Lee Jae Yong

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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong (centre), vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arriving in court for a hearing to review the issuing of his arrest warrant on June 8th. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je / AFP via Getty

South Korean prosecutors have indicted Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung, on charges of stock manipulation relating to the controversial 2015(...)

Samsung Electronics has projected a fifth straight quarterly decline in profit but that guidance was better than expectations, with analysts forecasti(...)

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye (left) arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul in August 2017. File photograph: AP

South Korea’s disgraced ex-president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison and fined 18 billion won (€13.8 million) after a deep corr(...)

  Kwon Oh-Hyun, co-chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics  , speaks during the company’s annual general meeting at the Seocho office building in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Reuters

The chairman of Samsung Electronics’ board of directors and one of the company’s three chief executive officers says he will resign next year. Kwon(...)

Choi Soon-sil arriving at a court in Seoul, South Korea on Friday where she received a three-year jail sentence. Photograph: Park Ji-hye/News1 via Reuters

Choi Soon-sil, a close friend and confidante of South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail for using corr(...)

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s trial could last six months. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP photo

South Korea’s former president Park Geun-hye has been formally charged with bribery and abuse of power, setting the stage for a trial that could poten(...)

 Supporters of South Korea’s former president Park Geun-Hye clash with police outside her home as she leaves for a hearing, to decide whether she should be arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, in Seoul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A South Korean court on Friday approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, the country’s first democratically elected leader to be th(...)

A newspaper reporting about impeached President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea on Friday. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

South Korea’s constitutional court has expelled President Park Geun-hye from office after a graft scandal involving the country’s mighty “chaebol” ind(...)

Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong in his car at the Seoul central district court in the South Korean capital on Friday.

Samsung’s de-facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, has been arrested for bribery, embezzlement and perjury in connection with the country’s corruption scandal, (...)