‘Treated like animals’: A North Korean defector tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught trying to escape

July 11, 2018

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider A 32-year-old North Korean defector named Scott Kim tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught in China after escaping from the isolated country. Kim said that he was brought to a detention camp where he and his fellow inmates were “treated like animals.” After escaping North Korea three more times, Kim made it to South Korea where he now owns a…


Trump jokes that a North Korean TV anchor who heaps praise on Kim Jong Un should work on cable news in the US

July 8, 2018

Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump noticed how positively North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was being portrayed by the regime’s news anchor on North Korean television. While in Singapore for his summit with Kim Jong Un, Trump compared the TV anchor, whose name is Ri Chun-hee, to someone who could work for Fox News in the US. The joke is a nod to Fox News’ coverage of Trump, which…


11 states are pulling National Guard troops from the US-Mexico border in a growing protest over Trump’s family separation policy

July 5, 2018

Eleven states have ended cooperation with a White House initiative to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border. Massachusetts, Maryland and North Carolina and Virginia have assets at the border already, which will return. Seven more states have cancelled cancelled future deployments. President Trump announced that in April that the National Guard would help support his “zero-tolerance” policy. But outrage over images and stories of families separated at the…