Mar 06 2017
Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement that his country had demanded an apology from the envoy for the comments, but none was forthcoming.
While the suspected use of the deadly VX nerve agent is within the legal parameters of designating the North as a terrorist state, Mr. Benjamin told Voices of America, assassination by itself can not be interpreted as an act of terrorism.
Over the weekend, Putrajaya declared that North Korean Ambassador Kang Chol was now persona non grata and has been expelled from the country, a major break in diplomatic relations.
North Korea is likely to revoke Malaysia's visa-free travel status in a tit-for-tat move following Malaysia's decision to impose a new visa application process for North Korean visitors, say experts.
The deportation came two days after two women - one Vietnamese and one Indonesian - were charged with murdering Kim Jong-nam with the deadly VX nerve agent while he was preparing to board a flight to Macau.
Ri Tong Il, a former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations, has said Kim probably died of a heart attack because he suffered from heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
As the brother-in-law of Kim Jong-un, he had been living in exile for several years and had begged the North Korean leader to spare his life after a previous assassination attempt.
Since Kim's death, North Korea's ambassador in Kuala Lumpur has consistently denied allegations that the DPRK was involved in his murder.
As Ri had allegedly given the two women and others a ride to the airport, it was hoped that he could reveal key details of the February 13 attack, in which the two women are suspected of using their bare hands to apply a toxic chemical to Kim Jong Nam's face.
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 are unknown.
The ministry said it sent a note to the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur ordering Kang to leave. The autopsy is especially sensitive because North Korea had asked Malaysia not to perform one, but authorities said they had to under the law.
The ambassador said last month that his country "cannot trust" Malaysia's handling of the murder investigation and also accused Malaysia of "colluding with outside forces", an apparent reference to South Korea.
The police believe the four North Koreans recruited the two women, who maintain that they were hired to play a prank on the victim.
Reuters news agency reported that security checks on North Koreans had been stepped up at all border crossings to prevent them from leaving.
North Korea does not acknowledge that it was Kim Jong Nam who died.
The reaction and the response must be firm and North Korea must be taught that such a conduct has no place in this day and age.
Mar 05 2017
'No economic case' for Scottish independence - Theresa May
May said nationalists play "politics as if it is a game", at a time when she was committed to maintaining the unity of Britain ahead of its exit from the European Union.
Mar 05 2017
China to raise defence budget by seven percent in 2017
Caffrey said the increase was likely to more than match growth in military spending in all other Asia Pacific countries combined in 2017.
Mar 04 2017
Mexican congressman climbs U.S. border fence, says Trump's wall is 'totally absurd'
President Donald Trump's proposed border wall would not stem the flow of migration from Mexico to its northern neighbor. It's not clear how Guerra got on top of the wall and he didn't film himself crossing over to the U.S.
Mar 03 2017
US House panel to probe alleged Trump-Russia links
USA intelligence also reportedly received communications of Russian officials discussing contacts with Trump associates. More disconcerting was a subsequent meeting with Kislyak, this time in his Senate office, on September 8.
Mar 01 2017
Cassidy applauds Trump's order to eliminate Obama-era environmental rule
The move is the first of several environmental directives expected from the Trump administration in coming days. WOTUS, which was finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
Feb 28 2017
SpaceX announces plans to send two people around the moon in 2018
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Feb 26 2017
Baker Mayfield arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest
According to the incident report, a Fayetteville officer was flagged down near the intersection of West and Dickson at 2:29 a.m. Mayfield is an early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season. "We don't have any other information at this time".
Feb 26 2017
Ex-labor secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chair
And so far, Democratic leaders said, people are calling local party headquarters and volunteering to help. Progressive activists said the outcome would be representative of their standing within the party.
Feb 25 2017
Trump Today: Pledging a 'massive' tax cut and ripping anonymous sources
He held strong on deporting undocumented immigrants who are criminals and building a border wall between the USA and Mexico. He blamed Obama for the "mess" he inherited and promised "to make it much better" when it comes to healthcare.
Feb 24 2017
Giraffe LIVE webcam back on Youtube after being taken down
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