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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders thousands to help typhoon recovery

September 06, 2020 11:01 AM

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered 12,000 elite members of his ruling party based in Pyongyang to help with recovery efforts in two rural provinces lashed by a powerful typhoon, state media reported on Sunday (Sept 6).

Pyongyang revives old playbook with launch

May 06, 2019 5:00 AM

NEW YORK • In the weeks before North Korea conducted a "strike drill" last Saturday, US President Donald Trump countermanded an order to the Treasury Department, reversing an announcement that it was tightening economic sanctions against the country.

Malaysia frees Vietnamese woman accused in killing of Kim Jong Nam

May 03, 2019 8:13 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, AFP) - A Vietnamese woman who spent more than two years in a Malaysian prison on suspicion of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader was freed on Friday (May 3), a court translator said.

Sole remaining Kim Jong Nam assassination suspect to be freed

May 03, 2019 5:05 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother will be freed on Friday (May 3), ending legal proceedings stemming from the shocking hit despite criticism that the real culprits never faced justice.

Vietnamese suspect in murder of brother of North Korean leader to be freed on May 3, lawyer says

April 13, 2019 3:21 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will walk free on May 3, her lawyer said on Saturday (April 13).

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder trial escapes gallows

April 02, 2019 5:00 AM

A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was sentenced to three years and four months' jail yesterday after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

Vietnam stepmom of accused Kim Jong Nam assassin 'happy' over new sentence

April 01, 2019 3:49 PM

NAM DINH, Vietnam (AFP) - The stepmother of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader said on Monday (April 1) she was delighted her stepdaughter escaped the death sentence, urging her to "hang on" until her expected release in May.

Murder at Kuala Lumpur airport: The brazen attack on Kim Jong Nam that shocked the world

April 01, 2019 12:01 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Early on a February morning two years ago, a balding man in a grey suit entered Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport, glanced up at the departures board and walked to check in for his flight to Macau. Moments later, his killers struck.

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