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South Korea frees ex-president Park after 5 years in jail

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was released from prison on Friday, after serving nearly five years of a 24-year jail sentence for corruption and abuse of power. Park, who was the country...

SKorea ex-President Park, jailed for corruption, is pardoned

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday he will pardon his chief conservative rival and predecessor, Park Geun-hye, who is serving a lengthy prison term for bribery an...

South Korea's government says it will pardon ex-President Park Geun-hye, who is serving time for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government says it will pardon ex-President Park Geun-hye, who is serving time for corruption.

South Korea pardons ex-president Park Geun-hye -justice ministry

SEOUL, Dec 24 (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in granted a pardon to former President Park Geun-hye, who is in prison after being convicted of corruption, the justice ministry said on...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2021. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9,...

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South Korea: Presidential race marred by corruption allegations and mudslinging

Four months ahead of the South Korea's presidential elections, accusations of scandal, abuse of power and corruption are dominating the debate, instead of discussions on policies and plans for the...

Samsung's Lee fined over illegally using propofol

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung’s de facto chief Lee Jae-yong was fined 70 million won (about $60,000) on Tuesday for illegally using the anesthetic drug propofol, about two months after he was rele...

S Korea's ruling party nominates maverick politician in race

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ruling liberal party on Sunday nominated its candidate for next year's presidential elections, selecting a maverick politician known for his outspoken views who...

Lee freed on parole, showing Samsung’s might in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung leader Lee Jae-yong walked out of prison Friday a year early in a parole decision demonstrating the conglomerate’s outsized influence in South Korea as we...

Popular ex-prosecutor in S. Korea launches presidential bid

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s former top prosecutor launched a bid to run in next year’s presidential election Tuesday, vowing to unseat the current liberal government that he once worked fo...

Samsung reports profit jump on smartphone, TV sales

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Thursday its operating profit for the last quarter jumped 46% from a year earlier driven by increased sales of smartphones and televisions as its bus...

South Korea: Samsung heirs donate art to pay off inheritance tax bill

Members of Samsung's founding family agreed Wednesday to donate approximately 23,000 works of art and 1 trillion won ($899 billion; €744 billion) for medical research to help pay off a massiv...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2021. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2, ...

Samsung scion Lee won't appeal prison sentence for bribery

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong will not appeal a court ruling that sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for bribing South Korea's then-president for business favors. ...