07/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The son rises: Kim Jong-un anointed amid missile fears

He may like drinking, he may like basketball and he probably went to school in Switzerland. What appears increasingly certain, however, is that Kim Jong-un, the youngest of Kim Jong-il's three sons, has been anointed as the North Korean leader's successor.

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