U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters in Hanoi that the United States is trying to lower tensions between the South Asian nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan. The comments come after days of escalation between the two countries, skirmishes between their air forces and increasing fears of an all-out war. VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department.
Russia's economy has stagnated for some years and suffers under sanctions imposed by the West after it annexed Crimea in 2014. Still, Moscow remains a vibrant city that attracts immigrants from around the world, most of them from the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. For many of those migrants, the search for prosperity is often not easy. Ricardo Marquina has more from Moscow in this report narrated by Jim Randle.
Indian pilot captured after fighter jet shot down during aerial skirmish over Pakistan-controlled Kashmir Wednesday; tensions have escalated since deadly February 14 attack on Indian soldiers by Pakistan-based militant group