Sat, May 26, 2018 | 20:50
  1. Handwritten letters for sleigh team
    POSCO Daewoo employees pose with handwritten letters for Korea’s national bobsleigh and skeleton racers at its head office in Incheon. They delivered the letters to the national team on Monday. POSCO Daewoo said more than 200 of its employees have written letters to the racers, who will compete at the PyeongChang Olympic Games slated from Feb. 9 to 25. The company has been supporting the national team since 2011. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
    POSCO Daewoo employees pose with handwritten letters for Korea’s national bobsleigh and skeleton racers at its head office in Incheon. They delivered the letters to the national team on Monday. POSCO Daewoo said more than 200 of its employees have written letters to the racers, who will compete at the PyeongChang Olympic Games slated from Feb. 9 to 25. The company has been supporting the national team since 2011. / Courtesy of POSCO Daewoo
  2. Anti-Trump rally
    Protesters stage a rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Friday, to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the planned U.S.-North Korea summit. Trump was scheduled to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, but he abruptly scrapped what would have been a historic meeting, Thursday, citing Pyongyang's “open hostility” toward Washington. / Yonhap
    Protesters stage a rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Friday, to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the planned U.S.-North Korea summit. Trump was scheduled to sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, but he abruptly scrapped what would have been a historic meeting, Thursday, citing Pyongyang's “open hostility” toward Washington. / Yonhap
  3. Constitutional revision bill scrapped
    National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun bangs the gavel to cancel a legislative vote on President Moon Jae-in’s constitutional revision bill, Thursday, after opposition lawmakers refused to participate in the voting. President Moon submitted the revision bill to the Assembly on March 26 that automatically required a vote within 60 days. However, the Assembly failed to meet quorum for the vote, which needed participation of two-thirds, or 192 of 293 lawmakers. However, only lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea cast their ballots while members of opposition parties, who have opposed to Moon’s revision bill, boycotted the vote. / Yonhap
    National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun bangs the gavel to cancel a legislative vote on President Moon Jae-in’s constitutional revision bill, Thursday, after opposition lawmakers refused to participate in the voting. President Moon submitted the revision bill to the Assembly on March 26 that automatically required a vote within 60 days. However, the Assembly failed to meet quorum for the vote, which needed participation of two-thirds, or 192 of 293 lawmakers. However, only lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea cast their ballots while members of opposition parties, who have opposed to Moon’s revision bill, boycotted the vote. / Yonhap
  4. Inside ferry Sewol
    Reporters and members of the government's Sewol Investigation Committee inspect the salvaged ferry Sewol at Mokpo New Port, 410 kilometers southwest of Seoul, Thursday. The inside of the vessel, which was lifted upright on May 10 after being hoisted from the seabed last year, was open to the press for the first time. The 6,825-ton ferry carrying 476 passengers capsized off the southwestern coast on April 16, 2014, killing 304 people -- most of them high school students on a field trip to Jeju Island. / Yonhap
    Reporters and members of the government's Sewol Investigation Committee inspect the salvaged ferry Sewol at Mokpo New Port, 410 kilometers southwest of Seoul, Thursday. The inside of the vessel, which was lifted upright on May 10 after being hoisted from the seabed last year, was open to the press for the first time. The 6,825-ton ferry carrying 476 passengers capsized off the southwestern coast on April 16, 2014, killing 304 people -- most of them high school students on a field trip to Jeju Island. / Yonhap
  5. Police to stop guarding ex-presidents' residences
    Police officers guard the residence of former President Chun Doo-hwan in Seoul, Monday. / YonhapBy Kang Seung-wooThe police chief said, Monday, police officers will stop guarding the private residences of the two former authoritarian-era presidents Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo next year amid growing public calls against the duty. “We plan to reduce police officers guarding their houses by 20 percent this year and withdraw all of them by next year,” National Police Agency Commissioner General Lee Chul-sung said in a press conference.Until last year, 10 close protection agents and 80 police officers were stationed to guard the former presidents and their residences, respectively, but in January, each number decreased to 60 and 5, according to police. The decision came as more Koreans complain of taxpayer money spent on taking care of Chun and Roh _ both of whom were key figures in the 1979 military coup and the 1980 Gwangju massacre that led to a democratic movement. Several civic groups launched an online petition, Thursday, urging the government to stop deploying police officers to protect their residences in Seoul, citing their previous misconduct. Chun and Roh were jailed on charges of treason and briery.As of Monday, more than 12,000 people signed the petition. In response, the police chief said their commitment is in accordance with the law.