Fri, April 26, 2019 | 21:27
  1. Commemorating March 1 Day with Hana
    Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-min holds a banner promoting KEB Hana Bank's campaign commemorating the centennial of the March 1 Independence Movement. Through the campaign, the lender plans to donate 400 million won ($355,429) to descendants of Korea's independence fighters. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-min holds a banner promoting KEB Hana Bank's campaign commemorating the centennial of the March 1 Independence Movement. Through the campaign, the lender plans to donate 400 million won ($355,429) to descendants of Korea's independence fighters. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  2. Tussle over fast-track reform bills
    Members of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and National Assembly officials try to enter the office of bills which is occupied by members of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), early Friday morning. The LKP has opposed the other four political parties' fast-track agreement on bills regarding electoral reform and establishing a new investigative body. Yonhap
    Members of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and National Assembly officials try to enter the office of bills which is occupied by members of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), early Friday morning. The LKP has opposed the other four political parties' fast-track agreement on bills regarding electoral reform and establishing a new investigative body. Yonhap
  3. Tension at Noryangjin fish market
    Merchants of the old Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market building, right, block officials of the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives from removing their facilities, Thursday, as they refuse to move into a new building citing higher rent. Two officials were injured during the conflict. Yonhap
    Merchants of the old Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market building, right, block officials of the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives from removing their facilities, Thursday, as they refuse to move into a new building citing higher rent. Two officials were injured during the conflict. Yonhap
  4. In celebration of Korea Forum
    Korea Times and Hankook Ilbo Chairman Seung Myung-ho, seventh from left, poses with foreign ambassadors to Korea and other guests during the sixth Korea Forum, co-hosted by the two dailies at the Shilla Seoul, Thursday. From left are Argentine Ambassador Alfredo Carlos Bascou; Thomas John Sargent, an economics professor at New York University; Croatian Ambassador Damir Kusen; German Ambassador Stephan Auer; Neal Gorenflo, the co-founder of nonprofit news outlet Shareable; Mexican Ambassador Bruno Figueroa Fischer; Seung; Singaporean Ambassador Yip Wei Kiat; Australian Ambassador James Choi; Costa Rican Ambassador Rodolfo Solano Quiros; Indian Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan; Dominican Ambassador Humberto Salazar; Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Byeong-eon; British Ambassador Simon Smith; Macquarie Capital Korea Chairman John Walker; Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann; and AMCHAM Chairman James Kim. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
    Korea Times and Hankook Ilbo Chairman Seung Myung-ho, seventh from left, poses with foreign ambassadors to Korea and other guests during the sixth Korea Forum, co-hosted by the two dailies at the Shilla Seoul, Thursday. From left are Argentine Ambassador Alfredo Carlos Bascou; Thomas John Sargent, an economics professor at New York University; Croatian Ambassador Damir Kusen; German Ambassador Stephan Auer; Neal Gorenflo, the co-founder of nonprofit news outlet Shareable; Mexican Ambassador Bruno Figueroa Fischer; Seung; Singaporean Ambassador Yip Wei Kiat; Australian Ambassador James Choi; Costa Rican Ambassador Rodolfo Solano Quiros; Indian Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan; Dominican Ambassador Humberto Salazar; Korea Times President-Publisher Lee Byeong-eon; British Ambassador Simon Smith; Macquarie Capital Korea Chairman John Walker; Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann; and AMCHAM Chairman James Kim. / Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
  5. Illegally exported waste returns
    Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae, right, and Pyeongtaek Mayor Jung Jang-sun examine waste that was illegally exported to the Philippines and returned to Korea, at a container terminal wharf in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Provice, Wednesday. The ministry is devising measures to prevent illegal exports of unrecyclable waste. / Yonhap
    Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae, right, and Pyeongtaek Mayor Jung Jang-sun examine waste that was illegally exported to the Philippines and returned to Korea, at a container terminal wharf in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Provice, Wednesday. The ministry is devising measures to prevent illegal exports of unrecyclable waste. / Yonhap
  6. Children sample life of monk ahead of Buddha's Birthday [PHOTOS]
