Diverse group vying to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee, includes six US senators; a record six women are running, as well as black, Hispanic and openly gay candidates who would make history if one of them becomes the party's nominee
The United States is ending sanctions waivers on five countries importing Iranian oil, hoping to choke off Tehran's main source of revenue. Iran was swift to respond, threatening to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a major shipment artery in the Middle East, if it cannot export oil. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more reaction from the countries most affected by the U.S. action, including China and Turkey.
For most people, learning a different language is a choice. But for students at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, learning how to communicate in their selected region is a requirement. VOA’s Sahar Majid spoke to students at SAIS who are studying how to read and write in Urdu and Hindi as part of their South Asian concentration.
Taking part in one of the oldest White House traditions, president blew a whistle and sent spoon-wielding kids into a frenzy Monday as they used the wooden utensils to coax hard-boiled eggs to the finish line during the annual event