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Feb 23, 2017

Malaysia may expel North Korean envoy over airport killing

Malaysia is considering expelling North Korea’s envoy to the Southeast Asian nation or shutting its embassy in Pyongyang, as tensions escalate over the killing of the estranged half brother of the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, a senior government official said. Kim Jong Nam, ...

Feb 23, 2017

Damage control, North Korea style: deny and attack

Faced with the killing of its leader’s half brother in what appears to have all the trappings of a politically motivated hit, North Korea is turning up the volume on a familiar defense: Flatly deny the allegations, viciously attack the accusers. It’s a position ...

Feb 23, 2017

What poison could have killed Kim's brother?

Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, collapsed shortly after two women shoved a cloth in his face and died before reaching a hospital. But what toxin could have acted so fast? Pierre Champy, a chemist at the ...

Feb 22, 2017

China offers huge anti-terror awards in Xinjiang

China has created a 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) fund for “anti-terrorism” awards in a violence-wracked part of the country, state media reported, as the government steps up a campaign targeting unrest. The government of Hotan in the far western region of Xinjiang will ...