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Kim on the move

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Reclusive North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il crossed the border of his country this week in a rare trip abroad. “We confirmed he went to China by train,” a South Korean intelligence official told the Associated Press. “We don’t know why.” Kim is afraid to fly and makes his infrequent journeys in a specially outfitted luxury train that travels 110 miles per hour. North Korea has been refusing to return to disarmament talks unless the U.S. lifts economic sanctions. China is North Korea’s largest trade partner and ally and is seen as having the most influence over the totalitarian country.

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