S. Korea protesters push for president's ouster - The Nation

SEOUL, Dec 24, 2016 - Tens of thousands of people, many in Santa Claus outfits, marched through the streets of Seoul Saturday calling for the immediate ouster of impeached President Park Geun-Hye. Parliament voted to impeach Park earlier this month ...

S. Koreans continue anti-Park rally on Christmas Eve - Yonhap News

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Yonhap) -- Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans continued their anti-President Park Geun-hye rallies for the ninth straight weekend Saturday, calling on the Constitutional Court to make a speedier decision on impeaching the president.

South Korea protesters pushing for Park ouster - Nigeria Today

Protesters attend a rally calling for the immediate removal of South Korea's impeached President Park Geun-Hye in downtown Seoul on December 24, 2016. Tens of thousands of people were expected to gather in Seoul on December 24 for a ninth straight ...

South Korean investigators summon Park Geun-hye's jailed friend - The Indian Express

In handcuffs, white prison clothes and a surgical mask, Choi Soon-sil was escorted into a southern Seoul office where investigators have been widening their inquiry into the scandal. By: AP | Seoul | Updated: December 24, 2016 4:27 pm. South Korea ...

S Korean President's Shadow Adviser Appears Before Prosecutors for Questioning - Sputnik International

Choi Soon-sil, a long-standing friend and a "shadow adviser" of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, appeared before special prosecutors to face interrogation over her alleged involvement in the corruption scandal, local media reported Saturday.

South Koreans to march against president on Christmas Eve - Asahi Shimbun

SEOUL--Large crowds of South Koreans were expected to march in the streets on Saturday, calling for the permanent removal of impeached President Park Geun-hye and extending the historically biggest protest movement in the country to Christmas Eve.

Protestors sing Christmas carols, demand Park's removal - The Korea Herald

Braving biting cold, large crowds of South Koreans gathered in central Seoul on Christmas Eve, protesting against impeached President Park Geun-hye and demanding the Constitutional Court promptly carry out her impeachment trial. Saturday's rally, the ...

South Koreans protest for ninth straight weekend for Park to step down - swissinfo.ch

People dressed in Santa's costumes attend a protest demanding South Korean President Park Geun-hye's resignation in Seoul, South Korea, December 24, 2016. The banner reads "Resign immediately, Arrest investigation". REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji.

Choi Soon-sil faces special probe - The Korea Herald

Choi Soon-sil, President Park Geun-hye's longtime friend who stands at the center of a massive influence-peddling and corruption scandal, appeared before special investigators Saturday to face questioning. Choi's prime charge is that she exerted ...

Justice ministry submits views on impeachment to court - Yonhap News

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's justice ministry said Saturday that it has submitted its views and legal opinions on the recent parliamentary vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye to the Constitutional Court. On Dec. 9, the National Assembly ...

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Dec. 24) - Yonhap News

Former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs Woo Byung-woo holds the key to opening the doors to the secrets behind the power abuse scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her friend, Choi Soon-sil, whose influence stretched from state ...

What Effect will Park's Impeachment have on Policies? - Mexico Star - Mexico Star

South Korean President Park Geun-hye awaits an uncertain political fate as her impeachment is adjudicated by the country's Constitutional Court. While an overwhelming number of South Koreans want her removed from office, it's unclear how these events ...

Independent counsel forms specialist team to investigate Choi Soon-sil's finances - The World On Arirang

Two specialists have been added to the independent counsel team investigating Choi Soon-sil and her alleged corruption and meddling in state affairs. Although there has been a great deal of speculation about Choi's financial assets, there has so far ...

Hark! The anti-Park masses will sing Saturday - Korea JoongAng Daily

Christmas Eve in downtown Seoul will be a political one as organizers of the Saturday anti-Park Geun-hye rallies announced they would hold yet another demonstration calling for the president to step down. But there will be Christmas carols ...

Independent Counsel Team to Set up Task Force to Probe Choi Soon-sil's Wealth - KBS WORLD Radio News

The independent counsel team probing the Choi Soon-sil scandal will set up a separate task force that will look into how Choi accumulated her wealth. The probe team, led by independent counsel Park Young-soo, announced on Friday that it decided to ...

Independent counsel creates special team to check Choi's wealth - Korea Times

The independent counsel team investigating the alleged corruption scandal centered on President Park Geun-hye said Friday that it has created a special team that will delve into the suspicious accumulation of wealth by her long-time friend Choi Soon-sil.

S.Korea's new conservative party to be launched mid-January - Daijiworld.com

Seoul, Dec 23 (IANS): A new conservative party in South Korea, which will be composed of defectors from the ruling Saenuri Party, will be launched mid-January, officials said on Friday. Representative Hwang Young-cheol of the Saenuri Party, who is one ...

Saenuri dissenters discuss creation of new party - The Korea Herald

A group of lawmakers who earlier vowed to leave the ruling Saenuri Party to set up a new camp held their first preparatory meeting Friday, setting details on follow-up measures. Around 35 lawmakers disgruntled with loyalists of President Park Geun-hye ...

Ex-Presidential Secretary Denies Role in Corruption - The Chosun Ilbo

Former presidential secretary Woo Byung-woo attends a National Assembly hearing in Seoul on Thursday. /Yonhap. Former presidential secretary Woo Byung-woo on Thursday came out of hiding to deny any involvement in the massive influence-peddling ...

Park probed over SK ferry sinking - Global Times

South Korea's scandal-hit president was asked to clarify the mystery surrounding her whereabouts at the time of a disastrous 2014 ferry sinking Thursday, as the Constitutional Court opened her impeachment hearing. Parliament voted to impeach Park ...