Sat, December 15, 2018 | 14:44
  1. Another former comfort woman dies
    A portrait of Kim Soon-ok, a former comfort woman, is set up in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, after the 94 year-old passed away earlier in the day. Historians say as many as 200,000 women, most of them Korean, were forced to work in Japan's military brothels before and during World War II. Currently, only 26 out of 240 who officially registered with the Korean government are still alive. / Yonhap
    A portrait of Kim Soon-ok, a former comfort woman, is set up in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, after the 94 year-old passed away earlier in the day. Historians say as many as 200,000 women, most of them Korean, were forced to work in Japan's military brothels before and during World War II. Currently, only 26 out of 240 who officially registered with the Korean government are still alive. / Yonhap
  2. Against ridesharing service
    Members of the Seoul Private Taxi Association hold a rally in front of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea headquarters in Seoul, Friday, to call on the party and the government to disallow the planned ridesharing service by Kakao Mobility. Kakao decided to suspend the official launch of the service following the suicide of a protesting taxi driver, but the association demands a revision of the law to ban such a service. / Yonhap
    Members of the Seoul Private Taxi Association hold a rally in front of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea headquarters in Seoul, Friday, to call on the party and the government to disallow the planned ridesharing service by Kakao Mobility. Kakao decided to suspend the official launch of the service following the suicide of a protesting taxi driver, but the association demands a revision of the law to ban such a service. / Yonhap
  3. LKP supports nuclear plants
    Lawmakers from the largest opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) hold signs saying “Let's save nuclear power plants of Korea” during a rally at the National Assembly, Thursday, to protest the government's policy of closing nuclear plants. / Yonhap
    Lawmakers from the largest opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) hold signs saying “Let's save nuclear power plants of Korea” during a rally at the National Assembly, Thursday, to protest the government's policy of closing nuclear plants. / Yonhap
  4. Walking in the snow
    A father and son walk on a road on Mount Nam in Seoul, Thursday, as snow blanketed the central parts of the country, including the capital, in the morning. The temperature is expected to plummet, with Seoul's morning low on Friday dipping to minus 8 degrees Celsius. The cold snap will continue through Saturday and rain or snow is forecast for Sunday. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    A father and son walk on a road on Mount Nam in Seoul, Thursday, as snow blanketed the central parts of the country, including the capital, in the morning. The temperature is expected to plummet, with Seoul's morning low on Friday dipping to minus 8 degrees Celsius. The cold snap will continue through Saturday and rain or snow is forecast for Sunday. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  5. Seoul is snow white [PHOTOS]
    A man walks his dog in Namsan Park on snow-covered Mount Nam in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday morning. Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chulA worker is busy clearing snow in Namsan Park, Thursday. Seoul had 1.7 centimeters of snow.A bronze Buddha statue in Jung-gu, Seoul, is covered with snow.An attendant at Sungnyemun Gate, South Korea's National Treasure No.1 in Jung-gu, Seoul, clears a path for visitors.Commuters on Namdaemun-ro Road in Jung-gu, Seoul, rush to get out of the weather during Thursday's snowfall. Photos by Hankook IlboSungnyemun Gate is hardly visible through the snow as commuters cross Namdaemun-ro Road in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday.
    A man walks his dog in Namsan Park on snow-covered Mount Nam in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday morning. Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chulA worker is busy clearing snow in Namsan Park, Thursday. Seoul had 1.7 centimeters of snow.A bronze Buddha statue in Jung-gu, Seoul, is covered with snow.An attendant at Sungnyemun Gate, South Korea's National Treasure No.1 in Jung-gu, Seoul, clears a path for visitors.Commuters on Namdaemun-ro Road in Jung-gu, Seoul, rush to get out of the weather during Thursday's snowfall. Photos by Hankook IlboSungnyemun Gate is hardly visible through the snow as commuters cross Namdaemun-ro Road in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday.
