Jay Y Lee, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics (centre), wears a protective mask as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y Lee told a Seoul court on Wednesday he would “make a new Samsung” in the final hearing of a trial that will de(...)

Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee is escorted as he leaves the Seoul central district court after   a retrial was ordered over bribery charges. Photograph: Getty Images

South Korea’s highest court ordered the retrial of Samsung vice chairman Jay Y Lee over bribery charges, reviving legal uncertainty around the country(...)

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye   is escorted to a courtroom to stand trial on alleged bribery, abuse of power and leaks of government secrets, in Seoul, South Korea, in  August 2017. Photograph: EPA

A South Korean court has raised Park Geun-hye’s sentence by one year to 25 years, after prosecutors sought a tougher sentence for the former president(...)

Park Yu-ha, a professor at Sejong University, speaks to reporters outside  Seoul High Court today  after being  found  guilty of defaming former “comfort women”. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

A court in Seoul has convicted a history professor on charges of defaming victims of wartime sex slavery, known as “comfort women”, by saying not all (...)