According to the National Institutes of Health, 17 percent of people around the world will be 65 or older by 2050. Currently it is just more than 8 percent. That expected flood of elderly people is prompting authorities to think about new ways to care for them, and no surprise, the internet is involved. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate are urging President Donald Trump to remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate agreement. During his presidential campaign, Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the treaty signed by 195 countries, which Republicans claim is bad for the U.S. economy. Trump has promised to announce his decision after the G-7 meeting in Sicily at the end of the week. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
There are an estimated 39 million blind people in the world. Another 200 million, people like Julissa Marquez, are visually impaired. A knife attack left her with a less than 10 percent chance of having useful vision. But some new technology has literally opened her eyes. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.