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Retrials ordered for ex-South Korean leader Park, Samsung heir

Aug 29, 2019 - 3:08 PM

South Korea's Supreme Court sends their cases back for new proceedings, saying that errors had been made in the judgments

PROTEST FOR PARK. Supporters of South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye shout slogans during a protest demanding her release from prison, outside the Supreme Court in Seoul on August 29, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

South Korean ex-president Park's sentence extended

Aug 24, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The decision by the Seoul High Court means the former head of state, who was ousted after a sprawling corruption scandal triggered mass protests, faces 25 years in jail

25 YEARS. In this file photo taken on March 4, 2013 South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye leaves after addressing the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. File photo by Lee Jae-won/AFP

South Korea court gives former president 8 more years in prison

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The new penalty for disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye is on top of the 24-year sentence she is already serving for corruption and abuse of power

CONVICTED. This file photo taken on August 25, 2017 shows South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-hye (left) arriving at a court in Seoul. Photo by Kim Hong-ji /Pool/AFP

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

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Apr 06, 2018 - 7:42 PM

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South Korea ex-president Park jailed for 24 years over corruption

Apr 06, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The sentence follows a trial lasting more than 10 months which ended with Park Geun-hye being found guilty on multiple criminal charges, including bribery and abuse of power

GUILTY. In this file photo taken on March 4, 2013 South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye leaves after addressing the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. File photo by Lee Jae-won/AFP

South Korea's Moon says Japan cannot declare wartime crimes 'over'

Mar 01, 2018 - 11:49 AM

'The true way of resolving a tragic history is to remember that history and to learn from it,' says South Korean President Moon Jae-in

'NOT OVER.' In this file photo, South Korea's President Moon Jae-In delivers a speech during celebrations marking the 72th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, in Seoul on August 15, 2017. File photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool/AFP

Prosecutors seek 30 years' jail for ousted South Korea president

Feb 27, 2018 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) South Korean prosecutors demand a 30-year-jail sentence for former president Park Geun-hye for corruption and abuse of power

FACING JAIL. South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on May 25, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Secret confidante of South Korea's Park jailed for 20 years over scandal

Feb 13, 2018 - 3:46 PM

(UPDATED) Choi Soon-sil is found guilty of abuse of power, bribery and meddling in state affairs by the Seoul Central District Court

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. This file photo taken on January 16, 2017 shows Choi Soon-sil (C) arriving for hearing arguments for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court in Seoul. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/AFP

South Korea appeals court frees Samsung heir

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A South Korean appeals court upholds Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong's bribery conviction but cuts his prison sentence to a suspended term, ordering his immediate release

GOING TO COURT. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong (C), Samsung Electronics vice chairman and the son of Samsung group chairman Lee Kun-Hee, arrives at the court for a hearing to review the issuing of his arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on February 16, 2017. Yonhap/stringer/AFP

New charge laid against former South Korea leader Park

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The latest charge accuses Park Geun-Hye of violating electoral laws by secretly aiding and funding campaign preparations for her political allies ahead of a 2016 general election

PARK GEUN-HYE. South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on May 25, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korea court jails ex-culture minister over artist blacklist

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Former culture minister Cho Yoon-Sun is jailed for two years for her role in drawing up a blacklist of 10,000 artists seen as critical of ousted president Park Geun-Hye's government

GOING TO JAIL. This picture taken on January 20, 2017 shows South Korea's Culture Minister Cho Yoon-Sun (C) arriving at court for a hearing to review the issuing of her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korea's Park 'took money from spy agency' – reports

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Park Geun-Hye allegedly received between 50 and 200 million won (now $47,000 to $188,000) from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) every month from soon after her swearing-in in early 2013 until mid-2016

ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION. In this file photo, then South Korea's President Park Geun-hye answers a reporter's question during her New Year news conference at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul on January 13, 2016. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/AFP

South Korea prosecutors seek 25 years for ex-president's friend

Dec 14, 2017 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) Choi Soon-Sil was 'the alpha and omega of the scandal,' a prosecutor tells the Seoul Central District Court

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. Choi Soon-Sil arrives at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office in Seoul on October 31, 2016. Yonhap/AFP

