• N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to get Kim’s brother’s body

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect Pyongyang itself of orchestrating.

  • Malaysian officials run into N. Korean’s diplomatic immunity

    TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he’s holed up.

  • Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader’s half brother

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?

  • Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.

  • The Latest: Indonesia: Suspect was paid $90 to attack Kim

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia’s investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

  • AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea’s Trump card?

    TOKYO (AP) — China’s announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea’s nukes. While China is Pyongyang’s biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.

  • Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of North Korean

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sometime in the hours after poisoning the half brother of North Korea’s leader, one of his two attackers began to vomit, Malaysian police said Friday. It was apparently an early indication of the immensely powerful toxin that was used in the killing: the chemical warfare agent VX.

  • Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of “holes and contradictions.”

  • Malaysian: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a top North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.