    A boy rolls backward during the commencement ceremony for the “Bodhi Tree Sapling School” in the Jogyesa Temple in downtown Seoul, Monday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul“Bodhi Tree Sapling School” is a temple stay that gives children a chance to live the life of a monk at Jogyesa Temple, downtown Seoul. It began on April 22. The purpose of the program is to help participants learn the values of the religion at a young age. It will last until Buddha's Birthday on May 12.A boy closes his eyes and makes a face while a Buddhist monk shaves his hair in an enactment of a traditional ceremony to become a monk. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA boy with a look of embarrassment on his face covers his shaved head with his hands. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulOne of the boy monks is presented with prayer beads. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA boy monk prays. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe boy monks stand with hands together in “Hapjang” prayer. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    A boy rolls backward during the commencement ceremony for the “Bodhi Tree Sapling School” in the Jogyesa Temple in downtown Seoul, Monday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul“Bodhi Tree Sapling School” is a temple stay that gives children a chance to live the life of a monk at Jogyesa Temple, downtown Seoul. It began on April 22. The purpose of the program is to help participants learn the values of the religion at a young age. It will last until Buddha's Birthday on May 12.A boy closes his eyes and makes a face while a Buddhist monk shaves his hair in an enactment of a traditional ceremony to become a monk. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA boy with a look of embarrassment on his face covers his shaved head with his hands. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulOne of the boy monks is presented with prayer beads. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulA boy monk prays. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chulThe boy monks stand with hands together in “Hapjang” prayer. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
  7. Donation for needy
    Hana Financial Group Vice Chairman Ham Young-joo, center, poses with Hana Life Insurance CEO and President Ju Jae-jung, second from right, at the Beautiful Store branch in central Seoul, Thursday. The Beautiful Store is a nonprofit organization and charity shop to help the needy. Hana Financial Group donated about 720 items to the Beautiful Store on the day. / Courtesy of Hana Financial Group
    Hana Financial Group Vice Chairman Ham Young-joo, center, poses with Hana Life Insurance CEO and President Ju Jae-jung, second from right, at the Beautiful Store branch in central Seoul, Thursday. The Beautiful Store is a nonprofit organization and charity shop to help the needy. Hana Financial Group donated about 720 items to the Beautiful Store on the day. / Courtesy of Hana Financial Group
  8. Hana's payment service in Taiwan
    Hana Financial Group Chairman Kim Jung-tai, right, demonstrates the Hana Members payment service with Taishin Financial Holdings Chairman Wu Tung Liang during an event to introduce the service at Taishin's headquarters in Taipei, Tuesday. Taishin is Hana Financial Group's Global Loyalty Network partner company. KEB Hana Bank and Card customers can pay via the Hana payment service at duty free shops and local markets in Taiwan without needing to exchange currencies. / Courtesy of Hana Financial Group
    Hana Financial Group Chairman Kim Jung-tai, right, demonstrates the Hana Members payment service with Taishin Financial Holdings Chairman Wu Tung Liang during an event to introduce the service at Taishin's headquarters in Taipei, Tuesday. Taishin is Hana Financial Group's Global Loyalty Network partner company. KEB Hana Bank and Card customers can pay via the Hana payment service at duty free shops and local markets in Taiwan without needing to exchange currencies. / Courtesy of Hana Financial Group
  9. Fostering overseas investment
    Woori Financial Group Chairman Sohn Tae-seung, left, and Kazakh Invest Deputy CEO Rustam Issatayev sign a memorandum of understanding at a business forum attended by business leaders of both countries in Kazakhstan, April 22. The two agreed to provide financial and administrative support for companies investing in their respective countries. Courtesy of Woori Financial Group
    Woori Financial Group Chairman Sohn Tae-seung, left, and Kazakh Invest Deputy CEO Rustam Issatayev sign a memorandum of understanding at a business forum attended by business leaders of both countries in Kazakhstan, April 22. The two agreed to provide financial and administrative support for companies investing in their respective countries. Courtesy of Woori Financial Group
  10. Strategic partnership
    Lee Chan-hong, right, head of Shinhan Card's platform business, poses with Skyscanner Asia CEO Mike Ferguson after forging a partnership at the credit card's office in Seoul, Tuesday. Under the agreement, Shinhan Card users can search for airline tickets offered by Skyscanner via the Shinhan PayFAN mobile platform. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
