The leaders of the United States and China offered starkly contrasting views of the direction for trade in Asia in separate speeches to regional business leaders Friday. VOA White House bureau chief Steve Herman reports from Da Nang in Vietnam.
George Blake joined British intelligence during World War II, served in Korea when the war there erupted in 1950; In Friday's statement, he emphasized again that he decided to switch sides after seeing civilians massacred by the 'American military machine'
The U.S. Congress moved to pressure the Burmese military into ending the crisis facing the Rohingya, in a bipartisan effort that proposes a range of options aimed at ending the violence against the Muslim minority. The bill would impose new sanctions, cutting off U.S. cooperation with the military while funding economic assistance. VOA's congressional reporter Katherine Gypson sat down with the co-sponsors of the bill to learn more.