A lawyer for South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, prays before the opening of her impeachment trial at the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/AFP/Getty Images

Jay Y Lee, the heir apparent to the Samsung empire, was trying to push through a corporate merger seen as critical to his plans to succeed his father (...)

The chairmen of eight major South Korean companies, including LG Group, Samsung Group, Hanjin Group and Hyundai Motor Group attend a parliamentary hearing into a scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye

South Korean corporate chiefs told a parliamentary panel on Tuesday that they were not seeking favours when they made contributions to two foundations(...)