Tue, June 19, 2018 | 06:13
  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. Tea ceremony class
    Children learn how to make and drink traditional tea at Kyungdong University's cultural center in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Tuesday. Yonhap
    Children learn how to make and drink traditional tea at Kyungdong University's cultural center in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Tuesday. Yonhap
  3. Meet new baby tigers
    Four newborn Siberian tiger cubs rest by their mother at Seoul Grand Park in this photo released, Friday. It was the first time since October 2013 that a Siberian tiger produced cubs at the zoo. The baby tigers, born on May 2, will be available for public viewing early next year. / Courtesy of Seoul Grand Park
    Four newborn Siberian tiger cubs rest by their mother at Seoul Grand Park in this photo released, Friday. It was the first time since October 2013 that a Siberian tiger produced cubs at the zoo. The baby tigers, born on May 2, will be available for public viewing early next year. / Courtesy of Seoul Grand Park
  4. Protect ocean
    Activists from the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements stage a campaign in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, calling for the government to follow the Convention on Biological Diversity and expand its marine sanctuaries by 10 percent. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Activists from the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements stage a campaign in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, calling for the government to follow the Convention on Biological Diversity and expand its marine sanctuaries by 10 percent. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  5. Chinese tourists flock back to Seoul [PHOTOS]
    Tour buses park near the entrance to Mount. Nam in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, in Seoul, June 6. Tourists from China, also known as "youke," have increased this year compared with last year. The increase comes as Seoul-Beijing relations, dented by the installation of an American anti-missile weapons system in South Korea, started showing signs of thawing. Over 367,000 tourists from China visited Korea in April, almost 60 percent more than April last year. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA Chinese couple take pictures at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulGroups of Chinese tourists enjoy their visit to Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists make "love" hand gestures as they pose for a photo at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists gather near the top of Mount. Nam, with N-Tower at the peak in the background. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Tour buses park near the entrance to Mount. Nam in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, in Seoul, June 6. Tourists from China, also known as "youke," have increased this year compared with last year. The increase comes as Seoul-Beijing relations, dented by the installation of an American anti-missile weapons system in South Korea, started showing signs of thawing. Over 367,000 tourists from China visited Korea in April, almost 60 percent more than April last year. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA Chinese couple take pictures at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulGroups of Chinese tourists enjoy their visit to Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists make "love" hand gestures as they pose for a photo at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists gather near the top of Mount. Nam, with N-Tower at the peak in the background. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  6. Cast ballot before takeoff
    A banner at Incheon International Airport notifies, Tuesday, that passengers who will be out of the country on June 13, local elections day, can vote early at a polling station set up at the airport from June 8 to 9. Citizens can take part in early voting at any polling station across the nation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the two days. / Yonhap
    A banner at Incheon International Airport notifies, Tuesday, that passengers who will be out of the country on June 13, local elections day, can vote early at a polling station set up at the airport from June 8 to 9. Citizens can take part in early voting at any polling station across the nation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the two days. / Yonhap
  7. KRX on charity work
    Korea Exchange Chairman Jung Ji-won, center, serves meals to elderly citizens at a community welfare center in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Friday, as part of the bourse operator's charity activities. / Courtesy of Korea Exchange
    Korea Exchange Chairman Jung Ji-won, center, serves meals to elderly citizens at a community welfare center in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Friday, as part of the bourse operator's charity activities. / Courtesy of Korea Exchange
  8. KB supports SMEs in Gunsan
    KB Kookmin Bank's director of its small- and medium-size enterprise division Kim Nam-il, second from left, poses with a CEO of a GM Korea subcontractor, left, at the subcontractor's office in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, Monday. The bank said it will provide various financial programs to support GM Korea's subcontractors in the region. / Courtesy of KB
    KB Kookmin Bank's director of its small- and medium-size enterprise division Kim Nam-il, second from left, poses with a CEO of a GM Korea subcontractor, left, at the subcontractor's office in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, Monday. The bank said it will provide various financial programs to support GM Korea's subcontractors in the region. / Courtesy of KB
