The scandal linking South Korea's president and the daughter of a dead cult leader is an affront to national pride. An investigation into undue influence continues while President Park shakes up her government and pressure on her to resign mounts.
South Korea's former president was sentenced to eight more years over abusing state funds, meaning she now faces a total 32 years in prison. The latest case involved illegal payments from the country's spy agency.
Amid a thaw in relations, the two Koreas have started discussions on reopening special economic zones that allow companies from the South to operate in the North. Julian Ryall reports.
South Korea's government has been ordered to compensate the victims of the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking. It was the first Seoul was found to be liable for the disaster, which killed 304 people, including school children.
A UN rapporteur on human rights has called for an inquiry into 13 North Korean restaurant workers who defected to the South from China. Pyongyang has demanded their return and rights groups fear for their safety.
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