U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to travel to Africa next week, with counterterrorism and advancing mutual ties high on the agenda. He will meet with leaders from Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria during his travels from March 6 to March 13. VOA State Department Correspondent Nike Ching reports.
Haitian and Salvadoran recipients of Temporary Protected Status, the humanitarian relief program allowing recipients to live and work legally in the U.S., are not sitting idle as their protections come to a scheduled close in 2019. In Boston, immigrants from both countries filed suit against President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security last week, claiming the end of TPS was racially motivated. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.
U.S. military planners are brushing aside Moscow's claims that its military has an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can hit any target anywhere in the world. Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about his military's newfound capabilities in a speech ahead of the Russian elections. But U.S. military officials are downplaying Putin's claims. VOA National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon.