Court to rule on Park on March 10
The chief justice retired as scheduled in January, taking the number of judges on the bench down to eight, and the acting chief justice finishes her term on Monday, creating a deadline for their decision.
If the Constitutional Court rules on Friday to formally unseat Park, the country will have to hold a presidential election within 60 days. Kang expects the court to force the president out of office.
After South Korea's last presidential impeachment, of liberal President Roh Moo-hyun in 2004, the court reinstated him after two months, saying allegations of minor election law violations and incompetence weren't enough to justify his removal.
Even the head of her presidential secretariat did not know where she was when the disaster - the country's worst for decades - struck, sparking wild rumours including a tryst and a cosmetic surgery. But if more than three justices rule against impeachment, Park will regain her powers until the next regular presidential election on December 20.
Park's lawyers deny Choi intervened in state affairs, and say her roles were limited to partly rewording the president's speeches to make them easier for ordinary people to understand.
In a damning 101-page report released this week, the special counsel said the president colluded with Choi and recommended charges including abuse of power, coercing donations and sharing state secrets.
Madhya Pradesh train blast an act of terror, say police
The blast that took place at 9.50 AM in the general class compartment of the train in Shajapur district of the state. All the passengers of the affected train were taken to Ujjain by another train.
Disconnect between stock market and economy, OECD warns
China's growth is projected to slip - to 6.5% in 2017 and 6.3% in 2018, down from 6.7% a year ago . Its estimate for China GDP was increased modestly to 6.5% for this year and 6.3% for 2018.
'Hugh Jackman' Reveals Who Convinced Him To Retire As Wolverine
And what a swan song Logan is for Jackman - at least if you believe our sister site, Entertainment Weekly . In Logan, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman reprise their beloved X-Men characters one more time.
"To truly unify public opinion, it is important that every bit of the truth comes to light", he said.
"The core goal of this investigation was to shed light on longstanding collusion between private interests and the government, and to expose cases of abuse of state power for personal gain", said Park Young-soo, the head of the special prosecution team.
Huge but peaceful demonstrations against Park - topping a million protesters, according to organizers - helped bring the issue to a head at the end of a year ago.
A decision to confirm the impeachment of President Park needs approval from at least six justices. In the late 1990s, she became a lawmaker in the conservative party and was elected South Korea's first female president in 2012.
Park was impeached by the parliament over a corruption scandal involving her and her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil, following weeks of massive street rallies calling for her ouster.
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Snow predicted for Friday commute
Sunday night: A chance of rain before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow between 2am and 5am, then a chance of snow after 5am. The main threat with these storms will be the potential for large hail, according to the National Weather Service.
Dusseldorf police: Several people injured in ax attack at train station
Earlier, Bruno Macedo tweeted from a train stuck outside the station: "Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf". Witnesses reported seeing injured people lying on the ground, and at least one man armed with an axe.
Russia: OPEC deal worked, but we won't be joining oil cartel
In the USA , producers added more rigs last week, extending a drilling surge into a 10th month, Baker Hughes Inc. said. Production rose to 9.03 million barrels a day during the same period, the highest since March 2016.
Liverpool crush Arsenal, Zlatan misfires for United
The race for England's top four looks set for a spectacular climax, with second and seventh still only separated by nine points. He showed great vision by playing a ball through for Welbeck, who chipped over advancing goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Miami Heat Game Recap: Undermanned in South Beach
James added 13 rebounds and eight assists, falling just short of his second consecutive triple-double. Cleveland made 25 of 46 3s to break a record that stood less than three months. "We'll get better.
Ronald Koeman: Everton paid for their errors in defeat at Tottenham
Koeman added that he felt his side "showed good character" but said: "Overall, Tottenham were the stronger team". Tottenham had been cruising but it was a nervy conclusion.
Netflix's Dave Chappelle stand-up specials to debut March 21
The third special coming later this year will be completely new material. "We've actually elected an internet troll as our president".
U.S. gathered valuable intelligence from Yemen raid
Throughout the years, the USA has depended on drone strikes in hunting down al-Qaida's top leaders and operatives. Another official said four al-Qaida militants were killed in the airstrikes that targeted Shabwa's Saeed district.
White House aides told to preserve materials in Russian Federation probe
American intelligence agencies have also intercepted Russian communiqués that discussed contacts with Trump associates. And he wanted to know, is the DNI going to help us in our investigation of Russian Federation ?