South Korea
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  • South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye ruled guilty of abuse of power and coercion.

    South Korea’s former President Park Geun-hye has been awarded a 24-year jail sentence after the court found her guilty of 16 out of 18 charges, most of them related to corruption, bribery and abuse of power.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 06, 2018, 7:38 AM EDT
  • (Source: AP/Kim Dong-mi/Yonhap)

    At least 37 people were killed and 70 others injured after a deadly fire broke out at Sejong Hospital in the south-eastern city of Miryang, raising concerns on the safety standards in one of the world’s leading economies.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 26, 2018, 6:30 AM EST
  • (Source: Republic of Korea/flickr)

    South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in credited his American counterpart for creating a political environment, through sanctions and pressure on the North, which led to historic inter-Korean talks this week.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 10, 2018, 7:15 AM EST
  • S. Korea's President Moon Jae-in called it "groundbreaking chance."

    S. Korea’s President Moon Jae-in described the proposed talks on January 9, as a “groundbreaking chance” to mend ties between the two nations, technically still at war.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 02, 2018, 6:33 AM EST
  • Samsung’s heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong found guilty of giving bribes.

    A South Korean court on Friday handed five-year jail term to Samsung’s heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong after it found the billionaire guilty of paying bribes to seek favors from then President Park Geun-hye.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 25, 2017, 5:28 AM EDT