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Court upholds South Korean ex-president Park’s 20-year jail sentence

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dpa/GNA - South Korea's highest court upheld the 20-year prison sentence of ex-president Park Geun Hye on Thursday. The Supreme Court in Seoul said...
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Park Geun-hye to serve 24 years jail term for corruption

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A South Korean court on Friday sentenced the impeached President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in jail and fined her 18 billion won (17...
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Park Geun-hye, from 1st S.Korean female president to 1st ousted leader

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Impeached President Park Geun-hye of South Korea was permanently removed from office on Friday as the constitutional court upheld the impeachment motion. ...
A car (L front) carrying South Korea's impeached ex-president Park Geun-Hye (C in the car) leaves the presidential Blue House in Seoul on 12 March, 2017 AFP/Getty Images

South Korea: Ex-president Park’s supporters unveil new political party

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Supporters of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday formed a new political party, named Saenuri Party. The former ruling Saenuri Party recently changed...
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Prosecutors question ex-president Park extensively over corruption allegation

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South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday grilled former President Park Geun-hye, who in custody over corruption allegations. Park has been held in detention at a detention...
A car (L front) carrying South Korea's impeached ex-president Park Geun-Hye (C in the car) leaves the presidential Blue House in Seoul on 12 March, 2017 AFP/Getty Images

South Korean prosecutors seek to arrest Park Geun Hye over corruption scandal

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South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought to arrest former President Park Geun-hye for fear of destruction of evidence over a corruption scandal that led...
Protesters attend a rally calling for the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 19, 2016. Almost one million South Koreans marched on Saturday night to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye over her biggest political scandal since she took office in February 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)

Ousted South Korean president apologizes for unfinished presidency

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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday apologized for unfinished presidential term through her spokesman. Former presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook read...

9 out of 10 South Koreans support court’s decision to oust President Park

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Almost nine out of 10 South Koreans supported the constitutional court's decision to oust President Park Geun-hye, a local survey showed on Saturday. ...

Impeached South Korean president decides not to attend final court hearing

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye has decided not to attend a final hearing of the constitutional court, which is deliberating Park's impeachment motion, local...
Protesters attend a rally calling for the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 19, 2016. Almost one million South Koreans marched on Saturday night to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye over her biggest political scandal since she took office in February 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)

Extension of Park’s scandal probe pends in South Korea

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South Korean special prosecutors on Monday said acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn has yet to respond to their calls over extending investigation into a corruption...

South Korean prosecutors complain of impeached president’s unilateral delay of interrogation

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South Korean prosecutors independently investigating the scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye on Thursday complained about the presidential side's unilateral delay of the face-to-face...
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Ban Ki-moon drop in presidential bid may benefit acting S.Korean president

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Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon's unexpected renunciation of his presidential bid in South Korea may benefit Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who is serving as...

South Korea to push policy coordination with new U.S. government

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South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-han, who serves as acting president following the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, said Monday that he will push...
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South Korean opposition party candidate tops all New Year presidential polls

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A presidential hopeful of South Korea's main opposition party took the top spot in three local media polls in the New Year amid expectations...
Protesters attend a rally calling for the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 19, 2016. Almost one million South Koreans marched on Saturday night to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye over her biggest political scandal since she took office in February 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)

South Korean parliament picks Friday hear impeachment vote

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye may have less than 24 hours left to her presidency as the country's National Assembly scheduled an impeachment vote...

S.Korean opposition parties agree to vote on impeachment of president

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Three main opposition parties of South Korea have agreed to vote on a bill to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye next Friday, after handing...

S. Korean opposition parties launch preparations to impeach president

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Choo Mi-ae, chairwoman of the biggest opposition Minjoo Party, told a supreme council meeting that her party will form an internal committee to push...

South Korean says she will not yield to DPRK’s Nuke intimidation

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Park said in her video congratulatory speech for a unification forum, hosted by Yonhap news agency, that South Korea will never yield to the...

April 26 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT

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SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday said that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) can conduct its fifth nuclear test...

South Korea president directs army to toughen up amid strains with DPRK

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Park issued the order to all South Korean armed forces nationwide, saying that the military should maintain a complete preparedness to respond actively to...

South Korean president wishes for DPRK to take the path for change

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Park told a Cabinet meeting that if Pyongyang continues unreasonable provocations and strong confrontations with the international community while refraining from coming to a...
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South Korean president Hopes for a true nuke renunciation from DPRK

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Park said in her message on the new UN resolution that she sincerely hopes for the DPRK to abandon its nuclear program and come...

DPRK urged to return to denuclearization discussions

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday to return to the dialogue table to denuclearize the...

Democracy activist awarded 1.5 billion dollars for wrongful imprisonment in South Korea

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(dpa/GNA) - A South Korean poet and democracy activist was awarded 1.5 billion won (1.36 million dollars) in compensation for his wrongful imprisonment in...