North Korean Assassination Drama Deepens With Body-for-Hostages Swap



Malaysia sent the embalmed body of the slain estranged half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un back to North Korea in exchange for nine Malaysians detained in Pyongyang, both countries said, breaking a weekslong diplomatic deadlock over a brazen killing.

The complex exchange that began on Thursday followed a week of secretive talks in Malaysia. The remains of Kim Jong Nam were loaded onto a plane bound for Beijing as a Malaysian air force plane departed from Pyongyang with three Malaysian diplomats and their six…



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