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Friend of ousted South Korean president gets 3 years in prison

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. The Seoul Central District Court said Choi Soon-sil "committed so many illegal...

Former South Korean minister jailed over role in Samsung merger: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former South Korean health minister to two and a half years jail for his role in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment and arrest of former president Park Geun-hye, Yonhap reported.

Disgraced daughter of ousted South Korean president's confidante returns home

3 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

By Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - The disgraced daughter of a key figure in a corruption scandal that led to the downfall of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye returned home from Denmark on Wednesday, saying she wanted to clear up misunderstandings. Show More Summary

Daughter of ousted South Korean president's confidante returns to Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - The daughter of a key figure in a corruption scandal that led to the ouster of ex-South Korean president Park Geun-hye is expected to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday from Denmark where she had been fighting extradition on criminal charges

South Korean 'swordsman' leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park

SEOUL (Reuters) - A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in court on Tuesday to face criminal charges over the corruption scandal that ousted her.

Ousted South Korean President Park goes on trial

Park Geun-hye denies all 18 charges against her in first court appearance since impeachment over power abuse scandal.

South Koreans get a glimpse of their ousted president — in handcuffs

last monthNews : BlogPost

TOKYO — During months of demonstrations against Park Geun-hye, South Koreans imagined their then-president in handcuffs. Blacklisted artists made effigies of Park in fake jail cells, and people lined up to take selfies in front of the “imprisoned president.” Signs at the demonstrations beseeched “Arrest Park Geun-hye” and “Go to prison.” Entrepreneurial types sold “prison […]

The Latest: Ousted leader Park in court at start of trial

The Latest on the bribery trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has entered the Seoul court for … Click to Continue »

Ousted S. Korean leader Park faces trial

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye was due in court Tuesday to face trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her stunning downfall. The fallen head of state will be taken from the detention centre where she is being held to Seoul Central District Court, for the opening of the final act in the drama that has engulfed her. Show More Summary

Ex-South Korea leader's plastic surgeon guilty in first scandal conviction

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean cosmetic surgeon received a suspended 18-month jail term on Thursday for fabricating records of his treatment of Park Geun-hye when she was president, the first conviction related to a scandal that brought her down.

New S. Korean leader scraps plan for state history books

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has scrapped a controversial plan to introduce state-issued history textbooks at schools, erasing a key policy of his ousted conservative predecessor Park Geun-hye. Moon's … Click to Continue »

Now I Get It: Why South Korea held its presidential election early

South Koreans have elected a new president, Moon Jae-in, who is a liberal. The election wasn’t supposed to happen until December, but former President Park Geun-hye was ousted from office and now sits behind bars awaiting trial. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga looks at how South Korea’s first female president ended up here.

The South Korean Election, in Pictures

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Voters turned out in large numbers to pick a new president after the ouster in March of Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

3 Things to Watch for in South Korea’s Presidential Election

South Koreans go to the polls Tuesday to select a replacement for ousted President Park Geun-hye — with potentially big implications for the United States.

South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye and shook the political and business elite to the core.

South Koreans will elect a new president on Tuesday. Here’s what to expect.

On Tuesday, South Koreans will choose a new president to replace the one they impeached. Weeks of massive candlelight demonstrations helped prompt the National Assembly to impeach former president Park Geun-hye in December for leaking government secrets to her confidante, bribery, abuse of power and coercion. The Constitutional Court confirmed the impeachment in March, and […]

S. Korean conservative eyes upset in presidential vote

South Korean opinion polls suggest that the fall of Park Geun-hye, the country's ousted, jailed president now awaiting a corruption trial, has doomed conservatives in next week's presidential election. An … Click to Continue »

South Korea to draw line under Park scandal with vote

With their last president detained and awaiting trial for corruption, South Koreans go to the polls Tuesday to choose her successor, but the economic and social frustrations that fuelled anger against Park Geun-Hye remain. The May 9Show More Summary

South Koreans begin early voting to replace ousted Park

South Koreans have begun early voting in the election to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye. Early voters can cast ballots Thursday and Friday before the election next Tuesday. Pre-election surveys … Click to Continue »

Trial Of Ousted South Korean Leader Begins As Voters Mull Her Replacement

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Park Geun-hye's lawyers denied the slew of corruption charges against her, which could put her away for life. Meanwhile, a generational divide could determine the impeached president's successor.

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