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Park will not show up at final hearing: lawmaker

President Park Geun-hye is not likely to attend the Constitutional Court’s final hearing Monday, which means she would end her impeachment trial without her direct testimony, lawmakers said Sunday. ...

Updated : 2017.02.26 18:19

Acting president reviewing independent counsel probe extension request

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said Sunday that he is carefully reviewing the independent counsel's request to extend the probe into the scandal involving President Pa...

Updated : 2017.02.26 16:33

Park hasn't decided whether to appear at final impeachment hearing

President Park Geun-hye has yet to decide whether to appear at the final hearing of her impeachment trial slated for this week, her lawyers said Sunday.The Constitutional Court is set to hold the last...

Updated : 2017.02.26 15:39

Independent counsel seeks arrest warrant for presidential aide

Special prosecutors on Sunday sought an arrest warrant on a presidential aide who has allegedly been involved in assisting in the inappropriate medical treatment of President Park Geun-hye.Lee Young-s...

Updated : 2017.02.26 13:18

Acting President under fire over souvenir watches

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn took a hammering from opposition parties Friday for distributing souvenir wristwatches with his position inscribed as “acting president."Not only the...

Updated : 2017.02.24 17:28

Court dismisses talk of new justice amid impeachment trial

The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed reports that a new justice will be named to the bench next week, saying President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial will move forward within the set time f...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:37

Rightist presidential hopeful warns of consequences if Park impeachment confirmed

A potential presidential candidate of the ruling Liberty Korea Party on Friday joined a growing crowd of right-wingers who warn of consequences if the Constitutional Court makes a "populist" decision ...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:21

Moon continues to dominate opinion poll

Moon Jae-in of the main opposition Democratic Party remained unchallenged in a presidential opinion poll despite a slight fall, data showed Friday. In the survey conducted this week by Gallup Korea, M...

Updated : 2017.02.24 12:59

Main opposition urges PM to give independent counsel more time

South Korea's main opposition Democratic Party on Friday urged the acting president to extend the term of the independent counsel investigating a corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.O...

Updated : 2017.02.24 10:26

Presidential aide grilled over improper medical treatments received by Park

Special prosecutors on Friday questioned a presidential aide in connection to allegations that President Park Geun-hye received medical treatment from people without due safety checks, as they prepare...

Updated : 2017.02.24 10:22

What choices are left for Park?

As the Constitutional Court has set Monday for the final hearing for the historic impeachment trial of President Park Geun-hye, the embattled president seems to have only a few options left to save he...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:29

Special probe faces end of tenure, with no extension

Efforts to extend the ongoing special investigation into President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal were effectively thwarted Thursday.Having failed to put the extension to a parliamentary vote, op...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:23

Aide dismisses rumors about Park's voluntary resignation

The presidential office on Thursday dismissed growing rumors that President Park Geun-hye may opt to step down before the Constitutional Court rules on her impeachment in an apparent bid to shun the prosecution over a corruption scandal."(The presidential office) has never weighed (the pos...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:08

Moon widens gap with An in polls

Moon Jae-in, the opposition front-runner in the upcoming presidential race, on Thursday extended his lead in the polls as the support rating for runner-up rival An Hee-jung edged down following a spat...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:46

Special prosecutors to arrest presidential aide over scandal

Special prosecutors in Seoul are attempting to arrest an incumbent presidential aide in connection with allegations President Park Geun-hye received medical treatments from those without due safety ch...

Updated : 2017.02.23 16:19