U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that Washington would not rule out a military response to future North Korean aggression and that it would seek to increase the rogue nation's financial and international isolation. VOA's Margaret Besheer has more from the United Nations, where the secretary chaired a meeting of the Security Council on the North Korean issue.
With President Donald Trump's presidency reaching the symbolic 100-day milestone, battle lines are sharply drawn on the effectiveness of his still developing foreign policy. VOA White House correspondent Peter Heinlein reports that, amid fierce criticism of the president's early performance, the outlines of a "Trump Doctrine" are beginning to emerge.
On Friday, Donald Trump became the first US president to address the National Rifle Association since Ronald Reagan in 1983. During his campaign, Trump said his rival would "decimate the Second Amendment," which guarantees Americans the right to bear arms. But Trump's election has been a bit of a mixed bag for gun dealers and enthusiasts. VOA's Masood Farivar reports.