South Korea

I'm sorry for causing trouble: S Korea president's aide

Choi Soon-sil, accused of abuse of power and extortion, appears in Seoul district court as her fraud trial begins.

Park Geun-hye

South Korea: Park supporters joust with protesters

Hundreds of thousands of anti-Park demonstrators gather again, but this time are met by the president's supporters.

Park Geun-hye

South Korea parliament probes Park's 'missing hours'

MPs looking into why impeached President Park Geun-hye did not appear for seven hours after a ferry tragedy in 2014.

Inside Story

Fallout from South Korean president's impeachment

South Korea's National Assembly voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

Park Geun-hye

South Korea parliament votes to impeach Park

Politicians vote to suspend President Park Geun-hye by a margin of 234-56 for her role in a corruption scandal.

Park Geun-hye

South Korean President Park faces impeachment vote

Parliament is set to vote on whether to suspend President Park Geun-hye over her role in a corruption scandal.

South Korea

South Korea: Probe demands testimony from Park ally

Choi Soon-sil, who is facing allegations of fraud, refused to attend the hearing citing a panic disorder as the reason.

Park Geun-hye

Park impeachment filed as South Koreans step up protest

Up to 1.7 million people gather in Seoul in what is called the largest-ever mass protest in South Korea's history.

Politics

South Korea opposition to file motion to impeach Park

Opposition parties say they will try to persuade lawmakers of the president's party to back her impeachment.

Park Geun-hye

South Korea's Park allows parliament to decide her fate

Park Geun-hye stops short of resigning amid impeachment push but gives national assembly power to shorten term.

Politics

South Korea's Park refuses questioning by prosecutors

Embattled South Korea President Park Geun-Hye refuses to be questioned until a new prosecutor is appointed.

South Korea

South Koreans urge resignation of scandal-hit president

Mass protests in capital Seoul and other provincial cities demand President Park's resignation over corruption scandal.

Politics

South Korea's political morass

The scandal is a lesson for S Korea, which has maintained a close connection between political and corporate interests.

by J Berkshire Miller

South Korea

Mass rally calls for South Korean president's removal

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Seoul demand Park Geun-hye's resignation over corruption scandal.

South Korea

South Korea prosecutors detain ex-presidential aide

Ex-senior adviser becomes second person to be held in influence-peddling scandal engulfing Park Geun-hye's presidency.