Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 12, 2015.

Prison worker gave tools to NY inmates who escaped

Prosecutors have said a female prison worker smuggled tools into a prison in New York for two inmates who then used them to escape. Joyce Mitchell, 51, allegedly gave hacksaw blades and drill bits to convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt, who are still on the run.

[Read more from the BBC]

Lawmakers reject key measure of Asia trade pact

President Obama was dealt a blow by the House of Representatives Friday as Democratic and Republican lawmakers voted to reject a measure essential to his Pacific Rim trade pact. It would give aid to workers who lose their jobs as a result of U.S. trade deals with other countries.

[Read more from Reuters]

NAACP leader accused of pretending to be black

The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in Spokane, Washington, has been accused of portraying herself as a black woman, after her parents said she was born white.

[Read more from CBS News]

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