Over a billion people in the world speak English, another two billion are in the process of learning it. Or, trying to learn it! English grammar horrifies and bewilders many - even native speakers - and one seasoned linguist decided to make it easier at least for New Yorkers. Grammar guru Ellen Jovin’s mission is to help all who need it make their way through the confusing world of American English. Nina Vishneva has the story.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton's demand that Turkey does not harm Kurdish fighters in Syria after a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the area. In a speech Tuesday in Ankara, Erdogan said Turkey will send forces to northern Syria to fight Islamic State, as well as Kurdish groups People's Protection Units or YPG and the Democratic Union Party or PYD. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.