June 12, 2019

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters as tensions spiral over controversial extradition bill

PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- The controversial extradition law amendment, which would allow individuals to be sent to mainland China for trial, was scheduled to be introduced to Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Wednesday, but the session was postponed due to the protests. The bill will be voted on June 20. So far, 22 people have been injured in the clashes, with 10 of those in stable condition, according to the Hong Kong hospital authority. The condition of the remaining 12 ..
June 12, 2019

Three North Korean defectors talk about what it was like crossing the demilitarized zone

bedo/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Kim Kang Yoo was shaking as he passed by his fellow soldiers at North Korea's front-line guard post. A security guard looked at him in the eye, and Kim held on tight to his knapsack. He knew by instinct that if he acted awkwardly, the soldiers guarding the North-South Korea border might notice that he was there not to carry out his assigned mission. He was there to escape. He tried to act as cool as possible, and when the guard finally turned away, he st..
June 12, 2019

FBI involved in probe of deaths of US citizens at Dominican Republic luxury resorts

Nathaniel Holmes/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now helping to probe the deaths of three Americans who perished under mysterious circumstances in a five-day span at neighboring resorts in the Dominican Republic, officials said Tuesday. Dominican authorities asked for the FBI's help in conducting toxicology analysis in the investigations stemming from the deaths at the luxury destinations run by the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, according to the U.S. Embassy ..
June 11, 2019

Russia drops charges against journalist after widespread outcry

Rattankun Thongbun/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Russian police announced on Tuesday they are dropping charges against the investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, an extraordinary reversal by authorities in the face of a popular outcry over his arrest on drug charges last week. The abrupt turnaround by Russian authorities came amid mounting protests over Golunov's detention, which has been widely criticized by his supporters, including an exceptional show of solidarity by the country's journali..