Thu, February 23, 2017 | 21:18
  1. Stop importing dolphins!
    Members of an environmental organization and the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health conduct performances at Gwanghwamun Square in Jongno, central Seoul, Tuesday, denouncing the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries who approved importing dolphins for the purpose of exhibitions. / Yonhap
    Members of an environmental organization and the Asian Citizen’s Center for Environment and Health conduct performances at Gwanghwamun Square in Jongno, central Seoul, Tuesday, denouncing the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries who approved importing dolphins for the purpose of exhibitions. / Yonhap
  2. Dongwha Group Chairman awarded
    Dongwha Group Chairman Seung Myung-ho, center, poses with awardees after receiving a prize from Korea University’s Alumni Association of Journalists, at the Press Center in central Seoul, Wednesday. Seung was presented the media management award for his outstanding achievements as chairman of The Korea Times and its sister Korean daily Hankook Ilbo. /Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
    Dongwha Group Chairman Seung Myung-ho, center, poses with awardees after receiving a prize from Korea University’s Alumni Association of Journalists, at the Press Center in central Seoul, Wednesday. Seung was presented the media management award for his outstanding achievements as chairman of The Korea Times and its sister Korean daily Hankook Ilbo. /Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
  3. Under pressure
    Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn smiles while listening to a participant of a discussion session about regulation reforms at the Government Complex in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. He faces mounting pressure to extend the independent counsel’s probe into President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal which is set to expire Feb. 28. / Yonhap
    Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn smiles while listening to a participant of a discussion session about regulation reforms at the Government Complex in downtown Seoul, Wednesday. He faces mounting pressure to extend the independent counsel’s probe into President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal which is set to expire Feb. 28. / Yonhap
  4. Comradeship
    A former comrade places military dog tags around the neck of leading presidential contender Moon Jae-in, who served his military duty in the Special Forces, during a security and defense forum hosted by the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea at the Kim Koo Museum & Library in Yongsan, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    A former comrade places military dog tags around the neck of leading presidential contender Moon Jae-in, who served his military duty in the Special Forces, during a security and defense forum hosted by the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea at the Kim Koo Museum & Library in Yongsan, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
  5. Counsel team's probe accelerates
    Independent counsel Park Young-soo enters the team’s office in southern Seoul, Friday, after Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was arrested earlier the same day. / Yonhap
    Independent counsel Park Young-soo enters the team’s office in southern Seoul, Friday, after Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was arrested earlier the same day. / Yonhap
  6. Seoul on alert
    Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, right, speaks during a meeting of the National Security Council at the government complex in Seoul, Wednesday. Hwang called for strengthened monitoring following the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia, Monday. / Yonhap
    Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, right, speaks during a meeting of the National Security Council at the government complex in Seoul, Wednesday. Hwang called for strengthened monitoring following the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia, Monday. / Yonhap
  7. UK secretary's visit to Hyundai Card
    U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley, second from left, and Hyundai Card CEO Chung Tae-young, right, tour Hyundai Card Studio Black, a co-working space run by the card issuer near Gangnam Station, southern Seoul, during British Creative Businesses Day hosted by Hyundai Card and the British Embassy in Seoul. Startups from both Korea and the U.K. presented their businesses during the event. / Courtesy of Hyundai Card
    U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley, second from left, and Hyundai Card CEO Chung Tae-young, right, tour Hyundai Card Studio Black, a co-working space run by the card issuer near Gangnam Station, southern Seoul, during British Creative Businesses Day hosted by Hyundai Card and the British Embassy in Seoul. Startups from both Korea and the U.K. presented their businesses during the event. / Courtesy of Hyundai Card
  8. Yoo-London Lord Mayor meeting
    Strategy and Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho, left, shakes hands with Lord Mayor of London Andrew Parmley after their meeting at the Government Complex in central Seoul, Monday. In their meeting, Yoo said there is a necessity to consider a Korea-U.K. free trade agreement in order to maintain the two countries’ mutual trade relations after the latter’s exit from the European Union. / Courtesy of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance
