Wed, November 14, 2018 | 05:23
  1. Welcoming ceremony for Indonesian leader
    President Moon Jae-in and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, along with their wives, watch the traditional “Gainjeonmokdan,” or “Beautiful People Picking Peonies,” court dance during a welcoming ceremony for the Indonesian leader at Changdeok Palace, Seoul, Monday. This was the first welcoming ceremony for a visiting foreign leader held outside of Cheong Wa Dae. Widodo arrived in Seoul, Sunday, for a three-day state visit, reciprocating Moon's state visit to his country last year, to expand ties with Korea. / Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, along with their wives, watch the traditional “Gainjeonmokdan,” or “Beautiful People Picking Peonies,” court dance during a welcoming ceremony for the Indonesian leader at Changdeok Palace, Seoul, Monday. This was the first welcoming ceremony for a visiting foreign leader held outside of Cheong Wa Dae. Widodo arrived in Seoul, Sunday, for a three-day state visit, reciprocating Moon's state visit to his country last year, to expand ties with Korea. / Yonhap
  2. Border tour
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
    Foreign defense attaches based in Seoul listen to an explanation from South Korea’s 6th Marine Brigade officers during their visit to Baengnyeong Island located about 190 kilometers northwest of Incheon, Tuesday. The officers explained ongoing efforts to ease inter-Korean maritime tension and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
  3. For secure jobs
    Irregular workers at national hospitals call for the government to hire them as regular employees during a rally near the Government Complex in Sejong, Tuesday. Part-time workers at some national university hospitals, including Seoul National University Hospital, walked out that day. /Yonhap
    Irregular workers at national hospitals call for the government to hire them as regular employees during a rally near the Government Complex in Sejong, Tuesday. Part-time workers at some national university hospitals, including Seoul National University Hospital, walked out that day. /Yonhap
  4. Better transparency for kindergartens
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
    Mothers of preschool children urge lawmakers to pass bills to improve the transparency of private kindergartens in front of the National Assembly on Yeouido in Seoul, Monday. Numerous private kindergartens were caught using state subsidies for personal spending. / Yonhap
  5. Wishing test-takers luck
    Parents of high school students who will take the state-administered college entrance exam this week pray at Doseon Temple on Mount Bukhan in Gangbuk-gu, northern Seoul, Sunday. Many parents visit prayer sites before the annual exam, wishing for good results for their children. This year's exam is on Thursday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
    Parents of high school students who will take the state-administered college entrance exam this week pray at Doseon Temple on Mount Bukhan in Gangbuk-gu, northern Seoul, Sunday. Many parents visit prayer sites before the annual exam, wishing for good results for their children. This year's exam is on Thursday. / Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon
  6. Chiefs of Korea-U.S. forces meet
    Gen. Robert Abrams, center, new commander of U.S. Forces Korea, talks to Gen. Park Han-ki, left, chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul, Friday, where an exhibition celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Seoul-Washington alliance was held. / Yonhap
    Gen. Robert Abrams, center, new commander of U.S. Forces Korea, talks to Gen. Park Han-ki, left, chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul, Friday, where an exhibition celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Seoul-Washington alliance was held. / Yonhap
  7. Joint partnership
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won hold a memorandum of understanding for joint partnership at SK Group headquarters in Seoul, Nov. 13. Under the agreement, the two groups will launch a private equity fund worth 20 billion won to be invested in social enterprises. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung, left, and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won hold a memorandum of understanding for joint partnership at SK Group headquarters in Seoul, Nov. 13. Under the agreement, the two groups will launch a private equity fund worth 20 billion won to be invested in social enterprises. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  8. For elderly living alone
    Korea Federation of Banks Chairman Kim Tae-young, right, delivers a donation worth 300 million won to a welfare center for the elderly living alone in Seoul, Tuesday. The donation will be used to purchase and provide beds, pillows and blankets for 5,300 senior citizens. Courtesy of Korea Federation of Banks
    Korea Federation of Banks Chairman Kim Tae-young, right, delivers a donation worth 300 million won to a welfare center for the elderly living alone in Seoul, Tuesday. The donation will be used to purchase and provide beds, pillows and blankets for 5,300 senior citizens. Courtesy of Korea Federation of Banks
  9. Helping education in Indonesia
    Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) Deputy CEO Im Sang-hyun, fifth from right in the second row, and Deputy Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Siti Sofia Sudarma, sixth from left in the same row, hold a certificate worth 330 million won ($330,000) given by the IBK to Indonesia to help improve education in the Southeast Asian country, at a ceremony to launch the lender's global volunteer group at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Oct. 12. Courtesy of IBK
    Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) Deputy CEO Im Sang-hyun, fifth from right in the second row, and Deputy Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Siti Sofia Sudarma, sixth from left in the same row, hold a certificate worth 330 million won ($330,000) given by the IBK to Indonesia to help improve education in the Southeast Asian country, at a ceremony to launch the lender's global volunteer group at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Oct. 12. Courtesy of IBK
