Wed, January 16, 2019 | 23:11
  1. For better working conditions
    The mother of Kim Yong-gyun, an irregular worker who was killed while working at a power plant in December, demands the government give permanent job status to irregular workers in the public sector, during a press conference held at the Franciscan Education Center in Seoul, Friday, one month after his death. Kim died after being stuck in a conveyer belt at the Taean Power Plant operated by the state-run Korea Western Power in South Chungcheong Province. / Yonhap
    The mother of Kim Yong-gyun, an irregular worker who was killed while working at a power plant in December, demands the government give permanent job status to irregular workers in the public sector, during a press conference held at the Franciscan Education Center in Seoul, Friday, one month after his death. Kim died after being stuck in a conveyer belt at the Taean Power Plant operated by the state-run Korea Western Power in South Chungcheong Province. / Yonhap
  2. 'Extend subway line to Pocheon'
    A resident from Pocheon in northern Gyeonggi Province has his head shaved at Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, Wednesday, in a show of protest calling for the speedy extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 to his city. Thousands of Pocheon residents rallied and claimed the government should provide rail infrastructure as compensation for the city's lack of development, as the city could not develop properly due to large military training sites there. Yonhap
    A resident from Pocheon in northern Gyeonggi Province has his head shaved at Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, Wednesday, in a show of protest calling for the speedy extension of Seoul Metro Line 7 to his city. Thousands of Pocheon residents rallied and claimed the government should provide rail infrastructure as compensation for the city's lack of development, as the city could not develop properly due to large military training sites there. Yonhap
  3. Unfinished 'Yongsan disaster'
    Civic groups and family members of the deceased tenants in the Yongsan Disaster, a clash between tenants and police in a redevelopment area, call for punishment of those responsible for the forced eviction, in a rally near Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul, Tuesday, before the 10th anniversary of the incident that falls on Jan. 20. Five tenants and one policeman died in a deadly fire that broke out during a rooftop clash at a building in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, in 2009. / Yonhap
    Civic groups and family members of the deceased tenants in the Yongsan Disaster, a clash between tenants and police in a redevelopment area, call for punishment of those responsible for the forced eviction, in a rally near Cheong Wa Dae, Seoul, Tuesday, before the 10th anniversary of the incident that falls on Jan. 20. Five tenants and one policeman died in a deadly fire that broke out during a rooftop clash at a building in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, in 2009. / Yonhap
  4. Desperate efforts
    A visitor looks into a hole drilled into the ice to enable the catching of sancheoneo during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Jinbu, PyeongChang County, Sunday. Following its start Jan. 5, the number of visitors to the annual event has topped the 1 million mark for the 13th straight year. Sancheoneo in Korean means mountain trout. Yonhap
    A visitor looks into a hole drilled into the ice to enable the catching of sancheoneo during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Jinbu, PyeongChang County, Sunday. Following its start Jan. 5, the number of visitors to the annual event has topped the 1 million mark for the 13th straight year. Sancheoneo in Korean means mountain trout. Yonhap
  5. Against new minimum wage rule
    Members of the country's two umbrella trade unions ― the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Korea Trade Unions ― hold a press conference at the latter's headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday, to protest the government's plan to change the decision-making process regarding the minimum wage. They claimed the change would limit their rights in the process, and threatened an all-out struggle including strikes. / Yonhap
    Members of the country's two umbrella trade unions ― the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Korea Trade Unions ― hold a press conference at the latter's headquarters in Seoul, Wednesday, to protest the government's plan to change the decision-making process regarding the minimum wage. They claimed the change would limit their rights in the process, and threatened an all-out struggle including strikes. / Yonhap
  6. Holiday train reservations
    People queue up at Seoul Station, Tuesday, the first day of offline reservations for train tickets for the Lunar New Year holiday set for early February. Millions of Koreans are expected to visit their hometowns for the five-day holiday to spend time with relatives and pay tribute to their ancestors. / Korea Times photo by Bae Woo-han
    People queue up at Seoul Station, Tuesday, the first day of offline reservations for train tickets for the Lunar New Year holiday set for early February. Millions of Koreans are expected to visit their hometowns for the five-day holiday to spend time with relatives and pay tribute to their ancestors. / Korea Times photo by Bae Woo-han
  7. Preparing for Brexit defeat
    Economy and Finance Deputy Minister Lee Ho-seung, second from left, speaks during a meeting at the government complex in Sejong City, Wednesday, to discuss countermeasures for the fallout from the defeat of a proposed Brexit plan in the U.K. / Yonhap
    Economy and Finance Deputy Minister Lee Ho-seung, second from left, speaks during a meeting at the government complex in Sejong City, Wednesday, to discuss countermeasures for the fallout from the defeat of a proposed Brexit plan in the U.K. / Yonhap
  8. Helping foreign laborers
    Kim Hak-joo, second from left, president of The Bank, an alumnus club for former Shinhan Bank workers, donates 5 million won to Good Shepherd Sisters, an international religious institute founded by Saint Mary Euphrasia in the 19th century, at the Sisters' office in Seoul, Wednesday. The donation will be used to support foreign laborers and elderly homeless people. Kim previously worked as vice president of the lender. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Kim Hak-joo, second from left, president of The Bank, an alumnus club for former Shinhan Bank workers, donates 5 million won to Good Shepherd Sisters, an international religious institute founded by Saint Mary Euphrasia in the 19th century, at the Sisters' office in Seoul, Wednesday. The donation will be used to support foreign laborers and elderly homeless people. Kim previously worked as vice president of the lender. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  9. Supporting figure skaters
