SOUTH KOREA’S disgraced former leader Park Geun Hye was grilled by prosecutors yesterday for the first time since her impeachment two weeks ago.
Now stripped of her immunity from prosecution, Ms Park struck a penitent pose to reporters on her arrival at the prosecutors’...
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017
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US SECRETARY of State Rex Tillerson threatened pre-emptive attacks on North Korea yesterday if its nuclear weapons programme goes too far.
Speaking in the South Korean capital Seoul on the second leg of a three-nation tour of the Far East, Mr Tillerson said: “All of the options...
Saturday 18th Mar 2017
DISGRACED South Korean leader Park Geun Hye continued to deny corruption charges yesterday as she vacated the presidential Blue House two days after her formal impeachment.
In her first public comments since the constitutional court confirmed her removal her from office on Friday, Ms...
Monday 13th Mar 2017
Snap general election to be called ‘in days’ following ruling
Saturday 11th Mar 2017
CHINA warned Washington and Seoul not to “go further down the wrong path” as the US began deploying an advanced missile system in South Korea yesterday.
The first components of the terminal high-altitude area defence (Thaad) anti-missile system arrived a day after North...
Wednesday 8th Mar 2017
SOUTH KOREAN prosecutors charged Samsung’s vice-chairman with bribery, embezzlement and other crimes yesterday linked to the scandal surrounding disgraced President Park Geun Hye.
They said Lee Jae Yong gave bribes worth £29 million to Ms Park and her confidante Choi Soon...
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
SOUTH KOREA’S opposition vowed to impeach the acting president yesterday, alleging he was “shielding” his disgraced boss Park Geun Hye.
The three main opposition parties warned Prime Minister and acting president Hwang Kyo Ahn after he denied a request to extend...
Tuesday 28th Feb 2017
BUSINESS circles were taken aback yesterday by the arrest of the effective boss of Samsung for alleged involvement in a massive South Korean state corruption scandal.
Lee Jae Yong, a vice-chairman at Samsung Electronics and the only son of the ailing Samsung chairman, is accused of...
Saturday 18th Feb 2017
SUSPENDED South Korean President Park Geun Hye pulled out of questioning by prosecutors yesterday, claiming they had leaked details to the media.
Prosecution spokesman Lee Kyu Chul said yesterday that Ms Park’s lawyers told his team they were withdrawing after accusing...
Friday 10th Feb 2017
THE US recommitted yesterday to plans to deploy a nuclear missile fleet in South Korea later this year, despite objections from China that it could destabalise the security of the region.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis flew to South Korea on Thursday to discuss the deployment of THAAD...
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
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