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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(...)

Supporters of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye protest in front of a court in Seoul on Tuesday. Photograph: Yonhap via Reuters

South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 30-year jail term for former president Park Geun-hye who was ousted last year amid an influence-peddling (...)

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(...)

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 (...)