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Park lawyers call court ‘biased’

President Park Geun-hye’s defense team Wednesday waged an all-out war against the Constitutional Court, calling it “biased” and even demanding the removal of one of its justices for “taking sides”...

Updated : 2017.02.22 18:51

Doctor makes confession about Park’s secret treatment

The special prosecutor’s team investigating President Park Geun-hye has reportedly secured testimonies that the president secretly received fillers and Botox injections to improve her appearance. In ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 18:28

Woo may be indicted without arrest

President Park Geun-hye’s former aide Woo Byung-woo has avoided being arrested, but that does not mean his legal struggles are over. Special counsel Park Young-soo looks likely to indict the former e...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:10

Jailed Samsung heir questioned again in corruption probe

Special prosecutors on Wednesday questioned Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Samsung Group, for the third time since he was arrested over bribery allegations in connection with a corruption scanda...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:01

Korea's childbirths drop to record low in 2016

Childbirths in South Korea dropped to a record low last year despite decade-long efforts to tackle the country's chronically low birthrate, a report showed Wednesday.The number of babies born in 2016 ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 12:06

Prison term sought for Hanwha chief's son over assault while intoxicated

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday sought a one-year jail term for the youngest son of Hanwha Group Chairman Kim Seung-youn for assaulting bar employees and resisting arrest while under the influen...

Updated : 2017.02.22 11:35

S. Korea dismisses NK diplomat's remarks as 'groundless'

South Korea on Wednesday dismissed as "groundless" a North Korean diplomat's claim that South Korea and Malaysia are colluding in the process of a probe into the recent murder of the half brother of t...

Updated : 2017.02.22 10:57

[Urgent] Court denies warrant for Woo Byung-woo

The Seoul Central District Court on Wednesday rejected the independent counsel's proposal to issue an arrest warrant for Woo Byung-woo, a former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs.(khnews@heraldcorp.com)

Updated : 2017.02.22 01:35

Denmark defers decision on extradition of daughter of woman at center of scandal

AALBORG, Denmark (Yonhap) -- The Danish prosecution on Tuesday deferred a decision over whether to repatriate the daughter of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s close confidante at the center of ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 20:43

Woo becomes target of investigation

With just one week to go until the Feb. 28 deadline of its investigation, the independent counsel is pursuing Woo Byung-woo, President Park Geun-hye’s former aide who is said to have wielded influenc...

Updated : 2017.02.21 18:12

Students, parents rally against state-authored history textbooks

Dozens of students and parents rallied at a high school in this southeastern city Tuesday for two consecutive days in protest against its adoption of state-authored history textbooks.Munmyeong High Sc...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:43

2 arrested on charges of ATM theft

Police said Tuesday they have arrested two employees of a security company in connection with stealing cash from ATMs at an outlet of a discount store chain last week.The heist occurred at the Costco ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:41

Samsung's leadership vaccum won't affect PyeongChang's Olympic preps: top organizer

Samsung Group's sponsoring of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea won't be affected by the current leadership vacuum at the conglomerate, the competition's chief organizer said Tuesday.Samsung is ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 14:09

Samsung chief likely to miss board meeting of EXOR in April

Samsung Group's de facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, is likely to skip a board meeting of EXOR, the top investor in Fiat Chrysler, in April as he was arrested over an alleged role in the presidential influe...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:04

Koreans' overseas card spending hits record high last year

Overseas card spending by South Koreans hit a record high last year due to increased outbound travelers, the central bank said Tuesday.Overseas card spending amounted to $14.3 billion in 2016, up 7.8 ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 10:02