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South Korea ex-president Lee Myung-bak jailed for 15 years over corruption

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Lee Myung-bak is found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and ordered to pay a fine of 13 billion won by the Seoul Central District Court

LEE MYUNG-BAK. In this file photo taken on March 13, 2018 South Korea's former president Lee Myung-bak arrives at the prosecutors' office in Seoul on March 14, 2018. File photo by Kim Hong-ji/AFP

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

Samsung heir accused of bribery, perjury as trial opens

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Lee Jae Yong has been charged with paying nearly 40 million to the now impeached president s close friend Choi Soon Sil allegedly as bribes to secure policy favors

TRIAL BEGINS. In this file photo, Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives for questioning at the office of a special prosecutor investigating a corruption scandal in Seoul on February 22, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

South Korea's Park in custody after court orders arrest

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:11 AM

UPDATED Prosecutors have yet to specify the formal charges against her but have previously said she is suspected of bribery abuse of authority coercion and leaking government secrets

ARRESTED. Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye (2R) leaves the prosecutors' office in a car as she is transferred to a detention house early on March 31, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by AFP

S. Korean gets 12 years for knife attack on US ambassador

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:37 AM

2nd UPDATE In passing judgement the Seoul Central District Court notes Kim had shown no repentance attempting to justify his actions throughout the trial

12 YEARS. Kim Ki-jong is convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 12 years for a shocking knife attack on US Ambassador Mark Lippert. File photo by EPA

First damages suit filed over S. Korea ferry disaster

Jun 13, 2014 - 11:11 AM

The suit filed by a mother of an unidentified student from Danwon High School claims 30 million won 30 000 in compensation from the government and the Chonghaejin Marine Co

NO ONE ON DECK. A handout image released by the South Korean Coast Guard on 28 April 2014, taken from cellphone video footage by a Coast Guard officer on 16 April 2014, shows a rescue boat approaching the ferry Sewol. Nobody is seen on the deck. Photo by South Korea Coast Guard/EPA