• 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.

  • 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.