  6. Cod season arrives
    Fishmongers suggest bidding prices during a cod auction at a fishing port on Geoje Island in South Gyeongsang Province, Wednesday. Cod fishing has kicked off here with the arrival of cold weather. / Yonhap
    Fishmongers suggest bidding prices during a cod auction at a fishing port on Geoje Island in South Gyeongsang Province, Wednesday. Cod fishing has kicked off here with the arrival of cold weather. / Yonhap
  7. Supporting ship, auto parts makers
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, center, holds up a document with officials from the Korea Credit Guarantee Fund and Korea Technology Finance Corp. (KIBO) at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Friday, after agreeing to financially support small ship and auto parts makers. Shinhan will extend loans backed by the fund and KIBO. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, center, holds up a document with officials from the Korea Credit Guarantee Fund and Korea Technology Finance Corp. (KIBO) at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Friday, after agreeing to financially support small ship and auto parts makers. Shinhan will extend loans backed by the fund and KIBO. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  8. Award for helping SMEs
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, right, holds an award with Lee Sang-che, senior deputy governor of the Insurance and Financial Consumer Protection department of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) at the FSS in Seoul, Dec. 13. The financial regulator gave the award to the bank for its continued efforts in helping small- and medium-sized companies and the underprivileged. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, right, holds an award with Lee Sang-che, senior deputy governor of the Insurance and Financial Consumer Protection department of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) at the FSS in Seoul, Dec. 13. The financial regulator gave the award to the bank for its continued efforts in helping small- and medium-sized companies and the underprivileged. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  9. Thank you for artistic design
    Woori Card CEO Jeong Won-jai, left, awards Kim Hyun-jung, a traditional Korean artist, at its Seoul headquarters, Thursday, to show gratitude as it issued more than 2 million Woori credit cards designed by Kim. The card was launched in April 2018. Courtesy of Woori Card
    Woori Card CEO Jeong Won-jai, left, awards Kim Hyun-jung, a traditional Korean artist, at its Seoul headquarters, Thursday, to show gratitude as it issued more than 2 million Woori credit cards designed by Kim. The card was launched in April 2018. Courtesy of Woori Card
  10. Thank you, 8 million SOL users
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, center, cuts a cake with his employees at bank headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday, to celebrate the number of the bank's SOL platform users surpassing 8 million. Shinhan seeks to increase the number to 10 million early next year. SOL is the lender's all-in-one mobile banking app. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, center, cuts a cake with his employees at bank headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday, to celebrate the number of the bank's SOL platform users surpassing 8 million. Shinhan seeks to increase the number to 10 million early next year. SOL is the lender's all-in-one mobile banking app. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  11. Mobile settlement ties
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, left, holds a memorandum of understanding with Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Dec. 11. The two sides agreed to boost cooperation in mobile settlement service involving foreign currency remittances. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank CEO Ham Young-joo, left, holds a memorandum of understanding with Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, Dec. 11. The two sides agreed to boost cooperation in mobile settlement service involving foreign currency remittances. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  12. S-Oil supports needy
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, left, poses with Community Chest of Korea Chairman Ye Jong-suk at the charity fund's headquarters in Seoul, Friday. The refiner donated 2 billion won ($1.7 million) to help needy neighbors. / Courtesy of S-Oil
    S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi, left, poses with Community Chest of Korea Chairman Ye Jong-suk at the charity fund's headquarters in Seoul, Friday. The refiner donated 2 billion won ($1.7 million) to help needy neighbors. / Courtesy of S-Oil
  13. Merry Christmas
    Models promote Christmas party food at Homeplus Special's Mokdong store in Seoul, Thursday. The discount chain said it will offer large discounts on popular bulk items sold at 15 Homeplus Special warehouse stores nationwide by the end of this year. / Courtesy of Homeplus
    Models promote Christmas party food at Homeplus Special's Mokdong store in Seoul, Thursday. The discount chain said it will offer large discounts on popular bulk items sold at 15 Homeplus Special warehouse stores nationwide by the end of this year. / Courtesy of Homeplus
  14. Scandal-stricken Taekwang
    Reporters ask questions to former Taekwang Group Chairman Lee Ho-jin at the Seoul High Court, Wednesday. Lee appeared in court for the first hearing of the second appeal on his embezzlement charges. / Yonhap
    Reporters ask questions to former Taekwang Group Chairman Lee Ho-jin at the Seoul High Court, Wednesday. Lee appeared in court for the first hearing of the second appeal on his embezzlement charges. / Yonhap
  15. Colorful masks
    Models promote Yuhan-Kimberly's Kleenex Style Mask at the Plaza Seoul, Wednesday. The mask, which is available in black, gray, navy and burgundy, can protect skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. / Yonhap
    Models promote Yuhan-Kimberly's Kleenex Style Mask at the Plaza Seoul, Wednesday. The mask, which is available in black, gray, navy and burgundy, can protect skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. / Yonhap
  16. For future growth
    McDonald's Korea Managing Director Joh Ju-yeon presents the company's future growth strategy to employees and franchisees from around the country, during a three-day event held at the Hotel Hyundai Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang Province from Monday to Wednesday. She said her company will continue to carry out social contribution activities and improve the quality of food and services. / Courtesy of McDonald's Korea
    McDonald's Korea Managing Director Joh Ju-yeon presents the company's future growth strategy to employees and franchisees from around the country, during a three-day event held at the Hotel Hyundai Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang Province from Monday to Wednesday. She said her company will continue to carry out social contribution activities and improve the quality of food and services. / Courtesy of McDonald's Korea
  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