An heir to the North Korean dictatorship is anointed, and begins his rise. Where will Kim Jong-un lead his nation?
Was this a triumph of international pressure? Or will the Kang Nam sail with another shipment soon?
Pyongyang attacked South Korea’s decision to join a partnership meant to block shipments of nuclear materiel.
The leader, who missed Tuesday's celebration of his country's 60th anniversary, has periodically been reported ill. But the speculation this time assumes greater urgency.