Prominent mayor of Seoul found dead

One of South Korea’s most prominent elected officials, Park Won-soon, the longtime mayor of its capital Seoul, was found dead, police said, after he was reported missing by his daughter amid a criminal probe of an alleged impropriety.

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In This Story: South Korea

South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.

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