In a departure from the leniency typically given South Korean big businesses, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, the country's most valuable company, in an influence-peddling scandal that has toppled the country's president. Lee Jae-yong,...
Prosecutors requested the arrest Monday of the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea's biggest company, on bribery and other charges in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of the country's president.
Lee Jae-yong is accused of bribery related to the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.
Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung, is accused of ordering large donations to the family of President Park Geun-hye's confidante and two foundations.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors request arrest of Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong as bribery suspect in South Korea influence-peddling scandal.
South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted the head of the country's National Pension Service, as investigators tightened their focus on a 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates that has pulled the Samsung conglomerate's heir apparent into a wide-ranging political corruption scandal.
The signing of a contract which would determine the location of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea could be delayed, Seoul's defense ministry said on Monday, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday indicted National Pension Service (NPS) Chairman Moon Hyung-pyo on charges of abuse of power and giving false testimony.
South Korea's former opposition party leader Moon Jae-in maintained his lead in a opinion poll for presidential favorites, while former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tightened the gap in second place, a Realmeter survey requested by Maeil Business Newspaper showed on Monday.
Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Samsung C&T Corp were steady in early trade on Monday, ahead of a South Korean special prosecutor's decision on whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group's leader.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said on Sunday it is appropriate for the country to be the site of a U.S. anti-missile system that is due to be deployed later this year.
South Korea's special prosecutor on Sunday delayed a decision on whether or not to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee, who was questioned on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling investigation.
State media say Beijing and Moscow will respond to America's planned THAAD defense radar system
South Korea's foreign minister said on Friday that placing a statue outside a Japanese consulate of a girl symbolizing Koreans forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels was "inappropriate".
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon polled second in a survey of South Korean presidential favorites released on Friday, 11 percentage points behind former opposition leader Moon Jae-in, who led the Gallup Korea poll at 31 percent.
South Korea's special prosecutors' office said on Friday it will decide "soon" whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee, who was questioned for more than 22 hours over suspicions including bribery.
South Korean special prosecutor's office is considering whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee amid a probe into an influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.
Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee will leave the South Korean special prosecutor's office shortly on Friday morning after being questioned for more than 20 hours on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap News Agency reported.
A blacklist by President Park Geun-hye's government affected more than 9,000 artists, reports say, leading to introspection about the country's authoritarian past.
Former U.N. chief hopes to succeed impeached president but faces an increasingly rocky political landscape and insurgent rivals.
Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee on Thursday arrived at the South Korean special prosecutor's office for questioning over bribery suspicions as part of a widening political scandal that may permanently unseat President Park Geun-hye.
South Korea is in the throes of a bird flu outbreak has asked the United States to ship it shell eggs, marking the first time the Asian country has sought to buy large quantities of fresh U.S. eggs. The demand is good for a U.S. egg industry that's awash in the product, having replenished...
The demand is good for a U.S. egg industry that's awash in the product, having replenished its flocks after the 2015 bird flu outbreak and ending up with an oversupply that sent domestic prices to industry lows — about 79 cents a dozen earlier this month. The agreement to export shell eggs was announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which kept prices from sliding further,...
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung vice chair, will face questions over allegations the S. Korean electronics giant bribed president's pal for favors
A South Korean political vacuum and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's concerns about his conservative political base have rekindled a feud over wartime history, just as tension over North Korea makes cooperation between the U.S. allies as vital as ever.
A South Korean special prosecutor's office on Wednesday said it had summoned Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] leader Jay Y. Lee as a suspect in a widening influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.
South Korean Buddhist monk self-immolated to protest agreement reached by his country and Japan on "comfort women"
The European Union hopes toseal commercial data transfer deals with Japan and South Koreato boost business ties, and plans to tackle barriers to the freeflow of data within the bloc.
South Korea's special prosecution office said on Tuesday it had not yet decided whether to seek arrest warrants for two Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] executives as part of a widening investigation into the political scandal threatening President Park Geun-hye.
The United States has reached an agreement that is expected to open the door for its first-ever exports of shell eggs to South Korea, as the North Asian country labors through its worst outbreak of bird flu in history, U.S. government and industry officials said on Friday.
South Korean Mayor Lee Jae-myung, who favors reaching out to North Korea and confronting the U.S., has emerged as a serious contender to lead the country.
The statue, commemorating Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II, was installed by activists last week near Japan's consulate in the city of Busan.
Japan is recalling its ambassador to South Korea, the latest sign that relations between two of the strongest U.S. allies in the Pacific have fallen back into acrimony after a landmark deal in December 2015.
Japan has recalled two top diplomats from South Korea over a controversial statue erected outside its consulate in the South Korean city of Busan.
The iPhone maker is said to be planning its first retail outlet just blocks from Samsung's headquarters in Seoul.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden it was important for Japan and South Korea to carry out their agreement on the issue of "comfort women", the Japanese government said in a statement on Friday.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is recalling its ambassador to South Korea in response to the placing of a comfort-woman statue in front of its consulate in the Korean city of Busan.
A South Korean court convicted on Friday a former head of the local unit of the British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) over the sale of humidifier sterilizers linked to deadly lung injuries, sentencing him to seven years in prison, Yonhap news agency said.
Japan has suspended talks on a forex swap arrangement with South Korea over a statue commemorating women forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels during World War Two, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday.
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it was planning to open a retail store in South Korea, its first in the country that is home to its smartphone archrival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS).
"Socrates was put to death, and Jesus crucified, in mob trials," the lawyer, Seo Seok-gu, told the Constitutional Court, denouncing the National Assembly's vote to impeach Park and criticizing local news coverage of the corruption scandal that has engulfed her in recent months. The National Assembly, South Korea's legislature, has accused Park of conspiring with a longtime friend and confidant...
China is suspected to be taking indirect action against South Korea's decision last year to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system, South Korea's finance minister said.
An attorney for Park Geun-hye compared her trial with those of Christ and Socrates, warning against "so-called majority opinion instigated through demagogy."
The South Korean court that will rule on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye has only one precedent and little in the law books to go by, and several legal experts said it will have wide discretion in deciding if she is fit to remain in office.
The friend of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the center of a corruption scandal told a court on Thursday that she faces "much unfairness" and again denied criminal charges against her.
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