Fri, December 14, 2018 | 04:55
  1. IBK in Vladivostok
    Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) CEO Kim Do-jin, center, cuts a ribbon with bank executives, Russian officials and other guests at an event to celebrate the opening of the bank's representative office in Vladivostok, Russia, Nov. 20. The state-run lender has 28 offices in Asian countries including China and Vietnam. From left are IBK Vladivostok Representative Office Chief Lee Hyun-soo, Lotte Hotel General Manager Shin In-hyup, Association of Korean Enterprises in Vladivostok President Kim Tae-souk, Central Bank of Russian Federation Vice Chairman Natalia N. Vasilenko, CEO Kim, Korean Consul General to Russia Lee Sok-bae, The Korean Association of Primoriye President Kim Kyung-jae, Primosky Territory Government International Cooperation Department Head Alexey Starichkov, and Industrial Bank of Korea Senior Executive Vice President Oh Hyuk-soo. Courtesy of IBK
    Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) CEO Kim Do-jin, center, cuts a ribbon with bank executives, Russian officials and other guests at an event to celebrate the opening of the bank's representative office in Vladivostok, Russia, Nov. 20. The state-run lender has 28 offices in Asian countries including China and Vietnam. From left are IBK Vladivostok Representative Office Chief Lee Hyun-soo, Lotte Hotel General Manager Shin In-hyup, Association of Korean Enterprises in Vladivostok President Kim Tae-souk, Central Bank of Russian Federation Vice Chairman Natalia N. Vasilenko, CEO Kim, Korean Consul General to Russia Lee Sok-bae, The Korean Association of Primoriye President Kim Kyung-jae, Primosky Territory Government International Cooperation Department Head Alexey Starichkov, and Industrial Bank of Korea Senior Executive Vice President Oh Hyuk-soo. Courtesy of IBK
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Honorary Seoul citizen
    Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, right, poses with Rosy Senanayake, the mayor of Colombo in Sri Lanka, after naming her an honorary citizen of Seoul at City Hall, Wednesday. Since Seoul and Colombo signed a friendship and cooperation agreement in 2016, the cities have expanded policy exchanges. Senanayake became the first female mayor of the Sri Lankan capital in March. Since 1958, the Seoul city government has granted honorary citizenship to foreign guests or non-Koreans who have contributed to the city's affairs. / Yonhap
    Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, right, poses with Rosy Senanayake, the mayor of Colombo in Sri Lanka, after naming her an honorary citizen of Seoul at City Hall, Wednesday. Since Seoul and Colombo signed a friendship and cooperation agreement in 2016, the cities have expanded policy exchanges. Senanayake became the first female mayor of the Sri Lankan capital in March. Since 1958, the Seoul city government has granted honorary citizenship to foreign guests or non-Koreans who have contributed to the city's affairs. / Yonhap
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Time for demonstration
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung stands center stage as he introduces Shinhan Future's Lab Runway 2018 in Seoul, Dec. 10. Twenty-one fintech startups presented and demonstrated their products and services to global venture capitalists at the event. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung stands center stage as he introduces Shinhan Future's Lab Runway 2018 in Seoul, Dec. 10. Twenty-one fintech startups presented and demonstrated their products and services to global venture capitalists at the event. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  11. Boosting military morale
    Financial Services Commission Chairman Choi Jong-ku, fifth from left, poses with senior Air Force officers at the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance headquarters in Busan, Dec. 10. Courtesy of Financial Services Commission
    Financial Services Commission Chairman Choi Jong-ku, fifth from left, poses with senior Air Force officers at the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance headquarters in Busan, Dec. 10. Courtesy of Financial Services Commission
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. KOIMA celebrates 48th anniversary
    Korea Imports Association (KOIMA) Chairman Shin Myoung-jin, eighth from left in front row, poses with ambassadors to Korea during an event celebrating the agency's 48th anniversary held at the Westin Chosun Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of KOIMA
    Korea Imports Association (KOIMA) Chairman Shin Myoung-jin, eighth from left in front row, poses with ambassadors to Korea during an event celebrating the agency's 48th anniversary held at the Westin Chosun Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of KOIMA
  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