Wed, March 27, 2019 | 00:02
  1. Robot at 'smart bakery'
    LG Uplus CEO Ha Hyun-hwoi, right, and Paris Croissant CEO Kwon In-tae, center, show the AI robot, CLOi, designed to greet visitors and recommend products, at a Paris Baguette store in Seoul, Tuesday. The two companies signed an MOU earlier in the day to operate a trial run of “smart bakeries” until the end of October, and further cooperate in the development of AI and internet of things technologies for the bakery industry. / Courtesy of LG Uplus
    LG Uplus CEO Ha Hyun-hwoi, right, and Paris Croissant CEO Kwon In-tae, center, show the AI robot, CLOi, designed to greet visitors and recommend products, at a Paris Baguette store in Seoul, Tuesday. The two companies signed an MOU earlier in the day to operate a trial run of “smart bakeries” until the end of October, and further cooperate in the development of AI and internet of things technologies for the bakery industry. / Courtesy of LG Uplus
  2. Car crash into sea
    Rescue workers try to recover a car that drove off a coastal road in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Tuesday. All five passengers in the car, each aged 19 years old, died in the accident. Police suspect inexperienced driving was the cause of the crash. Yonhap
    Rescue workers try to recover a car that drove off a coastal road in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, Tuesday. All five passengers in the car, each aged 19 years old, died in the accident. Police suspect inexperienced driving was the cause of the crash. Yonhap
  3. Time to shower
    Workers from Songpa-gu Office clean an Olympic athlete statue with high-pressure hoses on a street near the Olympic Park in eastern Seoul, Tuesday. Yonhap
    Workers from Songpa-gu Office clean an Olympic athlete statue with high-pressure hoses on a street near the Olympic Park in eastern Seoul, Tuesday. Yonhap
  4. Cherry blossom season
    People enjoy the cherry blossoms in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, Monday. The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, the nation's largest festival for the flower, will kick off April 1 for a 10-day run. / Yonhap
    People enjoy the cherry blossoms in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, Monday. The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, the nation's largest festival for the flower, will kick off April 1 for a 10-day run. / Yonhap
  5. Anti-terror training
    A police dog bites a man during anti-terrorist training at Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. / Yonhap
    A police dog bites a man during anti-terrorist training at Gyeonggi Bukbu Provincial Police Agency in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, Monday. / Yonhap
  6. Spring is nearly here
    Tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok, take pictures of white apricot blossoms at Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, Sunday. The blossom is known as the “messenger of spring.” / Yonhap
    Tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok, take pictures of white apricot blossoms at Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul, Sunday. The blossom is known as the “messenger of spring.” / Yonhap
  7. Job training for students
    KB Foundation Secretary General Lee Ok-won, front row 14th from right, raises his fist with high school seniors seeking jobs at a KB Kookmin Bank training center in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, March 26. To his left is Incruit CEO Seo Mi-young. The lender hosted a two-day job training camp for 120 students at the center. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
    KB Foundation Secretary General Lee Ok-won, front row 14th from right, raises his fist with high school seniors seeking jobs at a KB Kookmin Bank training center in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, March 26. To his left is Incruit CEO Seo Mi-young. The lender hosted a two-day job training camp for 120 students at the center. Courtesy of KB Kookmin Bank
  8. Drawing up extra budget
    Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol, right, shakes hand with Rep. Park Byeong-seug of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea before attending a parliamentary Economy and Finance committee at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, March 25. Lee said drawing up a supplementary budget of about 10 trillion won ($881 million), about 0.5 percent of the country's GDP, will help boost the country's growth rate, adding that from a macroeconomic standpoint, the economy is at a critical moment that expansionary fiscal policy is needed. Yonhap
    Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol, right, shakes hand with Rep. Park Byeong-seug of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea before attending a parliamentary Economy and Finance committee at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, March 25. Lee said drawing up a supplementary budget of about 10 trillion won ($881 million), about 0.5 percent of the country's GDP, will help boost the country's growth rate, adding that from a macroeconomic standpoint, the economy is at a critical moment that expansionary fiscal policy is needed. Yonhap
  9. Help jobseekers
