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.
Park Geun-hye denies all 18 charges against her in first court appearance since impeachment over power abuse scandal.
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 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 »
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
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 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 »
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.
Voters turned out in large numbers to pick a new president after the ouster in March of Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 »
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 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 »
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.
Lawyers for ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye denied all the charges against her at a hearing Tuesday before she goes on trial. Park, 65, was sacked by the country's top court in March over a wide-ranging corruption scandal and has been held in custody for more than a month. Show More Summary
Park Geun-hye has now been formally charged with bribery, abuse of power, coercion and sharing state secrets. Video provided by Newsy
Park, who was impeached and removed from power, faces charges that range from bribery to the leaking of state secrets. The bribery charge alone carries a possible life sentence in prison.
South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on bribery, extortion, abuse of power, and other high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life, reports the AP. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was impeached in December, stripped of...