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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(...)

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(...)

South Korean president Park Geun-hye is to be permanently removed from office. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea has been formally removed from office after the country’s constitutional court unanimously upheld the parliamen(...)

 Protesters wearing cut-outs of South Korean president park Geun-hye (R) and Choi Soon-sil attend a protest denouncing Park over a recent influence-peddling scandal in central Seoul, South Korea last month. Photograph: Reuters

South Korea’s political crisis is deepening after prosecutors accused President Park Geun-hye of collusion in a corruption and influence-peddling case(...)

 Choi Soon-sil, who is alleged of having meddled in state affairs and peddled influence on various state projects by exploiting her friendship with South Korean president Park Geun-hye,  arrives for questioning in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Jung Ui-chel/EPA

A close friend and confidante of South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye has been detained on charges of interfering in state affairs and peddling infl(...)