Malaysian investigators have now confirmed that VX was the murder weapon in last week's killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother. It's a highly lethal and banned nerve agent.
A Malaysian judge has refused to throw out the case of two women accused of assassinating the brother of North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The murder was "no prank," the judge said.
The trial of two Southeast Asian women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a stunning attack using the nerve agent VX resumed today in Malaysia.
Kim Jong Nam was killed by a chemical warfare agent on the orders of the North Korean government, the US has concluded. Amid signs of improved inter-Korean relations, Washington has put new sanctions on Pyongyang.
Two women pleaded not guilty to murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as their trial got underway in Malaysia. They deny having knowingly rubbed the toxic VX nerve agent in Kim Jong Nam's face.
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