South Korea Parliament Votes to Impeach President Park Geun-hye – The New York Times

Lawmakers endorsed the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, who is accused of extortion, abuse of power and bribery. SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s Parliament voted on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, an aloof conservative who took a hard line against North Korea and rose to power with strong support from those who revered […]

Swirling Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens South Korean President Park Geun-hye : The Two-Way : NPR

END CLASS=”STORY-META__ONE” END CLASS=”STORY-META__TWO” END ID=”STORY-META” CLASS=”STORY-META HAS-BYLINE” Enlarge this image An estimated 10,000 demonstrators showed up near City Hall in Seoul on Saturday, calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s resignation.   Haeryun Kang/For NPR hide caption toggle caption   Haeryun Kang/For NPR   An estimated 10,000 demonstrators showed up near City Hall in […]

The Art of Letting Go – Bat Flipping in South Korea

The videos started to appear in America a few years ago, crossing the Pacific and landing on our digital doorsteps like mysterious gifts. Their contents were joyously unfamiliar: Korea Baseball Organization sluggers walloping balls and then flipping their bats with abandon, sending them spiraling through the air. Montages surfaced on a website called, gifs […]

‘Nut rage’ prompts South Korea to consider law against high-handed conduct – Yahoo News UK

google_ad_section_start By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – Resentment has mounted so much in South Korea against what has come to be known as “gabjil”, high-handedness by the rich and powerful, that parliamentarians are proposing legislation to punish some of the worst abuses. A bill to be presented in the national assembly this month is formally […]