Residents of Oklahoma subdivision and Wisconsin trailer park leveled by deadly tornadoes sifted through what remained of their homes and possessions Wednesday, even as forecasters warned of another round of powerful storms
The Trump administration is considering whether to send between 3,000 and 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan to try to break a stalemate in the 15-year war against the Taliban. Administration officials say President Donald Trump is likely to discuss a troop increase when he attends a NATO summit later this month. With some 350,000 Afghan security forces already engaged in the fight, South Asia correspondent Ayesha Tanzeem takes a look at what this small U.S. troop increase could mean.
A violent altercation broke out in Washington, D.C., after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House. The fight erupted between Erdogan supporters and a few dozen protesters outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence. Erdogan's bodyguards were also involved. Authorities say nine people were hurt, one seriously. Two people were arrested.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have described their first meeting in Washington as the start of a new era or relations but the two leaders sidestepped their differences over how to confront Islamic State extremists in northern Syria. As VOA's Brian Allen reports, Turkey is fiercely opposed to a U.S. plan to arm Syrian Kurds as part of the fight.
Protests erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, over a decision by the city to remove monuments to Civil War Confederate generals and leaders. This was the latest such protest over the removal of these monuments in different parts of the southern United States, monuments many view as racially divisive. More from VOA's Kevin Enochs.
Donald Trump's national security adviser says it was “wholly appropriate” for the president to share sensitive national security information with Russia’s ambassador and foreign minister during a meeting last week. That defense comes amid a firestorm of bipartisan criticism in Washington, as VOA’s Bill Gallo reports.