November 17, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong intensify with explosions, Molotov cocktails at Polytechnic University

iStock(HONG KONG) -- Protests in Hong Kong have intensified with live bullets and explosions as police seek to end the standoff at Polytechnic University. The police have surrounded the university in what is the one of the largest and most sustained battles in a protest movement that is now in it's sixth month. An officer was shot through the leg with a bow and arrow and an armored police vehicle was set on fire as protesters fight back police tear gas and rubber bullets with Molotov cockta..
November 17, 2019

Prince Andrew says in BBC interview ‘nothing’ happened between him and Virginia Giuffre

iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth, in a high-stakes interview with the British Broadcasting Corp. categorically denied allegations he had sex on multiple occasions with an American teenager who's claimed she was trafficked to the prince at the direction of Jeffrey Epstein. "I've said consistently and frequently that we never had any sort of sexual contact whatever," the prince said, responding to a question about allegations from Virginia Roberts Giuff..
November 16, 2019

Paris yellow vest protests turn violent with police as movement turns 1

omersukrugoksu/iStock(PARIS) -- French police fired water cannons and tear gas in Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest demonstrations. Demonstrators, many clad in black and hiding their faces, vandalized an HSBC bank at the Place d'Italie. They set trash cans on fire and hurled cobblestones and bottles at riot police while building barricades. Several cars were also set ablaze. Clashes broke out between demonstrators and..
November 16, 2019

After North Korean defector and her son die, a spotlight on their hardships in freedom

Juanmonino/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Kim Eunju escaped North Korea in 2005, disillusioned with the communist regime. She still vividly remembers that night when uniformed officers raided her home in Chongjin, Hamgyeongbuk-do, searching for petroleum that she had been smuggling from China to sell in the local market. It was the family’s lifeline bringing just enough bread to the table to survive. The country had entered into a severe economic hardship and the communist party had begun to confiscate wha..