Sun, August 20, 2017 | 13:01
  1. Hot and cool
    Children drench themselves in the fountain at Yeouido Park in Seoul, Sunday. The daytime high in the city reached 28 degrees Celsius, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
    Children drench themselves in the fountain at Yeouido Park in Seoul, Sunday. The daytime high in the city reached 28 degrees Celsius, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
  2. People's Party race
    Four candidates running for the People’s Party leadership pose hand in hand ahead of a debate held at the National Assembly, Wednesday. From left are two-term lawmaker Lee Un-ju; four-term lawmaker Chung Dong-young; former party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo; and six-term lawmaker Chun Jung-bae. The election is slated for Aug. 27.  / Yonhap
    Four candidates running for the People’s Party leadership pose hand in hand ahead of a debate held at the National Assembly, Wednesday. From left are two-term lawmaker Lee Un-ju; four-term lawmaker Chung Dong-young; former party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo; and six-term lawmaker Chun Jung-bae. The election is slated for Aug. 27.  / Yonhap
  3. Moon with Gwangju hero's wife
    President Moon Jae-in holds hands with Edeltraut Brahmstaedt, the widow of Jurgen Hinzpeter, a German journalist who covered the Gwangju pro-democracy movement in 1980, at a cinema in Yonsan, Seoul, after watching together “A Taxi Driver,” a movie based on the true story of her late husband, Sunday. The movie is about Hinzpeter who, as a correspondent, reported then military junta’s bloody suppression of citizens and a Korean taxi driver who helped him to do so. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
    President Moon Jae-in holds hands with Edeltraut Brahmstaedt, the widow of Jurgen Hinzpeter, a German journalist who covered the Gwangju pro-democracy movement in 1980, at a cinema in Yonsan, Seoul, after watching together “A Taxi Driver,” a movie based on the true story of her late husband, Sunday. The movie is about Hinzpeter who, as a correspondent, reported then military junta’s bloody suppression of citizens and a Korean taxi driver who helped him to do so. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
  4. Begin dialogue!
     Activists hold a rally near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Thursday, calling on the U.S. and North Korea to stop threatening each other and begin dialogue "unconditionally." In a press conference, they urged Seoul and Washington to suspend their joint military drills and take a conciliatory approach toward North Korea. /Yonhap
     Activists hold a rally near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Thursday, calling on the U.S. and North Korea to stop threatening each other and begin dialogue "unconditionally." In a press conference, they urged Seoul and Washington to suspend their joint military drills and take a conciliatory approach toward North Korea. /Yonhap
  5. Submarine inspection
    President Moon Jae-in talks with Navy officials inside the 1,800-ton submarine An Jung-geun at the Navy Submarine Force Command in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang Province, where he has been spending his holiday, Thursday. There, he was briefed about the current conditions of the command and inspected the capabilities and weapons systems of the submarine, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
    President Moon Jae-in talks with Navy officials inside the 1,800-ton submarine An Jung-geun at the Navy Submarine Force Command in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang Province, where he has been spending his holiday, Thursday. There, he was briefed about the current conditions of the command and inspected the capabilities and weapons systems of the submarine, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. / Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
  6. Minister visits CFC
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo, right, inspects an honor guard, along with Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, second from right, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) and the Combined Forces Command (CFC), during his visit to the CFC headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul, Friday. It marked Song’s first visit to Yongsan Garrison since his inauguration last month. Song stressed the need for the allies to be fully prepared for North Korea’s any kinds of provocations. / Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
    Defense Minister Song Young-moo, right, inspects an honor guard, along with Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, second from right, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) and the Combined Forces Command (CFC), during his visit to the CFC headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul, Friday. It marked Song’s first visit to Yongsan Garrison since his inauguration last month. Song stressed the need for the allies to be fully prepared for North Korea’s any kinds of provocations. / Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
  7. Super onions
    Models promote “super onions” which are five to six times larger than normal at a Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong, Seoul, Sunday. Four outlets will sell the giants until Thursday. The onions, grown in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, weigh about one kilogram on average and measure up to 21 centimeters across. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
