Hell yes! Way to turn on the charm, Bill! North Korean media says leader Kim Jong-il has pardoned American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling and ordered their release after a visit from former US prez Bill Clinton. (Looks like Kim relished the chance to have a photo opp or two as KCNA, the official North Korean state media, also released various photos of Kim with a somber-looking Clinton.)
Mr. Kim granted "a special pardon," KCNA says. It's not clear when exactly Lee and Ling will be leaving, or if they're already on their way. We are so relieved to hear the news and can't wait to see them safely back in the States.