Tue, September 25, 2018 | 15:59
  1. Pirates beware
    Families say farewell to sailors on the 4,400-ton destroyer Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin at Navy Operations Command in Busan, Friday. The destroyer is headed for the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy and escort vessels between Yemen and Somalia until March. / Yonhap
    Families say farewell to sailors on the 4,400-ton destroyer Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin at Navy Operations Command in Busan, Friday. The destroyer is headed for the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy and escort vessels between Yemen and Somalia until March. / Yonhap
  2. Holiday shopping
    Shoppers buy groceries and presents at a traditional market in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, Friday, ahead of the Chuseok holiday when people conduct ancestral rites and meet with their relatives. / Yonhap
    Shoppers buy groceries and presents at a traditional market in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, Friday, ahead of the Chuseok holiday when people conduct ancestral rites and meet with their relatives. / Yonhap
  3. Hoping for inter-Korean train operation
    Ethnic Koreans from 24 countries hold up “peace train tickets” from Imjingak to Berlin at Imjingak Station in Paju, a border city in Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday. The possibility of a trans-Eurasia rail link between South Korea and Europe via North Korea has become a popular symbol as peace overtures on the Korean Peninsula continue. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
    Ethnic Koreans from 24 countries hold up “peace train tickets” from Imjingak to Berlin at Imjingak Station in Paju, a border city in Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday. The possibility of a trans-Eurasia rail link between South Korea and Europe via North Korea has become a popular symbol as peace overtures on the Korean Peninsula continue. / Korea Times photo by Shin Sang-soon
  4. Meal choice for inter-Korean summit
    People queue up in front of a Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant for lunch in central Seoul, Tuesday, after the third inter-Korean summit started and President Moon Jae-in had the same cold noodle dish at Okryugwan, a famous restaurant in Pyongyang. / Yonhap
    People queue up in front of a Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant for lunch in central Seoul, Tuesday, after the third inter-Korean summit started and President Moon Jae-in had the same cold noodle dish at Okryugwan, a famous restaurant in Pyongyang. / Yonhap
  5. Chuseok Preparations
    Volunteers at the Red Cross Center in Busan make Songpyeon, Monday, to share with underprivileged people in the local community. Songpyeon is a traditional rice cake commonly consumed during the country's autumn harvest festival, Chuseok, which falls on Sept. 24. / Yonhap
    Volunteers at the Red Cross Center in Busan make Songpyeon, Monday, to share with underprivileged people in the local community. Songpyeon is a traditional rice cake commonly consumed during the country's autumn harvest festival, Chuseok, which falls on Sept. 24. / Yonhap
  6. F-4 jets rehearse for Incheon Landing Operation event
    The South Korean Air Force's F-4 fighter jets fly during a rehearsal for the 68th anniversary of the Incheon Landing Operation, above Wolmi Island, Incheon, Friday. The event, scheduled to take place on Saturday, is to celebrate one of the famous operations commanded by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1950, which played an important role in changing the tide of the war against North Korea. / Yonhap
    The South Korean Air Force's F-4 fighter jets fly during a rehearsal for the 68th anniversary of the Incheon Landing Operation, above Wolmi Island, Incheon, Friday. The event, scheduled to take place on Saturday, is to celebrate one of the famous operations commanded by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1950, which played an important role in changing the tide of the war against North Korea. / Yonhap
  7. Meeting on insurance premiums
    Financial Services Commission (FSC) Vice Chairman Kim Yong-beom, left, talks about how to reduce private insurance premiums following the expansion of state-run healthcare coverage dubbed “Moon Jae-in care,” at a meeting at the Government Complex in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Friday. At the meeting, ranking officials from the FSC and health ministry, and representatives of private insurance firms, exchanged views on whether to increase premiums next year. / Courtesy of Financial Services Commission
    Financial Services Commission (FSC) Vice Chairman Kim Yong-beom, left, talks about how to reduce private insurance premiums following the expansion of state-run healthcare coverage dubbed “Moon Jae-in care,” at a meeting at the Government Complex in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Friday. At the meeting, ranking officials from the FSC and health ministry, and representatives of private insurance firms, exchanged views on whether to increase premiums next year. / Courtesy of Financial Services Commission
  8. Financial tech cooperation
    Joo Jae-sung, fifth from right, head of NongHyup Bank's digital finance, and Andrey Makarov, fifth from left, director of Gazprombank, pose for a photo with others from the Korean and Russian banks at NongHyup Bank headquarters in Seoul, Thursday. The two banks and their partners held a conference to discuss ways to cooperate in financial technology. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
    Joo Jae-sung, fifth from right, head of NongHyup Bank's digital finance, and Andrey Makarov, fifth from left, director of Gazprombank, pose for a photo with others from the Korean and Russian banks at NongHyup Bank headquarters in Seoul, Thursday. The two banks and their partners held a conference to discuss ways to cooperate in financial technology. Courtesy of NongHyup Bank
  9. Shinhan's IT firm in Vietnam