    Strategy and Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho, left, shakes hands with Lord Mayor of London Andrew Parmley after their meeting at the Government Complex in central Seoul, Monday. In their meeting, Yoo said there is a necessity to consider a Korea-U.K. free trade agreement in order to maintain the two countries’ mutual trade relations after the latter’s exit from the European Union. / Courtesy of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance
  9. Grab a crab
    Crabs are on display as part of a promotion at Hyundai Department Store in southern Seoul, Sunday. The retail giant is offering a 30 percent discount on snow crabs from the coastal county of Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, until Feb. 26./ Yonhap 
    Crabs are on display as part of a promotion at Hyundai Department Store in southern Seoul, Sunday. The retail giant is offering a 30 percent discount on snow crabs from the coastal county of Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, until Feb. 26./ Yonhap 
  10. Rising gold price
    Gold bars are on display at the Korea Gold Exchange in Seoul, Friday. The price of gold has risen steeply of late as the value of dollar depreciated. / Yonhap
    Gold bars are on display at the Korea Gold Exchange in Seoul, Friday. The price of gold has risen steeply of late as the value of dollar depreciated. / Yonhap
  11. Officially in charge
    Hyosung Group Chairman Cho Hyun-joon speaks during his inauguration ceremony at the group headquarters in Seoul, Monday. The 49-year-old chairman inherits the textile-oriented conglomerate, whose sales reached $10 billion in 2015, from his ailing father and former Chairman Cho Suk-rai. In his speech, Cho said he will place top priority on honing the group’s core competence and creating a more employee-friendly workplace. / Courtesy of Hyosung Group
    Hyosung Group Chairman Cho Hyun-joon speaks during his inauguration ceremony at the group headquarters in Seoul, Monday. The 49-year-old chairman inherits the textile-oriented conglomerate, whose sales reached $10 billion in 2015, from his ailing father and former Chairman Cho Suk-rai. In his speech, Cho said he will place top priority on honing the group’s core competence and creating a more employee-friendly workplace. / Courtesy of Hyosung Group
  12. Commercial AI robot
    A model poses with a commercial artificial intelligence (AI) robot developed by SK Telecom. The nation’s largest mobile carrier said Wednesday that it would launch and promote a series of AI robots, featuring voice and visual recognition, at next week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. / Yonhap
    A model poses with a commercial artificial intelligence (AI) robot developed by SK Telecom. The nation’s largest mobile carrier said Wednesday that it would launch and promote a series of AI robots, featuring voice and visual recognition, at next week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. / Yonhap
  13. Oilbank's charity service
    Hyundai Oilbank CEO Moon Jong-bak, left, and members of the firm’s 1 percent Nanum (sharing and giving) foundation distribute food at a welfare service center in Seoul, Tuesday. The foundation was set up by a 1 percent donation from executives and employees’ monthly salaries. / Courtesy of Hyundai Oilbank
    Hyundai Oilbank CEO Moon Jong-bak, left, and members of the firm’s 1 percent Nanum (sharing and giving) foundation distribute food at a welfare service center in Seoul, Tuesday. The foundation was set up by a 1 percent donation from executives and employees’ monthly salaries. / Courtesy of Hyundai Oilbank
  14. New service of Samsung SDS
    Models of Samsung SDS promote the firm’s free diagnostic and analysis service for web-based IT systems in Seoul, Tuesday. Samsung SDS introduced the service, named Lookin, which can find vulnerabilities in a system and come up with tailor-made suggestions to plug the holes in less than an hour. / Courtesy of Samsung SDS
    Models of Samsung SDS promote the firm’s free diagnostic and analysis service for web-based IT systems in Seoul, Tuesday. Samsung SDS introduced the service, named Lookin, which can find vulnerabilities in a system and come up with tailor-made suggestions to plug the holes in less than an hour. / Courtesy of Samsung SDS
  15. Cooperation on resources exploration
     POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, left, with Korea Gas Corp. CEO Lee Seung-hoon after signing an agreement at the Grand InterContinental Hotel in southern Seoul, Monday, to explore natural resources abroad. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo 
     POSCO Daewoo CEO Kim Young-sang, left, with Korea Gas Corp. CEO Lee Seung-hoon after signing an agreement at the Grand InterContinental Hotel in southern Seoul, Monday, to explore natural resources abroad. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo 
  16. MOU in Myanmar
    KB Financial Group Chairman Yoon Jong-kyoo, right in front row, with Myanmar Minister of Construction U Kyaw Lwin, center in front row, and other officials after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Naypyidaw on Friday. Under the MOU, KB will provide funds for the Myanmar government to build houses. / Courtesy of KB Financial Group
    KB Financial Group Chairman Yoon Jong-kyoo, right in front row, with Myanmar Minister of Construction U Kyaw Lwin, center in front row, and other officials after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Naypyidaw on Friday. Under the MOU, KB will provide funds for the Myanmar government to build houses. / Courtesy of KB Financial Group
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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 
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. '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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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