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South Korea court approves warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye

March 31, 2017 By Cynthia Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Friday approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, the country’s first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office, on accusations of bribery and abuse of power. Park can be held in a cell for up to 20 days while she is investigated over allegations that she colluded with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses to contribute to now-defunct foundations set up to back her policy initiatives. A…

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Court decides whether to arrest ousted South Korean president Park

March 30, 2017 By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court began deliberating on Thursday whether to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a corruption scandal involving charges she solicited bribes from the country’s largest conglomerate. Park could become South Korea’s third former leader to be jailed for wrongdoing. She is accused of colluding with a friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure big businesses to contribute to foundations set up to back her policy initiatives. The 65-year-old appeared expressionless as she arrived at the…

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