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Samsung: the scandal threatening South Korea's behemoth

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

How did a economic giant that accounts for a fifth of South Korea's GDP get into the position where its top boss was arrested accused of corruption?

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Samsung chief Lee is questioned in S. Korea corruption probe

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

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South Korean court declares Hanjin Shipping bankrupt

Hanjin Shipping, formerly the world's seventh-largest container shipping line, has been declared bankrupt by a South Korean court.

Hanjin Shipping, formerly the world's seventh-largest container shipping line, has been declared bankrupt by a South Korean court.

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Samsung boss arrest rocks South Korea's highest levels of power

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.

The arrest of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee - caught up in the corruption scandal swirling around the president - has sent shock waves through South Korea.

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South Korea: Samsung's de facto boss arrested amid corruption scandal

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's de facto chief is arrested on suspicion of involvement in a corruption scandal which has led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

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Kraft works wonders at South Korea's inaugural ski jump event

South Korea’s signalled its more than ready to host next year’s Winter Olympics by staging the latest round of the World Cup ski jumping.

South Korea’s signalled its more than ready to host next year’s Winter Olympics by staging the latest round of the World Cup ski jumping.

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Samsung top boss faces arrest

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

The head of the Samsung group has been questioned behind closed doors about his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has led parliament to impeach President Park Guen-hye.

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South Korea: a fish out of water

Locals and tourists braved below freezing temperatures to take part in South Korea’s Sancheoneo ice fishing festival on Saturday (January 14).

Locals and tourists braved below freezing temperatures to take part in South Korea’s Sancheoneo ice fishing festival on Saturday (January 14).

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South Korea prosecutor to decide on Samsung leader's arrest warrant

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

Samsung's vice chairman Jay Y Lee may be the next head to roll in the influence-peddling scandal which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.

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Ban Ki-moon to decide 'soon' on South Korea presidency bid

The former UN chief has arrived back in his home country amid speculation he may run if President Park is forced from office.

The former UN chief has arrived back in his home country amid speculation he may run if President Park is forced from office.

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Samsung chief becomes suspect in South Korea political scandal

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

The heir apparent of tech giant Samsung has become a criminal suspect in a widening corruption probe engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye.

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Japan recalls South Korean ambassador over 'comfort women' statue

Japan has temporarily recalled its ambassador to South Korea over this statue commemorating Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese in World War…

Japan has temporarily recalled its ambassador to South Korea over this statue commemorating Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese in World War…

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Daughter of South Korean queen of scandal arrested in Denmark

The daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the friend of South Korea's president who could bring down the government on corruption charges, is arrested in Denmark.

The daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the friend of South Korea's president who could bring down the government on corruption charges, is arrested in Denmark.

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Tenth successive weekend protest against South Korea's president

New Year's Eve did not prevent thousands of people to rally in Seoul against Park Geun-hye, demanding the president's resignation over a corruption scandal.

New Year's Eve did not prevent thousands of people to rally in Seoul against Park Geun-hye, demanding the president's resignation over a corruption scandal.

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The clock is ticking for Park Guen-hye

South Korea's Constitutional Court has up to 180 days to decide whether to uphold the impeachment of the country's president.

South Korea's Constitutional Court has up to 180 days to decide whether to uphold the impeachment of the country's president.

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No mercy for South Korea's embattled president

Opposition parties have vowed to push ahead with attempts to impeach President Park Geun-hye, rejecting her offer to resign amid a growing influence-peddling scandal.

Opposition parties have vowed to push ahead with attempts to impeach President Park Geun-hye, rejecting her offer to resign amid a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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South Korea: Park Geun-hye asks permission to step down

South Korea's embattled president says she is willing to step down in a move opponents have labelled a ploy to avoid impeachment.

South Korea's embattled president says she is willing to step down in a move opponents have labelled a ploy to avoid impeachment.

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South Korea sees largest protest in weeks of demos against president Park Geun-hye

A flood of candles in Seoul gives a stunning visual to the peaceful protest and show the scale of anger in South Korea over the corruption scandal surrounding the country’s embattled…

A flood of candles in Seoul gives a stunning visual to the peaceful protest and show the scale of anger in South Korea over the corruption scandal surrounding the country’s embattled…