Mon, June 25, 2018 | 05:10
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. Doosan chairman at robot fair
    Doosan Group Chairman Park Jeong-won touches a robot at the Doosan Robotics booth at the Automatica 2018 robotics fair held from Tuesday to Friday. Doosan Group said Sunday that Park visited the trade fair to promote Doosan Robotics. / Courtesy of Doosan Group
    Doosan Group Chairman Park Jeong-won touches a robot at the Doosan Robotics booth at the Automatica 2018 robotics fair held from Tuesday to Friday. Doosan Group said Sunday that Park visited the trade fair to promote Doosan Robotics. / Courtesy of Doosan Group
  13. LG supports Korean War veterans in India
    Kim Ki-wan, right, president of LG India, poses with an Indian veteran of the Korean War, center, and Ambassador to India Shin Bong-kil during a luncheon held for Korean War veterans in Delhi, Saturday. To commemorate their efforts during the war, LG invited the veterans and awarded them letters of appreciation and provided them with the company's home appliances including LG PuriCare air and water purifiers. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
    Kim Ki-wan, right, president of LG India, poses with an Indian veteran of the Korean War, center, and Ambassador to India Shin Bong-kil during a luncheon held for Korean War veterans in Delhi, Saturday. To commemorate their efforts during the war, LG invited the veterans and awarded them letters of appreciation and provided them with the company's home appliances including LG PuriCare air and water purifiers. / Courtesy of LG Electronics
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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