Wed, December 19, 2018 | 12:19
  1. Best foreign exchange provider in Korea
    KEB Hana Bank London branch head Park Chan-beom, right, holds a plaque with British financial magazine Global Finance executive Richard Scholtz during an award event for the “2019 Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Korea” in London, Wednesday. The Korean lender has won the award for 18 years in a row. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank London branch head Park Chan-beom, right, holds a plaque with British financial magazine Global Finance executive Richard Scholtz during an award event for the “2019 Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Korea” in London, Wednesday. The Korean lender has won the award for 18 years in a row. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  2. Stable jobs for college lecturers
    Part-time lecturers at Pusan National University hold a press conference in front of the school's main building in Busan, Tuesday, after they went on strike following a failure to reach an agreement with the school authority over working conditions. / Yonhap
    Part-time lecturers at Pusan National University hold a press conference in front of the school's main building in Busan, Tuesday, after they went on strike following a failure to reach an agreement with the school authority over working conditions. / Yonhap
  3. Against hate speech
    Min Byoung-chul, sixth from left, chairman of the Sunfull Internet Peace Movement, poses with members of civic groups, as well as politicians and diplomats, during the launch ceremony of the Citizens' Network against Hate Speech and Cyberbullying, at Seoul Myungbo Art Hall, Saturday. The network was organized for campaigns to eradicate malicious comments and hate speech both online and offline, which have become a serious social problem as they intensify social conflicts and sometimes lead to deaths. / Courtesy of Citizens' Network against Hate Speech and Cyberbullying
    Min Byoung-chul, sixth from left, chairman of the Sunfull Internet Peace Movement, poses with members of civic groups, as well as politicians and diplomats, during the launch ceremony of the Citizens' Network against Hate Speech and Cyberbullying, at Seoul Myungbo Art Hall, Saturday. The network was organized for campaigns to eradicate malicious comments and hate speech both online and offline, which have become a serious social problem as they intensify social conflicts and sometimes lead to deaths. / Courtesy of Citizens' Network against Hate Speech and Cyberbullying
  4. Commemorating young subcontractor's death
    Citizens put chrysanthemums in working boots placed in front of Korea Western Power Co. headquarters in South Chung-Cheong Province to commemorate the tragic death of subcontractor Kim Yong-gyun. Kim, 24, died, Dec. 11, after getting stuck between conveyor belts at a power plant in Taean. Critics say the outsourcing of a dangerous project led the death of the subcontractor, noting 12 workers have been killed over the past eight years, while 97 percent of accidents during the past five years involved outside workers./ Yonhap
    Citizens put chrysanthemums in working boots placed in front of Korea Western Power Co. headquarters in South Chung-Cheong Province to commemorate the tragic death of subcontractor Kim Yong-gyun. Kim, 24, died, Dec. 11, after getting stuck between conveyor belts at a power plant in Taean. Critics say the outsourcing of a dangerous project led the death of the subcontractor, noting 12 workers have been killed over the past eight years, while 97 percent of accidents during the past five years involved outside workers./ Yonhap
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. KB teams up with Ajou University for AI, Big Data
    KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin, left, holds an MOU with Ajou University President Park Hyung-ju at the latter's office in Suwon, Dec. 14. Under the deal, the two parties will jointly develop financial technologies using artificial intelligence and big data. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
    KB Kookmin Bank CEO Hur Yin, left, holds an MOU with Ajou University President Park Hyung-ju at the latter's office in Suwon, Dec. 14. Under the deal, the two parties will jointly develop financial technologies using artificial intelligence and big data. / Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Toys for Christmas
    Models promote toys at Homeplus branch in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Monday. All outlets of the discount chain will provide discounts of up to 50 percent and other benefits for more than 300 popular toys, including Ghost Mecard, Hello Carbot and LEGO. / Courtesy of Homeplus
    Models promote toys at Homeplus branch in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Monday. All outlets of the discount chain will provide discounts of up to 50 percent and other benefits for more than 300 popular toys, including Ghost Mecard, Hello Carbot and LEGO. / Courtesy of Homeplus
  13. High five for staff
    Starbucks Coffee Korea employees hold palm-shaped panels to promote “High Five Day” in this photo released Sunday. The coffee chain will hold the event Monday and offer free size upgrades to customers who touch the panel, to raise awareness of the emotional difficulties of staff and the need to show respect to them. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
    Starbucks Coffee Korea employees hold palm-shaped panels to promote “High Five Day” in this photo released Sunday. The coffee chain will hold the event Monday and offer free size upgrades to customers who touch the panel, to raise awareness of the emotional difficulties of staff and the need to show respect to them. / Courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Korea
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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