Tue, September 26, 2017 | 02:06
  1. Pledge for no irregular workers
    Interior Minister Kim Boo-kyum speaks during a lunch meeting with irregular workers working at the Government Complex in Sejong, Friday. Kim said the government would seek to change the job status of about 2,400 workers there, including cleaners, technicians and gardeners, to regular positions, as part of the effort to create quality jobs. / Yonhap
    Interior Minister Kim Boo-kyum speaks during a lunch meeting with irregular workers working at the Government Complex in Sejong, Friday. Kim said the government would seek to change the job status of about 2,400 workers there, including cleaners, technicians and gardeners, to regular positions, as part of the effort to create quality jobs. / Yonhap
  2. Remembering battle
    Soldiers from the Army’s 2nd Corps reenact a battle fought in Chuncheon at the beginning of the 1950-53 Korean War, in front of Chuncheon Station, Gangwon Province, Sunday. The battle took place from June 25 to 27, 1950, in which local forces halted the North Korean invaders advance into the South, gaining time for the U.N. allied forces to participate in the conflict. / Yonhap
    Soldiers from the Army’s 2nd Corps reenact a battle fought in Chuncheon at the beginning of the 1950-53 Korean War, in front of Chuncheon Station, Gangwon Province, Sunday. The battle took place from June 25 to 27, 1950, in which local forces halted the North Korean invaders advance into the South, gaining time for the U.N. allied forces to participate in the conflict. / Yonhap
  3. Aboard submarine
    The ROK Navy Lee Eok Gi (SS-071) submarine sails toward Jeju Naval base, Sept. 12. The Navy allowed a group of reporters aboard a submarine for the first time. / Courtesy of the Navy
    The ROK Navy Lee Eok Gi (SS-071) submarine sails toward Jeju Naval base, Sept. 12. The Navy allowed a group of reporters aboard a submarine for the first time. / Courtesy of the Navy
  4. Another provocation
    A soldier looks at a TV screen at Seoul Station, showing what was presumed to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea earlier in the day, Friday. North Korea fired the missile over Japan into the North Pacific Ocean for a second time in a less than a month, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    A soldier looks at a TV screen at Seoul Station, showing what was presumed to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea earlier in the day, Friday. North Korea fired the missile over Japan into the North Pacific Ocean for a second time in a less than a month, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  5. Tribute to late coastguards
    President Moon Jae-in lays flowers on memorial monuments for the late inspector Oh Jin-seok and late sergeant Lee Cheong-ho, who were killed by Chinese fishermen in 2015 and 2011, respectively, while cracking down on illegal fishing, in Incheon, Wednesday, which was Coast Guard Day. Moon made the Korea Coast Guard, which had been under the public safety and security ministry, an independent body. / Joint press corps
    President Moon Jae-in lays flowers on memorial monuments for the late inspector Oh Jin-seok and late sergeant Lee Cheong-ho, who were killed by Chinese fishermen in 2015 and 2011, respectively, while cracking down on illegal fishing, in Incheon, Wednesday, which was Coast Guard Day. Moon made the Korea Coast Guard, which had been under the public safety and security ministry, an independent body. / Joint press corps
  6. Heavy heart ahead of hearing
    Park Seong-jin, the nominee for minister of SMEs and startups, arrives at a government office in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Sunday, to prepare for the National Assembly confirmation hearing slated for Monday. He has been embroiled in controversies over his historical perspectives advocated by a fringe group of conservative historians and ethical lapses including the use of fake residential addresses. / Yonhap
    Park Seong-jin, the nominee for minister of SMEs and startups, arrives at a government office in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Sunday, to prepare for the National Assembly confirmation hearing slated for Monday. He has been embroiled in controversies over his historical perspectives advocated by a fringe group of conservative historians and ethical lapses including the use of fake residential addresses. / Yonhap
  7. New KEB Hana headquarters
    KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo, center, other officials and clients cut the tape at the opening of the bank’s new head office in Seoul, Friday. It was also the second anniversary of the merger between Hana Bank and the Korea Exchange Bank. / Yonhap
    KEB Hana Bank President Ham Young-joo, center, other officials and clients cut the tape at the opening of the bank’s new head office in Seoul, Friday. It was also the second anniversary of the merger between Hana Bank and the Korea Exchange Bank. / Yonhap
  8. Super onions
    Models promote “super onions” which are five to six times larger than normal at a Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong, Seoul, Sunday. Four outlets will sell the giants until Thursday. The onions, grown in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, weigh about one kilogram on average and measure up to 21 centimeters across. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
    Models promote “super onions” which are five to six times larger than normal at a Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong, Seoul, Sunday. Four outlets will sell the giants until Thursday. The onions, grown in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, weigh about one kilogram on average and measure up to 21 centimeters across. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
  9. KB Card taps US market
    KB Kookmin Card President Yoon Woong-won, left, shakes hands with Bank of Hope CEO Kevin Kim after signing a memorandum of understanding on joint business in the United States at the latter’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Monday (local time). The Bank of Hope focuses on providing financial services to Korean-American communities in the country. The two firms agreed to establish a joint corporation. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Card
