South Korea president agrees to go before prosecutors

South Korea president agrees to go before prosecutors

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday agreed to be questioned by prosecutors as she sought to distance herself from a close personal friend at the centre of a corruption scandal engulfing her administration. In her second address to the nation in 10 days, Park acknowledged that she had “allowed my guard to drop” around […]

Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

Woman at core of South Korea political crisis detained

The woman at the centre of the snowballing political scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye is a “flight risk” and has been placed under emergency detention, South Korean prosecutors said Tuesday. Choi Soon-Sil, who faces allegations of fraud and meddling in state affairs over her decades-long friendship with Park, was grilled for hours Monday after she […]

US, South Korea begin military drills amid Pyongyang threats

US, South Korea begin military drills amid Pyongyang threats

The United States and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises on Monday, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North, as already-heightened tension on the peninsula has been inflamed by the defection of a Pyongyang diplomat. North Korea has become further isolated after a January nuclear test, its fourth, and the launch of a long-range […]

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

In the wake of Brexit, nations outside Europe are eyeing opportunities to increase trade with Britain for the first time in decades. The country will be free to negotiate its own deals after quitting the EU, and business secretary Sajid Javid – who campaigned for a Remain vote – is already preparing for a hectic […]

Slimy Snail Massage: The Latest Beauty Fad

Slimy Snail Massage: The Latest Beauty Fad

Beauty clinics and spas across South America and South Korea are turning to snail extracts that is believed to be good for the skin. Packed with glycolic acid and elastin, a snail’s secretion protects skin from cuts, bacteria, and powerful UV rays, making mother nature’s gooeyness a prime source for proteins that eliminate dead cells […]