Report: Kim Jong-Il Goes to China
Leaving Jimmy Carter in the lurch
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2010 9:27 AM CDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il stands under an umbrella as he visits Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory in Pyongyang, North Korea.   (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
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(Newser) – On Day 2 of the Jimmy Carter rescue mission to North Korea, there is still no sign that jailed American Aijalon Gomes will be freed ... and no sign of Kim Jong-Il, for that matter. The Dear Leader reportedly took a jaunt to China with his son. Teachers in a northeastern province told the AP he visited their school this morning. It's unclear if he'll return in time to meet with Carter, who was originally scheduled to leave today but appears to have extended his trip.