>> South Korea's increasingly loathed president, one step closer to the brink. Opposition parties on Friday announcing they'll vote on a motion to impeach Park Geun-hye next week. Park is accused of colluding with a friend to squeeze major Korean companies for millions of dollars. She's denied wrongdoing but has offered to quit, something her opponents say is an attempt to take the easy way out.
Park's opposition can't get her thrown out on their own, they'll need at least some support from her own ruling party to make up the votes needed for an ousting. Certain members of Park's party have said they're prepared to join in impeachment motion, although most of her allies are pushing for a more dignified exit some time around April.
Giving them time to set up a new election next summer. A failed motion would damage the push to force the president out, but it would be unlikely to make much of a dent in the public pressure for her to quit, as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators prepare for a sixth straight weekend of protests against their leader.