Tue, April 23, 2019 | 05:37
  1. Welcoming snow
    Tourists photograph themselves at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul amid a light snowfall, Monday. The temperature will rise slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, but fine dust will again shroud some parts of Chungcheong and Jeolla provinces, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
    Tourists photograph themselves at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul amid a light snowfall, Monday. The temperature will rise slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, but fine dust will again shroud some parts of Chungcheong and Jeolla provinces, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. / Yonhap
  2. 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
  3. Ice cream weather
    A child holds up an ice cream cone in Myeong-dong, downtown Seoul, Monday, when temperatures reached 28 degrees Celsius in the capital. The hot weather will not last long, as rain from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning will cool down the heat. / Yonhap
    A child holds up an ice cream cone in Myeong-dong, downtown Seoul, Monday, when temperatures reached 28 degrees Celsius in the capital. The hot weather will not last long, as rain from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning will cool down the heat. / Yonhap
  4. Ancient Korean delegation to Uzbekistan during 7th century
    President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook listen to an explanation on a mural of foreign delegations including an ancient Korean delegation present at the inauguration ceremony of King Varhuman of Samarkand in the 7th century, displayed at the Afrasiab Museum of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Saturday. Yonhap
    President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook listen to an explanation on a mural of foreign delegations including an ancient Korean delegation present at the inauguration ceremony of King Varhuman of Samarkand in the 7th century, displayed at the Afrasiab Museum of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Saturday. Yonhap
  5. Tulips in bloom
    Visitors enjoy red tulips in full bloom at the Taean World Tulip Flower Festival at Korea Flower Park in South Chungcheong Province, Sunday. The event was rated one of the world's top five tulip festivals in 2018. The festival runs until May 12. / Yonhap
    Visitors enjoy red tulips in full bloom at the Taean World Tulip Flower Festival at Korea Flower Park in South Chungcheong Province, Sunday. The event was rated one of the world's top five tulip festivals in 2018. The festival runs until May 12. / Yonhap
  6. Fire prevention at palace
    Officials of Suwon City check fire extinguishers at Hwaseong Haenggung in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. The checkup on the cultural heritage comes after France's historic Notre Dame Cathedral suffered extensive damage in a massive fire. /Yonhap
    Officials of Suwon City check fire extinguishers at Hwaseong Haenggung in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. The checkup on the cultural heritage comes after France's historic Notre Dame Cathedral suffered extensive damage in a massive fire. /Yonhap
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Supporting social ventures
    HSBC Korea CEO Jung Eun-young, second from right, and Mark Mckeown, chief risk officer of HSBC Asia Pacific, center, pose with entrepreneurs at the HSBC Korea office in Seoul, Wednesday. HSBC Korea has launched its second venture program to support social enterprises. Courtesy of HSBC Korea
    HSBC Korea CEO Jung Eun-young, second from right, and Mark Mckeown, chief risk officer of HSBC Asia Pacific, center, pose with entrepreneurs at the HSBC Korea office in Seoul, Wednesday. HSBC Korea has launched its second venture program to support social enterprises. Courtesy of HSBC Korea
  10. Invest in Vietnam
    A model holds a poster promoting Woori Bank's seminar for investment strategy in Vietnam at the lender's head office in Seoul, Tuesday. The bank said it has invited 200 customers to the seminar that takes place at its head branch in Jung-gu, Seoul, April 24. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
    A model holds a poster promoting Woori Bank's seminar for investment strategy in Vietnam at the lender's head office in Seoul, Tuesday. The bank said it has invited 200 customers to the seminar that takes place at its head branch in Jung-gu, Seoul, April 24. / Courtesy of Woori Bank
  11. Fostering innovative biz
    Shinhan Bank CEO Jin Ok-dong, left, INNOBIZ President Cho Hong-rae, center, and Korea Trade Insurance Corp. Chairman Lee In-ho put their hands together at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, April 15, after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up a joint platform to help innovative companies. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Jin Ok-dong, left, INNOBIZ President Cho Hong-rae, center, and Korea Trade Insurance Corp. Chairman Lee In-ho put their hands together at the bank's headquarters in Seoul, April 15, after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up a joint platform to help innovative companies. Courtesy of Shinhan 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