** Clinton: North Korea's Kim Could Go Down in History if He Allows Change **
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un could go down in history if he helps his people emerge from poverty and isolation.
She said she hopes the 29-year-old Kim will choose to bring the North into the 21st century and spend money on food, education, and health care instead of implements of war.
Clinton said she believes North Korea will eventually change because people cannot live under oppressive conditions where they are starved to death, thrown into gulags, and have their basic human rights denied.
Kim Jong-un took over as North Korean leader in December, after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il.
The West knows almost nothing about the young Kim, who so far has shown little inclination to grant North Koreans more freedom or end the country's nuclear weapons program.
**Court Ruling Casts Cloud of Confusion over Egypt**
Egypt is bracing for protests Friday after judges appointed by former President Hosni Mubarak dissolved the parliament and allowed his former prime minister to compete in a presidential run-off election.
The ruling by Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court was immediately denounced Thursday by senior Muslim Brotherhood officials, who said it amounted to a power grab by those loyal to the Mubarak government .
Egypt's interim military rulers were quoted in state media as saying the run-off between Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq will begin as scheduled on Saturday.
Morsi said Thursday he respects the ruling. But he told Egyptian television that he was dissatisfied with the court's decision to strike down a law passed by parliament last month barring former Mubarak officials from running for office.