Thu, April 25, 2019 | 06:00
  1. Partnership for fueling/charging station
    GS Caltex Executive Vice President Jang In-yung, right, shakes hands with LG Electronics Chief Technology Officer Park Il-pyung after they signed an MOU at the latter's office in Seocho-gu, Seoul. The MOU is aimed at establishing integrated fuel stations, which not only offer conventional gas station services but also provide electric vehicle charging, maintenance and car sharing services. Courtesy of GS Caltex
    GS Caltex Executive Vice President Jang In-yung, right, shakes hands with LG Electronics Chief Technology Officer Park Il-pyung after they signed an MOU at the latter's office in Seocho-gu, Seoul. The MOU is aimed at establishing integrated fuel stations, which not only offer conventional gas station services but also provide electric vehicle charging, maintenance and car sharing services. Courtesy of GS Caltex
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Jeju Air volunteers in Vietnam
    Jeju Air employees and a member of the Korean Open Doctors Society give free medical examinations to locals in Thanh Pho Vung Tau, Vietnam, April 18. Since 2011, the two organizations have carried out volunteer work over 18 times in areas the carrier provides flights to. Courtesy of Jeju Air
    Jeju Air employees and a member of the Korean Open Doctors Society give free medical examinations to locals in Thanh Pho Vung Tau, Vietnam, April 18. Since 2011, the two organizations have carried out volunteer work over 18 times in areas the carrier provides flights to. Courtesy of Jeju Air
  5. Employed again
    Members of Cor-Tek, the manufacturer of Cort guitars, hold a press conference in front of the company building in southern Seoul, Tuesday, after management and the union agreed to reinstate laid-off workers, putting an end to the 4,464-day labor dispute. The company laid off the employees in 2007, and the workers claimed the layoffs were illegal and had been demanding their reinstatement for 13 years. Yonhap
    Members of Cor-Tek, the manufacturer of Cort guitars, hold a press conference in front of the company building in southern Seoul, Tuesday, after management and the union agreed to reinstate laid-off workers, putting an end to the 4,464-day labor dispute. The company laid off the employees in 2007, and the workers claimed the layoffs were illegal and had been demanding their reinstatement for 13 years. Yonhap
  6. Agreement on reform bills
    Floor leaders of four major political parties, with the absence of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), speak to reporters after reaching an agreement to fast-track bills on electoral reform and the establishment of a new investigative unit handling cases related to ranking government officials and the President's relatives, at the National Assembly, Monday. Each of the four parties will hold a general meeting next week to seek the floor leaders' agreement. After that, the parties will put the bills to votes at an Assembly session. The LKP, which has boycotted the reform talks, vowed to prevent the passage of the bills, likening the four parties' move to a coup. From left are Reps. Youn So-ha of the Justice Party, Chang Byoung-wan of the Party for Democracy and Peace, Hong Young-pyo of the Democratic Party of Korea and Kim Kwan-young of the Bareunmirae Party. Yonhap
    Floor leaders of four major political parties, with the absence of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), speak to reporters after reaching an agreement to fast-track bills on electoral reform and the establishment of a new investigative unit handling cases related to ranking government officials and the President's relatives, at the National Assembly, Monday. Each of the four parties will hold a general meeting next week to seek the floor leaders' agreement. After that, the parties will put the bills to votes at an Assembly session. The LKP, which has boycotted the reform talks, vowed to prevent the passage of the bills, likening the four parties' move to a coup. From left are Reps. Youn So-ha of the Justice Party, Chang Byoung-wan of the Party for Democracy and Peace, Hong Young-pyo of the Democratic Party of Korea and Kim Kwan-young of the Bareunmirae Party. Yonhap
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. BLACKPINK promotes Woori
    Members of BLACKPINK, Woori Bank brand ambassadors, pose in the Woori Bank commercial, “It's ME, It's WE,” in this photo provided by the lender, Thursday. The bank said the ad would be released on its social media platforms Friday. It will be released on TV and radio from Saturday. The four-member girl group released its latest album “Kill This Love” earlier this year. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
    Members of BLACKPINK, Woori Bank brand ambassadors, pose in the Woori Bank commercial, “It's ME, It's WE,” in this photo provided by the lender, Thursday. The bank said the ad would be released on its social media platforms Friday. It will be released on TV and radio from Saturday. The four-member girl group released its latest album “Kill This Love” earlier this year. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Opening hydrogen charging station
    Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee, fifth from right, and Hyundai Motor President Kong Young-woon, fifth from left, cut the tape at the opening ceremony of a highway charging station for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. / Courtesy of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
    Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mee, fifth from right, and Hyundai Motor President Kong Young-woon, fifth from left, cut the tape at the opening ceremony of a highway charging station for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. / Courtesy of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  16. Rolling out foldable screens
    Samsung Display CEO Lee Dong-hoon, right, and Mobile Business Senior Vice President Yoo Jeong-il pose with a mockup of a foldable display panel in a ceremony to celebrate the successful shipments of the product for foldable devices at its production line in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, Tuesday. The firm said Wednesday that its foldable screens will be used for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold. / Courtesy of Samsung Display
    Samsung Display CEO Lee Dong-hoon, right, and Mobile Business Senior Vice President Yoo Jeong-il pose with a mockup of a foldable display panel in a ceremony to celebrate the successful shipments of the product for foldable devices at its production line in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, Tuesday. The firm said Wednesday that its foldable screens will be used for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold. / Courtesy of Samsung Display
  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