Happy birthday, North Korea!

By Andy Rice 9 September 2010

It's the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the state of North Korea today, and although the nation itself isn't showing signs of letting up in its isolationist stance, Dear Leader Kim Jong-il may be ready to name a successor. The official news agency of North Korea says member of the Korean Workers' Party gathered at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to mark the event, and speculation is that a major conference will be held, where Kim Jong-il will annoint his youngest son Kim Jong-un as his successor. The leader of North Korea is believed to be in frail health, although the North Koreans will not admit this. Read more: Voice of America and Al-Jazeera