The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it should ignore the Republican's repeated promises on the campaign trail to bar Muslims from entering the country
In mosques throughout the world, men and women worship separately, sometimes divided by a partition, sometimes in different rooms. But in Berkeley, California, a place known for challenging traditions, a group of Muslim women is trying something new. VOA’s Michelle Quinn reports from the Starr King School for the Ministry, which houses a new mosque.
It has been six months since mogul Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in one of the most divisive political campaigns in American history. Trump ran as a political disrupter but has so far struggled to make major progress in his early months as president. For their part, Democrats continue to wrestle with their new role after controlling the White House for eight years under President Barack Obama. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
Among the first executive orders signed by the U.S President Donald Trump when he assumed office was the “Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy.” The executive order changes policy regarding the way U.S. aid is distributed internationally. And will likely affect the lives of many women in developing countries. VOA's Zoe Leoudaki explains.
Former acting U.S. attorney general Sally Yates said she warned the Trump White House that former national security adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that Yates told a Senate panel she alerted the White House more than two weeks before President Trump fired Flynn for having lied about contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.