Thu, March 30, 2017 | 19:41
  1. Hazy Seoul
    The sky in Seoul is hazy due to high fine dust levels, Tuesday. According to the government, Seoul’s fine dust levels were unhealthy. / Yonhap
    The sky in Seoul is hazy due to high fine dust levels, Tuesday. According to the government, Seoul’s fine dust levels were unhealthy. / Yonhap
  2. Kiwi Chamber presentation
    Fonterra country manager Jason Murney, right, poses with Zespri International marketing manager Min Dle Le, at the Kiwi Chamber Inspire with Innovation Series at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, March 21. The two provided presentations to over 40 members of the local business community on the topic of “Seizing new opportunities during uncertain times.” / Courtesy of the Kiwi Chamber
    Fonterra country manager Jason Murney, right, poses with Zespri International marketing manager Min Dle Le, at the Kiwi Chamber Inspire with Innovation Series at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, March 21. The two provided presentations to over 40 members of the local business community on the topic of “Seizing new opportunities during uncertain times.” / Courtesy of the Kiwi Chamber
  3. No sale to Chinese
    South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung, a presidential contender from the Democratic Party of Korea, greets union members at a Kumho Tire factory in Gwangju, Thursday. Liberal presidential hopefuls, including An, have urged the Korea Development Bank, the tire maker’s main creditor, not to sell the firm to a Chinese company, claiming it would bring massive layoffs. The sale has become a political issue as presidential contenders try to woo voters in the Jeolla region, which has emerged as a fierce battleground for liberal hopefuls. / Yonhap
    South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung, a presidential contender from the Democratic Party of Korea, greets union members at a Kumho Tire factory in Gwangju, Thursday. Liberal presidential hopefuls, including An, have urged the Korea Development Bank, the tire maker’s main creditor, not to sell the firm to a Chinese company, claiming it would bring massive layoffs. The sale has become a political issue as presidential contenders try to woo voters in the Jeolla region, which has emerged as a fierce battleground for liberal hopefuls. / Yonhap
  4. Fine dust blanket
    A veil of fine dust hangs in the sky near Hwangnyeong Mountain in Busan, Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration reported a high level of fine dust particles covered the entire country. / Korea Times photo by Jeon Hye-won
    A veil of fine dust hangs in the sky near Hwangnyeong Mountain in Busan, Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration reported a high level of fine dust particles covered the entire country. / Korea Times photo by Jeon Hye-won
  5. Demagogue
    Rep. Kim Jin-tae of the Liberty Korea Party, center, one of the party’s presidential hopefuls, holds a rally with supporters of former President Park Geun-hye at the birthplace of Park’s father, former President Park Chung-hee, in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, Monday. The pro-Park lawmaker has been criticized for encouraging violent acts and even rebellion among Park supporters in protest of the Constitutional Court’s ruling to remove her from office. / Yonhap
    Rep. Kim Jin-tae of the Liberty Korea Party, center, one of the party’s presidential hopefuls, holds a rally with supporters of former President Park Geun-hye at the birthplace of Park’s father, former President Park Chung-hee, in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, Monday. The pro-Park lawmaker has been criticized for encouraging violent acts and even rebellion among Park supporters in protest of the Constitutional Court’s ruling to remove her from office. / Yonhap
  6. New spoons
    Employees of Living Hankook, a tableware and kitchenware maker, show the company’s new teaspoons and forks under the Allo brand at an exhibition in Seoul, Friday. / Yonhap
    Employees of Living Hankook, a tableware and kitchenware maker, show the company’s new teaspoons and forks under the Allo brand at an exhibition in Seoul, Friday. / Yonhap
  7. Preventing disease in plants
    Korea Forest Service (KFS) Deputy Minister Kim Yong-ha, left, inspects the agency’s pest control operations at a field test lab in Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. Spring is around the corner, and the KFS is preparing to combat plant-borne diseases. / Courtesy of Korea Forest Service
    Korea Forest Service (KFS) Deputy Minister Kim Yong-ha, left, inspects the agency’s pest control operations at a field test lab in Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. Spring is around the corner, and the KFS is preparing to combat plant-borne diseases. / Courtesy of Korea Forest Service
  8. New Shinhan Chairman
