South Korean opposition vows justice as Park prepares Blue House exit

By Suyeong Lee and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, Mar 12 : The South Korean politician likely to emerge as the next president promised justice and common sense on Sunday as workers renovated the home of ousted leader Park Geun-hye to prepare for her departure from the presidential Blue House. The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to […]

S Korea struggles to retaliate in missile spat with China

By Cynthia Kim and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, Mar 9 : South Korean firms have had a torrid time in China since Seoul dismissed Chinese objections and approved a new missile defence system, but for all the discriminatory tactics Korean firms say they are victims of, there is little Seoul can do to retaliate. South Korea […]

Samsung Group chief denies all charges as “trial of the century” begins

By Suyeong Lee SEOUL, Mar 9 : The head of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, denies all charges against him, his lawyer said on Thursday, at the start of what the special prosecutor said could be the “trial of the century” amid a political scandal that has rocked the country. Lee has been […]

Scandal, gaffes mar ex-UN chief’s presidential prospects in SKorea

By Nataly Pak and Nick Macfie SEOUL, Jan 24 : It has been an inauspicious return to crisis-plagued South Korea for former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, once the odds-on favourite to be the next president, who has been ensnared in a family corruption scandal and struggled with a sceptical press. Ban, 72, has been unable […]