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Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak leaving his house for a police station where he was arrested

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Arrested on Corruption Charges

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, who held office from 2008 to 2013 and is now 77 years old, was arrested late Thursday night on corruption charges. The allegations include bribery, embezzlement, abuse of power, breach of the public trust, illegally withholding presidential documents, tax evasion, and election law violations. The charges carry a combined sentence of up to 45 years in prison.

FILE - These combination of file photos shows South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, left, waves in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2017 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on April 15, 2017. Moon said he is willing to meet with Kim — if, of course, the conditions …

South Koreans Divided over Proposed Summit Between President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un

South Korean politicians and analysts are divided over North Korea’s proposal for a summit between dictator Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. Some are supportive of the idea or, at least, think it is worth a few days of President Moon’s time, while others believe the summit could be counterproductive or even dangerous.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2006, file photo, Korea's flag-bearers Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. When athletes of the rival Koreas walked together behind a single flag for the …

South Korea Denies North Korea ‘Hijacked’ the Winter Olympics

Despite the diplomatic “thaw” that made North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics possible and a general media atmosphere of excitement around Pyongyang’s relative openness after years of defiant isolation, South Korean officials say North Korea has not responded to their call for military talks.