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A look at the rise and fall of South Korea's president

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who faces impeachment this week, rose to power with the support of conservatives enamored of the economic growth ushered in by her late dictator father decades ago.<p>Even before the stunning fall of South Korea's first female president over allegations that she …

South Korea's President Park 'willing to resign'

<b>South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down.</b><p>Ms Park faced growing calls to resign amid an investigation into whether she allowed a long-time friend to influence political decisions for personal gain.<p>She said she would "leave to …

South Korean Cinema Admissions Drop Amid Anti-President Protests

Monthly revenue decreased about 30 percent from October, as Koreans took to the streets in massive weekly demonstrations against President Park …

Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) launched in South Korea

Samsung launched its revamped Galaxy On series a couple of months ago. It was a complete overhaul compared to what Samsung launched last year with …

South Korea's former president is going to prison. The scandal behind it is batshit.

From shadowy religious cult leaders to competitive horse dancing, this one has it all.<p>South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison and ordered to pay a whopping $17 million in fines after being convicted of bribery, coercion, abuse of power, and other …

Despite a brewing political scandal, the US's powerful missile-defense system is still going to South Korea

"Our THAAD deployment continues," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told Business Insider during a press briefing. "The effort to do that as quickly as possible continues forward, and I am not aware of any plans to alter that at this point."<p>On Tuesday, Park announced in a brief televised speech that …

The i-word

THE numbers make for grim reading. For the past fortnight Park Geun-hye has been South Korea’s most unloved president ever. Her approval rating …

South Korea

South Koreans don't know what to be more worried about: their scandal-scarred president or Donald Trump

Until recently, Noh Kyo-sung had many reasons to be happy with his life in South Korea. A self-described member of the nation's intellectual elite, Nohhad a good job, children in college and faith in his country's leadership.<p>Yet on Saturday, he joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Koreans in a …

Presidential scandal shows that ‘Korean disease’ of corruption is far from cured

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SEOUL — When Kim Young-sam became South Korea’s first democratically elected civilian president in 1993, he vowed to cure the country of the “Korean disease,” the political corruption that had become endemic.<p>Kim oversaw an ambitious …

South Korea

South Korea’s Leadership Crisis

President Park Geun-hye’s scandal has intensified the need for constitutional revisions that would enable South Korea to better manage leadership …

South Korea prosecutors question heads of conglomerates in probe over political scandal: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors will question President Park Geun-hye over a political corruption scandal engulfing her presidency, an official said on Sunday, the first time a sitting president will be questioned by prosecutors over a criminal case.<p>South Korean President Park Geun-Hye …

Korea’s Park to Meet Opposition Chief After Agreement on Probe

President Park Geun-hye will meet with South Korea’s main opposition leader Tuesday after legislative leaders agreed to appoint a special prosecutor …

Samsung's year gets worse as its Korean HQ is raided by prosecutors

2016 already looked to be the worst year in Samsung’s history. But in addition to selling exploding smartphones and washing machines that can break a …

Five Things To Know About South Korea's Presidential Scandal

South Korean President Park Geun-hye will do lot of explaining during her last of five years in office. Reports in October that a deviously persuasive figure outside government was telling her how to run the country, in exchange for favors, has angered Korean people so severely that Park will …

Korea Launches Eighth 1,800-ton Submarine

<b>GEOJE, South Korea, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) –</b> South Korea launched its eighth 1,800-ton “KSS-II” submarine on Tuesday dubbed the Lee Beom-seok, named …

North Korea

Clippers' Paul Pierce says Warriors choked in last year's NBA Finals

The veteran does not sugarcoat things often<p>Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce isn't concerned about being unpopular in Oakland. During the …

Pressure Mounts On S. Korean President Over Her Spiritual 'Puppetmaster'

A political scandal on a scale that South Korea has never seen is putting the president's job in jeopardy. A public opinion survey released Tuesday shows President Park Geun-hye's approval rating at 10 percent, an unprecedented low. Over the weekend, as many as 30,000 South Koreans flooded into …

South Korea

AP EXPLAINS: What we know about S. Korean political scandal

To outsiders, the frenzy that has erupted here may not seem to match this week's acknowledgment by South Korean President Park Geun-hye that she got help, including the editing of some of her speeches, from a mysterious woman outside of the government.<p>But Park's surprise televised address has …

U.N. chief could win South Korean presidency, but contest would be bruising

SEOUL (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the odds-on favorite to be the next president of South Korea - if he wants the job - thanks to high name recognition, a clean reputation and what is seen to be a lackluster field of rivals.<p>United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon …

Park faces daunting task of regaining public trust

By Song Sang-ho<p>SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Yonhap) -- A day after her rare apology over an alleged leak of presidential speeches and documents to a confidante, …

Will Ban Ki-moon Be the Next President of South Korea?

An influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye has put the spotlight on the most powerful office in South Korea, rekindling interest …

Jake Arrieta Has Gone from NL Cy Young Winner to Just Another Guy

Through the first two months of the MLB season, it seemed as if Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was cruising toward a nine-figure contract and recognition as one of baseball’s best at his position.<p>Arrieta followed up his 2015 Cy Young campaign by posting a 1.74 ERA through his first 15 …