Sat, April 21, 2018 | 12:39
  1. Animal rights
    Justice Party Chairwoman Lee Jeong-mi, wearing a duck costume, speaks during an event organized by the Korea Animal Rights Advocates, Sunday. The leader of the progressive party has called for stipulating animal rights in the country’s next Constitution. / Yonhap
    Justice Party Chairwoman Lee Jeong-mi, wearing a duck costume, speaks during an event organized by the Korea Animal Rights Advocates, Sunday. The leader of the progressive party has called for stipulating animal rights in the country’s next Constitution. / Yonhap
  2. Korea Times CEO meets Moon
    The Korea Times President Lee Byeong-eon, left, shakes hands with President Moon Jae-in at a luncheon for media CEOs held at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. /  Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
    The Korea Times President Lee Byeong-eon, left, shakes hands with President Moon Jae-in at a luncheon for media CEOs held at Cheong Wa Dae, Thursday. /  Korea Times photo by Koh Young-kwon
  3. President meets opposition leader
    President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Liberty Korea Party (LKP) Chairman Hong Joon-pyo before their talks at Cheong Wa Dae, Friday. In the meeting arranged at Moon's request, the President asked for the opposition party's cooperation for planned summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Moon, and Kim and President Donald Trump. In response, Hong said that he welcomes the summits where complete denuclearization of the North will be discussed, but opposes the phased resolution of the nuclear issue, adding past failures should not be repeated. Hong also urged Moon to dismiss controversial Financial Supervisory Service chief Kim Ki-sik and withdraw his proposal for a constitutional revision. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
    President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Liberty Korea Party (LKP) Chairman Hong Joon-pyo before their talks at Cheong Wa Dae, Friday. In the meeting arranged at Moon's request, the President asked for the opposition party's cooperation for planned summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Moon, and Kim and President Donald Trump. In response, Hong said that he welcomes the summits where complete denuclearization of the North will be discussed, but opposes the phased resolution of the nuclear issue, adding past failures should not be repeated. Hong also urged Moon to dismiss controversial Financial Supervisory Service chief Kim Ki-sik and withdraw his proposal for a constitutional revision. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
  4. In honor of provisional government
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, second from left, and Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Pi Woo-jin, left, wave the national flag (Taegukgi) at an event to mark the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the provisional government of Korea in 1919, at Kim Koo Museum and Library in Seoul, Friday. Lee said the government will change the anniversary to April 11, from April 13, starting next year in accordance with academic research. / Yonhap
    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, second from left, and Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Pi Woo-jin, left, wave the national flag (Taegukgi) at an event to mark the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the provisional government of Korea in 1919, at Kim Koo Museum and Library in Seoul, Friday. Lee said the government will change the anniversary to April 11, from April 13, starting next year in accordance with academic research. / Yonhap
  5. For labor-friendly Constitution
    National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun, center, poses with Federation of Korean Trade Unions Chairman Kim Ju-young, left, and Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Chairman Kim Myeong-hwan, in the National Assembly, Tuesday. The two umbrella unions delivered their joint proposals for constitutional revision. The proposals call for improving workers' rights and fairer relations with management. / Yonhap
    National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun, center, poses with Federation of Korean Trade Unions Chairman Kim Ju-young, left, and Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Chairman Kim Myeong-hwan, in the National Assembly, Tuesday. The two umbrella unions delivered their joint proposals for constitutional revision. The proposals call for improving workers' rights and fairer relations with management. / Yonhap
  6. Race for Seoul mayor
    Three contenders for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) candidacy for the Seoul mayoral election ― from left, Rep. Woo Sang-ho, incumbent Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Rep. Park Young-sun ― pose ahead of interviews by the party's nomination committee, Monday. The party decided to hold run-off votes for primaries when over three people vie for the party's candidacy for mayoral and gubernatorial elections on June 13. / Yonhap
    Three contenders for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's (DPK) candidacy for the Seoul mayoral election ― from left, Rep. Woo Sang-ho, incumbent Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Rep. Park Young-sun ― pose ahead of interviews by the party's nomination committee, Monday. The party decided to hold run-off votes for primaries when over three people vie for the party's candidacy for mayoral and gubernatorial elections on June 13. / Yonhap
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Record foreign exchange reserves
    A worker at KEB Hana Bank’s anti-counterfeit center inspects U.S. dollar bills at the financial institution’s headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. Korea’s foreign exchange reserves reached $387.25 billion as of the end of November, which is the highest in history, according to the Bank of Korea. / Yonhap
    A worker at KEB Hana Bank’s anti-counterfeit center inspects U.S. dollar bills at the financial institution’s headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. Korea’s foreign exchange reserves reached $387.25 billion as of the end of November, which is the highest in history, according to the Bank of Korea. / Yonhap
  11. 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
  12. MAN Truck & Bus's safety showcase
    MAN Truck & Bus's Lions Double Decker is running at Times Aerospace Korea in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. MAN Truck & Bus Korea said it held a showcase displaying safety features of the company's buses, such as advanced emergency braking system, electronic stability program and lane departure warning system. Lions Double Decker is currently used in routes linking Seoul and cities in Gyeonggi Province. / Courtesy of MAN Truck & Bus Korea
    MAN Truck & Bus's Lions Double Decker is running at Times Aerospace Korea in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. MAN Truck & Bus Korea said it held a showcase displaying safety features of the company's buses, such as advanced emergency braking system, electronic stability program and lane departure warning system. Lions Double Decker is currently used in routes linking Seoul and cities in Gyeonggi Province. / Courtesy of MAN Truck & Bus Korea
  13. LEGO's 5th official store in Korea
    Customers stand in a line to enter a new LEGO official store at Lotte Young Plaza in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, Friday. LEGO Korea said this is LEGO's fifth official store here. / Courtesy of LEGO Korea
    Customers stand in a line to enter a new LEGO official store at Lotte Young Plaza in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, Friday. LEGO Korea said this is LEGO's fifth official store here. / Courtesy of LEGO Korea
  14. Galaxy S9 billboard in Rome
    A billboard advertising Samsung Electronics' latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, is seen in Rome. The company is advertising the Galaxy S9 on billboards at prime locations across the world in cities like Milan, Paris, Berlin and Hong Kong. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    A billboard advertising Samsung Electronics' latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, is seen in Rome. The company is advertising the Galaxy S9 on billboards at prime locations across the world in cities like Milan, Paris, Berlin and Hong Kong. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  15. Seafood against fine dust
    Models introduce seafood products that are known to remove fine dust from the human body at Shinsegae Department Store in central Seoul. The store said octopus is known to improve body detoxification, while manila clams and seaweed help the body to filter out fine dust particles. / Yonhap
    Models introduce seafood products that are known to remove fine dust from the human body at Shinsegae Department Store in central Seoul. The store said octopus is known to improve body detoxification, while manila clams and seaweed help the body to filter out fine dust particles. / Yonhap
  16. New Tiguan SUV
    Volkswagen Korea Managing Director Stefan Krapp poses with the new Tiguan SUV during the vehicle's unveiling event at Dongdaemum Design Plaza in Seoul, Wednesday. / Courtesy of Volkswagen Korea
    Volkswagen Korea Managing Director Stefan Krapp poses with the new Tiguan SUV during the vehicle's unveiling event at Dongdaemum Design Plaza in Seoul, Wednesday. / Courtesy of Volkswagen Korea
  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. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  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