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South Korea's President Park faces crucial week amid impeachment push


SEOUL South Korea's embattled President Park Geun-hye faces a pivotal week, with an effort to impeach her gaining support from within her own party and the heads of the country's biggest business groups set to give testimony to a parliamentary committee.

Slogans, placards and food: South Korean protests a boon for restaurants

SEOUL As protesters march through Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, the center stage of huge weekly demonstrations calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down, nearby restaurants hustle to prepare for a busy night. | Video

World, Dec 04 2016

South Koreans march close to presidential Blue House demanding Park resign

SEOUL Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans rallied in Seoul on Saturday in the sixth straight weekend of protests demanding the resignation of scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye that took them closer than ever to the presidential Blue House. | Video

World, Dec 03 2016

As South Korean president lawyers up, she turns to her 'Bulletproof Vest'

SEOUL When South Korean President Park Geun-hye turned to a lawyer known as her "Bulletproof Vest" to defend her in a corruption case that could lead to impeachment and criminal prosecution, she may have had little choice.

World, Dec 02 2016

SK Holdings submits initial bid for Goldman-backed Daesung Gases

SEOUL SK Holdings Co said it submitted a non-binding bid to buy South Korea's second-biggest producer of industrial gases that has been put up for sale by Goldman Sachs and others, in a deal a source said could be valued at around $2 billion.

Deals, Dec 02 2016

South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea and Japan said on Friday they would impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, following a fresh U.N. Security Council resolution imposed on the reclusive country this week.

South Korea's scandal-tainted Park to face impeachment vote next week

SEOUL South Korean opposition parties said on Friday they will hold a parliamentary impeachment vote on scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye next week, while her own party remains undecided on whether to force her out of office.

World, Dec 01 2016

Fire and loathing in former stronghold of South Korea's Park

DAEGU, South Korea Hours after South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to step down over a corruption scandal that has left her struggling for political survival, a fire destroyed a sprawling century-old market in her hometown, just blocks from where she was born.

World, Dec 01 2016

South Korean opposition differs on Park impeachment with no end to crisis in sight

SEOUL South Korean opposition parties differed on Thursday on when to bring an impeachment motion against scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye and were far apart from her conservative party on her offer to quit.

World, Dec 01 2016

South Korea opposition rejects Park's offer to quit, pushes impeachment

SEOUL South Korean opposition parties vowed on Wednesday to push ahead to try to impeach President Park Geun-hye amid a growing influence-peddling scandal, rejecting her offer to resign, and called on members of her Saenuri Party to join them. | Video

World, Nov 30 2016

Italy's Renzi vows to resign after crushing referendum defeat

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil. | Video