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Vietnam woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Kim killing

A Vietnamese woman who is the only suspect in custody for the killing of the North Korean leader’s brother has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.


Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned …


Witness at Malaysia trial says 4 more suspects in Kim murder

A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader were seen on airport security videos …


Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

The estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport, …


Chemist says VX byproduct was on Kim murder suspect’s shirt

A chemist says he found a byproduct of VX nerve agent on the shirt of the Indonesian woman on trial in Malaysia for the murder of the half brother of …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

2 women plead not guilty in N. Korean scion’s assassination

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after …


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

Kim Jong Nam’s body handed to North Korea

Nine Malaysians held in North Korea returned to Malaysia’s capital early Friday after the government released the body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, …


North Korea blames U.S. and South Korea for Malaysia attack

UNITED NATIONS – North Korea on Monday tried to shift the blame for the deadly attack in Malaysia on the estranged half- brother of its leader Kim Jong Un to …


Son of Kim Jong Nam, nephew of Kim Jong Un, appears to speak out in a video

LONDON – It is only 40 seconds long, but the video purportedly showing Kim Han Sol, a nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, added another turn to an …


Malaysia: Family of slain North Korean may be scared to come forward

Malaysia’s prime minister said Wednesday that relatives of Kim Jong Nam, the long-exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, may be too scared to come forward to provide DNA samples …


North Korea, Malaysia ban each other’s citizens from leaving

North Korea said Tuesday it was banning Malaysians from leaving the country as its bitter diplomatic battle with Malaysia escalated dramatically over the poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam, the …


Malaysia, North Korea expel ambassadors over Kim’s death

Malaysia is protecting its “sovereignty and dignity” by expelling the North Korean ambassador, the prime minister said Monday, as relations between the countries unraveled further over the poisoning of Kim …


One North Korean deported, another sought in nerve-agent killing

Malaysian authorities on Friday deported the only North Korean detained in the killing of the half brother of North Korea’s leader, and issued an arrest warrant for another whose whereabouts …


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Malaysia to release, deport North Korean in nerve agent probe

North Korean man will be released from custody because of lack of evidence connecting him to the fatal nerve agent attack on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of …


North Korea sends diplomats to Malaysia to get body of Kim’s half brother

North Korea has sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek the return of the body of leader’s Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Nerve agent found on face of Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother, police say

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the …


No sign of wounds, heart attack on body of North Korean leader’s slain half-brother

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother remains a mystery, with initial autopsy results showing no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds, Malaysian officials …


North Korea says Malaysia can’t be trusted to investigate the killing of leader’s half brother

Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang’s envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week’s killing of …


Death of North Korean leader’s half-brother surrounded by intrigue

At a hospital morgue in Malaysia’s capital, the tightly guarded corpse of a middle-aged man has become the focus of a dizzying case of international intrigue involving five countries, combative …


Woman is arrested in death of North Korean leader’s half brother, Malaysian police say

Questions mounted Wednesday about the mysterious death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother at a Malaysian airport, as police revealed that they had detained one woman, a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Police looking for clues in death of North Korea leader’s brother

Police were checking surveillance tapes Wednesday for clues about who may have assassinated the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, a senior …