Fri, June 22, 2018 | 23:45
  1. Korea qualifies for Russia World Cup
    The Korean men’s national football team celebrates with a banner that reads “Ninth Consecutive World Cup Advance” after qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a scoreless draw against Uzbekistan at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent, Tuesday. Korea finished second in Group A in the final Asian qualifying round with 15 points from four wins, three draws and three losses. Next year’s Russia World Cup will be the country’s tenth in total and ninth consecutive appearance. / Yonhap
    The Korean men’s national football team celebrates with a banner that reads “Ninth Consecutive World Cup Advance” after qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a scoreless draw against Uzbekistan at Bunyodkor Stadium in Tashkent, Tuesday. Korea finished second in Group A in the final Asian qualifying round with 15 points from four wins, three draws and three losses. Next year’s Russia World Cup will be the country’s tenth in total and ninth consecutive appearance. / Yonhap
  2. 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
  3. Tea ceremony class
    Children learn how to make and drink traditional tea at Kyungdong University's cultural center in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Tuesday. Yonhap
    Children learn how to make and drink traditional tea at Kyungdong University's cultural center in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Tuesday. Yonhap
  4. Meet new baby tigers
    Four newborn Siberian tiger cubs rest by their mother at Seoul Grand Park in this photo released, Friday. It was the first time since October 2013 that a Siberian tiger produced cubs at the zoo. The baby tigers, born on May 2, will be available for public viewing early next year. / Courtesy of Seoul Grand Park
    Four newborn Siberian tiger cubs rest by their mother at Seoul Grand Park in this photo released, Friday. It was the first time since October 2013 that a Siberian tiger produced cubs at the zoo. The baby tigers, born on May 2, will be available for public viewing early next year. / Courtesy of Seoul Grand Park
  5. Protect ocean
    Activists from the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements stage a campaign in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, calling for the government to follow the Convention on Biological Diversity and expand its marine sanctuaries by 10 percent. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Activists from the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements stage a campaign in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, calling for the government to follow the Convention on Biological Diversity and expand its marine sanctuaries by 10 percent. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  6. Chinese tourists flock back to Seoul [PHOTOS]
    Tour buses park near the entrance to Mount. Nam in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, in Seoul, June 6. Tourists from China, also known as "youke," have increased this year compared with last year. The increase comes as Seoul-Beijing relations, dented by the installation of an American anti-missile weapons system in South Korea, started showing signs of thawing. Over 367,000 tourists from China visited Korea in April, almost 60 percent more than April last year. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA Chinese couple take pictures at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulGroups of Chinese tourists enjoy their visit to Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists make "love" hand gestures as they pose for a photo at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists gather near the top of Mount. Nam, with N-Tower at the peak in the background. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    Tour buses park near the entrance to Mount. Nam in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, in Seoul, June 6. Tourists from China, also known as "youke," have increased this year compared with last year. The increase comes as Seoul-Beijing relations, dented by the installation of an American anti-missile weapons system in South Korea, started showing signs of thawing. Over 367,000 tourists from China visited Korea in April, almost 60 percent more than April last year. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA Chinese couple take pictures at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulGroups of Chinese tourists enjoy their visit to Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists make "love" hand gestures as they pose for a photo at Mount. Nam on June 6. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulChinese tourists gather near the top of Mount. Nam, with N-Tower at the peak in the background. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  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. American burger week
    Models promote premium hamburgers at Lit it Tommy in Seoul, Friday. The U.S. Meat Export Federation said it began the 2018 American Burger Week event to promote authentic American-style hamburgers to Korean consumers. The federation's affiliated restaurants will offer up to 20 percent discounts on their hamburgers until July 5. / Courtesy of the U.S. Meat Export Federation
    Models promote premium hamburgers at Lit it Tommy in Seoul, Friday. The U.S. Meat Export Federation said it began the 2018 American Burger Week event to promote authentic American-style hamburgers to Korean consumers. The federation's affiliated restaurants will offer up to 20 percent discounts on their hamburgers until July 5. / Courtesy of the U.S. Meat Export Federation
  13. Nurturing future car designers
    A Hyundai Mobis employee builds a model solar-powered car with students at Gaewon Elementary School in Seoul, Thursday. The auto parts company said 80 employees have run programs building model solar car and smartphone-controlled cars at 12 elementary schools across the country as part of the company's corporate social responsibility activities. / Courtesy of Hyundai Mobis
    A Hyundai Mobis employee builds a model solar-powered car with students at Gaewon Elementary School in Seoul, Thursday. The auto parts company said 80 employees have run programs building model solar car and smartphone-controlled cars at 12 elementary schools across the country as part of the company's corporate social responsibility activities. / Courtesy of Hyundai Mobis
  14. Asiana Airlines in Vietnam
    Asiana Airlines Senior Vice President Cho Young-seok, sixth from left, poses for a photo with attendees of an entrance ceremony for the airline's job training program in Vietnam, Wednesday. The program is aimed at training female jobseekers from low-income families. It has so far helped more than 160 people find jobs at companies including Korean firms in Vietnam. / Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
    Asiana Airlines Senior Vice President Cho Young-seok, sixth from left, poses for a photo with attendees of an entrance ceremony for the airline's job training program in Vietnam, Wednesday. The program is aimed at training female jobseekers from low-income families. It has so far helped more than 160 people find jobs at companies including Korean firms in Vietnam. / Courtesy of Asiana Airlines
  15. For scorching summer
    Models pose with bedding and pillows specially designed to feel cool during sleep, at the Lotte Mart branch in Seoul Station, central Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Lotte Mart
    Models pose with bedding and pillows specially designed to feel cool during sleep, at the Lotte Mart branch in Seoul Station, central Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Lotte Mart
  16. For women in science
    Lee Ho-young, a professor at Seoul National University's College of Pharmacy, receives the top prize of the 2018 L'Oreal Korea-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science from L'Oreal Korea CEO Yann Le Bourdon during a ceremony at the university, Tuesday. The professor has been recognized for her contributions to lung disease treatments. / Courtesy of L'Oreal Korea
    Lee Ho-young, a professor at Seoul National University's College of Pharmacy, receives the top prize of the 2018 L'Oreal Korea-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science from L'Oreal Korea CEO Yann Le Bourdon during a ceremony at the university, Tuesday. The professor has been recognized for her contributions to lung disease treatments. / Courtesy of L'Oreal Korea