Sun, November 19, 2017 | 10:07
  1. Preparing for Christmas
    Models promote Starbucks bottles and planners for Christmas at the coffee shop chain’s Korea Press Center store in Seoul, Thursday. Marking its 18th anniversary here, Starbucks Coffee Korea said it will donate 180 million won ($160,000) to marginalized people at the end of the year from the profits of sales of the planners and beverages. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Models promote Starbucks bottles and planners for Christmas at the coffee shop chain’s Korea Press Center store in Seoul, Thursday. Marking its 18th anniversary here, Starbucks Coffee Korea said it will donate 180 million won ($160,000) to marginalized people at the end of the year from the profits of sales of the planners and beverages. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  2. Incredible Spain
    Incredible Spain: Spanish Ambassador to South Korea Gonzalo Ortiz, second from right, and his wife Ana Cosmen, third from left, join other guests at a party hosted by Gaon, a private social group, at the Millennium Hilton Seoul, Sunday. The other guests are Gaon President Yoo Chan, left, his wife Cho Soo-hyun, second from left, Gaon Honorary President Charles Hwang, right, and Hwang’s wife Kim Eui-ok, third from right. The participants enjoyed Spanish food and music under the theme of “Incredible Spain.” / Korea Times photo by Choi Ha-young
    Incredible Spain: Spanish Ambassador to South Korea Gonzalo Ortiz, second from right, and his wife Ana Cosmen, third from left, join other guests at a party hosted by Gaon, a private social group, at the Millennium Hilton Seoul, Sunday. The other guests are Gaon President Yoo Chan, left, his wife Cho Soo-hyun, second from left, Gaon Honorary President Charles Hwang, right, and Hwang’s wife Kim Eui-ok, third from right. The participants enjoyed Spanish food and music under the theme of “Incredible Spain.” / Korea Times photo by Choi Ha-young
  3. Defense chief visits overseas troops
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo and troops of the Cheonghae Unit take a selfie, Saturday, during his inspection of the unit deployed in the Gulf of Aden to counter piracy. Song also visited the Akh Unit in the UAE and the Dongmyeong Unit in Lebanon during his tour of the Middle East from Friday to Sunday to inspect the nation’s troops deployed there. / Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo and troops of the Cheonghae Unit take a selfie, Saturday, during his inspection of the unit deployed in the Gulf of Aden to counter piracy. Song also visited the Akh Unit in the UAE and the Dongmyeong Unit in Lebanon during his tour of the Middle East from Friday to Sunday to inspect the nation’s troops deployed there. / Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
  4. Green Cross plant in Quebec
    Green Cross Biotherapeutics (GCBT) CEO Kim Young-ho, third from left, poses with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, second from left, and Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa, fourth from left, during the celebration of the completion of a plasma derivatives factory in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Monday. Others present are Quebec Deputy Premier Dominique Anglade, second from right, and Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette, right. The completion came 28 months after groundbreaking in October 2015. Green Cross Corp., Korea’s leading vaccine and plasma derivatives maker, invested 250 million Canadian dollars (220 billion won) in the GCBT plant to produce intravenous immunoglobulin and albumin beginning in 2020. The factory with an annual capacity of making 1 million liters of derivatives will serve as a production base for the North American market. / Courtesy of Green Cross Corp.
    Green Cross Biotherapeutics (GCBT) CEO Kim Young-ho, third from left, poses with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, second from left, and Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa, fourth from left, during the celebration of the completion of a plasma derivatives factory in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Monday. Others present are Quebec Deputy Premier Dominique Anglade, second from right, and Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette, right. The completion came 28 months after groundbreaking in October 2015. Green Cross Corp., Korea’s leading vaccine and plasma derivatives maker, invested 250 million Canadian dollars (220 billion won) in the GCBT plant to produce intravenous immunoglobulin and albumin beginning in 2020. The factory with an annual capacity of making 1 million liters of derivatives will serve as a production base for the North American market. / Courtesy of Green Cross Corp.
