Court found Choi Soon-sil guilty of obstruction of duty by using her ties to ex-President Park to put pressure on a university to give favors.
SNEAKY SNAPPER: The crashed drone had apparently taken 551 photos over South Korean territory.
A suspected North Korean drone photographed a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
Former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman said Tuesday that he is "just trying to open a door" by going to North Korea in his first visit since President Donald Trump took office.
South Korea's former health minister was convicted on Thursday of pressuring the country's pension fund to support a controversial Samsung merger, in one of the first rulings on key players in the corruption scandals that ensnared the country's ousted president and Samsung's heir.
South Korea will suspend any further deployment of a controversial U.S. missile defense system until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-in is finished, his office said Wednesday.
North Korea fired several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's military said, a continuation of weapons tests that have rattled Washington and the North's neighbors as Pyongyang seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States.
South Korea has imposed a temporary nationwide ban on poultry transportation as it struggles to contain a fresh outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 virus, which has led to the slaughter of some 190,000 birds.
South Korea launched on Monday a US$10 billion stimulus package to create jobs and bolster welfare programs in the country faced with slow growth and ageing population.
The equestrian daughter of South Korea's "Rasputin", whose lavish lifestyle in Europe was allegedly funded by millions of dollars in bribes, returned home Wednesday to face questioning by prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that has rocked the country.