Sat, June 24, 2017 | 10:56
  1. No sale to Chinese
    South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung, a presidential contender from the Democratic Party of Korea, greets union members at a Kumho Tire factory in Gwangju, Thursday. Liberal presidential hopefuls, including An, have urged the Korea Development Bank, the tire maker’s main creditor, not to sell the firm to a Chinese company, claiming it would bring massive layoffs. The sale has become a political issue as presidential contenders try to woo voters in the Jeolla region, which has emerged as a fierce battleground for liberal hopefuls. / Yonhap
    South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung, a presidential contender from the Democratic Party of Korea, greets union members at a Kumho Tire factory in Gwangju, Thursday. Liberal presidential hopefuls, including An, have urged the Korea Development Bank, the tire maker’s main creditor, not to sell the firm to a Chinese company, claiming it would bring massive layoffs. The sale has become a political issue as presidential contenders try to woo voters in the Jeolla region, which has emerged as a fierce battleground for liberal hopefuls. / Yonhap
  2. Pledge for no irregular workers
    Interior Minister Kim Boo-kyum speaks during a lunch meeting with irregular workers working at the Government Complex in Sejong, Friday. Kim said the government would seek to change the job status of about 2,400 workers there, including cleaners, technicians and gardeners, to regular positions, as part of the effort to create quality jobs. / Yonhap
    Interior Minister Kim Boo-kyum speaks during a lunch meeting with irregular workers working at the Government Complex in Sejong, Friday. Kim said the government would seek to change the job status of about 2,400 workers there, including cleaners, technicians and gardeners, to regular positions, as part of the effort to create quality jobs. / Yonhap
  3. Do not eat dogs
    Members of the Korea Animal Rights Advocates, together with Rep. Lee Jeong-mi of the Justice Party, left, hold a news conference at the National Assembly, Thursday, to call for a ban on the supply and consumption of dog meat.  / Yonhap 
    Members of the Korea Animal Rights Advocates, together with Rep. Lee Jeong-mi of the Justice Party, left, hold a news conference at the National Assembly, Thursday, to call for a ban on the supply and consumption of dog meat.  / Yonhap 
  4. New skincare products
    Models promote new skincare products from Paula’s Choice during an event at J-Gran House in Seoul, Thursday, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the brand’s Korean debut. / Yonhap
    Models promote new skincare products from Paula’s Choice during an event at J-Gran House in Seoul, Thursday, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the brand’s Korean debut. / Yonhap
  5. Minister-to-be
    Minister-to-be: Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-wha enters her temporary office near the government complex in central Seoul, Friday. President Moon Jae-in is expected to appoint her to the post as early as Sunday despite objections from opposition parties, which claim she is immoral and incompetent. If appointed, she will be the country’s first female foreign minister. / Yonhap 
    Minister-to-be: Foreign Minister nominee Kang Kyung-wha enters her temporary office near the government complex in central Seoul, Friday. President Moon Jae-in is expected to appoint her to the post as early as Sunday despite objections from opposition parties, which claim she is immoral and incompetent. If appointed, she will be the country’s first female foreign minister. / Yonhap 
  6. Korea-Spain Forum
    Ildefonso Castro, center, Spain’s state secretary for foreign affairs, poses with dignitaries during the 11th Korea-Spain Forum at the Grand Walkerhill Seoul hotel, Thursday. In the front row are Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) President Kim In-chul, sixth from right, Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, fourth from right, and former HUFS President Park Chul, third from right. The three-day forum, ending today, was organized to discuss public diplomacy for a better mutual understanding between the two countries. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    Ildefonso Castro, center, Spain’s state secretary for foreign affairs, poses with dignitaries during the 11th Korea-Spain Forum at the Grand Walkerhill Seoul hotel, Thursday. In the front row are Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) President Kim In-chul, sixth from right, Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Chang-sup, fourth from right, and former HUFS President Park Chul, third from right. The three-day forum, ending today, was organized to discuss public diplomacy for a better mutual understanding between the two countries. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ASEAN food festival
    Chefs from ASEAN member countries show their traditional dishes at the ASEAN Food Festival held in the COEX, Seoul, Friday. The festival was organized by ASEAN-Korea Centre. / Yonhap