  5. Korea Times columnists
    Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, left, poses with columnists Lee Sun-ho, center, and Chang Se-moon after awarding them with certificates of appreciation for their contributions to the newspaper Oct. 25 at The Korea Times office. A former bank executive, Lee published his 316th article Oct. 14, marking the 50th anniversary of his first contribution on Oct. 15, 1967. Chang, director of the Gulf Coast Center for Impact Studies, has written columns for The Korea Times for 20 years. / Korea Times
    Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, left, poses with columnists Lee Sun-ho, center, and Chang Se-moon after awarding them with certificates of appreciation for their contributions to the newspaper Oct. 25 at The Korea Times office. A former bank executive, Lee published his 316th article Oct. 14, marking the 50th anniversary of his first contribution on Oct. 15, 1967. Chang, director of the Gulf Coast Center for Impact Studies, has written columns for The Korea Times for 20 years. / Korea Times
  6. Moment of truce
    President Moon Jae-in offers handshakes to lawmakers of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) following his speech at the National Assembly, Wednesday. The LKP lawmakers held banners criticizing the government’s policies on North Korea and the media during Moon’s presidential speech, prompting protests from ruling Democratic Party of Korea lawmakers. However, the first thing Moon did after the speech was to greet the LKP lawmakers _ with pleasant jokes and big smiles. / Korea Times photo by Oh Dae-geun
    President Moon Jae-in offers handshakes to lawmakers of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) following his speech at the National Assembly, Wednesday. The LKP lawmakers held banners criticizing the government’s policies on North Korea and the media during Moon’s presidential speech, prompting protests from ruling Democratic Party of Korea lawmakers. However, the first thing Moon did after the speech was to greet the LKP lawmakers _ with pleasant jokes and big smiles. / Korea Times photo by Oh Dae-geun
  7. SamDaSoo distribution
    Kwangdong Pharmaceutical Vice Chairman and CEO Choi Sung-won, left, poses with Oh Kyung-soo, CEO of Jeju Provincial Development Co., after renewing a contract on the distribution of SamDaSoo, the country’s most popular bottled water, at the Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel, Thursday. Under the contract, Kwangdong will distribute SamDaSoo, produced by the development corporation, to retail stores throughout the country, except Jeju Island, for four years until December 2021. Kwangdong has been distributing the bottled water since 2012./ Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
    Kwangdong Pharmaceutical Vice Chairman and CEO Choi Sung-won, left, poses with Oh Kyung-soo, CEO of Jeju Provincial Development Co., after renewing a contract on the distribution of SamDaSoo, the country’s most popular bottled water, at the Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Hotel, Thursday. Under the contract, Kwangdong will distribute SamDaSoo, produced by the development corporation, to retail stores throughout the country, except Jeju Island, for four years until December 2021. Kwangdong has been distributing the bottled water since 2012./ Courtesy of Kwangdong Pharmaceutical
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. KCCI honors best photo
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, left, poses with Cho Yoo-hoon during a photo award ceremony at KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. Cho won this year’s grand prize for his photo of construction workers on a suspension bridge. / Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, left, poses with Cho Yoo-hoon during a photo award ceremony at KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. Cho won this year’s grand prize for his photo of construction workers on a suspension bridge. / Courtesy of KCCI
  13. Dinner with Singapore's president
    Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, seventh from left, smiles with Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Chairman Bong Se-jong, sixth from left, and other Korean businesspeople, after a networking dinner at One Farrer Hotel & Spa in Singapore, Friday. She was elected as the eighth president of the Southeast Asian nation in September. She is Singapore’s first-ever female president. / Courtesy of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
    Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, seventh from left, smiles with Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Chairman Bong Se-jong, sixth from left, and other Korean businesspeople, after a networking dinner at One Farrer Hotel & Spa in Singapore, Friday. She was elected as the eighth president of the Southeast Asian nation in September. She is Singapore’s first-ever female president. / Courtesy of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
  14. Choi Nam-soo nominated as YTN CEO
    Choi Nam-sooChoi Nam-soo, former Money Today Network (MTN) CEO, was nominated as CEO of news broadcaster YTN, Sunday.Choi, 56, earned his bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University in economics.Choi worked as a reporter for the Korea Economic Daily, Seoul Economic Daily and broadcaster SBS. He joined YTN in 1995, where he served as business editor and head of the management and planning department.He joined MTN in 2008 as head of the reporting department and later became CEO.Choi will be appointed to the position at a general shareholders’ meeting on Dec. 22. His term as CEO will be three years.YTN’s former CEO resigned before the termination of his term in May. YTN drew up a CEO candidate recommendation committee to carry out procedures to select his successor.However, the National Union Media Workers’ YTN branch expressed disappointment, citing Choi left the company twice when it faced a crisis.In 2008, YTN dismissed six reporters and punished 33 others for months-long protests against the then-Lee Myung-bak administration’s influence over the broadcaster’s news content. After the dismissals, the news channel's viewership plummeted.“If (Choi) has the littlest amount of affection for the company, he should decide not to become CEO,” members said in a statement.
