Small Relief for Park as Blacklist Guilt 'Not Proven'
The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday ruled that there was insufficient evidence that ex-President Park Geun-hye ordered the blacklisting of thousands of artists and cultural figures considered "hostile" to her administration.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Park's Chief of Staff Jailed for 3 Years Over Blacklist
Ex-presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon was sentenced on Thursday to three years behind bars for blacklisting thousands of artists and cultural figures "hostile" to ex-President Park Geun-hye.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Snubs Old Partner Hyundai Group
North Korea on Thursday declined a request from its old South Korean business partner Hyundai Group to visit and commemorate the late company chairman Chung Mong-hun.
BUSINESS
Car, Cosmetics Exports Hit Hard by China's THAAD Boycott
Korean car and cosmetics manufacturers saw huge declines in earnings in their key Chinese market due to an unofficial boycott in retaliation for the stationing a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery from the U.S. here.