    Chefs from ASEAN member countries show their traditional dishes at the ASEAN Food Festival held in the COEX, Seoul, Friday. The festival was organized by ASEAN-Korea Centre. / Yonhap
  10. Golden Blue donation
    Golden Blue CEO Kim Dong-wook, second from left, poses with a Busan Metropolitan Police Agency official and company executives after donating 100 million won ($89,166) at the police agency headquarters in Busan, Friday. The agency said it will refurbish the city’s crosswalk signal lights with the donation from the home-grown whisky company. / Courtesy of Busan Metropolitan Police Agency
    Golden Blue CEO Kim Dong-wook, second from left, poses with a Busan Metropolitan Police Agency official and company executives after donating 100 million won ($89,166) at the police agency headquarters in Busan, Friday. The agency said it will refurbish the city’s crosswalk signal lights with the donation from the home-grown whisky company. / Courtesy of Busan Metropolitan Police Agency
  11. Lotte chairman honored
    Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, right, poses at his home in Seoul with Spanish Ambassador to Korea Gonzalo Ortiz, after winning the Cross of Official of the Order Isabel La Catolica, Thursday. Shin received the award as he is expected to bolster economic ties between the two countries. / Yonhap
    Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin, right, poses at his home in Seoul with Spanish Ambassador to Korea Gonzalo Ortiz, after winning the Cross of Official of the Order Isabel La Catolica, Thursday. Shin received the award as he is expected to bolster economic ties between the two countries. / Yonhap
  12. Premium TVs in Latin America
    Visitors to LG Electronics home appliance trading fair LG InnoFest in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, look at the company’s super-slim television LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W, Wednesday (local time). The electronics company said it will strengthen sales of localized premium home appliances in the Central and South American markets. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
    Visitors to LG Electronics home appliance trading fair LG InnoFest in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, look at the company’s super-slim television LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W, Wednesday (local time). The electronics company said it will strengthen sales of localized premium home appliances in the Central and South American markets. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
  13. Eco-friendly Lotte World Tower
    Lotte Corporation CEO Park Hyun-chul, right, receives a Gold Level certificate in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design systems from U.S. Green Building Council Senior Vice President Peter Templeton at the council’s office in New York, Tuesday, for Lotte World Tower’s eco-friendly construction. / Courtesy of Lotte Corporation
    Lotte Corporation CEO Park Hyun-chul, right, receives a Gold Level certificate in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design systems from U.S. Green Building Council Senior Vice President Peter Templeton at the council’s office in New York, Tuesday, for Lotte World Tower’s eco-friendly construction. / Courtesy of Lotte Corporation
  14. Congratulating pianist's victory
    Kumho Asiana Group Chairman Park Sam-koo, right, poses with pianist Sunwoo Ye-kwon at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday, after congratulating the pianist for winning the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the United States, June 10. Sunwoo was an artist-in-residence for Kumho Art Hall last year. / Courtesy of Kumho Asiana Group
    Kumho Asiana Group Chairman Park Sam-koo, right, poses with pianist Sunwoo Ye-kwon at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday, after congratulating the pianist for winning the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the United States, June 10. Sunwoo was an artist-in-residence for Kumho Art Hall last year. / Courtesy of Kumho Asiana Group
  15. For families of child patients
    McDonald’s Korea CEO Cho Ju-yeon, fifth from left, poses at the local branch’s head office in Seoul, Monday, after donating 300 million won ($265,000) to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Korea which will build homes for families of long-stay child patients near Pusan National University Children’s Hospital in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province. McDonald’s High Growth Market President Joe Erlinger, second from left, RMHC Korea Chairman Jeffrey Jones, third from left, and McDonald’s Korea promotional model Daniel Henney, center, also attended the ceremony. / Courtesy of McDonald’s Korea
    McDonald’s Korea CEO Cho Ju-yeon, fifth from left, poses at the local branch’s head office in Seoul, Monday, after donating 300 million won ($265,000) to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Korea which will build homes for families of long-stay child patients near Pusan National University Children’s Hospital in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province. McDonald’s High Growth Market President Joe Erlinger, second from left, RMHC Korea Chairman Jeffrey Jones, third from left, and McDonald’s Korea promotional model Daniel Henney, center, also attended the ceremony. / Courtesy of McDonald’s Korea
