South Korea: prosecutors seek arrest of former-president Park Geun-hye

The former president is accused of multiple offences including bribery, leaking government information, and abuse of power Prosecutors in South Korea will seek an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-hye, days after questioning her over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. Park, who was questioned by prosecutors for 14 … Read more

Samsung boss faces arrest as South Korea corruption scandal grows

Investigators say the electronics company paid $36m to the disgraced friend of president Park Geun-hye in order to gain government influence Prosecutors have requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung, South Koreas biggest company, on bribery and other charges in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of the countrys president. … Read more

Daughter of South Korea’s ‘female Rasputin’ arrested in Denmark

South Korean authorities had been seeking the arrest of Choi Soon-sils daughter for her alleged ties to a scandal that has paralysed the government Danish police have arrested the daughter of South Korean president Park Geun-hyes friend, Choi Soon-sil, who is at the centre of an parliament voted to impeach her on 9 December. That … Read more

Anger as Japanese minister visits ‘war crimes’ shrine after Pearl Harbor trip

South Korea protests as Tomomi Inada, Japans defence minister, pays homage at Yasukuni memorial where those honoured include leaders of wartime atrocities Japans defence minister, Tomomi Inada, has provoked anger in South Korea following a visit to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, a day after she accompanied the prime minister, Pearl Harbor. South Koreas … Read more

South Korea impeachment vote: the key facts behind a presidential crisis

Contenders are lining up to replace Park Geun-hye, who could become the first democratically elected leader to be forced from office What will happen if Park Geun-hye is impeached? The opposition parties behind the impeachment motion are confident they have enough votes, but they are not assured of victory. For the motion to pass a … Read more

Pirates’ Jung-ho Kang charged with fleeing scene of DUI crash in Korea

Third baseman charged with driving while driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene in Seoul Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung-ho Kang faces charges in South Korea after crashing a luxury car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then leaving the scene early Friday. Police are also investigating whether Kang asked a … Read more

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