President Donald Trump did not waste any time shaking up U.S. climate policy by clearing the way for the construction of two oil pipelines. The move is part of an expanded effort by the Trump administration to reverse policies by former President Obama, who made fighting climate change a top priority. VOA's Steve Baragona has more.
US media report a draft order under consideration at White House would reduce overall US contributions to United Nations by 40 percent, and terminate funds for any agency that fully recognizes the Palestinian Authority, provides abortions, or circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea
Special Agent Kerry O’Grady, who is in charge of the Secret Service office in Denver, said she would rather go to jail than protect the president, acknowledging that her statement may violate a federal law against federal workers engaging in political activity
European leaders were left shaken following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent comments that NATO is "obsolete." The organization has formed the bedrock of Europe’s security since the end of World War Two – but some EU leaders say Europe must now take responsibility for its own defense. But as Henry Ridgwell reports, the continent would face a huge deficit in military capability without U.S. support.
There is such a thing as a perfect day, and here is how NOAA scientists describe it: temperatures between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius, less than a centimeter of rain, and low humidity. But, don't get used to those days. In a new study, NOAA says they're becoming less common. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
On Tuesday, the Senate approved the fourth nominee put forth by President Donald Trump for key posts in his administration, Governor Nikki Haley as America's U.N. ambassador. VOA's Michael Bowman reports from Capitol Hill, where Republicans are accusing Democrats of delay tactics, while Democrats insist they are doing their job as the Constitution mandates.
Less than a week into his presidency, Democrats have warned U.S. President Donald Trump to focus on fulfilling the promises from his campaign and stop insisting on falsehoods. The remarks were prompted by Trump's claim that his inauguration had the highest attendance ever, and that he won the popular vote as well as the electoral vote. Zlatica Hoke has more.