    Lee Chan-hong, right, head of Shinhan Card's platform business, poses with Skyscanner Asia CEO Mike Ferguson after forging a partnership at the credit card's office in Seoul, Tuesday. Under the agreement, Shinhan Card users can search for airline tickets offered by Skyscanner via the Shinhan PayFAN mobile platform. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
  11. Helping patients in Uzbekistan
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung shakes hands with a patient of Tashkent State Dental Institute in Uzbekistan, April, 19. Cho went there on a nine-day trip as part of a medical volunteer program with Seoul National University. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
    Shinhan Financial Group Chairman Cho Yong-byoung shakes hands with a patient of Tashkent State Dental Institute in Uzbekistan, April, 19. Cho went there on a nine-day trip as part of a medical volunteer program with Seoul National University. Courtesy of Shinhan Financial Group
  12. No strike
    British American Tobacco Korea CEO Matthieu Juery, left, and BAT Korea Sacheon Factory Labor Union head Koo Sung-il pose with an agreement on the factory workers' salary for the next three years and collective bargaining from 2019 to 2021 during a signing ceremony at the company's headquarters in Seoul, Thursday. BAT Korea said Friday the agreement is the second three-year agreement without conflict following the previous 2015-2018 agreement, and it includes details on extending welfare benefits and increasing starting salaries for new employees. Courtesy of BAT Korea
    British American Tobacco Korea CEO Matthieu Juery, left, and BAT Korea Sacheon Factory Labor Union head Koo Sung-il pose with an agreement on the factory workers' salary for the next three years and collective bargaining from 2019 to 2021 during a signing ceremony at the company's headquarters in Seoul, Thursday. BAT Korea said Friday the agreement is the second three-year agreement without conflict following the previous 2015-2018 agreement, and it includes details on extending welfare benefits and increasing starting salaries for new employees. Courtesy of BAT Korea
  13. Already watermelon season
    Models promote special deals on watermelons at E-mart's Yongsan branch in Seoul, Thursday. The retail giant said it is selling watermelons at prices ranging from 14,900 won ($13) to 20,900 won according to size until May 1. / Courtesy of E-mart
    Models promote special deals on watermelons at E-mart's Yongsan branch in Seoul, Thursday. The retail giant said it is selling watermelons at prices ranging from 14,900 won ($13) to 20,900 won according to size until May 1. / Courtesy of E-mart
  14. ICT to care for the elderly living alone
    SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho, second from right, and figure skating star Kim Yu-na, left, pose for a photo during the mobile carrier's “Happy Community” launch ceremony at the firm's head office in Seoul, Monday. The firm said it will deliver voice-activated AI speakers and other ICT-based devices to senior citizens who live alone as part of its efforts to contribute to resolving challenges facing society. / Yonhap
    SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho, second from right, and figure skating star Kim Yu-na, left, pose for a photo during the mobile carrier's “Happy Community” launch ceremony at the firm's head office in Seoul, Monday. The firm said it will deliver voice-activated AI speakers and other ICT-based devices to senior citizens who live alone as part of its efforts to contribute to resolving challenges facing society. / Yonhap
  15. For smart factory platforms
    Lee Jae-pil, left in front row, head of marketing division at KT, poses with Im Byung-hoon, CEO of Telstar-Hommel, at the latter's headquarters in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Friday, after signing a memorandum of understanding to co-develop smart factory platforms using the former's 5G network technology. / Courtesy of KT
    Lee Jae-pil, left in front row, head of marketing division at KT, poses with Im Byung-hoon, CEO of Telstar-Hommel, at the latter's headquarters in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Friday, after signing a memorandum of understanding to co-develop smart factory platforms using the former's 5G network technology. / Courtesy of KT
  16. Samsung entrance exam day
    Job candidates enter Dankook High School in southern Seoul to take the Global Samsung Aptitude Test (GSAT), Sunday. The GSAT, the second stage of Samsung Group's recruitment procedure, took place in seven cities in Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon, Newark and Los Angeles. / Yonhap
    Job candidates enter Dankook High School in southern Seoul to take the Global Samsung Aptitude Test (GSAT), Sunday. The GSAT, the second stage of Samsung Group's recruitment procedure, took place in seven cities in Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon, Newark and Los Angeles. / Yonhap
  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