Parks Lawyers Spring 39 More Witnesses on Constitutional Court
President Park Geun-hye's lawyers have suddenly named another 39 witnesses in her impeachment trial in an apparent attempt to drag out proceedings. The surprise move to tap 39 witnesses came on Friday as the court decided to use transcribed prosecutors' interviews with 46 suspects to save time and summon only a handful in person.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Power Vacuum Prevents Korea from Forging Ties with Trump
Korea is unlikely to be able to forge vital ties with new U.S. President Donald Trump amid the power vacuum here until at least July. A diplomatic source said it would take considerable time to arrange a summit schedule after President Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Media Blur out Tall Buildings in Seoul
North Korean media blurred or pixelated images of major landmarks or tall buildings in Seoul in reports on recent candlelight protests here. The aim seems to be to make the city look less impressive but still milk political instability here to maximum effect.
BUSINESS
Samsung Blames Batteries for Note 7 Debacle
Samsung has concluded that the cause of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire last year was defective batteries after all. In a press conference Monday, the tech giant said the first batch of batteries from Samsung SDI were faulty.