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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 12: Thousands of South Koreans take to the streets in the city center to demand President Park Geun-Hye to step down on November 12, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. Approximately tens of thousands of people joined the anti-government protest Saturday amid rising public frustration for …

South Korea: One Million Protest as Park Submits to Prosecution over Crony Scandal

An estimated million South Koreans took to the streets over the weekend demanding their president, Park Geun-hye, step down over allegedly sharing classified information with a friend. The scandal, erupting in late October, has damaged Park’s economic proposals and threatens to herald in an opposition government that may undo her work in office.

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South Korea: President Denies Palace Exorcisms in Second Apology

South Korean President Park Geun-hye asked her nation’s forgiveness in a second apology address Friday over sharing classified information with a longtime friend with ties to a mysterious cult, and she denied accusations of allowing exorcisms to occur in the presidential palace.

Protesters wear Park Geun Hye Mask with performance during an anti-President protest in Seoul, South Korea, on 27 October 2016. An influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye has put the spotlight on the most powerful office in South Korea, rekindling interest in potential presidential candidates for next Decembers election. Park, …

‘Korean Rasputin’ Mystery Engulfs South Korea as President Admits Ties to Cult

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is reeling from the revelation that she had consulted a longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, for help drafting speeches and allowed her to see classified government information despite her lack of security clearance and ties to a man U.S. officials have referred to as a “Korean Rasputin.”