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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.
 
Massive rally tells South Korea president to quit
Pressure on South Korea's scandal-hit president to resign escalated sharply Saturday, with organizers claiming a million-strong turnout at one of the largest -- and loudest -- anti-government protests the country has ever witnessed.
 
Hyundai boss quizzed in S. Korea scandal probe: report
South Korean prosecutors investigating a corruption scandal engulfing President Park-Geun Hye quizzed the head of Hyundai, the world's fifth largest automaker, a report said Sunday.
 
Microbreweries set out to reinvent  traditional liquors in South Korea
Before the colonial Japanese government imposed its liquor tax law here in 1909, the country's alcohol scene was varied and vibrant, with local breweries concocting their own beverages.
 
Trump promises military support: S. Korea media
South Korean media say U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to maintain a strong U.S. military readiness to help guard against any aggression from North Korea.
 
North Korea on Thursday warned the incoming Donald Trump administration will have to acknowledge it as a nuclear state, as the South said the maverick billionaire had pledged to protect it.
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The snowballing corruption scandal engulfing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is affecting preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics, with sponsors wary the event might be tainted by the fallout, officials said Thursday.
 
South Korean opposition parties on Wednesday rejected President Park Geun-Hye's offer to share power to overcome a crippling crisis, calling in effect for a caretaker government.
 
Opposition rejects S. Korea president's crisis remedy
South Korean opposition parties on Wednesday rejected President Park Geun-Hye's offer to share power to overcome a crippling crisis, calling in effect for a caretaker government.
 
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