S. Korea’s Ex-First Lady Visits North

    PAJU, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 26:  Lee Hee-Ho (C), the 90-year-old widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung and Hyundai Group Chairwoman Hyun Jeong-Eun (R) make a speech before their departure to North Korea at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) office on December 26, 2011 in Paju, South Korea. Lee Hee-Ho and Hyun Jeong-Eun will  lead a delegation of South Koreans to North Korea to mark their condolence following the death of Kim Jong-il. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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    With tension still high on the Korean peninsula following the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong-il, a civilian delegation led by South Korea’s former first lady made a visit to Pyongyang to pay respects. Lee Hui-ho, the wife of late Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Kim Dae-jung, is scheduled to view Kim laying in state. It’s not clear whether her delegation will meet with Kim Jong-un, the dictator’s son and heir. South Korea’s government has issued its condolences—and signed off on Lee’s visit—will not send an official delegation. Menawhile, Kim Jong-un gained a new title on Monday: head of the nation’s Workers’ Party.

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