Wed, July 18, 2018 | 21:19
  1. Beating the heat
    A boy plays with a ball in a swimming pool in southern Seoul, Thursday. Temperatures rose to as high as 33.4 degrees Celsius in Seoul. The highest temperature was in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, at 39.7 degrees Celsius, the highest July temperature recorded in the country in 75 years. / Yonhap
    A boy plays with a ball in a swimming pool in southern Seoul, Thursday. Temperatures rose to as high as 33.4 degrees Celsius in Seoul. The highest temperature was in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, at 39.7 degrees Celsius, the highest July temperature recorded in the country in 75 years. / Yonhap
  2. Beating summer heat
    Tourists enjoy rafting on the Umcheon River in Hamyang County, about 330 kilometers south of Seoul, Sunday, amid the nationwide heat wave. / Yonhap
    Tourists enjoy rafting on the Umcheon River in Hamyang County, about 330 kilometers south of Seoul, Sunday, amid the nationwide heat wave. / Yonhap
  3. Moon meets Vatican official
    President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican's secretary for relations with states, at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. Moon expressed his gratitude to Pope Francis for his support and prayers for peace between the two Koreas. Archbishop Gallagher also visited the Joint Security Area in the demilitarized zone (DMZ). / Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican's secretary for relations with states, at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. Moon expressed his gratitude to Pope Francis for his support and prayers for peace between the two Koreas. Archbishop Gallagher also visited the Joint Security Area in the demilitarized zone (DMZ). / Yonhap
  4. Preparedness for typhoon
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, left, presides over a meeting for discussing government countermeasures for the seventh typhoon Prapiroon at the disaster situation room in Seoul Government Complex, Sunday. / Yonhap
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, left, presides over a meeting for discussing government countermeasures for the seventh typhoon Prapiroon at the disaster situation room in Seoul Government Complex, Sunday. / Yonhap
  5. Moon returns from Russia visit
    President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook wave as they disembark from a plane at Seoul Airport, Sunday, on their return from a three-day visit to Russia. Moon held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about North Korea and watched a World Cup football match between South Korea and Mexico. Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook wave as they disembark from a plane at Seoul Airport, Sunday, on their return from a three-day visit to Russia. Moon held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin about North Korea and watched a World Cup football match between South Korea and Mexico. Yonhap
  6. LKP in crisis
    Liberty Korea Party (LKP) floor leader Rep. Kim Sung-tae drinks water during a general meeting of LKP lawmakers at the National Assembly, Thursday. Some lawmakers demanded Kim’s immediate resignation, claiming he was part of the old guard and should take responsibility for the recent election fiasco, so he is not suitable to handle party reform. A factional feud is resurfacing in the main opposition party, following the election defeat, over how to reform the party and who should have the job. Yonhap
    Liberty Korea Party (LKP) floor leader Rep. Kim Sung-tae drinks water during a general meeting of LKP lawmakers at the National Assembly, Thursday. Some lawmakers demanded Kim’s immediate resignation, claiming he was part of the old guard and should take responsibility for the recent election fiasco, so he is not suitable to handle party reform. A factional feud is resurfacing in the main opposition party, following the election defeat, over how to reform the party and who should have the job. Yonhap
  7. Kyobo Life founder's award
    Kyobo Life Insurance Chairman Shin Chang-jae, left, poses with Shin Research Excellence Awards winners Alexander Bohnert from Friedrich-Alexander University, second from left, and Albrecht Fritzsche from Australian National University, third from left, during the 2018 International Insurance Society (IIS) Global Insurance Forum at the Berlin Intercontinental Hotel in Germany, Tuesday. Right is ISS President and CEO Michael Morrissey. Named after Kyobo Life Insurance Company founder Shin Yong-ho, the award was established by the IIS in 1997 to commemorate the man, who was inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame in 1996 for creating the world's first education insurance policy. / Courtesy of Kyobo Life Insurance
    Kyobo Life Insurance Chairman Shin Chang-jae, left, poses with Shin Research Excellence Awards winners Alexander Bohnert from Friedrich-Alexander University, second from left, and Albrecht Fritzsche from Australian National University, third from left, during the 2018 International Insurance Society (IIS) Global Insurance Forum at the Berlin Intercontinental Hotel in Germany, Tuesday. Right is ISS President and CEO Michael Morrissey. Named after Kyobo Life Insurance Company founder Shin Yong-ho, the award was established by the IIS in 1997 to commemorate the man, who was inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame in 1996 for creating the world's first education insurance policy. / Courtesy of Kyobo Life Insurance
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. For healthier summer
    Residents of Tangjeong in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, eat samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) served by Samsung Display employees at the village hall, Tuesday. Samsung Display said it will serve samgyetang to residents at 30 villages in Asan and Cheonan until Aug. 16. / Courtesy of Samsung Display
    Residents of Tangjeong in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, eat samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) served by Samsung Display employees at the village hall, Tuesday. Samsung Display said it will serve samgyetang to residents at 30 villages in Asan and Cheonan until Aug. 16. / Courtesy of Samsung Display
  13. For smooth 5G commercialization
    ICT Minister Yoo Young-min, second from right, poses for a photo with LG Uplus CEO Ha Hyun-hwoi, left, KT Chairman Hwang Chang-gyu, second from left, and SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho ahead of their meeting at the Marriott Yeouido Park Centre, Tuesday, on the world's first commercialization of high-end 5G networks scheduled for next March. / Courtesy of the Ministry of Science and ICT