  10. Sharing experience in risk management
    Cho Jae-hee, second from left, managing director of risk management at Shinhan Bank, poses with Nguyen Kim Anh, third from left, deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam at a conference on risk in Hanoi, Nov. 8. Shinhan officials participated in the conference to share their knowhow in the management of risk ahead of the implementation of the Basel enhanced capital risk assessment. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Cho Jae-hee, second from left, managing director of risk management at Shinhan Bank, poses with Nguyen Kim Anh, third from left, deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam at a conference on risk in Hanoi, Nov. 8. Shinhan officials participated in the conference to share their knowhow in the management of risk ahead of the implementation of the Basel enhanced capital risk assessment. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  11. Gas price drop
    A woman walks past a sign that shows the price of gasoline and diesel in front of a gas station in Seoul, Sunday. According to Opinet, a website providing oil price charts run by Korea National Oil Corp., the price of refined fuel products has dropped in the first week of November, snapping a 19-week rising streak. The average gasoline price per liter sold that week stood at 1,660.4 won ($1.47), 29.7 won lower than the week before. The drop came about a week after the government implemented measures to cut fuel tax over the next six months. Yonhap
    A woman walks past a sign that shows the price of gasoline and diesel in front of a gas station in Seoul, Sunday. According to Opinet, a website providing oil price charts run by Korea National Oil Corp., the price of refined fuel products has dropped in the first week of November, snapping a 19-week rising streak. The average gasoline price per liter sold that week stood at 1,660.4 won ($1.47), 29.7 won lower than the week before. The drop came about a week after the government implemented measures to cut fuel tax over the next six months. Yonhap
  12. Lobsters from US
    Models promote lobsters imported from the U.S. at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul Station, Monday. The discount chain will sell lobsters over 450 grams at 14,800 won each and those over 700 grams at 19,800 won each. / Yonhap
    Models promote lobsters imported from the U.S. at a Lotte Mart outlet in Seoul Station, Monday. The discount chain will sell lobsters over 450 grams at 14,800 won each and those over 700 grams at 19,800 won each. / Yonhap
  13. Industry minister visits KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, third from left, speaks during a meeting with Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo, second from left, at the KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Monday. In response to growing calls for large-scale deregulation on corporate activities, Sung pledged to do his utmost to support businesses to create jobs and make investment. / Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, third from left, speaks during a meeting with Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo, second from left, at the KCCI headquarters in Seoul, Monday. In response to growing calls for large-scale deregulation on corporate activities, Sung pledged to do his utmost to support businesses to create jobs and make investment. / Courtesy of KCCI
  14. Harvesting quinces to help the elderly
    Samsung SDI employees pick quinces at headquarters in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, in this photo provided by the company, Sunday. With the fruit from about 150 quince trees at the headquarters and Ulsan plant, the employees made 300 bottles of quince concentrate. The company will sell the bottles to its employees and donate all the profits to senior citizens living alone. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
    Samsung SDI employees pick quinces at headquarters in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, in this photo provided by the company, Sunday. With the fruit from about 150 quince trees at the headquarters and Ulsan plant, the employees made 300 bottles of quince concentrate. The company will sell the bottles to its employees and donate all the profits to senior citizens living alone. / Courtesy of Samsung SDI
  15. SK chief in Vietnam
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about privatization of public enterprises in the Southeast Asian country at the prime minister's official residence in Hanoi, Thursday. Chey, who also serves as the chairman of the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, visited Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Friday, to deliver a speech at the first Hanoi Forum jointly hosted by the foundation and the university. / Courtesy of SK
    SK Chairman Chey Tae-won, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about privatization of public enterprises in the Southeast Asian country at the prime minister's official residence in Hanoi, Thursday. Chey, who also serves as the chairman of the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, visited Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Friday, to deliver a speech at the first Hanoi Forum jointly hosted by the foundation and the university. / Courtesy of SK
  16. To produce more
    POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo, fourth from right, pulls a lever during a switch-on ceremony Thursday to celebrate the expansion of POSCO Chemtech's anode materials factory in Sejong. Courtesy of POSCO
    POSCO Chairman Choi Jeong-woo, fourth from right, pulls a lever during a switch-on ceremony Thursday to celebrate the expansion of POSCO Chemtech's anode materials factory in Sejong. Courtesy of POSCO
  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