South Korea court says Park trial to continue without her

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:26 PM

The detention center reports to the court that Park has been taking painkillers for back pain and a swollen knee, and has made clear her intention to not appear at the trial

FACING THE COURT. In this file photo, South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on March 30, 2017. Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AFP

Trial of South Korea's Park on hold after lawyers quit

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The defense team quit en masse on October 16 when Park condemned the trial as 'political revenge,' after her detention warrant was extended for another 6 months

ON TRIAL. In this file photo, South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 7, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. Jung Yeon-Je

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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Aug 25, 2017 - 2:32 PM

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Samsung heir guilty of bribery, sentenced to 5 years jail

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:21 AM

3rd UPDATE Lee Jae Yong s penalty could leave the giant firm rudderless for years and hamper its ability to make key investment decisions

CORRUPTION TRIAL. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul on February 22, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The Rodong Sinmun the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers Party says the performance sheet for Moon Jae In s 100 days is poor and very disappointing

MOON JAE-IN. South Korea's President Moon Jae-In talks over the telephone with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 11, 2017. File photo by Yonhap/AFP

I didn't make decisions, Samsung heir tells corruption trial

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:59 PM

UPDATED It was the first time Lee Jae Yong vice president of Samsung Electronics and the son of the Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun Hee had faced interrogation since the high profile proceedings began in March

GOING TO TRIAL. Lee Jae-Yong (C), the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, is escorted by prison guards as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on August 2, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Park refuses order to testify in Samsung heir's trial

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:28 PM

For the second time in a fortnight impeached president Park Geun Hye rejects a court order to give evidence in the case of Lee Jae Yong the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics

In this file photo, South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on May 25, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:28 PM

The declaration comes after the killing of Kim s estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam by two women using the banned nerve agent VX at Kuala Lumpur international airport in February

NORTH KOREAN DEATH THREAT. South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye speaks during an address to the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 4, 2016. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Court frees daughter of South Korea's 'Rasputin'

Jun 03, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The court notes that Chung Yoo Ra was not an active part in the case

SCANDAL. Choi Soon-Sil's (center) daughter was arrested by prosecutors last May 31. AFP File Photo by Ed Jones

Daughter of South Korea's 'Rasputin' arrested in flight

May 31, 2017 - 9:01 AM

The daughter of the woman at the center of a corruption scandal that led to the ousting of South Korea s president is arrested on a plane bound for Seoul

In this file photo, Choi Soon-Sil arrives at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office in Seoul on October 31, 2016. Yonhap/AFP

North Korea reports on 'bitch' Park Geun-Hye's trial

May 25, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Pyongyang s state run newspaper slams the ousted South Korean president who is on trial for corruption and abuse of power

South Korean ousted leader Park Geun-Hye (L) arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on May 25, 2017 for her trial over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JUNG YEON-JE

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

May 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The trial is the final act in the drama that engulfed Park Geun Hye the daughter of a dictator who went on to be elected president herself before she was sacked by the country s top court in March

IN COURT. In this file photo, South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on March 30, 2017. Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AFP

South Korea's Moon Jae-In sworn in, says willing to go to North

May 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

UPDATED Moon Jae In promises unity after final results from the National Election Commission NEC showed he took 41 1 of the vote – some 13 4 million ballots

MR. PRESIDENT. South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-In stands on a stage to greet supporters after exit polls suggested a landslide victory, in the central Gwanghwamun district of Seoul on May 10, 2017. Ed Jones/AFP

South Koreans vote in historic election

May 09, 2017 - 6:53 AM

UPDATED South Koreans head to the polls to choose a new president to replace impeached Park Geun Hye

MAKING HIS CHOICE. A South Korean man casts his vote in the presidential election at a polling station in Seoul on May 9, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korea candidates in final push as North assails conservatives

May 08, 2017 - 4:06 PM

The campaign has focused largely on jobs and the economy with North Korea less prominent despite high diplomatic tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile ambitions

TOP BETS. A file photo taken on April 28, 2017 shows (L-R) South Korean presidential candidates Moon Jae-In (Democratic Party of Korea), Sim Sang-Jung (Justice Party), Yoo Seung-Min (Bareun Party), Ahn Cheol-Soo (People's Party), and Hong Joon-Pyo (Liberty Korea Party) pose for a photo before a televised debate in Seoul. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Near all-male panel in South Korea's presidential race