    Choi Nam-sooChoi Nam-soo, former Money Today Network (MTN) CEO, was nominated as CEO of news broadcaster YTN, Sunday.Choi, 56, earned his bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University in economics.Choi worked as a reporter for the Korea Economic Daily, Seoul Economic Daily and broadcaster SBS. He joined YTN in 1995, where he served as business editor and head of the management and planning department.He joined MTN in 2008 as head of the reporting department and later became CEO.Choi will be appointed to the position at a general shareholders’ meeting on Dec. 22. His term as CEO will be three years.YTN’s former CEO resigned before the termination of his term in May. YTN drew up a CEO candidate recommendation committee to carry out procedures to select his successor.However, the National Union Media Workers’ YTN branch expressed disappointment, citing Choi left the company twice when it faced a crisis.In 2008, YTN dismissed six reporters and punished 33 others for months-long protests against the then-Lee Myung-bak administration’s influence over the broadcaster’s news content. After the dismissals, the news channel's viewership plummeted.“If (Choi) has the littlest amount of affection for the company, he should decide not to become CEO,” members said in a statement.
  15. Free medical checkup
    A doctor examines an elderly patient at a makeshift medical facility in Papua, Indonesia, Friday. In cooperation with Korea University Hospital and local NGO Byso Nanum Maul, POSCO Daewoo, steelmaker POSCO’s trading and resources development arm, organized the volunteer program from Oct. 21 to 27. The program is for people suffering from a range of illnesses in the Southeast Asian nation. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    A doctor examines an elderly patient at a makeshift medical facility in Papua, Indonesia, Friday. In cooperation with Korea University Hospital and local NGO Byso Nanum Maul, POSCO Daewoo, steelmaker POSCO’s trading and resources development arm, organized the volunteer program from Oct. 21 to 27. The program is for people suffering from a range of illnesses in the Southeast Asian nation. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  16. Preparing for Christmas
    Models promote Starbucks bottles and planners for Christmas at the coffee shop chain’s Korea Press Center store in Seoul, Thursday. Marking its 18th anniversary here, Starbucks Coffee Korea said it will donate 180 million won ($160,000) to marginalized people at the end of the year from the profits of sales of the planners and beverages. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Models promote Starbucks bottles and planners for Christmas at the coffee shop chain’s Korea Press Center store in Seoul, Thursday. Marking its 18th anniversary here, Starbucks Coffee Korea said it will donate 180 million won ($160,000) to marginalized people at the end of the year from the profits of sales of the planners and beverages. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  17. 470th Turtle Marathon
    Participants in the 470th Turtle Marathon pose at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the monthly event. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, fourth from right, Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, sixth from right, and Kim Jin-kwan, chairman of the Suwon City Council, left. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon  
    Participants in the 470th Turtle Marathon pose at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the monthly event. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, fourth from right, Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, sixth from right, and Kim Jin-kwan, chairman of the Suwon City Council, left. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon  
  18. Tennis competition in Singapore
    Participants at the Fifth World Tennis Club Competition for the Presidential Cup of the Korean Association in Singapore (President Noh Chong-hyun) raise their fists at the opening ceremony at Tanglin Tennis Court in Singapore, Saturday. Over 170 Korean players from seven countries ― Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the United States and Britain ― joined the two-day competition hosted by the Korean association. / Courtesy of the Korean Association in Singapore