“The Ministry of Interior and Safety is also sitting on the fence about the issue as they have important information and their personal insecurity may trigger social turmoil,” Lee said.Lee further hinted that police may stop providing close protection agents, as well. “However, I believe it would be right to stop offering guard and security services through a revision of the law if public opinion corresponds with a policy decision.”A relevant law stipulates that a former president can be under the protection of the Presidential Security Service for 15 years after retirement. After that, police take over the duty. In January, independent lawmaker Son Kum-ju proposed a bill that will strip a former president of his or her rights to receive police protection if he or she commits crimes toppling the nation's foundation. Chun and Roh had their post-presidential benefits taken away from them due to their imprisonment in 1997, but they can still receive protective service in accordance with an escape clause.Meanwhile, more than half of Koreans are supportive of the government stopping protecting Chun.According to a Realmeter survey, released Monday, 63.2 percent of respondents opined that police should stop protecting the general-turned-president against 27.4 percent believing it should continue.The local pollster interviewed 501 people nationwide, Friday, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
    Police officers guard the residence of former President Chun Doo-hwan in Seoul, Monday. / YonhapBy Kang Seung-wooThe police chief said, Monday, police officers will stop guarding the private residences of the two former authoritarian-era presidents Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo next year amid growing public calls against the duty. “We plan to reduce police officers guarding their houses by 20 percent this year and withdraw all of them by next year,” National Police Agency Commissioner General Lee Chul-sung said in a press conference.Until last year, 10 close protection agents and 80 police officers were stationed to guard the former presidents and their residences, respectively, but in January, each number decreased to 60 and 5, according to police. The decision came as more Koreans complain of taxpayer money spent on taking care of Chun and Roh _ both of whom were key figures in the 1979 military coup and the 1980 Gwangju massacre that led to a democratic movement. Several civic groups launched an online petition, Thursday, urging the government to stop deploying police officers to protect their residences in Seoul, citing their previous misconduct. Chun and Roh were jailed on charges of treason and briery.As of Monday, more than 12,000 people signed the petition. In response, the police chief said their commitment is in accordance with the law.“The Ministry of Interior and Safety is also sitting on the fence about the issue as they have important information and their personal insecurity may trigger social turmoil,” Lee said.Lee further hinted that police may stop providing close protection agents, as well. “However, I believe it would be right to stop offering guard and security services through a revision of the law if public opinion corresponds with a policy decision.”A relevant law stipulates that a former president can be under the protection of the Presidential Security Service for 15 years after retirement. After that, police take over the duty. In January, independent lawmaker Son Kum-ju proposed a bill that will strip a former president of his or her rights to receive police protection if he or she commits crimes toppling the nation's foundation. Chun and Roh had their post-presidential benefits taken away from them due to their imprisonment in 1997, but they can still receive protective service in accordance with an escape clause.Meanwhile, more than half of Koreans are supportive of the government stopping protecting Chun.According to a Realmeter survey, released Monday, 63.2 percent of respondents opined that police should stop protecting the general-turned-president against 27.4 percent believing it should continue.The local pollster interviewed 501 people nationwide, Friday, and it has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
  6. 'Equal Crime, Equal Justice'
    More than 10,000 women, many of them dressed in red as a sign of their anger, protest the authorities' gender-biased handling of hidden camera crimes in Daehangno, Seoul, Saturday. According to the protesters, police investigated the recent leaking of an art class photo, involving a male victim, with speed and thoroughness that had been missing in their handling of cases with female victims. Women account for 80 percent of all hidden camera crime victims. / Yonhap
    More than 10,000 women, many of them dressed in red as a sign of their anger, protest the authorities' gender-biased handling of hidden camera crimes in Daehangno, Seoul, Saturday. According to the protesters, police investigated the recent leaking of an art class photo, involving a male victim, with speed and thoroughness that had been missing in their handling of cases with female victims. Women account for 80 percent of all hidden camera crime victims. / 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. Season for sunglasses