May 08, 2017 - 9:26 AM

Analysts say the near all male panel of candidates for South Korea s presidency demonstrates the enduringly patriarchal nature of Korean society

SOUTH KOREA'S CHOICES. In a photo taken on May 4, 2017 a woman walks past campaign posters for South Korean presidential candidates in a residential neighborhood in Seoul. Ed Jones/AFP

South Korea to draw line under Park scandal with vote

May 05, 2017 - 12:39 PM

The May 9 vote takes place under the shadow of North Korea’s growing nuclear threat but voter sentiment is squarely focused on inequality and unemployment

BLUE HOUSE. The Blue House's next occupant will also find themselves plunged into high tensions with North Korea and uncertainty over the relationship with key ally and protector the United States. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Lawyers for South Korean ex-leader Park deny charges

May 02, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Park Geun Hye faces 18 criminal counts – 5 of bribery and 11 of abuse of power plus one each of coercion and leaking government secrets

In this file photo, South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on March 30, 2017. Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AFP

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Apr 17, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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South Korea's ex-president Park indicted for bribery

Apr 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

3rd UPDATE Seoul prosecutors say they have formally charged Park with multiple offenses including abuse of power coercion bribery and leaking state secrets after wrapping up the months long investigation

ARRIVAL IN COURT. South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on March 30, 2017. Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AFP

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Apr 07, 2017 - 7:02 PM

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Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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From South Korean president to prisoner 503, Park in jail

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The former head of state spends her first night in solitary confinement at Seoul Detention Center after a court ordered her to be held pending charges

APOLOGETIC. In this file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye bows during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2016. File photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/AFP

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Mar 31, 2017 - 7:31 PM

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Mar 31, 2017 - 4:39 PM

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South Korea's Park in custody after court orders arrest

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:11 AM

UPDATED Prosecutors have yet to specify the formal charges against her but have previously said she is suspected of bribery abuse of authority coercion and leaking government secrets

ARRESTED. Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye (2R) leaves the prosecutors' office in a car as she is transferred to a detention house early on March 31, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by AFP

South Korea's ousted president Park appears in court

Mar 30, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Her formal detention and transfer to custody would be a key step in the disgrace of South Korea s first woman president

ARRIVAL IN COURT. South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye (C) arrives for questioning on her arrest warrant at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on March 30, 2017. Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AFP

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Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

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South Korea prosecutors to seek arrest of ex-president Park

Mar 27, 2017 - 11:08 AM

UPDATED Prosecutors say it will be counter to the principle of fairness if impeached former president Park Geun Hye is not arrested

INTERROGATION OVER. South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye walks to her car after leaving a prosecutor's office in Seoul, on March 22, 2017. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/AFP

Smartphone maker Samsung backs away from planned split

Mar 24, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Board chairman Kwon Oh Hyun says the firm reviewed legal and tax issues around proposed division into a holding company and an operating unit and identified some negative effects

EYEING A SPLIT. Samsung (L) and South Korean flags (C) flutter outside the Samsung headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korean ex-leader Park home after marathon interrogation

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Prosecutors are currently reviewing whether to press charges or seek Park s arrest – although she would not have to be detained before being formally accused

INTERROGATION OVER. South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye walks to her car after leaving a prosecutor's office in Seoul, on March 22, 2017. Kim Hong-Ji/Pool/AFP

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Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Prosecutors interrogate South Korean ex-president Park

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

4th UPDATE Park denies all charges during the questioning that ended shortly before midnight

FACING PROBE. South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrives at a prosecutor's office in Seoul on March 21, 2017. Kim Hong-Ji/AFP

Park supporters march in Seoul against impeachment

Mar 18, 2017 - 3:24 PM

About 2 000 supporters of ex President Park Geun Hye are seen walking slowly waving banners and national flags including a huge one carried by some 100 people in protest against her impeachment

REVOKE. Supporters of South Korea's impeached-President Park Geun-Hye cry during a rally opposing the impeachment in Seoul on March 11, 2017. Photo by JUNG Yeon-Je / AFP