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December, 6, 2016

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South Korea's main opposition party voted Monday to seek the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye after prosecutors named her a criminal suspect in a snowballing corruption case.
 
South Korean prosecutors said Sunday that they believe President Park Geun-hye conspired in criminal activities of a confidante who allegedly exploited her presidential ties to amass an illicit fortune -- a damning revelation that may convince opposition parties to push for Park's impeachment.
 
S. Korea's Park colluded in corruption scandal: prosecutors
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye colluded with her close confidante in a major influence-peddling scandal that has engulfed her government, prosecutors said Sunday, as they laid out charges against the longtime ally and two former presidential aides.
 
Anti-corruption protests sweep Asia
Anti-corruption protests sweep Asia
 
Tens of thousands of protestors rallied in Seoul on Saturday, for the fourth in a weekly series of mass protests urging President Park Geun-yye to resign over a corruption scandal.
 
S. Korea passes law allowing probe of president
South Korea's parliament on Thursday passed a law that would allow a special prosecutor to investigate a corruption scandal threatening the presidency of Park Geun-hye.
 
Seoul falls silent for high-stakes college entrance test
South Korea fell silent Thursday with heavy trucks banned and businesses opening late as more than 600,000 students sat the high-stakes annual college entrance exam that could define their future in the ultra-competitive country.
 
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has hired a lawyer ahead of questioning by prosecutors over a snowballing political scandal that has engulfed her administration, her spokesman said Tuesday.
 
South Korean prosecutors on Monday questioned two former key presidential aides over allegations they helped a shadowy confidant of President Park Geun-hye meddle in state affairs and secretly visit her office.
 
South Korean prosecutors said Sunday they would question President Park Geun-hye this week over a snowballing corruption scandal involving a close friend that has triggered massive protests calling for her resignation.
 
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