Fri, April 19, 2019 | 10:14
  1. New kind of water purifier
    Models promote Kyowon's Wells The One water purifier during a showcase event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Monday. The new water purifier is the first of its kind to have a faucet and a purification system, which is not seen in the photo, in separate units. / Yonhap
    Models promote Kyowon's Wells The One water purifier during a showcase event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Monday. The new water purifier is the first of its kind to have a faucet and a purification system, which is not seen in the photo, in separate units. / Yonhap
  2. Return to work
    South Gyeongsang Province Governor Kim Kyoung-soo arrives for work at his office in Changwon, Thursday, a day after being released on bail after 77 days of detention for online opinion-rigging charges. He was sentenced to two years in prison in January for colluding with a blogger to carry out an illicit operation to sway online public opinion in favor of then-presidential candidate Moon Jae-in before the 2017 presidential election. The appeals court approved bail, saying he was unlikely to flee or destroy evidence. /Yonhap
    South Gyeongsang Province Governor Kim Kyoung-soo arrives for work at his office in Changwon, Thursday, a day after being released on bail after 77 days of detention for online opinion-rigging charges. He was sentenced to two years in prison in January for colluding with a blogger to carry out an illicit operation to sway online public opinion in favor of then-presidential candidate Moon Jae-in before the 2017 presidential election. The appeals court approved bail, saying he was unlikely to flee or destroy evidence. /Yonhap
  3. Scholarship from late comfort woman
    Gil Won-ok, right, a former victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, delivers a scholarship certificate to an awardee during a regular Wednesday rally near the former Japanese Embassy building in central Seoul, Wednesday. The scholarship was offered by a foundation set up by the late former sex slave and human rights activist Kim Bok-dong. / Yonhap
    Gil Won-ok, right, a former victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, delivers a scholarship certificate to an awardee during a regular Wednesday rally near the former Japanese Embassy building in central Seoul, Wednesday. The scholarship was offered by a foundation set up by the late former sex slave and human rights activist Kim Bok-dong. / Yonhap
  4. In memory of Sewol victims
    A bereaved family member of a Sewol ferry sinking victim throws a flower into the sea off Jindo, South Jeolla Province, Tuesday, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. A total of 304 aboard the ferry, mostly Danwon High School students on a school trip to Jeju Island, were killed. /Yonhap
    A bereaved family member of a Sewol ferry sinking victim throws a flower into the sea off Jindo, South Jeolla Province, Tuesday, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster. A total of 304 aboard the ferry, mostly Danwon High School students on a school trip to Jeju Island, were killed. /Yonhap
  5. 'Tourists, come back to Gangwon'
    Civic groups from Gangneung, a Gangwon Province city ravaged by a wildfire earlier this month, carry out a tourism campaign in front of Seoul Station, Monday, to encourage Seoul residents to visit the eastern coastal city, saying this would be the best way to help the region recover from damage caused by the fire. / Yonhap
    Civic groups from Gangneung, a Gangwon Province city ravaged by a wildfire earlier this month, carry out a tourism campaign in front of Seoul Station, Monday, to encourage Seoul residents to visit the eastern coastal city, saying this would be the best way to help the region recover from damage caused by the fire. / Yonhap
  6. Remembering Sewol ferry disaster
    A yellow ribbon sign is displayed at a wooden structure housing a commemorative exhibition at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul for the Sewol ferry disaster, Sunday, two days before its fifth anniversary. A total of 304 people onboard ― mostly high school students on a field trip ― were killed in the sinking. / Yonhap
    A yellow ribbon sign is displayed at a wooden structure housing a commemorative exhibition at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul for the Sewol ferry disaster, Sunday, two days before its fifth anniversary. A total of 304 people onboard ― mostly high school students on a field trip ― were killed in the sinking. / Yonhap
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Weekend services for foreign workers
    Employees and foreign customers of Shinhan Bank's Gimhae branch in South Gyeongsang Province cut a tape to open its services for foreign workers, Sunday. The branch will offer services such as overseas wire transfers and credit card issuances even on Sundays. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
    Employees and foreign customers of Shinhan Bank's Gimhae branch in South Gyeongsang Province cut a tape to open its services for foreign workers, Sunday. The branch will offer services such as overseas wire transfers and credit card issuances even on Sundays. Courtesy of Shinhan Bank
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. KAIST opens joint research center in UAE
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) President Shin Sung-chul, right, shakes hands with Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, executive vice president of Khalifa University, during an opening ceremony for the two's joint research center in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, Monday (local time). / Courtesy of KAIST
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) President Shin Sung-chul, right, shakes hands with Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, executive vice president of Khalifa University, during an opening ceremony for the two's joint research center in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, Monday (local time). / Courtesy of KAIST
  16. Futsal tournament for kids
    Homeplus CEO Lim Il-soon, left, and P&G Korea General Manager Balaka Niyazee during a futsal tournament hosted by the two companies at a Homeplus store in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Saturday. The tournament, which features the participation of 120 children's football clubs, will tour futsal fields set up at five Homeplus outlets across the country. Courtesy of Homeplus
    Homeplus CEO Lim Il-soon, left, and P&G Korea General Manager Balaka Niyazee during a futsal tournament hosted by the two companies at a Homeplus store in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Saturday. The tournament, which features the participation of 120 children's football clubs, will tour futsal fields set up at five Homeplus outlets across the country. Courtesy of Homeplus
  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