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  • Park scandal forcing rethink of cozy public-private ties - Nikkei Asian Review

    Park scandal forcing rethink of cozy public-private ties - Nikkei Asian Review;

    SEOUL -- The conglomerates known as chaebol are taking a second look at their historically close relationship with the South Korean government as prosecutors home in on arrested ex-President Park Geun-hye's ties to the Samsung group. Park wore a stiff ...and more »

  • Park Geun Hye: From president to prisoner - in just three weeks - The Straits Times

    Park Geun Hye: From president to prisoner - in just three weeks - The Straits Times;

    SEOUL • In just three weeks, South Korea's first female president has moved from the country's highest seat of power to a jail cell. A judge yesterday ordered the arrest of Ms Park Geun Hye, who was ousted on March 10 for violating the Constitution and ...and more »

  • Former South Korea president arrested - JURIST

    Former South Korea president arrested - JURIST;

    [JURIST] The recently-impeached South Korea President Guen-Hye Park [BBC profile] was arrested Friday on charges of bribery, coercion, abuse of power, and leaking government secrets. Park may be facing an additional nine other charges and can be ...and more »

  • Park Geun-Hye Arrested, Was Korean Version of Clinton Foundation Involved? - The Inquisitr

    Park Geun-Hye Arrested, Was Korean Version of Clinton Foundation Involved? - The Inquisitr;

    Authorities arrested former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on corruption charges on Friday prompting some to draw parallels with the Clinton Foundation. Elected in 2013, Park was the first female leader of the country. By a vote of 234 to 56 ...and more »

  • Park Geun Hye just latest president to fall from grace - New Zealand Herald

    Park Geun Hye (centre) is driven to a detention centre in Uiwang after her arrest yesterday. Photo / AP. South Korean presidencies have a history of ending badly - the latest is that of Park Geun Hye, arrested yesterday in a corruption case that could ...and more »

  • Cheap Meals and a Mattress on the Floor: Life in Jail for Park Geun-hye - New York Times

    Cheap Meals and a Mattress on the Floor: Life in Jail for Park Geun-hye - New York Times;

    South Korea's ousted leader, Park Geun-hye, center, leaving Seoul Central District Court on Thursday. Ms. Park, who was jailed on Friday, now lives in a cell that is a far cry from her life at the presidential palace. Credit Pool photo by Ahn Young ...and more »

  • Deposed S. Korean president arrested - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over the corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find a successor. A convoy of ...and more »

  • Ousted South Korean leader goes from presidential palace to solitary cell - Toronto Star

    Ousted South Korean leader goes from presidential palace to solitary cell - Toronto Star;

    Ex-South Korea president Park Geun-hye was arrested after allegations of corruption and entered the Seoul Detention Center on Friday. Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrives at a detention centre after being arrested on charges ...and more »

  • Prisoner Park's life on the inside - Korea Times

    Prisoner Park's life on the inside - Korea Times;

    Whether seeking redemption or revenge, former President Park Geun-hye now has plenty of time to think about things in a tiny prison cell while waiting for her indictment. She became Korea's third leader to wear prisoners' garb after Seoul Central ...and more »

  • AP Explains: Park's fate and what happens next in S. Korea - San Francisco Chronicle

    AP Explains: Park's fate and what happens next in S. Korea - San Francisco Chronicle;

    FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. The arrest of South Korea's ...and more »