Park Geun-hye

South Korean court sentences president Park to another eight years in jail

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election.<p>Park has already been sentenced to 24 years in jail after …

South Korea

Former South Korean President Sentenced To 8 More Years In Prison

Park Geun-hye was removed from office in March 2017.<p>South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to eight more years in jail.<p>Park …

South Korea

Former South Korean Leader Park Geun-hye Gets 8 More Years – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Surveillance<p>Bloomberg Surveillance. Live from London and New York, bringing insight on global markets and the top business stories of the …

South Korea

South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea court sentences jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye to additional 8 years for abusing state funds, elections.

South Korea

Prosecution pushes for 30-year jail term for ex-South Korean president Park

Seoul, July 20 (IANS) South Korean prosecutors asked a Seoul appeals court on Friday to sentence former President Park Geun-hye to 30 years in prison …

South Korea

Are Nuclear Talks With North Korea in Serious Trouble?

One eight-word assumption underlies American and South Korean negotiations with Kim Jong Un: “North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons.” That's …

North Korea

Viagra Found in South Korean President’s Offices

Around 360 Viagra pills were found in the offices of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, a spokesman confirmed, adding that the pills were intended …

South Korea

South Korea to probe military plan to quell protests against ex-president Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s president has ordered an investigation into a revelation that the military drew up a plan to mobilise troops if protests worsened over …

South Korea

S. Korea jails ex-spy chiefs for bribing former president

SEOUL (AFP) -<p>Three South Korean former spy chiefs were sentenced to jail Friday for bribing disgraced ex-president Park Geun-hye with millions of dollars from the country's intelligence agency.<p>The trio were convicted of funnelling a total of 3.5 billion won ($3.2 million) to Park while they each …

Corruption

Park Geun-hye potty trained on American toilets | Episode #47

South Korea

Korean heiress says sorry for alleged fault

The stony-faced daughter of a Korean billionaire, whose older sister was brought low by the "nut rage" scandal, apologized yesterday as she reported …

News (Hong Kong)

North Korea to rejoin South's time zone in conciliatory gesture

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would move the country's clocks 30 minutes forward to unify with the South's time zone as a …

North Korea

Why South Korea’s Conservative Christians Don’t Want to Get Cozier With the North

Friday’s inter-Korean summit is renewing hope that North and South Korea could enter a new era of engagement. But one group of South Koreans has …

South Korea

Why South Korea's presidents often get into graft scandals

April 22, 2018 5:00 AM<br>They were once the most powerful people in South Korea. But now, former presidents Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye have become …

South Korea

South Korea's Park gives up on appeal of corruption conviction: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye has submitted to a court a document disclosing her intention to give up on an appeal proceeding against her conviction for corruption, the Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye …

South Korea

Former South Korean President Won't Appeal Prison Sentence

South Korea's former president has decided not to appeal her 24-year prison sentence. Yonhap news agency reported Monday that Park Geun-hye has …

South Korea

Sister of Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress under police probe after throwing water bottle at manager

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police have launched an inquiry into reports a daughter of the chairman of Korean Air threw a water bottle at …

South Korea

Former Korean president Park Geun-hye’s blacklist of artists filled 60 pages with 9,473 names

During the presidency of now-impeached leader Park Geun-hye, signing a document critical of her government was enough for anyone working in the arts to be blacklisted.<p>The full details of that blacklist was made public for the first time today (April 10) by a civilian-government truth committee, …

South Korea

"Infinite Challenge" producer says Korean government tried to influence show content

<i>Infinite Challenge</i> producer <b>Kim Tae Ho</b> gave an interview to <i>Kyunghyang News</i> recently where he spoke of the Korean government's influence on the content …

Korean Food

South Korea's ex-President Park's fall from Blue House to jail

Spotlight on Asia, focuses on the jailing of South Korea's former president 66 year-old Park Geun Hye. Produced and presented by RFi's Rosslyn Hyams …

South Korea

Park Geun-hye supporters protest en masse after politician's jail sentencing

Supporters of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye took to the streets of Seoul in a rage on April 6, 2018 after Park was sentenced to 24 …

South Korea

Jailed former South Korean president Park Geun-hye will not appeal 24-year sentence

South Korea’s disgraced former president Park Geun-hye will not appeal her 24-year prison sentence for corruption, reports said on Monday.<p>Park, 66, …

News (China)

Former South Korean President Park sentenced to 24 years in prison

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> A South Korean court has found former President Park Geun-hye guilty on multiple counts of abuse of power, bribery and coercion and sentenced her to 24 years in prison.<p>Park's conviction brings to close a corruption scandal which gripped South Korea, upending the country's …

South Korea

Disgraced ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye sentenced to 24 years in jail

SEOUL — Former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison and fined almost $17 million Friday, the culmination of a stunning fall from grace for the nation’s first female president.<p>The sentence, handed down at Seoul Central District Court, appeared to be the final chapter …

South Korea

South Korea’s Former President Park Geun-hye Is Jailed for 24 Years

Park was ousted last year following an investigation into a corruption scandal that triggered mass protests<p>SEOUL—A court sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison for her involvement in a corruption scandal that led to her ouster from office and ensnared some of …

South Korea

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye Handed 24-Year Jail Sentence For Corruption

South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison Friday after she was found guilty of corruption — a scandal that exposed close ties and collusion between the government and the country’s biggest corporations.<p>The 66-year old, who was dramatically impeached last year, …

South Korea

Park Geun-hye, the impeached former South Korean president, has been jailed

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years Friday after a court in Seoul found her guilty on multiple counts of abuse of power, bribery and coercion.<p>The charges stemmed from an influence-peddling scandal that embroiled the country’s political elite and some of its most …

South Korea

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye Found Guilty of Corruption

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years on Friday for abuse of power and coercion. Park was notorious for operating a …

South Korea

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye jailed for 24 years

<b>After a televised trial, former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years jail and fined 18 billion won ($16.9 million). She was</b> …

South Korea

Park Geun-hye gets 24 year jail term

After a dramatic corruption scandal, President Park Geun-hye has now been sentenced to a 24 year jail term. Robert Kelly explains how this sentence could be less significant than it looks.

South Korea