Former S Korean president Kim dies

Kim Dae-jung who brokered landmark summit with N Korea dies aged 85.

    Kim Dae-jung was hospitalised last month
    suffering from pneumonia [AP]

    The summit was the first ever meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas.

    Kim was also a towering figure in South Korea's struggle for democracy against the country's early authoritarian leaders.

    For much of his life he walked with a limp that was the result of injuries suffered in an assassination attempt in the 1970s when a truck rammed his car off a road.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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