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Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

May 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international air space over the East China Sea. “The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels,” said U.S. Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge. Hodge said the U.S. characterization of the incident was based on initial reports from the U.S. air crew aboard the WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft “due to…

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North Korean murder suspect says Malaysia in conspiracy to damage Pyongyang’s honor

March 4, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – Ri Jong Chol, a suspect in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, said in Beijing that he was a victim of a conspiracy by Malaysian authorities attempting to damage the honor of North Korea. Ri, a North Korean, accused Malaysia of using coercion to try to extract a confession from him, he told reporters outside the North Korea embassy in Beijing on Saturday. Kim Jong Nam was murdered on Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, after being assaulted by…

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