South Korea

South Korean parliament votes to impeach corruption-tainted president

South Korea's National Assembly on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun Hye, who has been dogged by accusations of corruption.

Park says she won't immediately resign if impeached by parliament

Embattled South Korean President Park Geun Hye said that if impeached by parliament later this week, she would wait until a court upheld the vote before stepping down.

South Korean protests grow as impeachment motion tabled against Park

Demonstrators calling for the immediate resignation of South Korean President Park Geun Hye came within 100 metres of her official residence on Saturday as pressure increased on the embattled...

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.

Nuclear uncertainty looms large in Asia after Trump election victory

During his US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump suggested Japan and South Korea should go nuclear amid threats from North Korea. Asian countries are anxiously watching as the US...

South Korean-Croatian business forum held

The biggest potential for further developing economic relations between Croatia and the Republic of Korea lies in ICT and infrastructure projects, the fourth South Korean-Croatian business forum...

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...