The report was not confirmed by South Korean intelligence sources, but it underlines the uncertainty surrounding the North Korean leader's eventual succession.
Almost none. No international framework exists to identify or sanction an attacking country.
South Korea said Friday it had identified and blocked five IP addresses used to distribute computer viruses that caused a wave of Web site outages in the U.S. and South Korea.
The strikes aim to make a high-profile political point, not inflict widespread damage.
North Korea is blamed, but what's Kim Jong-il's strategy?
Was this a triumph of international pressure? Or will the Kang Nam sail with another shipment soon?
As rich countries snap up farmland in developing world, calls grow for regulation to prevent what many see as neocolonial behavior.
Saudi Arabia has cut several deals, most recently in Tanzania