    Shinhan Card Multi Finance division head Ahn Joong-sun, center, shows a signed memorandum with a Ministry of Employment and Labor official, left, and KEB Hana Card senior managing director Son Chang-suk at the Seoul branch of the ministry, March 22. Under the agreement, jobless people aged 18 and 34 will be able to use cards issued by the two firms with a 500,000 won ($440) balance per month for up to six months for jobseeking activities. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
    Shinhan Card Multi Finance division head Ahn Joong-sun, center, shows a signed memorandum with a Ministry of Employment and Labor official, left, and KEB Hana Card senior managing director Son Chang-suk at the Seoul branch of the ministry, March 22. Under the agreement, jobless people aged 18 and 34 will be able to use cards issued by the two firms with a 500,000 won ($440) balance per month for up to six months for jobseeking activities. Courtesy of Shinhan Card
  10. Best chatbot service
    Lee Byung-yeol, second from left, head of KEB Hana Bank's future banking, holds an award from The Asian Banker at a ceremony in Dubai, Thursday. KEB Hana Bank received the award in the category of Best Automated Chatbot Initiative. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
    Lee Byung-yeol, second from left, head of KEB Hana Bank's future banking, holds an award from The Asian Banker at a ceremony in Dubai, Thursday. KEB Hana Bank received the award in the category of Best Automated Chatbot Initiative. Courtesy of KEB Hana Bank
  11. Making jars of paste for elderly
    Woori Card employees pose in front of jars filled with red chili and soybean paste after making them for the elderly at a welfare center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Thursday. Around 20 new employees of the card firm participated in the charity event. Courtesy of Woori Card
    Woori Card employees pose in front of jars filled with red chili and soybean paste after making them for the elderly at a welfare center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Thursday. Around 20 new employees of the card firm participated in the charity event. Courtesy of Woori Card
  12. World's smallest camera
    Models pose with Sony's new RX0 II camera during a press conference in Seoul, Tuesday. Sony said it is the world's smallest camera. / Courtesy of Sony Korea
    Models pose with Sony's new RX0 II camera during a press conference in Seoul, Tuesday. Sony said it is the world's smallest camera. / Courtesy of Sony Korea
  13. Pairing wine with meat
    Models promote meat and wine at E-Mart's Yongsan branch in Seoul, Monday. The discount chain said it will offer a five percent discount on wine when purchased along with beef, pork or chicken. Yonhap
    Models promote meat and wine at E-Mart's Yongsan branch in Seoul, Monday. The discount chain said it will offer a five percent discount on wine when purchased along with beef, pork or chicken. Yonhap
  14. A day before big test
    Choi Jeong-ho, who has been nominated to head the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, goes to his office in the government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday, a day before appearing before a National Assembly confirmation hearing. Choi is expected to face a harsh verification process because opposition lawmakers claim he made more than 1 billion won ($882,000) profit through real estate investment and that he gave his apartment to his daughter and son-in-law to disguise this. / Yonhap
    Choi Jeong-ho, who has been nominated to head the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, goes to his office in the government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, Sunday, a day before appearing before a National Assembly confirmation hearing. Choi is expected to face a harsh verification process because opposition lawmakers claim he made more than 1 billion won ($882,000) profit through real estate investment and that he gave his apartment to his daughter and son-in-law to disguise this. / Yonhap
  15. Showcasing 8K QLED TV to US buyers
    A Samsung Electronics employee, right, introduces the firm's 8K QLED TV to U.S. buyers during the firm's national sales meeting at the Fairmont Austin Hotel in Texas in this photo provided by the firm, Friday. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
    A Samsung Electronics employee, right, introduces the firm's 8K QLED TV to U.S. buyers during the firm's national sales meeting at the Fairmont Austin Hotel in Texas in this photo provided by the firm, Friday. / Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
  16. Building desk for children
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, second from left, builds a desk during a volunteer event at the KCCI headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The event was held to commemorate this year's Week of Commerce and Industry. The desks built during the event will be donated to daycare centers across Seoul. Courtesy of KCCI
    Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Park Yong-maan, second from left, builds a desk during a volunteer event at the KCCI headquarters in Jung-gu, Seoul, Thursday. The event was held to commemorate this year's Week of Commerce and Industry. The desks built during the event will be donated to daycare centers across Seoul. Courtesy of KCCI
  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