Assassinations

May 11, 2017 - 3:49 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top North Korean foreign ministry official said Thursday. Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks to soldiers from the German army in Weissenfels, Germany. Federal prosecutor's spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said that 27-year-old Maximilian T. was arrested in the southwestern city of Kehl on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 on charges of preparing an act of violence. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP, file)
May 09, 2017 - 11:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities arrested a second soldier Tuesday on allegations he was part of a far-right plot to assassinate prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees in a case that has raised concerns about extremism within the country's military. Maximilian T., 27, was...
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In this April 13, 2017 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, waves during the opening ceremony of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings in Pyongyang, North Korea. While the South prepares for its presidential election, some major and mysterious intrigue has been brewing over the past week in North Korea, including announcements that two American university instructors had been arrested and claims of a CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim with some sort of biochemical poison. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
May 08, 2017 - 8:29 pm
TOKYO (AP) — After arresting two American university instructors and laying out what it says was an elaborate, CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea is claiming to be the victim of state-sponsored terrorism — from the White House. The assertion comes as the U.S. is considering...
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In this April 13, 2017 photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, waves during the opening ceremony of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings in Pyongyang, North Korea. While the South prepares for its presidential election, some major and mysterious intrigue has been brewing over the past week in North Korea, including announcements that two American university instructors had been arrested and claims of a CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim with some sort of biochemical poison. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
May 08, 2017 - 7:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — After arresting two American university instructors and laying out what it says was an elaborate, CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un, North Korea is claiming to be the victim of state-sponsored terrorism — from the White House. The assertion comes as the U.S. is considering...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. North Korea has accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
May 05, 2017 - 1:18 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving biochemical weapons. In a statement carried on state media, North Korea's Ministry of State Security said it will "ferret out and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. North Korea has accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
May 05, 2017 - 7:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday accused the U.S. and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on leader Kim Jong Un involving bio-chemical weapons. In a statement carried on state media, North Korea's Ministry of State Security said it will "ferret out and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1944, file photo, U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy smiles at the Stork Club in New York. A diary written by Kennedy in 1945 during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is being auctioned on April 26, 2017, by RR Auction in Boston. (AP Photo/File)
April 26, 2017 - 5:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000 on Wednesday. Boston-based RR Auction said the diary sold for $718,750, far exceeding...
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