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New S. Korean leader shuns imperial home

New S. Korean leader shuns imperial home

The new South Korean president is so eager to distance himself from his disgraced, jailed predecessor that he plans to partially abandon one of the job’s major perks: the mountainside presidential palace, the Blue House, from which Park Geun-hye conducted her imperial presidency.

A North Korean missile exploded during launch yesterday, US and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful US aircraft super carrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.

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North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, April 11, warning it is ready for “war” as Washington tightens the screws on the nuclear-armed state.

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South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday ordered ousted president Park Geun-Hye to appear before them for questioning in connection with the corruption scandal that brought her down, they said.

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Samsung probe blames batteries for fires

Samsung Electronics said Monday, January 23, that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire.

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SoKor’s Park  impeached

South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country’s first elected leader to be pushed from office in disgrace.

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