  16. Electric dryer with remote-controller
    Seen above is Samsung Electronics’ new electric dryer that comes bundled with a remote-controller. The company said Friday the appliance boasts its heat-pump technology, which the firm says minimizes damages to clothes and uses less electricity, compared with existing models. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    Seen above is Samsung Electronics’ new electric dryer that comes bundled with a remote-controller. The company said Friday the appliance boasts its heat-pump technology, which the firm says minimizes damages to clothes and uses less electricity, compared with existing models. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  17. Sports minister visits PyeongChang
    Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, third from left, is briefed on preparations for the PyeongChang Olympics by Lee Hee-beom, right, president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), at POCOG’s headquarters in PyeongChang, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan, third from left, is briefed on preparations for the PyeongChang Olympics by Lee Hee-beom, right, president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), at POCOG’s headquarters in PyeongChang, Tuesday. / Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  18. Kim Ji-hyun wins S-OIL Championship
    Golfer Kim Ji-hyun kisses the trophy after winning the S-OIL Championship of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Elysian Jeju Country Club on Jeju Island, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA
    Golfer Kim Ji-hyun kisses the trophy after winning the S-OIL Championship of the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Elysian Jeju Country Club on Jeju Island, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA
  19. Korean major leaguers in talk
    Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin, left, and St. Louis Cardinals’ Oh Seung-hwan talk prior to a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday. / AP-Yonhap
    Los Angeles Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin, left, and St. Louis Cardinals’ Oh Seung-hwan talk prior to a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday. / AP-Yonhap
  20. Park In-bee at Doosan Championship
    Park In-bee tees off during the Doosan Match Play Championship in the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Ladena Golf Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Wednesday. / Yonhap
    Park In-bee tees off during the Doosan Match Play Championship in the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) at Ladena Golf Club in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Wednesday. / Yonhap
  21. Oh Seung-hwan earns 9th save
    St. Louis Cardinals’ closer Oh Seung-hwan, left, and first baseman Matt Carpenter celebrate the Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 7-5 in Miami, Wednesday. / AP-Yonhap
    St. Louis Cardinals’ closer Oh Seung-hwan, left, and first baseman Matt Carpenter celebrate the Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 7-5 in Miami, Wednesday. / AP-Yonhap
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 'Go Red For Women Red Dress'
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
    Celebrity models stand on the runway at the conclusion of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2017 fashion show presented by Macy’s in New York, Thursday. / UPI-Yonhap
  25. Top chefs
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
    Mathew Peters of the United States, right, celebrates on the podium after winning the Bocuse d’Or trophy Wednesday in Lyon, central France, ahead of Christopher William Davidsen of Norway, who finished second. The contest, a world cup of cuisine, was started in 1987 by chef Paul Bocuse from Lyon to reward talented young chefs around the world. / AP-Yonhap
  26. German Ice Carnival
    Disguised people celebrate in the frozen lake Orankesee during a so called “Ice Carnival” event from winter swimming clubs in Berlin, Saturday. / AP-Yonhap
    Disguised people celebrate in the frozen lake Orankesee during a so called “Ice Carnival” event from winter swimming clubs in Berlin, Saturday. / AP-Yonhap
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Kim Bomsori at Wieniawski competition
    Korean violinist Kim Bomsori performs on stage at the Adam Mickiewicz University, during the fourth competition auditions of the 15th InternationalHenryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland, Friday. Kim won the second prize. / EPA-Yonhap
    Korean violinist Kim Bomsori performs on stage at the Adam Mickiewicz University, during the fourth competition auditions of the 15th InternationalHenryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland, Friday. Kim won the second prize. / EPA-Yonhap