South Korea Presidents - updates

Rappler's latest stories on South Korea Presidents


South Korea ex-president Park jailed for 24 years over corruption

Apr 06, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The sentence follows a trial lasting more than 10 months which ended with Park Geun-hye being found guilty on multiple criminal charges, including bribery and abuse of power

GUILTY. In this file photo taken on March 4, 2013 South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye leaves after addressing the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. File photo by Lee Jae-won/AFP

North Korea says willing to talk to US – Seoul

Feb 25, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The North's delegation 'agreed that inter-Korea talks and North-US relations should improve together,' according to Seoul's presidential Blue House

South Korea's unexpected, unelected new leader

Dec 09, 2016 - 9:36 PM

In an effort to reassure the country Hwang Kyo Ahn makes a televised address shortly after Park s impeachment pledging to keep a firm hand on the economic tiller and protect against any provocation by Pyongyang

HWANG KYO-AHN. South Korea's Prime Minister and acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn delivers a public address at the government complex in Seoul on December 9, 2016 after parliament passed a motion of impeachment. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je / AFP

UN chief 'baffled' by South Korea presidency speculation

May 30, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Ban Ki moon urges people not to speculate about his actions amid rumors he is considering running for president in South Korea next year

epa05337018 United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds a news conference shortly after the 66th UN Department of Public Information/Nongovernmental Organization Conference held at a convention center in the southeastern city of Gyeongju, South Korea, 30 May 2016. Ban was in South Korea, his home country, for a three day visit. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

Aquino to forge stronger ties with South Korea

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:58 AM

President Benigno Aquino III plans to pursue his climate change advocacy in South Korea and further strengthen bilateral cooperation with the major economy

KOREA-BOUND. President Benigno Aquino III leaves for South Korea to attend the ASEAN-ROK Summit on December 11, 2014. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

DFA's Hernandez is new ambassador to South Korea

Jan 24, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Aside from the DFA spokesman 3 others have been nominated by the President as ambassadors to Argentina Canada and Singapore

BEHAVE. Foreign Affairs Spokesman Raul Hernandez issues a statement following China's deployment of its aircraft carrier to the South China Sea, some parts of which are disputed territories. File Photo by Carlos Santamaria