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South Korea"s Former President Is Jailed for 24 Years

A court sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison for her involvement in a corruption scandal that led to her ouster from office and ensnared some of the country’s top officials and business leaders......»»

Category: topSource: wsjApr 6th, 2018

U.S., South Korea to Resume Military Exercises Despite Thaw With North

The U.S. and South Korea said they would resume combined military exercises aimed at deterring North Korea, despite a recent detente with Pyongyang that yielded promises from the regime to suspend weapons tests and commit to denuclearization talks......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMar 20th, 2018

North Korea Promises Not to Use Nuclear Weapons Against the South

Pyongyang also said it would not need nuclear weapons if it received a security guarantee......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMar 6th, 2018

Olympic Fans Visit "Penis Park," South Korea"s Obscure Landmark Celebrating Fertility

Where else can you find penis wind chimes, cannons and statutes?.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 13th, 2018

South Korea jails friend of scandalized former president and Lotte Group chairman

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 13th, 2018

Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for 20 years, Lotte chief arrested

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 13th, 2018

South Korea weighs options for GM Korea: finance minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering several options regarding General Motors Co's operations in the country, the finance minister said on Friday after the U.S. automaker called for cooperation over its restructuring efforts......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 8th, 2018

South Korea Hospital Fire Kills at Least 39 People

A fire tore through a hospital in South Korea early Friday, killing at least 39 people injuring 131. The cause is under investigation and officials warned that the death toll could rise......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 26th, 2018

UMMC CEO apologizes to patient"s family, promises investigation amid PR crisis

Dr. Mohan Suntha, CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center, said there will be "an in-depth analysis" of why a female patient at its Midtown Campus was left outside by staff wearing only a hospital gown Tuesday night.  The circumstances were c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 11th, 2018

South Korea apparently wants to shut down cryptocurrency trading

Park Sang-ki told reporters that there are "great concerns" regarding virtual currencies......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 11th, 2018

North Korean "Army of Beauties" Cheer Squad and Athletes Will Attend the Olympics Games, Pyongyang Promises

North Korea's cheerleaders are very popular in the South......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 9th, 2018

South Korea"s Park Accused of Taking $3 Million in Bribes From Spy Chiefs

In new charges, former President Park Geun-hye, who was ousted from office last year, is accused of having received the official funds for personal purposes......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 4th, 2018

North Korea said to be suspect in hack of Seoul bitcoin exchange

South Korean investigators are looking into North Korea’s possible involvement in the hack of a Seoul-based cryptocurrency exchange that collapsed this week, according to a person familiar with the investigation......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 21st, 2017

Friend of South Korea Ex-Leader Faces Possible 25-Year Prison Term

Choi Soon-sil, a longtime confidante of former President Park Geun-hye, is accused of using her presidential connections to solicit bribes from the country’s biggest business empires......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 14th, 2017

How Russia"s doping program went undetected at the Sochi Olympics but was eventually uncovered

Mattjias Schrader/APAfter months upon months of investigation, the International Olympic Committee made a bombshell announcement: Russia has been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The announcement ca.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 6th, 2017

Dramatic New Video Shows North Korean Escape

North Korea violated the armistice that ended the Korean War when its border guards, while pursuing a soldier who was defecting to the South last week, crossed the line separating the two Koreas and fired across the border, a U.S.-led investigation found......»»

Category: topSource: wsjNov 22nd, 2017

North Korea Violated Armistice When Soldiers Shot at Defector, U.S. Says

North Korea violated the armistice that ended the Korean War when its border guards, while pursuing a soldier who was defecting to the South last week, crossed the line separating the two Koreas and fired across the border, a U.S.-led investigation found......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjNov 22nd, 2017

New Samsung bosses spark investor confidence

South Korea's Samsung technology giant names a new generation of top managers and promises to reward shareholders with $26 billion in payouts to 2020. Laura Frykberg reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 31st, 2017

South Korea"s disgraced ex-president named as a witness in billionaire Samsung heir"s appeal

Samsung heir Lee to appear when appeal arguments begin Oct. 12 Park and her aide Choi Soon-sil called as witnesses.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 28th, 2017

Pentagon To Probe "Evacuation Hoax" Messages Sent To US Soldiers In South Korea

The Pentagon announced Friday that it would be launching an investigation into a series of fake messages sent to US soldiers stationed in South Korea and the.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 23rd, 2017