Wed, December 12, 2018 | 17:21
  1. LS C&S completes power cable plant in Myanmar
    LS Cable & System Chairman Koo Cha-yub, fourth from left, cuts a ribbon while celebrating the opening of the firm's power cable plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. / Courtesy of LS Cable & System
    LS Cable & System Chairman Koo Cha-yub, fourth from left, cuts a ribbon while celebrating the opening of the firm's power cable plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. / Courtesy of LS Cable & System
  2. 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
  3. LKP's new floor leader elected
    Rep. Na Kyung-won, second from left, celebrates after being elected as the new floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) during a party meeting at the National Assembly, Tuesday. Rep. Jeong Yong-ki, second from right, who ran as Na's running mate, was also elected as its chief policymaker. With them is the party's interim leader Kim Byong-joon. Na became the first female floor leader of the conservative party, replacing Rep. Kim Sung-tae. Yonhap
    Rep. Na Kyung-won, second from left, celebrates after being elected as the new floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) during a party meeting at the National Assembly, Tuesday. Rep. Jeong Yong-ki, second from right, who ran as Na's running mate, was also elected as its chief policymaker. With them is the party's interim leader Kim Byong-joon. Na became the first female floor leader of the conservative party, replacing Rep. Kim Sung-tae. Yonhap
  4. Starting Kuwait airport operation
    Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) CEO Chung Il-young, right, along with Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, center, general directorate of Kuwait Civil Aviation, and Yousef Al-Jassem, chairman of Kuwait Airways, takes part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Terminal 4 at the Kuwait International Airport, Sunday. The IIAC will manage and operate the airport. / Courtesy of IIAC
    Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) CEO Chung Il-young, right, along with Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, center, general directorate of Kuwait Civil Aviation, and Yousef Al-Jassem, chairman of Kuwait Airways, takes part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Terminal 4 at the Kuwait International Airport, Sunday. The IIAC will manage and operate the airport. / Courtesy of IIAC
  5. Frozen water meters
    Water gauges are frozen and ruptured at a branch of Seoul City's Office of Waterworks, as temperatures in the capital fell to minus 11 degrees Celsius, Sunday. The office received more than 100 reports of water gauges bursting since Friday. The cold spell will continue until Monday morning with Seoul reaching minus 7 degrees, but will rise above freezing in the afternoon, according to the Korean Meteorological Administration. / Korea Times photo by Ko Young-kwon
    Water gauges are frozen and ruptured at a branch of Seoul City's Office of Waterworks, as temperatures in the capital fell to minus 11 degrees Celsius, Sunday. The office received more than 100 reports of water gauges bursting since Friday. The cold spell will continue until Monday morning with Seoul reaching minus 7 degrees, but will rise above freezing in the afternoon, according to the Korean Meteorological Administration. / Korea Times photo by Ko Young-kwon
  6. Cold snap
    Icicles are formed on rocks alongside a road in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Friday, as this year's strongest cold wave swept the country. Seoul's temperatures are forecast to dip to 10 degrees Celsius below zero over the weekend. Yonhap
    Icicles are formed on rocks alongside a road in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Friday, as this year's strongest cold wave swept the country. Seoul's temperatures are forecast to dip to 10 degrees Celsius below zero over the weekend. Yonhap
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Let musical begin
    Children in traditional costumes form a heart shape with their fingers at an event celebrating the opening of a small musical theater inside an elementary school in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. KB Kookmin Bank and the nonprofit Korean Open Doctors Society helped build the theater for children interested in performing in musicals. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
    Children in traditional costumes form a heart shape with their fingers at an event celebrating the opening of a small musical theater inside an elementary school in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. KB Kookmin Bank and the nonprofit Korean Open Doctors Society helped build the theater for children interested in performing in musicals. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. To help children in need
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fifth from right in front row, poses for a photo with ChildFund Korea President Lee Je-hoon and children in front of a Starbucks store in Seoul, Tuesday, after donating 471 million won ($417,000) to the charitable organization as part of the Santa Barista Fund Raising Campaign. / Yonhap
    Starbucks Coffee Korea CEO Lee Seock-koo, fifth from right in front row, poses for a photo with ChildFund Korea President Lee Je-hoon and children in front of a Starbucks store in Seoul, Tuesday, after donating 471 million won ($417,000) to the charitable organization as part of the Santa Barista Fund Raising Campaign. / 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