North Korea threatened to impose the death penalty on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un.
A highly polarised South Korea waits to see whether the Constitutional court will reject or uphold President Park Geun-hye's impeachment by parliament. If the embattled leader is unseated, a presidential vote is likely to be held in May.
South Korea's Constitutional Court has upheld Park Geun-hye's impeachment by parliament. Pro-Park protests and clashes with police after the decision have resulted in two deaths.
The South Korean parliament impeached President Park Geun-hye over her alleged role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal. Protesters have taken to the streets, calling for her resignation.
The former UN chief is expected to run for president in his home country. But after his relatives were charged with bribery, it may not be that easy as South Korea is still reeling from a corruption scandal involving the current leader.
The constitutional court is holding its first official hearing in the case, but has never previously ousted a president.
Police arrested the daughter of a woman at the centre of an investigation into a scandal engulfing the South Korea's president.
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