  9. FSS governor in hot seat
    Financial Supervisory Service head Kim Ki-sik answers reporters' questions on his way to the regulatory agency office in Seoul, Monday. Kim allegedly went on multiple paid overseas trips sponsored by public agencies, including the Korea Exchange and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, while he was serving as a member of the National Assembly's National Policy Committee. Kim claimed he did not spend taxpayers' money extravagantly, but criticism is mounting as it turns out he took a female intern on a 10-day trip to the U.S. and Europe in 2015. / Yonhap
    Financial Supervisory Service head Kim Ki-sik answers reporters' questions on his way to the regulatory agency office in Seoul, Monday. Kim allegedly went on multiple paid overseas trips sponsored by public agencies, including the Korea Exchange and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, while he was serving as a member of the National Assembly's National Policy Committee. Kim claimed he did not spend taxpayers' money extravagantly, but criticism is mounting as it turns out he took a female intern on a 10-day trip to the U.S. and Europe in 2015. / Yonhap
  10. Sharing and giving
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, second from right, hands out rice cake soup ahead of the Lunar New Year at a charity event in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of S-Oil
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, second from right, hands out rice cake soup ahead of the Lunar New Year at a charity event in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of S-Oil
  11. New Woori Bank CEO
    New Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung speaks during his inauguration ceremony at the bank’s headquarters in Seoul, Friday. He is the 51st chief of the lender, succeeding Lee Kwang-goo. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
    New Woori Bank CEO Sohn Tae-seung speaks during his inauguration ceremony at the bank’s headquarters in Seoul, Friday. He is the 51st chief of the lender, succeeding Lee Kwang-goo. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
  12. 'IQOS less harmful'
    Philip Morris International Chief Science Officer Manuel Peitsch introduces the results of the company's latest clinical test, during a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Monday. The tobacco maker carried out the six-month test on 1,000 U.S. adults, including those who have smoked combustible cigarettes and those who have switched to IQOS. The company said the test showed its heat-not-burn tobacco reduced health risks, contrary to the government's analysis on the product. / Courtesy of Philip Morris Korea
    Philip Morris International Chief Science Officer Manuel Peitsch introduces the results of the company's latest clinical test, during a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Monday. The tobacco maker carried out the six-month test on 1,000 U.S. adults, including those who have smoked combustible cigarettes and those who have switched to IQOS. The company said the test showed its heat-not-burn tobacco reduced health risks, contrary to the government's analysis on the product. / Courtesy of Philip Morris Korea
  13. Pioneer in 4-door coupe segment
    Mercedes-Benz Korea CEO Dimitris Psillakis, left, and Vice President Martin Schulz pose with the new CLS four-door coupe, during a preview event at the company's showroom in Cheongdam, Seoul, Monday. The German carmaker will release the car in the Korean market in the third quarter this year. / Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Korea
    Mercedes-Benz Korea CEO Dimitris Psillakis, left, and Vice President Martin Schulz pose with the new CLS four-door coupe, during a preview event at the company's showroom in Cheongdam, Seoul, Monday. The German carmaker will release the car in the Korean market in the third quarter this year. / Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Korea
  14. Beer shampoo
    Models promote Pure Czech hair shampoos and conditioners containing beer and hops at SSG Food Market's Cheongdam branch in Seoul, Sunday. The store begins selling the shampoo which is better known as Manufaktura in the Czech Republic. / Yonhap
    Models promote Pure Czech hair shampoos and conditioners containing beer and hops at SSG Food Market's Cheongdam branch in Seoul, Sunday. The store begins selling the shampoo which is better known as Manufaktura in the Czech Republic. / Yonhap
  15. In the swim
    Models promote colorful flotation devices at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Friday. The discount chain said it will discount these and other swimming accessories until June 27. / Courtesy of Home plus
    Models promote colorful flotation devices at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Friday. The discount chain said it will discount these and other swimming accessories until June 27. / Courtesy of Home plus
  16. AmorePacific's new headquarters
    AmorePacific Chairman Suh Kyung-bae, seventh from left, cuts tape with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, sixth from left, and architect David Chipperfield, eighth from left, during a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the cosmetics company's new headquarters in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Friday. / Courtesy of AmorePacific
    AmorePacific Chairman Suh Kyung-bae, seventh from left, cuts tape with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, sixth from left, and architect David Chipperfield, eighth from left, during a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the cosmetics company's new headquarters in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Friday. / Courtesy of AmorePacific