    KB Kookmin Card President Yoon Woong-won, left, shakes hands with Bank of Hope CEO Kevin Kim after signing a memorandum of understanding on joint business in the United States at the latter’s headquarters in Los Angeles, Monday (local time). The Bank of Hope focuses on providing financial services to Korean-American communities in the country. The two firms agreed to establish a joint corporation. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Card
  10. Dietary jelly for women
    Models promote Smoothie King Diet Slimfit Jelly at one of the company's stores in central Seoul, Monday. The juice and nutritional supplements maker launched the apple-flavored dietary product for women, Monday. / Yonhap
    Models promote Smoothie King Diet Slimfit Jelly at one of the company's stores in central Seoul, Monday. The juice and nutritional supplements maker launched the apple-flavored dietary product for women, Monday. / Yonhap
  11. ASEAN food festival
    Chefs from ASEAN member countries show their traditional dishes at the ASEAN Food Festival held in the COEX, Seoul, Friday. The festival was organized by ASEAN-Korea Centre. / Yonhap
    Chefs from ASEAN member countries show their traditional dishes at the ASEAN Food Festival held in the COEX, Seoul, Friday. The festival was organized by ASEAN-Korea Centre. / Yonhap
  12. Chuseok gifts
    A model promotes gift sets ahead of Chuseok, the Korean harvest festival, at a Home plus store in Seoul, Sunday. The discount outlets said that it would offer generous discounts for the sets ahead of the holiday, which falls Oct. 4. / Courtesy of Home plus
    A model promotes gift sets ahead of Chuseok, the Korean harvest festival, at a Home plus store in Seoul, Sunday. The discount outlets said that it would offer generous discounts for the sets ahead of the holiday, which falls Oct. 4. / Courtesy of Home plus
  13. Talking with MBA students
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi gives a lecture on the refiner’s business and the global oil industry at Seoul National University, Friday. The Saudi-born urged MBA students to work hard to become a passionate leader capable of coping with unexpected changes. / Courtesy of S-Oil
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi gives a lecture on the refiner’s business and the global oil industry at Seoul National University, Friday. The Saudi-born urged MBA students to work hard to become a passionate leader capable of coping with unexpected changes. / Courtesy of S-Oil
  14. Raising fire awareness
    Firefighters spray water over POSCO’s Seoul office during a fire drill, Wednesday. The steelmaker held the drill in cooperation with Gangnam Fire Station to raise fire prevention awareness among employees. / Courtesy of POSCO
    Firefighters spray water over POSCO’s Seoul office during a fire drill, Wednesday. The steelmaker held the drill in cooperation with Gangnam Fire Station to raise fire prevention awareness among employees. / Courtesy of POSCO
  15. Sharing ahead of Chuseok
    S-Oil CEO Othman al-Ghamdi delivers half-moon rice cakes, called songpyeon, and other gifts to a senior citizen living alone in Seoul, Wednesday, ahead of Chuseok, which falls on Oct. 4. The CEO and company employees delivered gift packages to more than 800 poor households. / Courtesy of S-Oil
    S-Oil CEO Othman al-Ghamdi delivers half-moon rice cakes, called songpyeon, and other gifts to a senior citizen living alone in Seoul, Wednesday, ahead of Chuseok, which falls on Oct. 4. The CEO and company employees delivered gift packages to more than 800 poor households. / Courtesy of S-Oil
  16. Celebrating 40th anniversary
    3M Korea CEO Amit Laroya speaks during a press conference at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Laroya said the company will continue to offer safe and affordable industrial products for Korean consumers, as well as expand investments and hire more workers in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. Founded in 1977, 3M Korea earned 1.65 trillion won in sales last year and employs 1,600 people. / Courtesy of 3M Korea
    3M Korea CEO Amit Laroya speaks during a press conference at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Laroya said the company will continue to offer safe and affordable industrial products for Korean consumers, as well as expand investments and hire more workers in Asia’s fourth-largest economy. Founded in 1977, 3M Korea earned 1.65 trillion won in sales last year and employs 1,600 people. / Courtesy of 3M Korea
  17. Ko wins BMW Ladies Championship
    Ko Jin-young poses with the trophy after winning the KLPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship for the second consecutive year at the SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon, Sunday. / Courtesy of BMW Korea
    Ko Jin-young poses with the trophy after winning the KLPGA Tour’s BMW Ladies Championship for the second consecutive year at the SKY72 Golf & Resort in Incheon, Sunday. / Courtesy of BMW Korea
  18. 468th TURTLE MARATHON
    Participants in the 468th Turtle Marathon pose on Mount Nam in Seoul after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosts the walkathon every month. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, seventh from left in first row, is flanked by Vietnamese Ambassador to Korea Nguyen Vu Tu, sixth from left, and Vice-Mayor of Seoul for Political Affairs Kim Jong-wook, eighth from left. Participants also include Jasmine Lee, sixth from right, a former lawmaker and secretary-general of the Waterdrop Society. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
    Participants in the 468th Turtle Marathon pose on Mount Nam in Seoul after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosts the walkathon every month. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, seventh from left in first row, is flanked by Vietnamese Ambassador to Korea Nguyen Vu Tu, sixth from left, and Vice-Mayor of Seoul for Political Affairs Kim Jong-wook, eighth from left. Participants also include Jasmine Lee, sixth from right, a former lawmaker and secretary-general of the Waterdrop Society. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
