President Donald Trump is delivering his first State of the Union address. His address is highlighting a strong economy and call for bipartisan action on immigration. The televised speech before a joint session of Congress comes a year after Trump took office and about a week after a three-day government shutdown spawned by a fight over the federal government budget and how to deal with hundreds of thousands of immigrants who years ago came to the country illegally as children.
Executives at a top American business lobby group say China is preparing for a possible trade war with the United States, and concern is growing that foreign companies could get caught in the crossfire. U.S. President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday is expected to touch on what the Trump administration sees as China’s unfair practices and perhaps provide some clues as to what trade actions to expect. VOA’s Bill Ide has more from Beijing.
President Trump’s immigration framework proposing a pathway to citizenship for almost 2 million undocumented immigrants faces a tough road ahead on Capitol Hill. A week after an impasse over immigration policy briefly shut down the U.S. government - and with only a few working days left before another possible shutdown - congressional leaders of both parties are running out of time to make a deal. VOA’s House correspondent Katherine Gypson has more.
President Donald Trump has condemned the wave of deadly attacks in Afghanistan over the last week, saying Washington. does not want to negotiate with the Taliban, who are killing many innocent women and children. His comments come as a new report indicates that increased U.S. military operations in the war-ravaged country has failed to improve the Afghan government's ability to protect its own people. VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from the State Department.