Each year, aspiring tech entrepreneurs from all over the world head to the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, to prove their worth. VOA reporter Tina Trinh met with the latest wave of tech disrupters to learn what it takes to stand apart from the competition.
The White House has released its budget blueprint Thursday and President Donald Trump has made clear he intends to boost military spending at the expense of spending on the State Department, foreign aid and U.S. contributions to international organizations like the United Nations. VOA State Department Correspondent Cindy Saine has the details.
President Trump announced measures aimed at boosting the U.S. auto industry and keeping its vehicle production at home. But his plan includes the cancellation of tough fuel economy standards. Environmentalists warn that easing the standards would increase pollution and harm people's health. Zlatica Hoke has more.
President Donald Trump hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House this week for their first meeting, with the future of the transatlantic relationship hanging in the balance. VOA senior White House correspondent Peter Heinlein reports the two leaders have some fence-mending to do before they can proceed.