A lawyer for the jailed woman at the center of the biggest South Korean political scandal in decades said Thursday that prosecutors threatened to "annihilate" her family and used other abusive language during questioning.
The highest-level North Korean diplomat ever to defect to South Korea says he decided to flee because he didn't want to see his children living "miserable" lives.
If there was to be a trade war between the United States and China, it would be a disaster for the world, with Taiwan and South Korea among the hardest-hit, a Taiwanese business leader said on Tuesday.
North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities are accelerating at an "unprecedented" pace, the South's acting president said Monday, urging the swift deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that has infuriated Beijing.
South Korea's ruling party is to change its name for the second time in five years, it said Monday, as it seeks to dissociate itself from the corruption scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye.
Tens of thousands of protestors braved icy weather and slippery roads for a rally in Seoul Saturday, demanding impeached President Park Geun-hye's removal and the Samsung heir's arrest for corruption.1 Comment
A man uses an umbrella to take shelter from the snow near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul on Friday, Jan. 20.
A South Korean court on Thursday refused to authorize the arrest of the heir to the Samsung business empire, in a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye.
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.
A request by South Korean prosecutors to arrest Lee Jae-yong, the 48-year-old vice chairman and de facto leader of Samsung Electronics, has added to the troubles for the country's most valuable company after a spate of recalls last year.