    ICT Minister Yoo Young-min, second from right, poses for a photo with LG Uplus CEO Ha Hyun-hwoi, left, KT Chairman Hwang Chang-gyu, second from left, and SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho ahead of their meeting at the Marriott Yeouido Park Centre, Tuesday, on the world's first commercialization of high-end 5G networks scheduled for next March. / Courtesy of the Ministry of Science and ICT
  14. Despite scorching heat
    An LS-Nikko Copper employee works in front of a smelting furnace in the company's factory in Ulsan, Tuesday, when a heat warning was issued in the city. The furnace's temperature reaches 1,250 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
    An LS-Nikko Copper employee works in front of a smelting furnace in the company's factory in Ulsan, Tuesday, when a heat warning was issued in the city. The furnace's temperature reaches 1,250 degrees Celsius. / Yonhap
  15. To beat summer heat
    Models show diverse home meal replacements and ingredients traditionally known as “invigorating” food for summer at a Home plus store in downtown Seoul, Monday. The discount chain offers “samgyetang,” or ginseng chicken soup, as well as abalone and eel at discounted prices. / Yonhap
    Models show diverse home meal replacements and ingredients traditionally known as “invigorating” food for summer at a Home plus store in downtown Seoul, Monday. The discount chain offers “samgyetang,” or ginseng chicken soup, as well as abalone and eel at discounted prices. / Yonhap
  16. K-beauty fever in US
    AmorePacific's booth is crowded with attendees at the Beautycon Festival held at the Los Angeles Convention Center last Saturday to Sunday. The cosmetics maker promoted five of its brands ― AmorePacific, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde and IOPE ― at one of America's largest beauty events. / Courtesy of AmorePacific
    AmorePacific's booth is crowded with attendees at the Beautycon Festival held at the Los Angeles Convention Center last Saturday to Sunday. The cosmetics maker promoted five of its brands ― AmorePacific, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde and IOPE ― at one of America's largest beauty events. / Courtesy of AmorePacific
  17. Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
    Visitors to the National Museum of Korea take a look at Bohemian glass relics at a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Czech Republic, Monday. The exhibition runs until April 26. / Yonhap
  18. To-be-built dormitory
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
    Ewha Womans University President Kim Sun-uk, right, points to an artist’s rendering of a dormitory planned for the school’s campus in Seoul, Tuesday, during a groundbreaking ceremony. Those listening to her are, from left, Choi Kyung-hee, the next president of the university; Chang Myong-sue, head of Ewha Haktang; Yoon Hoo-jung, Ewha’s honorary president; and Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon./ Courtesy of Ewha Womans University
  19. Return of Goryeo treasure
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
    An ancient chest used to store Buddhist texts is on display during a ceremony at the National Museum of Korea, Tuesday. The nation’s flagship museum acquired the rare Goryeo Kingdom (918—1392) heritage from a Japanese collector./ Yonhap
  20. Beauty pageant
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
    2014 Miss Korea Kim Seo-yeon, 22, waves after winning the annual pageant at the Olympic Hall in the Olympic Park, southern Seoul, Tuesday. The first runners-up were Lee Seo-bin, 21, and Shin Su-min, 20; the second runners-up were Kim Myeong-seon, 21, Sarah Lee, 23, Baek Ji-hyun, 21, and Ryu So-ra, 20. The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, organized the beauty contest./ Korea Times photo by Wang Tae-seok
  21. Dami Im in Seoul
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Dami Im, who was the winner of the Australian audition program “The X-Factor” last year sings at the showcase for her debut  album “Dami Im” in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Wednesday. / Yonhap
  22. NK holds political bureau meeting
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, center, holds a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, Monday. U.S. President Trump said the U.S. has been in touch with North Korea and he will meet with Kim in late May or early June, according to the White House website, Tuesday. / Yonhap
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, center, holds a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, Monday. U.S. President Trump said the U.S. has been in touch with North Korea and he will meet with Kim in late May or early June, according to the White House website, Tuesday. / Yonhap
  23. PHOTO NEWS
    Russian envoy in Pyongyang: Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora talks to North Korean reporters at his embassy in Pyongyang, March 6. North Korea’s foreign ministry said Matsegora held the press conference on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The embassy displayed photos to explain how the victory on Feb. 2, 1943, changed the course of World War II against Nazi Germany. / Korean Central News Agency
    Russian envoy in Pyongyang: Russian Ambassador to North Korea Alexander Matsegora talks to North Korean reporters at his embassy in Pyongyang, March 6. North Korea’s foreign ministry said Matsegora held the press conference on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The embassy displayed photos to explain how the victory on Feb. 2, 1943, changed the course of World War II against Nazi Germany. / Korean Central News Agency
  24. PHOTO NEWS
    Arbor Day: North Korean soldiers dig holes in the ground to plant trees during the country’s Arbor Day, March 2. The impoverished regime has been mobilizing its people to fight against deforestation, asking them to buy trees, according to Radio Free Asia last week. Arbor Day was initially held April 6, but was changed to March 2 in 1999 in line with North Korea’s founding leader Kim Il-sung’s vision for forests in 1946. / Korean Central News Agency
    Arbor Day: North Korean soldiers dig holes in the ground to plant trees during the country’s Arbor Day, March 2. The impoverished regime has been mobilizing its people to fight against deforestation, asking them to buy trees, according to Radio Free Asia last week. Arbor Day was initially held April 6, but was changed to March 2 in 1999 in line with North Korea’s founding leader Kim Il-sung’s vision for forests in 1946. / Korean Central News Agency