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, holds the group’s flag with his predecessor Han Dong-woo during Cho’s inauguration ceremony at the group’s headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The group said its board members held a meeting to appoint Cho to lead the group for the next three years. / Yonhap
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, holds the group’s flag with his predecessor Han Dong-woo during Cho’s inauguration ceremony at the group’s headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The group said its board members held a meeting to appoint Cho to lead the group for the next three years. / Yonhap
  9. Global assistance
    Korea Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) executive director Chang Young-hoon, right, shakes hands with Pakistan’s Economic Affairs Division secretary Tariq Mahmood Pasha in Islamabad, Pakistan, after signing a deal to provide an Economic Development Cooperation Fund loan of $76 million for the latter’s project to build an information technology park in the city. Building the park is one of the Pakistani government’s key initiatives for its digitalization drive. / Courtesy of Eximbank
    Korea Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) executive director Chang Young-hoon, right, shakes hands with Pakistan’s Economic Affairs Division secretary Tariq Mahmood Pasha in Islamabad, Pakistan, after signing a deal to provide an Economic Development Cooperation Fund loan of $76 million for the latter’s project to build an information technology park in the city. Building the park is one of the Pakistani government’s key initiatives for its digitalization drive. / Courtesy of Eximbank
  10. For firefighters' children
    Tyco Korea CEO Bradley Buckwalter, center in the back row, poses with children of firefighters who died or were injured while on duty, during a scholarship award ceremony at the Yeongdeungpo Fire Station in Seoul, Tuesday. The firefighting equipment maker offered 29 million won ($25,000) in scholarship funds to 16 students. / Courtesy of Tyco Korea
    Tyco Korea CEO Bradley Buckwalter, center in the back row, poses with children of firefighters who died or were injured while on duty, during a scholarship award ceremony at the Yeongdeungpo Fire Station in Seoul, Tuesday. The firefighting equipment maker offered 29 million won ($25,000) in scholarship funds to 16 students. / Courtesy of Tyco Korea
  11. New in-flight meals
    Air Seoul flight attendants show new steak and fish and chips in-flight meals at the company headquarters near Gimpo International Airport in southwestern Seoul, Wednesday. The budget carrier affiliated with Asiana Airlines will serve these and other new meals on its routes between Korea and Southeast Asia beginning April 1. / Courtesy of Air Seoul 
    Air Seoul flight attendants show new steak and fish and chips in-flight meals at the company headquarters near Gimpo International Airport in southwestern Seoul, Wednesday. The budget carrier affiliated with Asiana Airlines will serve these and other new meals on its routes between Korea and Southeast Asia beginning April 1. / Courtesy of Air Seoul 
  12. Volunteer work on Jeju
    Employees of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical pose after volunteer work to repair rundown houses in Geonip-dong, Jeju City, Jeju Island, Friday. Their activity was part of the company’s efforts to help the needy on the resort island. Kwangdong distributes SamDaSoo, the nation’s most popular bottled water brand produced there/ Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    Employees of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical pose after volunteer work to repair rundown houses in Geonip-dong, Jeju City, Jeju Island, Friday. Their activity was part of the company’s efforts to help the needy on the resort island. Kwangdong distributes SamDaSoo, the nation’s most popular bottled water brand produced there/ Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  13. Nitrogen-infused cold brew
    Baristas promote the newly released Nitro Cold Brew at Starbucks Coffee’s Gwanghwamun branch in Seoul, Tuesday. The chain will begin to sell the new coffee today at 20 of its stores. / Yonhap
    Baristas promote the newly released Nitro Cold Brew at Starbucks Coffee’s Gwanghwamun branch in Seoul, Tuesday. The chain will begin to sell the new coffee today at 20 of its stores. / Yonhap
  14. Enjoy grapefruit
    Director Lynne Larrabee of the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office in Seoul, left, promotes Florida grapefruit with models at Home plus’s Gangseo branch in western Seoul, Thursday. / Courtesy of Jinwon Corp.
    Director Lynne Larrabee of the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office in Seoul, left, promotes Florida grapefruit with models at Home plus’s Gangseo branch in western Seoul, Thursday. / Courtesy of Jinwon Corp.
