Tuesday, February 14, 2017

poison makes a comeback?

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, has been killed with poison in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, reports say.
Malaysian police said a North Korean man waiting at the airport for a flight to Macau on Monday had fallen ill and died on his way to hospital. [Later, more speculative/analytical, story.]
"The government said Georgia had "averted a major disaster" when "Georgian police .... arrested a priest suspected of plotting to poison a top figure in the Georgian Orthodox Church.
"Prosecutors said cyanide was found in Fr Giorgi Mamaladze's luggage when he was detained at Tblisi airport on Friday, before he could fly to Germany.
"The head of the Georgian Church, Patriarch Ilia II, is being treated in hospital in Germany. Ilia might have been the target, but that is not clear.