Lee, a conservative who governed from 2008 to 2013, is the latest South Korean leader to be entangled in scandals or other problems after leaving office.
After a lonely battle against her employer Samsung, sexual abuse victim, Lee Eun-eui began to build a new career as a lawyer to help other South Korean women with sex abuse cases.
The Winter Paralympians of North and South Korea have appeared separately under their own countries' flags after a row over the blue-and-white Korean unification flag.
Demonstrations and rallies are being held across several countries as the world celebrates International Women's Day with the theme #PressforProgress.
It's the first time South Korean officials have met with the young North Korean leader in person since he took power after his father's death in late 2011.
Both Seoul and Washington have expressed willingness to talk, but the US President Donald Trump demands the North "denuke" first.
South Korea has recently sought to revisit the issue of wartime "comfort women" while Japan agreed to apologise to the women and provided a $9.38 million fund to help them under a 2015 deal.
The 66-year-old daughter of a former dictator, Park Geun-hye was dismissed in March 2017 and has now been in custody for almost a year.
The colourful closing ceremony in Pyeongchang drew international focus as visiting high-level North Korean delegation showed openness to talks with the US. Daughter of the US President, Ivanka Trump also attended the event.
"I had a pretty good shot, which made me confident," Kim Eun-jung said after the 8-7, 11th-end victory over Japan clinched the first curling medal in Korean history.
South Korea's Unification Ministry says the North's presence in Pyeongchang is generating "key momentum for improving inter-Korean relations and securing peace on the Korean peninsula."
Thomas Bach dismissed concerns that North Korea has tried to "hijack" the Winter Games for political purposes following a rapid round of diplomacy between the two Koreas during the opening days of the Games.
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