Political leaders eulogized former U.S. President George H.W. Bush at the U.S. Capitol on Monday after he arrived in Washington from Texas. The 41st U.S. president died in Houston, Texas, on Friday at the age of 94. His remains will lie in state at the Capitol until early Wednesday and will then receive a state funeral at the Washington Cathedral. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports Bush was praised for his military courage, his political accomplishments, and his courteous personality.
Now that the U.S. and China have reached a truce on their trade war, questions remain about whether the world’s two largest economies will be able to achieve a more extensive and definitive deal within the 90 days agreed time frame. Patsy Widakuswara brings this report from the White House.
The Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be entering a new phase in the wake of last week’s guilty plea by Michael Cohen, who had long served as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. In the wake of the Cohen plea, legal analysts are debating whether the Russia investigation is moving toward a conclusion and if so, what the stakes could be for the president and for the country. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
Just weeks before the holidays, thousands of workers in small towns across the U.S. received the worst possible news: their employer - auto giant General Motors - would be shutting down several automobile factories, throwing their lives and their families into insecurity. It’s the latest blow for blue-collar workers facing unprecedented challenges in a competitive global marketplace. VOA’s Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports on what this means for the people of Lordstown, Ohio.