    KB Financial Group General Manager Moon Seung-chul, right, donates 50 million won to the Korean Skating Union at an ice rink in Mokdong, southwestern Seoul, Monday. The donation will be used to help pay for local figure skaters' school tuitions. The group has been supporting figure skaters since 2006 when it started to back Olympic gold medalist Kim Yuna. Courtesy of KB Financial Group
    KB Financial Group General Manager Moon Seung-chul, right, donates 50 million won to the Korean Skating Union at an ice rink in Mokdong, southwestern Seoul, Monday. The donation will be used to help pay for local figure skaters' school tuitions. The group has been supporting figure skaters since 2006 when it started to back Olympic gold medalist Kim Yuna. Courtesy of KB Financial Group
  10. For better labor culture
    Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki, left, shakes hands with Moon Sung-hyun, chairman of the Economic, Social and Labor Council, at the presidential advisory body's office in central Seoul, Monday. They discussed various labor issues such as the introduction of flextime and ratification of the International Labor Organization core conventions. / Yonhap
    Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki, left, shakes hands with Moon Sung-hyun, chairman of the Economic, Social and Labor Council, at the presidential advisory body's office in central Seoul, Monday. They discussed various labor issues such as the introduction of flextime and ratification of the International Labor Organization core conventions. / Yonhap
  11. Learning about global stocks
    Korean junior high school students, who participated in Mirae Asset Global Investments' financial education program, pose in front of a statue of a bear and a bull near China's Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Friday. The asset manager held the four-day tour course to teach them about the global financial system. Courtesy of Mirae Asset Global Investments
    Korean junior high school students, who participated in Mirae Asset Global Investments' financial education program, pose in front of a statue of a bear and a bull near China's Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Friday. The asset manager held the four-day tour course to teach them about the global financial system. Courtesy of Mirae Asset Global Investments
  12. 5G-powered bus
    Citizens experience KT's virtual reality devices that offer realistic media services, including live sports broadcasts, during free rides on the bus connected to the mobile carrier's 5G wireless network in central Seoul, Wednesday. KT said the bus runs in the Gwanghwamun area from Jan. 15 to 24, and Gangnam Station from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, with rides offered five times a day. / Yonhap
    Citizens experience KT's virtual reality devices that offer realistic media services, including live sports broadcasts, during free rides on the bus connected to the mobile carrier's 5G wireless network in central Seoul, Wednesday. KT said the bus runs in the Gwanghwamun area from Jan. 15 to 24, and Gangnam Station from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2, with rides offered five times a day. / Yonhap
  13. Evolution in phone bill service
    A model promotes LG Uplus' new mobile phone bill service offered in video and audio, Tuesday. The mobile carrier said the two-minute video will help customers more easily understand estimated phone charges and other information such as what kinds of benefits they can enjoy, which will also help reduce inquiries that call center workers receive. / Courtesy of LG Uplus
    A model promotes LG Uplus' new mobile phone bill service offered in video and audio, Tuesday. The mobile carrier said the two-minute video will help customers more easily understand estimated phone charges and other information such as what kinds of benefits they can enjoy, which will also help reduce inquiries that call center workers receive. / Courtesy of LG Uplus
  14. New kind of water purifier
    Models promote Kyowon's Wells The One water purifier during a showcase event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Monday. The new water purifier is the first of its kind to have a faucet and a purification system, which is not seen in the photo, in separate units. / Yonhap
    Models promote Kyowon's Wells The One water purifier during a showcase event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Monday. The new water purifier is the first of its kind to have a faucet and a purification system, which is not seen in the photo, in separate units. / Yonhap
  15. SK chief's talk show
    SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won gestures during a meeting with employees at SK headquarters in Jongno-gu, Seoul, in this photo released Sunday. The meeting, held Tuesday, was in a talk show format in which Chey and the employees shared their thoughts on what makes a happy work/life balance. Courtesy of SK Group
    SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won gestures during a meeting with employees at SK headquarters in Jongno-gu, Seoul, in this photo released Sunday. The meeting, held Tuesday, was in a talk show format in which Chey and the employees shared their thoughts on what makes a happy work/life balance. Courtesy of SK Group
  16. Samsung's billboards in Paris
    Samsung Electronics began teasing for its “Galaxy Unpacked 2019” event with a billboard in Korean installed in Paris's famous Place de la Concorde, Friday. The tech giant said this and other billboards pay homage to the company's Korean origins. During the event scheduled at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Feb. 20, the firm is expected to roll out its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    Samsung Electronics began teasing for its “Galaxy Unpacked 2019” event with a billboard in Korean installed in Paris's famous Place de la Concorde, Friday. The tech giant said this and other billboards pay homage to the company's Korean origins. During the event scheduled at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Feb. 20, the firm is expected to roll out its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  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