New VOA video shows Turkish President Erdogan at the Turkish Embassy in Washington watching Tuesday’s violent clash. The protest took place across the street from the embassy, and led to 11 people being injured and two arrested. U.S. Senators McCain and Feinstein wrote a letter of complaint to Erdogan about his guards’ actions during the melee.
Retired Army General Michael Flynn was a key election campaigner for the president, but was fired after just 24 days in the White House after lying to the vice president about contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington
Sixteen countries have been designated as Countries of Particular Concern by the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom. The bipartisan U.S. government commission documents religious freedom around the world and makes recommendations to the president, secretary of state and Congress. VOA's Mariama Diallo explains why some countries are on the list, including one superpower.
The United States has expressed concern about Tuesday night's violence outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington. At least two people were arrested and 11 people were injured in the altercations involving protesters and Turkish security personnel. The incident took place while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The development comes during a week filled with scandals that have engulfed the administration of President Donald Trump, as VOA’s Bill Gallo reports from the White House.
President Donald Trump sets off on his first international trip Friday to the Middle East and Europe, hoping to leave behind a political firestorm ignited by his firing of FBI Director James Comey, reports he pressed Comey to end the investigation of his former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his reported sharing of classified intelligence with Russia. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone reports.