North Korean state media have announced that Kim Jong Il’s youngest son Kim Jong Un will succeed his father as the leader of the Hermit Kingdom. The younger Kim is only 28 years old, and it is not clear how much control he will be able to exert, or whether the transition will be a smooth one.
In other news, two Swedish men were apprehended by Norwegian police while smuggling butter into Norway, which is in the midst of a severe butter shortage. The Swedes said they had been selling their stock for about $40 a pound.
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