    Models pose with newly introduced sunglass products at the Hyundai City Mall Garden5 in Seoul, Friday. Celebrating its first anniversary, the shopping mall said it will offer discounts of up to 80 percent for 10 major sunglass brands. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
    Models pose with newly introduced sunglass products at the Hyundai City Mall Garden5 in Seoul, Friday. Celebrating its first anniversary, the shopping mall said it will offer discounts of up to 80 percent for 10 major sunglass brands. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
  13. Foreign envoys' spouses visit Everland
    Members of the Ambassadors Spouses Association in Seoul (ASAS) pose at the Everland theme park rose garden in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. Including the ASAS chief Konul Teymurova, the wife of Azerbaijani Ambassador to Korea Ramzi Teymurov, wives of 12 ambassadors to Korea enjoyed the garden made up of 1 million roses. / Yonhap
    Members of the Ambassadors Spouses Association in Seoul (ASAS) pose at the Everland theme park rose garden in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday. Including the ASAS chief Konul Teymurova, the wife of Azerbaijani Ambassador to Korea Ramzi Teymurov, wives of 12 ambassadors to Korea enjoyed the garden made up of 1 million roses. / Yonhap
  14. Shinhan Financial Group going global with volunteering
    Shinhan Financial Group employees in Vietnam pose after conducting volunteer activities. The group said Tuesday its employees in 23 overseas branches including Vietnam, China and India conducted volunteer activities on May 19. Volunteers helped the school commutes of Vietnamese children by donating bicycles, donated e-books to disabled people in India, and supported Chinese patients suffering from rare diseases. / Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Financial Group employees in Vietnam pose after conducting volunteer activities. The group said Tuesday its employees in 23 overseas branches including Vietnam, China and India conducted volunteer activities on May 19. Volunteers helped the school commutes of Vietnamese children by donating bicycles, donated e-books to disabled people in India, and supported Chinese patients suffering from rare diseases. / Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  15. To attain enlightenment
    Young monks wear augmented reality devices at SK Telecom headquarters in Seoul, Monday, a day before Buddha's Birthday. The mobile carrier invited the monks to experience futuristic technologies. / Yonhap
    Young monks wear augmented reality devices at SK Telecom headquarters in Seoul, Monday, a day before Buddha's Birthday. The mobile carrier invited the monks to experience futuristic technologies. / Yonhap
  16. Get ready for summer
    Models promote various desk fans at E-mart's Seongsu branch in Seoul, Monday. The discount chain said it began selling the Crane LED Desk Lamp with Bladeless Fan for 49,800 won ($45) and the Doshisha Twin Desk Fan for 44,800 won. / Courtesy of E-mart
    Models promote various desk fans at E-mart's Seongsu branch in Seoul, Monday. The discount chain said it began selling the Crane LED Desk Lamp with Bladeless Fan for 49,800 won ($45) and the Doshisha Twin Desk Fan for 44,800 won. / Courtesy of E-mart
  17. Lunar New Year in PyeongChang
    Korea’s delegation to the PyeongChang Olympic Games bow during “charye,” a ritual ceremony held on Lunar New Year’s Day, at the Team Korea House in Gangneung Olympic Park, Gangwon Province, Friday. / Yonhap
    Korea’s delegation to the PyeongChang Olympic Games bow during “charye,” a ritual ceremony held on Lunar New Year’s Day, at the Team Korea House in Gangneung Olympic Park, Gangwon Province, Friday. / Yonhap
  18. For peaceful games
    Min Byoung-chul, chairman of the Sunfull Foundation, speaks during an event to deliver the PyeongChang Joint Statement for Peace, wishing for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, Monday. Tim Wright, second from left, and Tilman Ruff, fourth from left, respectively representing the 2017 and 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), also participated in the event. They are visiting Korea to announce a message for peace ahead of the Games. / Courtesy of Sunfull Movement
    Min Byoung-chul, chairman of the Sunfull Foundation, speaks during an event to deliver the PyeongChang Joint Statement for Peace, wishing for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the successful hosting of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, Monday. Tim Wright, second from left, and Tilman Ruff, fourth from left, respectively representing the 2017 and 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), also participated in the event. They are visiting Korea to announce a message for peace ahead of the Games. / Courtesy of Sunfull Movement
  19. Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin honored
    The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, left, answers questions after receiving the special prize during the 2017 Cho-A Pharmaceutical Awards for professional baseball players at Seoul Plaza Hotel, Wednesday. Former Samsung Lions slugger Lee Seung-yuop, right, was also honored during the ceremony. The pharmaceutical company presented awards for players in 17 categories, including Pitcher of the Year, during the ceremony. / Yonhap
