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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

If Moon Jae-in reverses policy on the deployment of THAAD missile defence system, it will place him at odds with United States, South Korea’s biggest ally.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S. Deploys THAAD in South Korea After Defiant Pyongyang’s Four Ballistic Missiles Test

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S. Deploys THAAD in South Korea After Defiant Pyongyang’s Four Ballistic Missiles Test

China objects to the THAAD deployment, saying its territory is the target of the system’s far-reaching radar. South Korea and the United States have said the missile system is aimed only at curbing North Korean provocations.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

“The government will ensure that all the humanitarian and developmental organizations have unimpeded access to the needy population across the country,” Kiir said in a speech to parliament.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Jim Mattis Visits Seoul

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Jim Mattis Visits Seoul

Mattis, in his first trip abroad as Pentagon chief, vowed to strengthen ties in talks with South Korean Prime Minister and acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘THAAD Deployment Appropriate’: Ban Ki-moon

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘THAAD Deployment Appropriate’: Ban Ki-moon

Since the reality is the Korean peninsula is in a quasi-war-like state, such action made by the government is appropriate,” Ban Ki-moon said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Relatives’ US Bribery Case Rains On Ban Ki-moon

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Relatives’ US Bribery Case Rains On Ban Ki-moon

Lee Do-woon, Ban’s spokesman, was quick to distance Ban from an indictment filed against Ban’s younger brother and his nephew in a Manhattan federal court.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: South Koreans Demand Park Geun-hye’s Removal

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: South Koreans Demand Park Geun-hye’s Removal

Large crowds of South Koreans gathered to demand the ouster of impeached Park Geun-hye, who’s determined to restore her powers through a court trial.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Choi Soon-sil Probe Takes Center Stage

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Choi Soon-sil Probe Takes Center Stage

Choi Soon-sil will be questioned on charges of bribery and transferring embezzled assets abroad, Lee told a briefing.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Park Geun-hye Officially Impeached

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Park Geun-hye Officially Impeached

“I’d like to say that I’m deeply sorry to the people because my negligence and lack of virtue,” impeached President Park Geun-hye said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Parliament Introduces Bill To Impeach Park Geun-hye

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Parliament Introduces Bill To Impeach Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal. Parliament is expected to vote on Friday in favour of

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Prosecutors Say Park Geun-hye Accomplice In Corruption Scandal

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Prosecutors Say Park Geun-hye Accomplice In Corruption Scandal

Park Geun-hye’s lawyer Yoo Yeong-ha rejected the assertion she was involved, calling it an imagination and saying prosecutors have built a house of fantasy.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Park Geun-hye Faces Prosecutors

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Park Geun-hye Faces Prosecutors

“It’s correct we’re planning to question the President Park Geun-hye but the date is undecided,” an official at the prosecutors’ office said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITCS: Park Geun-hye Biography And Profile

SOUTH KOREA POLITCS: Park Geun-hye Biography And Profile

Park Geun-hye was born on February 2, 1952, in Daegu, in the North Gyeongsang Province of South Korea. Read Park Geun-hye Biography and Profile.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Protesters Call Park Geun-hye To Quit

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Protesters Call Park Geun-hye To Quit

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has pledged to cooperate with prosecutors in an investigation.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Park Geun-hye Says Her ‘Heart Breaking’

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Park Geun-hye Says Her ‘Heart Breaking’

“It is hard to forgive myself and sleep at night with feelings of sorrow,” South Korean President Park Geun-hye, 64, said, her voice trembling.

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SOUTH KOREA: Choi Soon-sil Arrested At Center Of Park Geun-hye Crisis

SOUTH KOREA: Choi Soon-sil Arrested At Center Of Park Geun-hye Crisis

Choi Soon-sil, 60, arrived at the prosecutor’s office in handcuffs and a surgical mask and wearing a dark coat, escorted by correctional officers.

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SOUTH KOREA: Park Geun-hye Changes Key Aides

SOUTH KOREA: Park Geun-hye Changes Key Aides

South Korean President Park Geun-hye accepted the resignations tendered by her three closest aides — Jeong Ho-seong, Lee Jae-man and Ahn Bong-geun.

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SOUTH KOREA: Protesters To Park Geun-hye: ‘Step Down’ Over Scandal

SOUTH KOREA: Protesters To Park Geun-hye: ‘Step Down’ Over Scandal

President Park Geun-hye is the latest South Korean leader to be embroiled in scandal involving family or friends.

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