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South Korea Votes After Scandal Jails Ex-President

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.09.2017 | World

South Koreans headed to voting stations on Tuesday to elect a new leader, with a potential record turnout suggesting voters are eager to move on from ...

South Korea's New President Will Face Challenges From All Directions

The Conversation Global | Posted 05.08.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Eunjung Lim, Johns Hopkins University On May 9, South Koreans will vote for their next president. Whoever wins the election will have to face seriou...

Prosecutors Charge Ousted South Korean Leader With Bribery

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 04.17.2017 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors on Monday charged ousted president Park Geun-hye and Lotte Group chairman Shin Dong-bin with bribery in the...

South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.27.2017 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors said on Monday they will seek an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-hye, which would see her hel...

South Korea To Hold Election In May To Replace Impeached Leader

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.15.2017 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it will hold an election on May 9 to choose a successor for former President Park Geun-hye, who was re...

Of Course The Professor Crashed By Kids On Live TV Is Now An Amazing Meme

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.11.2017 | Weird News

It was only a matter of time. The professor whose live BBC interview was crashed by his kids is now the internet’s newest meme. If you don’t know ...

South Korean Protester Dies After Suffering Injury At Anti-Impeachment Rally

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.10.2017 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean protester who was injured at a rally on Friday against the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye died in hospital, t...

South Korean Court Throws President Park Out Of Office Over Scandal

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2017 | World

SEOUL, March 10 (Reuters) - South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving ...

Former South Korean Culture Minister Indicted On Corruption Charges

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.07.2017 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s special prosecutor has indicted a former culture minister and a former top aide to President Park Geun-hye on charge...

Donald Trump Channels the Left in South Korea: Engage the North and Bring U.S. Troops Home

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.02.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

South Korea's political convulsions seem likely to deliver a new president sooner rather than later. Elections are scheduled for December, but if the ...

A Bad Moon Rising over Korea

Rachael Willis | Posted 12.21.2016 | World
Rachael Willis

Cheonggye Plaza protest via Teddy Cross on Flickr Since news first broke about Park Geun-Hye's influence peddling scandal in October, overwhelming po...

President-Elect Donald Trump Should Finish What Candidate Trump Started: Kick South Korea Off Of U.S. Defense Dole

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Candidate Donald Trump did the seeming impossible: get elected president while speaking truths that shocked establishment policymakers. Such as criticizing the defense dole for South Korea, one of Washington, D.C.'s, most sacred sacred cows.

News Roundup for December 9, 2016

Outspeak | Posted 12.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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South Korea's National Assembly Votes To Impeach President Park Geun-Hye

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.09.2016 | World

South Korea’s national assembly voted on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, escalating the country’s enormous political scandal and potent...

Abe Faces Diplomatic Challenges Amid Uncertainties Surrounding S. Korea, U.S, China And Russia

AsiaToday | Posted 11.30.2016 | World

[Source: AP, Yonhap News] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces some diplomatic challenges. Abe's diplomacy fa...

South Korea's Park Asks Parliament To Decide How She Can Quit

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday asked parliament to decide how and when she can give up power over an influence-peddling scandal, taki...

Candlelight and Youth Politics are Leading Democracy

AsiaToday | Posted 11.28.2016 | World

[A protester holds up a candle at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul on Nov. 12, while attending a rally calling for President Park Geun-hye's resignation./ ...

South Korean Political Crisis Hits President's Approval Rating, Consumer Confidence

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.25.2016 | World

SEOUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating fell to 4 percent amid a deepening political crisis, marking an all...

Thousands Demonstrate Against South Korea's President

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 11.19.2016 | World

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday in the fourth straight weekend of protest against embattled President ...

South Korea Endgame Could See Park Geun-Hye Exiting Presidency In Disgrace

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.15.2016 | World

SEOUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces mounting calls to step down over a political scandal amid indications that parlia...

#FredinChina: Thousands of protesters call for South Korea's president to resign after scandal

Fred Raillard | Posted 11.07.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands...

Tens Of Thousands Of South Koreans Protest To Demand President's Resignation

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 11.05.2016 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of South Koreans protested in central Seoul on Saturday in one the largest demonstrations in the country’s capit...

North Korea's Largest Nuclear Test Draws Global Condemnation

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead o...

Asia's Newest Generation of Female Leaders

Rachael Willis | Posted 08.16.2016 | World
Rachael Willis

The presidential nomination of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received extraordinary attention across the globe. That heightened awareness has brought into focus how well other women - particularly in Asia - have done in terms of rising to political leadership.

The G20 Hangzhou Summit to be Held on Sept. 4-5

AsiaToday | Posted 08.16.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - The G20 summit, which will focus on economic cooperation among member countries, will be held in H...