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South Korean opposition parties table impeachment motion against Park

South Korea's three main opposition parties filed an impeachment motion in parliament against embattled President Park Geun Hye, a spokeswoman for the opposition Democratic Party said Saturday....

North Korea ups military ante in response to sanctions

North Korea has carried out a series of military exercises simulating attacks on South Korean military bases and the country's central government, North Korean state media reported on Friday.

South Korean President Park offers to quit, leaves fate to lawmakers

Embattled South Korean President Park Geun Hye said Tuesday she is prepared to resign from her position as president, but would let the parliament decide on her exact political fate.

Huge protests demanding resignation of South Korean president

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the streets before South Korea's presidential palace on Saturday demanding the resignation of President Park Geun Hye.

Samsung raided in connection with South Korea corruption scandal

South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung and a state-run pension fund Wednesday in connection with the current corruption scandal involving President Park Geun Hye and her friend...

South Korea's largest opposition party seeks president's impeachment

South Korea's largest opposition party said Monday it would take steps to begin impeachment proceedings against President Park Geun Hye over a widening corruption scandal that has rocked the...

South Korean investigators say Park likely involved in Choi affair

South Korean President Park Geun Hye is likely to have played a role in the corruption scandal involving her friend Choi Soon Sil, investigating prosecutors said Sunday.

Thousands demand Park's resignation in renewed South Korea protests

Demands for South Korean President Park Geun Hye to resign continued unabated on Saturday as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Seoul for a fourth week running.

South Korea prohibits export of Google Maps data amid security fears

The government of South Korea decided on Friday that US-based internet giant Google may not export data used for its global map services, due to security issues.

Samsung acquires Canadian messaging technology specialist

The world's largest smartphone producer Samsung Electronics announced Wednesday that it has acquired Canadian messaging technology specialist NewNet Communication Technologies for an undisclosed...

Samsung Electronics in 8-billion-dollar purchase of car-parts firm

Samsung Electronics has made an agreement to buy US car-parts supplier Harman International Industries for 8 billion dollars in cash, the leading South Korean smartphone, television and memory...

Biggest protest in recent decades against South Korean president

More than 200,000 demonstrators joined one of South Korea's largest rallies in recent decades on Saturday, calling for the resignation of President Park Geun Hye amid accusations she allowed a...

Trump assures Seoul of continued US support over Pyongyang threat

President-elect Donald Trump has assured South Korea of continued US protection against North Korea once he takes office.

South Korean prosecutors question president's former aides

Prosecutors in South Korea issued arrest warrants for two former aides to President Park Geun Hye on Sunday, local media reported, as she faced a growing scandal over allowing a close friend to...

Thousands take to streets of Seoul anew to protest influence scandal

Seoul (dpa) - The scandal about undue influence surrounding South Korean President Park Geun Hye drew tens of thousands of protesters to the streets of Seoul again Saturday.