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South Korea's disgraced Park leaves Blue House, says truth will out

SEOUL: Disgraced South Korean leader Park Geun-hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday, two days after a court dismissed her over a corruption scandal, facing life as a private citizen and the possibility of jail. Park struck a defiant tone upon arriving at her private home in the Gangnam district of the capital, Seoul,… Read More »

Trump, South Korea's Hwang agree to strengthen defences against North Korea – White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn agreed to take steps to strengthen joint defence capabilities to defend against North Korea’s nuclear threat, the White House said on Sunday after a telephone call between the two leaders. “President Trump reiterated our ironclad commitment to defend (South Korea), including through the… Read More »

South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally

SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced mounting pressure to step down on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital to protest allegations that she let a friend meddle in state affairs. Saturday’s rally in downtown Seoul was the largest so far in a crisis engulfing Park, 64, and organizers said… Read More »

S Korea's swim team manager quits over hidden camera scandal: Report

SEOUL: The manager of South Korea’s national swimming team has resigned as an investigation continues into a scandal involving the alleged installation of hidden cameras in the female dressing room of a swimming pool, the national federation said on Wednesday (Aug 31). “As manager that leads the team, I deeply feel responsible that such (a)… Read More »