  19. Korea qualifies for Russia World Cup
    The Korean men’s national football team celebrates with a banner that reads “Ninth Consecutive World Cup Advance” after qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a scoreless draw against Uzbekistan at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent, Tuesday. Korea finished second in Group A in the final Asian qualifying round with 15 points from four wins, three draws and three losses. Next year’s Russia World Cup will be the country’s tenth in total and ninth consecutive appearance. / Yonhap
    The Korean men’s national football team celebrates with a banner that reads “Ninth Consecutive World Cup Advance” after qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a scoreless draw against Uzbekistan at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent, Tuesday. Korea finished second in Group A in the final Asian qualifying round with 15 points from four wins, three draws and three losses. Next year’s Russia World Cup will be the country’s tenth in total and ninth consecutive appearance. / Yonhap
  20. Yatap win Bonghwang tourney
    Players of Yatap High School celebrate after defeating Choongam High School 2-1 in the final of the 45th Bonghwang High School Baseball Tournament at the Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Friday. The 21-day long tournament was co-hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, and the Korea Baseball Association. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-kee
    Players of Yatap High School celebrate after defeating Choongam High School 2-1 in the final of the 45th Bonghwang High School Baseball Tournament at the Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Friday. The 21-day long tournament was co-hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, and the Korea Baseball Association. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-kee
  21. Hwang wins KPGA Championship
    Golfer Hwang Jung-gon poses with his trophy after winning the 60th KPGA Championship title at A-One Country Club in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. With the win, Hwang is eligible to compete in October at the CJ Cup@Nine Bridges, Korea’s first PGA Tour event to be held at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island. / Courtesy of KPGA
    Golfer Hwang Jung-gon poses with his trophy after winning the 60th KPGA Championship title at A-One Country Club in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. With the win, Hwang is eligible to compete in October at the CJ Cup@Nine Bridges, Korea’s first PGA Tour event to be held at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island. / Courtesy of KPGA
  22. Miss Korea winners visit The Korea Times
    The Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, center, poses with winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant at The Korea Times office in Seoul, Wednesday. From left are Lee Soo-yeon, Nam Seung-woo, Lee Han-na, first-place winner Seo Jae-won, Kim Sa-rang and Jung Dah-hye. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    The Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, center, poses with winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant at The Korea Times office in Seoul, Wednesday. From left are Lee Soo-yeon, Nam Seung-woo, Lee Han-na, first-place winner Seo Jae-won, Kim Sa-rang and Jung Dah-hye. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  23. CQ forum on future of translation
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
    Simon Lee, CEO of Flitto, gave a lecture on the future of translation using mobile platform and web online at the Korea CQ forum hosted by Corea Image Communication Institute at Flitto building in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Tuesday. Participants included Chevron Korea Chairman Bill Miner, left in the back row, Turkish Ambassador to Korea Arslan Hakan Okcal, third from left in the back row, Lee, fourth from left in the back row and The Korea Times CEO Lee Chang-sup, right in the back row. CICI President Choi Jung-wha is seen fourth from left in the front row. / Courtesy of CICI
  24. 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
  25. '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
  26. 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
  27. Miss Korea 2017
    Miss Korea 2017 winner Seo Jae-won, 21, smiles after her victory in the annual beauty pageant at the Universal Arts Center, in Neung-dong, Seoul, Friday. The annual contest was hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times / Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
    Miss Korea 2017 winner Seo Jae-won, 21, smiles after her victory in the annual beauty pageant at the Universal Arts Center, in Neung-dong, Seoul, Friday. The annual contest was hosted by the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times / Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
  28. Sunwoo Yekwon wins Van Cliburn with Rachmaninoff
    Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. The 28-year old became the first South Korean to win the Van Cliburn’s Winner’s Cup since the competition was first held in 1962. He performed Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 in his final rounds of the competition. Kenneth Brosberg, 23, and Daniel Hsu 19, from the U.S. took the Silver and Bronze Medals. / Yonhap
    Pianist Sunwoo Yekwon won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday. The 28-year old became the first South Korean to win the Van Cliburn’s Winner’s Cup since the competition was first held in 1962. He performed Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 in his final rounds of the competition. Kenneth Brosberg, 23, and Daniel Hsu 19, from the U.S. took the Silver and Bronze Medals. / Yonhap
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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