre episodes involving beauty treatments and bulk ...
Baek Chan-hong, a member of the CR Life steering committee, tweeted, "Arrest warrant for Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong rejected, once again showing that Park Geun-hye and Choi Sun-sil are both figureheads and Samsung ranks first in the ...
The bill targets the Park Geun-hye government's plan to provide middle and high school students with state-authored history textbooks, which critics say is intended to imbue students with rightist views of the nation's modern history.
Shin Yul, a political science professor at Myongji University, claimed a number of people tend to view the Park Geun-hye administration as a mere extension of Lee's in terms of governing style.

Phone records show that President Park Geun-hye's longtime crony Choi Soon-sil was in touch with Cheong Wa Dae three times a day till at least the end of 2014.
However, he has tried to distance himself from the ruling party and the scandal-ridden President Park Geun-hye. The People's Party has also turned its back on Ban, citing his alleged ties to former President Lee Myung-bak, whom the party calls an "old ...
President Park Geun-hye's lawyers have asked the Constitutional Court to reverse its decision to admit into evidence the notebooks belonging to former ...
A South Korean judge questioned Samsung Group leader Jay Y Lee behind closed doors on Wednesday to decide whether he should be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye. Lee, 48 ...
South Korea's culture Minister Cho Yoon-Sun (C) arrives to be questioned at the office of the independent counsel on a corruption scandal case that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye in Seoul on January 17, 2017.South Korea's culture ...
President Park Geun-hye's confidant Choi Soon-sil and her niece Jang Si-ho have given different stories over their involvement in the influence-peddling allegations, blaming each other, during a court hearing Tuesday.
Seoul, South Korea - The sprawling investigation into President Park Geun-hye of South Korea took a dramatic turn on Monday with word that prosecutors were seeking the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung, one of the world's largest Conglomerates, ...
A special prosecution team investigating the political scandal maelstrom surrounding president of South Korea Park Geun-hye has implemented enhanced ...
Choi Soon-sil, the woman accused of colluding with President Park Geun-hye for personal and business gains, appeared as a witness in the president's impeachment trial Monday.
Seoul, South Korea - A Special Prosecutor investigating the corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment said on Monday that he was seeking to arrest the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea's largest conglomerate, ...
Opinion poll shows Ban Ki-Moon in second place among candidates to succeed President Park Geun-hye. The Realmeter poll showed ex-liberal opposition party leader Moon Jae-in maintaining his lead.
The South Korean artist Hong Sung-dam in 2014 with his painting depicting President Park Geun-hye as a scarecrow. Mr. Hong is one of thousands of artists reportedly blacklisted by Ms. Park's government.
Seoul, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) -- Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the center of a widening political scandal, has admitted to helping President Park Geun-hye by amending her speeches, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors presented a "record of statement" ...
Seoul: Retired UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon returned to South Korea Thursday (Jan 12) as momentum builds around his possible run in elections to succeed impeached President Park Geun-hye. "I have seriously considered and thought about how I ...
South Korean president Park Geun-hye. (Source: AP/File). Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was grilled by South Korean prosecutors on Thursday after becoming a criminal suspect in the corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-hye. Lee ...
De vicevoorzitter van Samsung is verdachte in het schandaal rond de Zuid-Koreaanse President Park Geun-hye. De man is voor verhoor opgeroepen door Justitie. Hij zou onder meer donaties aan de vertrouwelinge van de president hebben gestuurd.
As the independent counsel is digging deeper into the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye and her friend Choi Soon-sil, the prime suspects, for their part, are going all out to defend themselves.
The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed as "insufficient" a 16-page statement from President Park Geun-hye purporting to explain where she was during ...
A South Korean Special Prosecutor's office will question Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee as a suspect in a widening influence-peddling scandal that may force President Park Geun-hye from office. prosecutors have been looking into whether Samsung ...
Lee, the de facto boss of the entire Samsung Group, is expected to face questions on whether he knew Choi Soon-shil -- a friend of President Park Geun-hye -- who has been jailed and faces charges. Lee will also face questions regarding whether Choi ...
The high level of secrecy about President Park Geun-hye's whereabouts during the infamous "seven missing hours" on the day of Sewol ferry disaster in April 2014 was due to worry over possible threats by North Korea, her legal team said on Tuesday.
Seoul: A South Korean Buddhist monk who set himself on fire during a weekend protest against impeached President Park Geun Hye has died, hospital ...
Seoul: The court hearing South Korean president Park Geun Hye's impeachment trial on Tuesday (Jan 10) dismissed as "unsatisfactory" attempts to explain her whereabouts during the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster.
"Park Geun-hye continues to hold out without stepping down," he wrote elsewhere. "We need to use the power of the people to force Park Geun-hye to step down and purge the collaborationist sellout US-worshippers so we can reclaim sovereignty and fix ...
The impeachment of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye may have dragged the country into political chaos, but it may also help to heal a diplomatic rift with Beijing over the planned deployment of a US missile shield.
Former students of Danwon high school, who survived the Sewol ferry sinking, called for a thorough investigation into the government's poor response to the disaster, as well as the immediate resignation of President Park Geun-hye, Saturday. The year's ...
DALAM tempoh empat tahun selepas berkuasa, presiden yang juga wanita pertama Korea Selatan, Park Geun-hye dicemari skandal politik yang membawa kepada pemecatan beliau bulan lalu. Sekitar hujung Oktober tahun lalu, siasatan terhadap Geun-hye ...
The Hankyoreh has confirmed that President Park Geun-hye called her former personal secretary Jung Ho-seong (who is now in jail and facing charges) not only on the official Blue House work phone assigned to Jung but also on burner phones that he had ...
Hundreds of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-hye's immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead. Park was impeached by parliament ...
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.
Seoul (AFP) - A South Korean Buddhist monk is in critical condition after setting himself on fire during a mass protest against the impeached President Park Geun Hye, officials said on Sunday (Jan 8). The monk, in his 60s and whose name was not ...
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. A lawyer for South Korea's disgraced president ...
Oral arguments in the hearing to decide whether a recent parliamentary vote to impeach South Korean president Park Geun-hye will be overturned began in Seoul's Constitutional Court on Thursday - and included a religious reference. One of the lawyers ...


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