President's Fugitive Crony Denies Corruption
The woman at the center of a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun hye has denied meddling in government or enriching herself by trading on her influence. Tracked down in Germany by the Segye Ilbo newspaper, Choi Soon-sil would only admit that she edited some of Park's speeches and seemed to make veiled threats to the press.
Did N.Korea Test a Long-Range Missile?
Special Prosecution Team to Handle Crony Scandal
Leaked U.S. Embassy Cable Warned of 'Rasputin' Behind Park
Mystery Tablet PC at Heart of Presidential Scandal
Births Drop to Record Low in August
Kia's Operating Profit Drops Due to Strikes
S.Korean, U.S. Commandos Train to Infiltrate Inland N.Korea
South Korean and U.S. special forces have staged a joint infiltration exercise to strike North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities. The exercise saw military transport aircraft of the two countries focused on flying low to practice infiltrating the North.
Surging Coal Prices Bring Windfall for N.Korean Regime
Surging prices of coal are working against international efforts to sanction North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs. Coal is one of major products North Korea exports to China, accounting for over 40 percent of its total exports.
Samsung Heir Joins Board
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was appointed as a board member of Samsung Electronics at a shareholders' meeting on Thursday. Lee has been unofficially in charge of the vast Samsung conglomerate since his father, chairman Lee Kun-hee, fell into a coma.