    Participants at the Fifth World Tennis Club Competition for the Presidential Cup of the Korean Association in Singapore (President Noh Chong-hyun) raise their fists at the opening ceremony at Tanglin Tennis Court in Singapore, Saturday. Over 170 Korean players from seven countries ― Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the United States and Britain ― joined the two-day competition hosted by the Korean association. / Courtesy of the Korean Association in Singapore
  19. 469th Turtle Marathon
    Participants in the 469th Turtle Marathon pose at Namsan Park in Seoul after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the monthly walkathon. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, seventh from left, participated in a cake-cutting ceremony. Participants also included Chung Man-ho, eighth from left, vice governor of Gangwon Province and Kim Joo-ho, ninth from left, executive vice president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
    Participants in the 469th Turtle Marathon pose at Namsan Park in Seoul after finishing the walkathon, Saturday. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the monthly walkathon. Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, seventh from left, participated in a cake-cutting ceremony. Participants also included Chung Man-ho, eighth from left, vice governor of Gangwon Province and Kim Joo-ho, ninth from left, executive vice president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
  20. Olympic flame for PyeongChang lit
    Korean football legend Park Ji-sung runs with the Olympic torch following the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in ancient Olympia, Greece, Tuesday, for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The torch will make a week-long journey in Greece and arrive in Korea, Nov. 1, 100 days before the Olympics start. / Yonhap
    Korean football legend Park Ji-sung runs with the Olympic torch following the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in ancient Olympia, Greece, Tuesday, for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The torch will make a week-long journey in Greece and arrive in Korea, Nov. 1, 100 days before the Olympics start. / Yonhap
  21. PyeongChang countdown
    Actress Katerina Lechou, acting as a high priestess, holds the torch after the Olympic Flame was lit from the sun’s rays at the Temple of Hera, Sunday, during a dress rehearsal for the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC. The lighting ceremony signals the start of the countdown toward the PyeongChang Winter Games next year. / Yonhap
    Actress Katerina Lechou, acting as a high priestess, holds the torch after the Olympic Flame was lit from the sun’s rays at the Temple of Hera, Sunday, during a dress rehearsal for the lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC. The lighting ceremony signals the start of the countdown toward the PyeongChang Winter Games next year. / Yonhap
  22. Ven. Seol Jeong to head Jogye Order
    Venerable Seol Jeong receives a bouquet of flowers after being elected 35th executive chief of the Buddhist Jogye Order at the Jogye Temple, Wednesday. Ven. Seol, 75, received 234 votes out of 319 in the election held last month. He will lead the order for the next four years. / Yonhap
    Venerable Seol Jeong receives a bouquet of flowers after being elected 35th executive chief of the Buddhist Jogye Order at the Jogye Temple, Wednesday. Ven. Seol, 75, received 234 votes out of 319 in the election held last month. He will lead the order for the next four years. / Yonhap
  23. Korea CQ Forum
    Participants of the Korea CQ Forum, hosted by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), pose after hearing a lecture by Lee Ho-soo, the president of SK Telecom’s ICT strategy department, on the topic “ICT Issues in 2017” at the residence of Danish Ambassador to Korea Thomas Lehmann. From bottom left are Chairman of DI Corporation Park Won-ho, the spouse of Turkish Ambassador Pinar Okcal; President of CICI Choi Jung-wha; Lee; and the Danish Ambassador. / Courtesy of CICI
    Participants of the Korea CQ Forum, hosted by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), pose after hearing a lecture by Lee Ho-soo, the president of SK Telecom’s ICT strategy department, on the topic “ICT Issues in 2017” at the residence of Danish Ambassador to Korea Thomas Lehmann. From bottom left are Chairman of DI Corporation Park Won-ho, the spouse of Turkish Ambassador Pinar Okcal; President of CICI Choi Jung-wha; Lee; and the Danish Ambassador. / Courtesy of CICI
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  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