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  • North Korea: New clues about who will replace Kim Jong-il

    North Korea: New clues about who will replace Kim Jong-il

    In a rare meeting of parliament Monday, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il increased the political influence of his brother-in law. The move is seen as supporting the leader's heir apparent – his youngest son – and curbing any power plays within the military.

  • US brushes off North Korea's overtures

    Many see Pyongyang's recent friendly gestures as a tactical move. The US moved Tuesday to freeze the assets of two North Korean entities, while South Korea accused the North of unleashing a deadly flash flood.