    Models promote “super onions” which are five to six times larger than normal at a Hyundai Department Store in Apgujeong, Seoul, Sunday. Four outlets will sell the giants until Thursday. The onions, grown in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, weigh about one kilogram on average and measure up to 21 centimeters across. / Courtesy of Hyundai Department Store
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 10 million mark
    GM Korea workers celebrate the production of their 10 millionth vehicle at the firm’s head office in Incheon, Friday. The company was launched in 2002. / Courtesy of GM Korea
    GM Korea workers celebrate the production of their 10 millionth vehicle at the firm’s head office in Incheon, Friday. The company was launched in 2002. / Courtesy of GM Korea
  13. Intelligent air conditioner
    A model tries out the voice recognition features of LG Electronics’ new Whisen air conditioner. The electronics maker said Wednesday the new air conditioner has voice recognition, natural language processing and deep learning technologies and thus is capable of optimizing indoor temperature on a human’s verbal directions. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
    A model tries out the voice recognition features of LG Electronics’ new Whisen air conditioner. The electronics maker said Wednesday the new air conditioner has voice recognition, natural language processing and deep learning technologies and thus is capable of optimizing indoor temperature on a human’s verbal directions. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
  14. Overseas buyers oppose Double Star
    An Arab businessman dealing with Kumho Tire products, second from left, and other overseas buyers hold a rally in front of the Kumho Asiana Group headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. The buyers said they oppose Kumho Tire creditors’ plan to sell the company to Double Star Tires, a mid-tier Chinese tiremaker, claiming their business has been hurt by the ongoing sales talks. / Courtesy of Kumho Tire  
    An Arab businessman dealing with Kumho Tire products, second from left, and other overseas buyers hold a rally in front of the Kumho Asiana Group headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday. The buyers said they oppose Kumho Tire creditors’ plan to sell the company to Double Star Tires, a mid-tier Chinese tiremaker, claiming their business has been hurt by the ongoing sales talks. / Courtesy of Kumho Tire  
  15. POSCO donates sledges
    POSCO President Oh In-whan, third from right in second row, poses with ice hockey players with disabilities after donating 25 light weight sledges to the national ice hockey team at an ice rink in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, Saturday. / Courtesy of POSCO
    POSCO President Oh In-whan, third from right in second row, poses with ice hockey players with disabilities after donating 25 light weight sledges to the national ice hockey team at an ice rink in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, Saturday. / Courtesy of POSCO
  16. Scholarship for orphans
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, right, poses with Lee Sang-keun, left, chairman of the Korea Child Welfare Association, after donating 380 million won ($336,000) in scholarship money for orphans at the Sunduck Home in Seoul, Thursday. The scholarships will be given to university students majoring in engineering who grew up in the Sunduck Home and other orphanages in the city. / Courtesy of S-Oil  
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, right, poses with Lee Sang-keun, left, chairman of the Korea Child Welfare Association, after donating 380 million won ($336,000) in scholarship money for orphans at the Sunduck Home in Seoul, Thursday. The scholarships will be given to university students majoring in engineering who grew up in the Sunduck Home and other orphanages in the city. / Courtesy of S-Oil  
  17. Hwang wins KPGA Championship
    Golfer Hwang Jung-gon poses with his trophy after winning the 60th KPGA Championship title at A-One Country Club in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. With the win, Hwang is eligible to compete in October at the CJ Cup@Nine Bridges, Korea’s first PGA Tour event to be held at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island. / Courtesy of KPGA
    Golfer Hwang Jung-gon poses with his trophy after winning the 60th KPGA Championship title at A-One Country Club in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Sunday. With the win, Hwang is eligible to compete in October at the CJ Cup@Nine Bridges, Korea’s first PGA Tour event to be held at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island. / Courtesy of KPGA
  18. Oh Ji-hyun wins BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup
    Golfer Oh Ji-hyun is congratulated by her colleagues after winning the BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup for the second consecutive time on a Daebu Island golf course in Gyeonggi Province, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA 
    Golfer Oh Ji-hyun is congratulated by her colleagues after winning the BC Card Hankyung Ladies Cup for the second consecutive time on a Daebu Island golf course in Gyeonggi Province, Sunday. / Courtesy of KLPGA 
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. '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
  26. 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
  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