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BBC News America North Korea: The prisoner who escaped with her guard

It was an unlikely friendship – the prison guard and the prisoner. They had met just two months earlier – in May 2019. Jeon was one of several guards at Onsong Detention Centre in the far north of North Korea. He and his colleagues kept Kim and a few dozen other inmates under surveillance 24 hours…

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BBC News America Protesters attack bus of China evacuees in Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters in Novi Sanzhary hurled stones at the buses carrying evacuees Dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town have attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China.The evacuees were being brought to the hospital in Novi Sanzhary, in the central Poltava region, where they will be held in quarantine for 14…

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Bezos’ Earth Fund Should Invest in These Green Technologies

On Monday, Amazon CEO and world’s richest human Jeff Bezos announced he was pledging nearly 8 percent of his net worth to fight climate change. This money, known as the Bezos Earth Fund, will be used to support “any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world,” Bezos wrote…

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Judge in Roger Stone case makes impassioned stand for ‘truth’ and the rule of law

Washington (CNN)The judge who decided Roger Stone’s fate made an impassioned plea for the truth and the rule of law at his sentencing hearing Thursday, a direct rebuke of President Donald Trump amid the depending crisis over his interference in the Justice Department. But federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s intense appeal Thursday in a packed…

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NYT: Intel officials say Russia interfering in 2020 campaign to get Trump reelected

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Rep. Kathleen Rice tells GOP to ‘get a backbone’ against Russian election interference

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BBC News America ‘We work full time but still can’t afford food’

Image caption “We basically ended up living in our car” Corin Kealoha and Shaun Karagory both work full time – but cannot afford food without the help of a food bank.”We can’t even live off our wages,” says Corin, 46, who works as a hotel receptionist. “That’s why we come here.”The couple are at St…

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BBC News America German Kurds react to Hanau shootings

Image copyright Getty Images Germany is in shock after nine people were shot dead in the town of Hanau on Wednesday evening.The attack, which targeted two shisha bars, is being treated by investigators as an act of far-right terrorism. A number of the victims are reported to be of Kurdish descent.The BBC’s Outside Source Radio…

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BBC News America Workers found trapped in illegal tobacco factory

Image copyright AFP Image caption The haul included 153,000 packs of cigarettes An illegal cigarette factory has been uncovered in Spain where six foreign workers were found gasping for air before being rescued, authorities said. Twelve British nationals suspected of running the factory were arrested.The bunker under horse stables in the southern province of Malaga…

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Tech companies met with FBI amid Iowa preparations

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