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South Korean Wins Peace Prize.

South Korean President Kim Dae Jung will receive the Nobel Peace Prize December 10 for his efforts to promote democracy and human rights.

The first Korean ever to win a Nobel Prize, Kim, 75, has spent four decades fighting authoritarian rulers in South Korea. Since he took office in early 1998, he has worked to improve relations with former rival North Korea. That Communist country has suffered from self imposed isolation and deep poverty.

Last June, Kim arranged an historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong II. It was the first time that leaders from the two countries had met since 1950.

The Nobel Peace Prize was founded by Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and inventor of dynamite, who died in 1896.
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Title Annotation:Pres Kim Dae Jung
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Date:Nov 27, 2000
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