South Korean prosecutor seeks extension for corruption investigation

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South Korea's special prosecution office said on Thursday it has asked for an extension for its investigation into a graft scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye, saying it will not be able to finish by the current Feb. 28 deadline.

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The probe can be prolonged for 30 days upon consent from Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn.

(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Cynthia Kim; Editing by Paul Tait)