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South Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police

2017-01-18 09:30

A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said,

Ex-UN chief back in S Korea, hints at presidential bid

2017-01-12 14:15

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has returned to native South Korea amid widespread expectations he'll run for president.

Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

2017-01-10 18:56

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

South Korean protesters demand president's removal, ferry salvage

2017-01-07 20:48

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Seoul, demanding impeached President Park Geun-Hye's immediate removal and the salvaging of a sunken ferry which left more than 300 dead.

South Koreans rally to demand 'Park-free' 2017

2016-12-31 21:34

More than half a million South Koreans have marked New Year's Eve with a massive protest calling for the immediate arrest and ouster of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

MPs question woman at centre of Korean impeachment crisis

2016-12-27 07:07

Choi Soon-sil apologises to the South Korean people in appearance before members of special parliamentary committee.

Impeachment flags off early race for South Korea presidency

2016-12-19 12:16

The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has set off an early scramble among her potential successors, even before the final decision has been made to remove her from office.

South Korean parliament probes Park's 'missing hours'

2016-12-15 06:08

South Korean MPs are looking into why President Park Geun-Hye was "missing" seven hours after a ferry tragedy in 2014.

South Korea's president loses power, keeps title, house, salary

2016-12-09 19:09

South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment means she will be stripped of power but not the perks.

South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

2016-12-09 09:41

South Korean lawmakers have impeached President Park Geun-hye, suspending her powers over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in recent weeks.


South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir as bribery suspect

2017-01-16 08:24

Prosecutors have requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea's biggest company, on bribery and other charges.

Samsung heir quizzed as suspect in Park scandal

2017-01-12 07:20

Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was grilled by South Korean prosecutors after becoming a criminal suspect in the corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

Man dies after setting himself ablaze over Japan sex slave deal

2017-01-10 07:34

A South Korean Buddhist monk has died days after he set himself on fire to protest the country's deal with Japan on former Korean sex slaves.

German police nab Russian wanted for 13 years by South Korea

2017-01-02 22:17

German police say they have arrested a Russian man who has been sought by South Korea for more than 13 years as a suspected accessory to murder.

Fury over website that shows how many women in your city can have a baby

2016-12-30 10:32

The South Korean government has closed its website that drew fury for showing the number of women in childbearing age by each city district and region.

Lawmaker: Ex-North Korean diplomat fled due to 'reign of terror'

2016-12-20 06:15

A high-profile North Korean defector has told South Korean lawmakers he fled because of disillusionment with a "tyrannical reign of terror".

South Korea president's lawyers say no grounds for impeachment

2016-12-17 07:21

The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has no legal foundation, her lawyers have argued, as they submitted their defence against her ouster to the country's highest court.

Volkswagen fined $32m for false advertising in South Korea

2016-12-13 09:44

Seoul's anti-trust agency slapped the South Korean unit of German carmaker Volkswagen with a $32-million fine for false advertising over the carmaker's emissions fraud scandal.

South Korea's impeachment crisis: What happens now?

2016-12-09 17:42

The South Korean parliament's successful impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye will do little, in the short term, to alleviate the deep sense of political uncertainty that has gripped the nation for months.

South Korean president faces possible last day in power

2016-12-09 09:05

South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered what could be her last day in power, as lawmakers geared up for what's widely expected to be a successful impeachment vote.

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