[Graphic News] Impeachment vote: Will it pass crucial threshold of 200?

South Korea’s parliament will vote Friday on whether to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a scandal that has plunged the country into turmoil. Park‘s liberal foes control 172 votes, 28 shy of the 200, or two-thirds of the 300...

Korean court fines woman for violating anti-graft law

A local court on Thursday ordered a 55-year-old woman to pay 90,000 won ($77) for giving rice cakes to a police officer in the first ruling made after the implementation of a much-debated anti-graft law.The Chuncheon District Cour...

[Newsmaker] What will impeachment vote be like?

Friday’s parliamentary vote on whether or not to impeach President Park Geun-hye is unlikely to involve a filibuster or physical brawls among rivalling lawmakers. According to the National Assembly on Thursday, no lawmakers have ...

Opposition plans revision to close parliamentary subpoena loophole

Opposition lawmakers on Thursday proposed legal revisions to close loopholes that allowed a former aide of President Park Geun-hye to evade a parliamentary summons.Woo Byung-woo, the former secretary for civil affairs is subject t...

Civic groups gear up for impeachment vote

While the historic vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye gets underway inside the National Assembly on Friday, citizens will be holding a sit-in outside the parliamentary building to ramp up pressure on politicians to oust Park....

Revisiting Roh Moo-hyun impeachment

Twelve years ago, South Korea’s parliament impeached the president only to face unforeseen consequences: an overwhelming outpouring of public anger. The president was the now deceased Roh Moo-hyun. Key players in the 2004 parliam...

Park to fight on, even if impeached

Even if the impeachment motion is approved Friday, the nation’s fight to bring an end to the Park Geun-hye presidency would still face a rough ride, with a lengthy legal battle expected at the Constitutional Court. The motion’s ...

Loyalists pin hope on possible 'shy Park' votes

With a day remaining to the crucial vote on President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment, the ruling Saenuri Party’s pro-president faction alluded Thursday that there could be a considerable number of undecided lawmakers who will event...

Opposition threatens to quit if vote fails

South Korea’s parliament will decide Friday whether to impeach President Park Geun-hye, with opposition lawmakers threatening to quit en masse if the vote fails. In their full-fledged efforts to push to remove Park from office, t...

Parliament sets Park's impeachment vote for Friday

South Korea's National Assembly on Thursday officially set the date for the vote on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye who is at the center of the corruption scandal rocking the country.The anonymous vote will take place o...

S. Korea's population likely to start shrinking in 2032

South Korea's population is expected to start contracting in 2032 amid widespread concerns that the country's chronic low birthrate and aging citizens will undermine growth potential, a government report showed Wednesday.According...

S. Korea unveils list of submarine components banned from shipment to N. Korea

South Korea Thursday unveiled a list of 60 submarine components that will be banned from being shipped to North Korea as part of efforts to curb the reclusive country's drive to develop weapons of mass destruction.The items on the...

[BREAKING] Car crashes into presidential office, one police officer injured

A 27-year-old female driver plowed through a security post at Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday morning, injuring one police officer. The collision happened at 9:50 a.m., when a white Kia K3 vehicle crashed through the main security post...

F-15K pilot named Air Force's Top Gun

A pilot flying the F-15K fighter jet has been tapped as the South Korean Air Force's Top Gun this year by displaying stellar performance at the air-to-ground strike competition during the annual aerial shooting championships.Maj. ...

N. Korea building 8th runway exclusively for Kim Jong-un: report

North Korea is building another runway exclusively for its leader Kim Jong-un in the North's South Pyongan Province, a US-based broadcaster said Thursday.Curtis Melvin, a researcher at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins Unive...