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South Korea’s ousted Park Geun-Hye expelled from own party

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's own political party expelled her Friday as it seeks to distance itself from the sprawling corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.

South Korea to restrict anti-Donald Trump rallies

South Korean police will restrict public rallies near the country’s presidential palace during Donald Trump’s first visit as head of state, a report said Thursday (Nov 2) reducing his chances of being exposed to opposition.

South Korea protesters call for ex-leader Park Geun-Hye’s release

Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday called for the immediate release of South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye whose corruption trial has been put on hold following mass resignations by her lawyers.

South Korea police raid Samsung unit in embezzlement probe

South Korean police raided the construction unit of the giant Samsung Group Wednesday to investigate allegations that company money was diverted to remodel the conglomerate chairman’s house, officials said.

South Korean court extends detention of ex-president Park Geun-hye

A South Korean court issued an additional warrant on Friday to extend the detention of former President Park Geun-hye, who is on trial for charges including bribery, abuse of state power and leaking state secrets.

Samsung Electronics boss Kwon Oh-hyun quits over ‘unprecedented crisis’

The chief executive of Samsung Electronics has resigned, with a warning that the South Korean technology giant is in the throes of an "unprecedented crisis".

South Korean fined for calling Moon Northern on Wikipedia

A South Korean software developer was fined Friday for editing then leading presidential candidate Moon Jae-In's Wikipedia entry to say that he was North Korean.

Jailed Samsung heir appeals against conviction

Lawyers for the jailed heir to the Samsung empire filed an appeal against his conviction on Monday as South Korean media divided on the ruling that put the country’s top business leader behind bars.

Supporters of ousted South Korean leader outraged over jail for Samsung heir

Hundreds of diehard supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye reacted with outrage on Friday after Samsung Group leader Jay Lee was found guilty of bribing the former president.

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribery, jailed five years

The heir to the Samsung business empire, which includes the world’s biggest smartphone maker, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for bribery and other offences in connection with the scandal that brought down South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

North Korea media grade South korea’s Moon a ‘fail’

North Korea's top state newspaper gave the South's President Moon Jae-In a "fail" grade Friday for his first 100 days in office, dismissing his proffered olive branches as "hypocrisy".

South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years’ jail for Samsung heir

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president.

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