  15. Nurturing young talent
    BAT Korea CEO Tony Hayward, left, poses with Sacheon City Mayor Song Do-geun, center, and Head of Sacheon Office of Education Kim Jung-kyu, after signing an agreement at Sacheon City Hall, South Gyeongsang Province, Monday, to work together to nurture talented students. Under the agreement, the Korean unit of the British cigarette maker will donate 100 million won ($89,000) annually to provide scholarships to students from low income families, and finance educational and meal programs at local schools. / Courtesy of BAT Korea  
    BAT Korea CEO Tony Hayward, left, poses with Sacheon City Mayor Song Do-geun, center, and Head of Sacheon Office of Education Kim Jung-kyu, after signing an agreement at Sacheon City Hall, South Gyeongsang Province, Monday, to work together to nurture talented students. Under the agreement, the Korean unit of the British cigarette maker will donate 100 million won ($89,000) annually to provide scholarships to students from low income families, and finance educational and meal programs at local schools. / Courtesy of BAT Korea  
  16. Nat'l baseball team jerseys unveiled
    The Korean national baseball team unveiled uniforms for its players at the upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC) on Friday. / Yonhap
    The Korean national baseball team unveiled uniforms for its players at the upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC) on Friday. / Yonhap
  17. Hotspurs' Son Heung-min vies for ball
    Middlesbrough’s English defender Calum Chambers, left, vies with Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday. Tottenham beat Middlesbrough 1-0. / AFP-Yonhap
    Middlesbrough’s English defender Calum Chambers, left, vies with Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday. Tottenham beat Middlesbrough 1-0. / AFP-Yonhap
  18. Skiing uphill
    U.S. skier, Sophie Caldwell, competes in the first round of the women’s sprint in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, held at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Center in the eastern city of Pyeongchang, Saturday. The international competition will continue until Feb. 5./ Yonhap 
    U.S. skier, Sophie Caldwell, competes in the first round of the women’s sprint in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup, held at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Center in the eastern city of Pyeongchang, Saturday. The international competition will continue until Feb. 5./ Yonhap 
  19. Warriors' guard celebrates win
    Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson celebrates with his teammate Kevin Durant after hitting a shot late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Sunday. The Warriors won the game 113-111. / AP-Yonhap
    Golden State Warriors’ guard Klay Thompson celebrates with his teammate Kevin Durant after hitting a shot late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Sunday. The Warriors won the game 113-111. / AP-Yonhap
  20. New hall of famers
    Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame inductees Jeff Bagwell, left, Tim Raines, center, and Ivan Rodriguez, pose for a photo during a news conference, Thursday, in New York. / AP-Yonhap
    Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame inductees Jeff Bagwell, left, Tim Raines, center, and Ivan Rodriguez, pose for a photo during a news conference, Thursday, in New York. / AP-Yonhap
  21. Book fair in Taiwan
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
    A woman and her son look at drawings by Mexican illustrator Louis San Vicente at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday. The annual Taipei book fair is held at the Taipei International Trade Center from Wednesday to Monday. / EPA-Yonhap
  22. 'Go Red For Women Red Dress'
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
  23. Top chefs
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
  24. German Ice Carnival
    Disguised people celebrate in the frozen lake Orankesee during a so called “Ice Carnival” event from winter swimming clubs in Berlin, Saturday. / AP-Yonhap
    Disguised people celebrate in the frozen lake Orankesee during a so called “Ice Carnival” event from winter swimming clubs in Berlin, Saturday. / AP-Yonhap
  25. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
    Fireworks are seen to celebrate the opening of Harbin Ice and Snow World, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Thursday. / Xinhua-Yonhap
    Fireworks are seen to celebrate the opening of Harbin Ice and Snow World, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Thursday. / Xinhua-Yonhap
  26. Actress Song at London Fashion Week
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
    Actress Song Hye-kyo poses for photographers at Burberrys Autumn/Winter 2017 fashion show, part of London Fashion Week in London, Monday. / AP-Yonhap
  27. New 'Star Wars' film
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
    British director Gareth Edwards, right, stands with Mexican actor Diego Luna, left, and British actress Felicity Jones during a press conference for the film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in Tokyo, Wednesday. The film will be released in movie theaters across Japan, Dec. 16. / EPA-Yonhap
  28. Chan gets honorary Oscar
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap
    Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., Saturday. Chan received an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Honorary Oscars used to be presented during the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Establishing the untelevised Governors Awards ceremony has allowed for more comprehensive presentations and more diverse recipients. / Reuters-Yonhap
  29. Kim Bomsori at Wieniawski competition
    Korean violinist Kim Bomsori performs on stage at the Adam Mickiewicz University, during the fourth competition auditions of the 15th InternationalHenryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland, Friday. Kim won the second prize. / EPA-Yonhap
    Korean violinist Kim Bomsori performs on stage at the Adam Mickiewicz University, during the fourth competition auditions of the 15th InternationalHenryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland, Friday. Kim won the second prize. / EPA-Yonhap