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Kim Jong-Il Names Youngest Son as Successor: Reports

Swiss-educated Jong-Un, about 25, said to be thoughtful, intelligent

(Newser) - Kim Jong-Il has picked his third—and, at about 25, thought to be his youngest—son, Jong-Un, as his successor in North Korea, Reuters reports. Though it has yet to be confirmed, officials said they have been instructed to spread the message, possibly to quell anxiety over who would lead... More »

Bush's Next Act: Try Congress

With John Quincy Adams as model, Dubya could do plenty of good in House

(Newser) - President Bush can't have 4 more years, but he could try for 2, Steve Coronella writes in the Christian Science Monitor. Coronella urges Bush to follow John Quincy Adams, who served 17 years in the House. As a representative from Texas, he writes, “Bush could go on to make... More »

Ceding Spotlight, Jobs Signals His Departure

Apple chief takes back seat on purpose at Macbook unveiling

(Newser) - “Steve Jobs is leaving Apple,” declares Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo. “Not tomorrow, but probably very soon.” That’s the conclusion Diaz drew from yesterday’s MacBook unveiling, which saw the rock star CEO for once cede the spotlight to his top lieutenants, as if to announce,... More »

Washington Wants to Know Who Replaces Hank

Successor for Treasury Secretary a major question in bailout debate

(Newser) - With the Treasury Secretary looking to get $700 billion to spend on the bailout, Washington is starting to focus on who might replace Henry Paulson when a new administration takes over in January, the Post reports. Neither candidate has given in to requests for names, but speculation has centered on... More »

Kim's Death Unlikely to Breed Chaos

Doomsday scenarios for North Korean succession farfetched

(Newser) - With Kim Jong Il conspicuously out of the public eye in recent months, some speculate that his death could shatter the North Korean government and precipitate humanitarian and possibly military crises. But the reality of succession, Philip Bowring writes in the International Herald Tribune, is likely to be far more... More »

What Will Apple Do After Jobs?

Geniuses don't exactly grow on trees, analyst argues

(Newser) - What happens to Apple post-Steve Jobs? That’s been the question since the iconic CEO appeared worn at the June Apple Developers Conference. And the answer isn’t easy, writes Brian Caulfield in Forbes. “It's not like you can say, 'Let's go find ourselves another genius,'” commented a... More »

Prince Albert to Wed Swimmer

Monaco's ruler reportedly plans summer wedding

(Newser) - Prince Albert of Monaco plans to wed his 30-year-old girlfriend, South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, says a French gossip magazine. “While the date is not yet fixed, two sources confirm that preparations are under way for a royal wedding at the end of the summer,” reports Reuters,... More »

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