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Can Yoon Suk-yeol Break South Korea’s Decades-Old Political Curse? 

Can Yoon Suk-yeol Break South Korea’s Decades-Old Political Curse? 

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
Will the prosecutor-turned-president resist the temptation to target his predecessor with legal investigations in a bid to shore up his political base?

South Korean Court Denies Arrest Warrant for Opposition Leader Lee in Corruption Allegations

South Korean Court Denies Arrest Warrant for Opposition Leader Lee in Corruption Allegations

By Kim Tong-hyung
The judge said the evidence collected so far raises “substantial suspicion” about Lee’s involvement in the Seongnam development case, but not to a level that warrants his detainment.
Rich South Korea, Unhappy Koreans

Rich South Korea, Unhappy Koreans

By Hyung-A Kim
South Korea has a glowing global reputation. So why do so many Koreans think “isaengmang” – this life is ruined?

Opposition Leader Lee Jae-myung at the Center of Criminal Probes

Opposition Leader Lee Jae-myung at the Center of Criminal Probes

By Chelsie Alexandre
In an unprecedented move, the leader of South Korea’s main opposition party has been summoned for questioning. 

South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying

South Korea’s President Yoon Could (But Won’t) Be Removed From Office for Lying

By Justin Fendos
The latest scandal to rock the new administration may be the most serious: a charge that Yoon lied while on the campaign trail, violating South Korea's public office election law.

What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?

What Does South Korea’s First Lady Do?

By Hae Kyung Ahn
President Yoon's wife, Kim Keon Hee, has attracted controversy already.

What President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Election Means for South Korean Democracy

What President Yoon Suk-yeol’s Election Means for South Korean Democracy

By Darcie Draudt
Yoon has two important tasks in front of him: mending emergent social divisions and making institutional changes to prevent – not just punish – corruption.
South Korea to Release Samsung Scion on Parole

South Korea to Release Samsung Scion on Parole

By Kim Tong-hyung
Lee Jae-yong, who has been imprisoned since January, runs the Samsung group.

South Korea’s Supreme Court Upholds 17-Year Jail Term for Ex-President Lee

South Korea’s Supreme Court Upholds 17-Year Jail Term for Ex-President Lee

By Associated Press
Lee Myung-bak was convicted of taking bribes before and during his presidency.

South Korea’s Electronics Giant Lee Kun-hee, Chair of Samsung, Dies at 78

South Korea’s Electronics Giant Lee Kun-hee, Chair of Samsung, Dies at 78

By Mitch Shin
Two different – and contrasting – reviews of the electronics icon’s leadership have emerged since the announcement of Lee’s passing.

South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir

South Korea’s Supreme Court Orders New Trials for Ex-President Park and Samsung Heir

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
The trials will revisit the corruption scandal that saw Park ousted from office.
Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee

Public Anger Grows in South Korea Over Justice Minister Nominee

By Tae-jun Kang
The scandal surrounding Cho Kuk taps into deeper sentiments that only the rich and powerful can succeed in South Korea.

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