    Yu Dong-uk, right, CEO of Shinhan DS, the financial ICT services provider of Shinhan Financial Group, cuts the tape with his employees at an opening ceremony of the company's Vietnam subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City, Tuesday. Shinhan DS Vietnam General Manager Lee Kwang-sik, fifth from right, said the system integrator will support the group's subsidiaries and their partners to develop digital services in the region. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Yu Dong-uk, right, CEO of Shinhan DS, the financial ICT services provider of Shinhan Financial Group, cuts the tape with his employees at an opening ceremony of the company's Vietnam subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City, Tuesday. Shinhan DS Vietnam General Manager Lee Kwang-sik, fifth from right, said the system integrator will support the group's subsidiaries and their partners to develop digital services in the region. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  10. Boosting local markets
    Employees of Shinhan Bank Incheon branch pose for a photo after visiting a local traditional market to purchase goods on Sept. 11. About 500 employees of the bank will be heading to markets nationwide to help boost their sales this week, ahead of the Chuseok holiday, which falls on Sept. 24. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Employees of Shinhan Bank Incheon branch pose for a photo after visiting a local traditional market to purchase goods on Sept. 11. About 500 employees of the bank will be heading to markets nationwide to help boost their sales this week, ahead of the Chuseok holiday, which falls on Sept. 24. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  11. Hana to revitalize shipping industry
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, right, shows an agreement with Korea Ocean Business Corp. (KOBC) President Hwang Ho-seon at the KOBC head office in Busan, Monday, after signing an MOU to provide financial support for Korean shipping firms. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, right, shows an agreement with Korea Ocean Business Corp. (KOBC) President Hwang Ho-seon at the KOBC head office in Busan, Monday, after signing an MOU to provide financial support for Korean shipping firms. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  12. Syndicated loans for LG Display
    LG Display's chief financial officer Kim Sang-don, center, poses with executives of NongHyup Bank, the Korea Development Bank, the Export-Import Bank of Korea and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Seoul branch at the Conrad Seoul hotel, Friday, after signing a syndicated loan deal worth 800 billion won ($716 million). LG Display plans to use the fund to accelerate its product transition from LCD to OLED. / Courtesy of LG Display
    LG Display's chief financial officer Kim Sang-don, center, poses with executives of NongHyup Bank, the Korea Development Bank, the Export-Import Bank of Korea and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Seoul branch at the Conrad Seoul hotel, Friday, after signing a syndicated loan deal worth 800 billion won ($716 million). LG Display plans to use the fund to accelerate its product transition from LCD to OLED. / Courtesy of LG Display
  13. For successful inter-Korean summit
    SPC Group employees give free food and drinks to reporters covering the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang at the media center located at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, Wednesday. The confectionery company, which is owned by North Korean-born Chairman Hur Young-in, ran the booth from Monday to Thursday, as it did during the previous inter-Korean summit in April in Panmunjeom and the North Korea-U.S. summit in June in Singapore. / Courtesy of SPC Group
    SPC Group employees give free food and drinks to reporters covering the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang at the media center located at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, Wednesday. The confectionery company, which is owned by North Korean-born Chairman Hur Young-in, ran the booth from Monday to Thursday, as it did during the previous inter-Korean summit in April in Panmunjeom and the North Korea-U.S. summit in June in Singapore. / Courtesy of SPC Group
  14. Beer festival in Seoul
    Models promote “Oktoberbest” beer festival at Goose Island Brewhouse in Seoul, Wednesday. The craft beer brand will serve special foods and house beer until the end of October to celebrate Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival that began in Germany. / Courtesy of Goose Island
    Models promote “Oktoberbest” beer festival at Goose Island Brewhouse in Seoul, Wednesday. The craft beer brand will serve special foods and house beer until the end of October to celebrate Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival that began in Germany. / Courtesy of Goose Island
  15. Chuseok gift for low-income household
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al Ghamdi delivers a gift package containing songpyeon (crescent moon shaped rice cakes), groceries and daily necessities to a low-income family in Mapo-gu, western Seoul, Wednesday. The refiner said its employees delivered gift packages to 800 low-income households in the area, after making songpyeon, which is eaten during the Chuseok holidays. / Courtesy of S-Oil
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al Ghamdi delivers a gift package containing songpyeon (crescent moon shaped rice cakes), groceries and daily necessities to a low-income family in Mapo-gu, western Seoul, Wednesday. The refiner said its employees delivered gift packages to 800 low-income households in the area, after making songpyeon, which is eaten during the Chuseok holidays. / Courtesy of S-Oil
  16. Coffee-flavored cereal
    Nongshim Kellogg employees promote Mocha Granola Sticks in front of a food truck parked in front of the Home plus Gangseo store in Seoul, Monday. The new product features packaging resembling instant coffee sticks. Nongshim Kellogg said the food truck will visit consumers in the Seoul metropolitan area until Oct. 4. / Courtesy of Nongshim Kellogg
    Nongshim Kellogg employees promote Mocha Granola Sticks in front of a food truck parked in front of the Home plus Gangseo store in Seoul, Monday. The new product features packaging resembling instant coffee sticks. Nongshim Kellogg said the food truck will visit consumers in the Seoul metropolitan area until Oct. 4. / Courtesy of Nongshim Kellogg
  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