South Korea court extends ex-leader Park's lengthy prison term

2018-08-24 15:06

A South Korean high court has extended the lengthy prison sentence of former president Park Geun-hye for corruption in office.

North Korea calls imprisoned ex-South Korean president 'traitor'

2018-04-07 22:11

North Korea has called disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye a "traitor" responsible for "extra-large hideous corruption", in its first reaction to the sentencing of Park to 24 years in prison on corruption charges.

Corruption verdict on S Korea's Park to be televised live

2018-04-03 05:30

The corruption verdict and sentencing of South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye will be televised live, Yonhap says, in a case that could see her jailed for 30 years.

Defence lawyers for South Korea's Park quit over alleged bias

2017-10-16 14:08

Former South Korean president Park Geun-Hye's defence lawyers have resigned en masse in protest at what they called a biased corruption trial, as the ex-leader described the proceedings as "political revenge".

North Korea calls for execution of South Korea's Park

2017-06-29 08:51

North's news agency says 'revelation showed' Park masterminded plot to kill North Korea's 'supreme leadership'.

North Korea reports on 'bitch' South Korean president's trial

2017-05-25 09:17

Pyongyang's state media have published their first report on the trial of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye two days earlier, calling her an "arch-traitor" and "bitch".

South Koreans vote in historic election

2017-05-09 06:12

South Koreans went to the polls to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.

Ex-president Park indicted, now faces trial

2017-04-17 13:29

South Korean prosecutors say they've indicted jailed former president Park Geun-hye and sent her case to a criminal court over a high-profile corruption scandal.

S.Korea's Park in custody after court orders arrest

2017-03-31 11:57

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye was spending her first day in custody Friday after a court ordered her arrest, with her opponents crowing and her supporters crying.

S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request

2017-03-30 11:25

South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power.


South Korean ex-leader sentenced to 8 more years in prison

2018-07-21 07:19

A South Korean court has sentenced jailed former South Korean president Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws.

South Korea's former president Park jailed for 24 years for corruption

2018-04-06 09:35

South Korea's disgraced former president Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years for corruption, closing out a dramatic fall from grace for the country's first woman leader who became a figure of public fury and ridicule.

Court to rule on ex-South Korean leader's jailed confidante

2018-02-13 08:31

A South Korean court is set to rule in the case of a woman at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that triggered a presidential impeachment and conviction of Samsung's heir.

Billionaire Samsung heir sentenced to five years in prison

2017-08-25 08:52

A South Korean court has found billionaire Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas, concealing profit from criminal acts and perjury.

Ex-South Korean president's longtime friend jailed

2017-06-23 11:04

The longtime friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to three years in prison in the first punishment against a leading figure in the massive corruption scandal.

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

2017-05-23 17:27

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the streets and led to her downfall.

South Korea to draw line under Park scandal with vote

2017-05-06 10:29

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

Liberal front-runner in S Korea wins party nomination

2017-04-03 22:00

A liberal South Korean opposition leader, Moon Jae-in, who advocates improved ties with North Korea has won his party's ticket to run for next month's election.

S Korea court approves arrest of ex-president

2017-03-30 21:38

A South Korean court says it has approved the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations.

South Korean prosecutors seek Park's arrest

2017-03-27 08:24

South Korean prosecutors have sought 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.

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