The year 2018 proved to be one of change in U.S. politics. Opposition Democrats won back control of the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections, and that could have a profound impact on the next two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
A tumultuous year in Afghanistan is ending with a renewed push and newfound hopes that the start of a dialogue with the Taliban may be in sight. The U.S. increased its air campaign in the country, leading to a rise in civilian casualties, but the Taliban gained territory. U.S. generals think Afghan military's losses are unsustainable. Ayesha Tanzeem looks at the ups and downs of Afghanistan in 2018.
Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office after a Christmas video conference with US troops deployed abroad, president also says US companies are 'the greatest in the world' and presented a 'tremendous' buying opportunity
2018 has been dubbed "The Year of the Woman," after a record number of women were electetd to national, state and local legislatures across the United States. The diverse group includes several first-timers who took the leap into politics in response to the Trump administration's policies. VOA's Jesusemen Oni reports.