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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Two Koreas begin another round of talks on Kaesong complex

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 17 (UPI) -- North and South Korea, unable to reach agreement in earlier rounds, met again Wednesday to negotiate the reopening of their idled Kaesong industrial complex.

New round of North-South Korea talks on Kaesong begin

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 14 (UPI) -- North and South Korea Monday began a new round of talks on reopening their joint Kaesong industrial park after earlier negotiations failed to produce agreement.

No agreement on Kaesong talks, two Koreas to meet again

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 11 (UPI) -- North and South Korea failed to reach agreement on resuming operations at their joint Kaesong industrial complex but agreed to meet again Monday.
Two Koreas discuss reopening Kaesong

Two Koreas discuss reopening Kaesong

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 10 (UPI) -- North and South Korea, following up on their weekend meeting, began working-level talks Wednesday on reopening their idled Kaesong industrial complex.
N. Korea proposes Kaesong talks, Seoul may agree

N. Korea proposes Kaesong talks, Seoul may agree

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 6 (UPI) -- North Korea Thursday proposed official talks with South Korea on the Kaesong inter-Korean industrial sector where operations were suspended in early April.
North Korea tries fax diplomacy with Seoul

North Korea tries fax diplomacy with Seoul

SEOUL, May 23 (UPI) -- South Korean authorities said they received a faxed statement from North Korea proposing joint activities to mark the anniversary of a cooperation agreement.

Park puts security top concern for Seoul

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye put top priority on national security, saying North Korea's successful long-range rocket launch shows the "grave" situation between the two Koreas.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Cemetery visits anger Park's opponents

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- South Korea's main opposition party is up in arms over a visit to the grave of a former president by the ruling Saenuri Party's new presidential candidate.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012.
By United Press International
Kim Jong Un meets S. Korean visitors

Kim Jong Un meets S. Korean visitors

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with the widow of former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung in Pyongyang, the Seoul government said.
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Kim Dae-jung
Former President of the Republic of Korea Kim Dae-Jung makes his way to a lunch with Senators on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Kim Dae-jung (4 February 1924 – 18 August 2009) was President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003, and the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He came to be called the "Nelson Mandela of Asia" for his long-standing opposition to authoritarian rule.

Kim was born in Sinan in what was then the Jeolla province; the city is now in South Jeolla province. Kim graduated from Mokpo Commercial High School in 1943 at the top of the class. After working as a clerk for a Japanese-owned shipping company during the Japanese occupation of Korea, he became its owner and became very rich. Kim escaped Communist capture during the Korean War.

Kim first entered politics in 1954 during the administration of Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee. Although he was elected as a representative for the National Assembly in 1961, a military coup led by Park Chung-hee, who later assumed dictatorial powers, voided the elections. He was able to win a seat in the House in the subsequent elections in 1963 and 1967 and went on to become an eminent opposition leader. As such, he was the natural opposition candidate for the country's presidential election in 1971. He nearly defeated Park, despite several handicaps on his candidacy which were imposed by the ruling regime.

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