Sun, January 20, 2019 | 01:13
  1. Sophia in Seoul
    Hanson Robotics’ flagship robot Sophia, a lifelike robot powered by artificial intelligence, speaks during a conference on the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday, wearing a traditional Korean costume. At right is David Hanson, founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics. / Korea Times photo by Bae Woo-han
    Hanson Robotics’ flagship robot Sophia, a lifelike robot powered by artificial intelligence, speaks during a conference on the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, Tuesday, wearing a traditional Korean costume. At right is David Hanson, founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics. / Korea Times photo by Bae Woo-han
  2. Recovery from gas poisoning
    Two students from Daesung High School in Seoul leave Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Friday, after fully recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning last month at a guesthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Seven students, who were left unconscious by fumes from a faulty ventilation pipe, have been released from hospital. Three others were killed. / Yonhap
    Two students from Daesung High School in Seoul leave Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Friday, after fully recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning last month at a guesthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Seven students, who were left unconscious by fumes from a faulty ventilation pipe, have been released from hospital. Three others were killed. / Yonhap
  3. Demanding probe into nurse's death
    Members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union demand the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the affiliated Seoul Medical Center to launch a fact-finding committee over the suicide of a nurse at the hospital who allegedly suffered bullying from colleagues, during a press conference in front of the City Hall, Thursday. / Yonhap
    Members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers' Union demand the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the affiliated Seoul Medical Center to launch a fact-finding committee over the suicide of a nurse at the hospital who allegedly suffered bullying from colleagues, during a press conference in front of the City Hall, Thursday. / Yonhap
  4. '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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Hana named best trade finance bank
    KEB Hana Bank London branch chief Park Chan-beom, right, shakes hands with Global Finance CEO Joseph D. Giarraputo during the 2019 Global Finance Best Bank Supply Chain Finance awards in London, Wednesday. The lender was named as this year's best trade finance bank in Korea during the event. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    KEB Hana Bank London branch chief Park Chan-beom, right, shakes hands with Global Finance CEO Joseph D. Giarraputo during the 2019 Global Finance Best Bank Supply Chain Finance awards in London, Wednesday. The lender was named as this year's best trade finance bank in Korea during the event. / Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  8. Kyobo leadership program
    Students participating in the CHANGE Kyobo Life Youth Leadership Camp pose at the insurer's training center in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, Thursday. Forty teenagers from across the country participated in the three-day leadership education program hosted by the life insurer. / Courtesy of Kyobo Life Insurance
    Students participating in the CHANGE Kyobo Life Youth Leadership Camp pose at the insurer's training center in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, Thursday. Forty teenagers from across the country participated in the three-day leadership education program hosted by the life insurer. / Courtesy of Kyobo Life Insurance
  9. Digital partnership
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, right, shakes hands with Zalo CEO Vuong Quang Khai after signing a memorandum of understanding at the latter's headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Wednesday. The two agreed to strengthen cooperation in the digital sector and celebrated the launch of “Pocket Loan,” a simplified loan product based on Zalo's online platform. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Shinhan Bank CEO Wi Sung-ho, right, shakes hands with Zalo CEO Vuong Quang Khai after signing a memorandum of understanding at the latter's headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Wednesday. The two agreed to strengthen cooperation in the digital sector and celebrated the launch of “Pocket Loan,” a simplified loan product based on Zalo's online platform. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Home-grown food for holiday gift
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Executive Vice Chairman Kim Jun-dong, right, holds a catalogue of recommended agricultural foods with Lee Jae-wook, head of Food Grain Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, during an event at KCCI in Jung-gu, Seoul, Friday. The chamber and the ministry launched a campaign to promote consumption of home-grown agricultural foods amid the Lunar New Year holiday. This year's holiday is from Feb. 4 to 6. Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Executive Vice Chairman Kim Jun-dong, right, holds a catalogue of recommended agricultural foods with Lee Jae-wook, head of Food Grain Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, during an event at KCCI in Jung-gu, Seoul, Friday. The chamber and the ministry launched a campaign to promote consumption of home-grown agricultural foods amid the Lunar New Year holiday. This year's holiday is from Feb. 4 to 6. Courtesy of KCCI
  13. Gifts for Lunar New Year
    Nonghyup Hanaro Mart employees in Korean dress show customers gift sets for the upcoming Lunar New Year at the store, Friday. The discount chain said it will carry out various promotional events, including sales of gift sets offering domestic agricultural products, at its stores nationwide from Jan. 21 to Feb. 4. / Courtesy of Nonghyup Hanaro Mart
    Nonghyup Hanaro Mart employees in Korean dress show customers gift sets for the upcoming Lunar New Year at the store, Friday. The discount chain said it will carry out various promotional events, including sales of gift sets offering domestic agricultural products, at its stores nationwide from Jan. 21 to Feb. 4. / Courtesy of Nonghyup Hanaro Mart
  14. Cherries from Chile
    Models promote Chilean cherries at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Thursday. In a discount event, Home plus will offer Chilean cherries for as low as 9,990 won for an 800-gram pack. Unlike U.S. cherries, Chilean cherries are harvested starting in November and supplied during winter months. Courtesy of Home plus
    Models promote Chilean cherries at a Home plus store in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Thursday. In a discount event, Home plus will offer Chilean cherries for as low as 9,990 won for an 800-gram pack. Unlike U.S. cherries, Chilean cherries are harvested starting in November and supplied during winter months. Courtesy of Home plus
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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