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Prosecution Likely to Investigate Park Next Weekend

The prosecution is reportedly considering investigating President Park Geun-hye as early as next weekend over allegations that she let her longtime confidant Choi Soon-sil meddle in state affairs. The prosecution is known to be mulling a probe into the...
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Ministry to Announce Audit Results on Ewha Univ. Next Week

The Education Ministry is close to wrapping up its audit into a key element of the Choi Soon-sil scandal.Choi's accusers say she used her friendship with President Park Geun-hye to muscle Ewha University into granting special treatment to her daughter,...
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Ruling Camp to Set Up US Power Shift TF

The government and the ruling Saenuri Party have decided to set up task force teams to discuss response measures with Donald Trump's White House win.The ruling camp will also devise measures to expand personal connections in government and political ci...
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Traveler to Philippines Confirmed as 15th Zika Patient

South Korea has confirmed its 15th case of Zika virus infection. The patient is a 41-year-old male who recently visited the Philippines. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the presence of the virus in his blood and urine sam...
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Nonmainstream Saenuri Lawmakers to Hold Meeting Sunday

Lawmakers of the ruling Saenuri Party who are critical of the bloc's current leadership have agreed to hold an emergency meeting this weekend to discuss measures to deal with the Choi Soon-sil scandal.Representative Hwang Young-chul said that about 20 ...
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Prosecution to Decide Next Week Whether to Investigate Park

Prosecutors say they'll probably decide by next week on whether to investigate President Park Geun-hye over the snowballing Choi Soon-sil scandal.Former presidential aides An Chong-bum and Jeong Ho-seong have said the president ordered them to raise fu...
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Turkmenistan President Berdimuhamedov Arrives For Two-Day Visit

Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived today to begin a two-day official visit to Malaysia.Berdimuhamedov, who flew in to the KL International Airport in a private aircraft at 6.08pm, was accompanied by senior Cabinet ministers and se...
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What to Make of Turkmenistan’s 2017 Election

<p>The introduction of two new parties to the ballot signals the regime's unease, not a democratic awakening.</p><p></p><p>In a report for Chatham House, one author aptly described Turkmenistan with the following: If a hypothetical Organization of Authoritaria...
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SNU Professors Urge Park to Step Down

Over 700 professors at Seoul National University(SNU) have issued a joint statement calling for the resignation of President Park Geun-hye.The faculty members on Monday held a news conference at the university's Asia Center to issue their joint call on...
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