Rights group Amnesty International's annual report documents human rights violations in nearly 160 countries and claims 2017 saw the politics of hate and fear normalized by some of the most powerful leaders in the world. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo has this report.
Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, NRA, said Democrats and the media are eager to blame the NRA and seek even more government control over the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees Americans the right to bear arms.
The Russian state has constructed a multifaceted propaganda machine, and its attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. election through social media is just one example of the new type of threat the world faces. A team of analysts have forensically examined hundreds of thousands of bogus tweets and Facebook posts allegedly coordinated by Moscow. Henry Ridgwell reports.
A week after his inauguration, President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to review the U.S. nuclear arsenal. That review came back this month with an overarching theme of modernizing the U.S. nuclear triad --- air, sea and land capabilities. But a more controversial issue emerged. VOA's Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examined the Nuclear Posture Review and the issue of low-yield nuclear weapons. VOA's Steve Redisch reports.