    The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, left, answers questions after receiving the special prize during the 2017 Cho-A Pharmaceutical Awards for professional baseball players at Seoul Plaza Hotel, Wednesday. Former Samsung Lions slugger Lee Seung-yuop, right, was also honored during the ceremony. The pharmaceutical company presented awards for players in 17 categories, including Pitcher of the Year, during the ceremony. / Yonhap
  20. 471st Turtle Marathon
    The Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the 471st Turtle Marathon at Namsan Park, Saturday. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, ninth from left; Kim Byung-eun, sixth from left, chairman of the Korea Duck Association; and winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
    The Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times, hosted the 471st Turtle Marathon at Namsan Park, Saturday. Participants included Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, ninth from left; Kim Byung-eun, sixth from left, chairman of the Korea Duck Association; and winners of the 2017 Miss Korea beauty pageant. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
  21. 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  
  22. Turtle marathon attracts weekenders to Mt. Nam [PHOTOS]
    Participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, held by Hankook Ilbo at Baekbeom Square in Namsan Park on Mount Nam in Jung-gu, Seoul, April 21, raise their hands to answer questions by the event's MC. In the monthly event, the daily campaigned for clean "beautiful" local elections held nationwide in June. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon sign up to join the event. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulAmong the VIPs of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee stands up to be introduced to the participants. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulMiss Korea beauty pageant winners demonstrate a warm-up workout in front of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, including Chairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il and Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, get ready to start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il strikes a gong to signal the walkathon's start for the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWith a female participant raising a banner that reads "Beautiful Election Happy Neighborhood," participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il joins the crowd participating in the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulOne of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon gives his pet dog water during the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon wait in line to receive giveaways. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, held by Hankook Ilbo at Baekbeom Square in Namsan Park on Mount Nam in Jung-gu, Seoul, April 21, raise their hands to answer questions by the event's MC. In the monthly event, the daily campaigned for clean "beautiful" local elections held nationwide in June. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon sign up to join the event. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulAmong the VIPs of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee stands up to be introduced to the participants. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulMiss Korea beauty pageant winners demonstrate a warm-up workout in front of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon, including Chairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il and Hankook Ilbo President Lee Jun-hee, get ready to start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il strikes a gong to signal the walkathon's start for the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulWith a female participant raising a banner that reads "Beautiful Election Happy Neighborhood," participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon start the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChairperson of the National Election Commission Kwon Soon-il joins the crowd participating in the 473rd Turtle Marathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulOne of the participants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon gives his pet dog water during the walkathon. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulParticipants of the 473rd Turtle Marathon wait in line to receive giveaways. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  23. Bloggers' night
    Korea Times reporters and contributing writers, also called “bloggers” on the daily's website, were in high spirits after a dinner at an Italian restaurant near the daily's headquarters in Seoul, Monday. From left, Ko Dong-hwan, Oh Young-jin, Robert Neff, Rachel Stine, Ahn Chan-sik, Jacco Zwetsloot, John Redmond, Jung Min-ho, Park Si-soo, Casey Lartigue Jr., Lee Suh-yoon, Lee Jong-eun, Cho Se-yong, Kang Aa-young and Choi Won-suk.
    Korea Times reporters and contributing writers, also called “bloggers” on the daily's website, were in high spirits after a dinner at an Italian restaurant near the daily's headquarters in Seoul, Monday. From left, Ko Dong-hwan, Oh Young-jin, Robert Neff, Rachel Stine, Ahn Chan-sik, Jacco Zwetsloot, John Redmond, Jung Min-ho, Park Si-soo, Casey Lartigue Jr., Lee Suh-yoon, Lee Jong-eun, Cho Se-yong, Kang Aa-young and Choi Won-suk.
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  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