President Donald Trump accepted the U.S. intelligence community assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election Tuesday, just a day after saying the opposite as he stood alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s reversal came after strong criticism from both parties on Capitol Hill -- prompting many lawmakers to consider further action, as VOA’s congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports.
President Donald Trump stunned many around the world with his refusal to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin as he stood beside him in Helsinki Monday. This coming after Trump's harsh criticism of close U.S. allies, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the European Union and NATO. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says there is so much disagreement on Britain's exit from the European Union that the referendum will have to be repeated. While Britain's political parties haggle over trade and details in the separation procedures, pro-EU politicians question the legitimacy of the Brexit vote after the electoral commission said the official group campaigning for Britain's exit in the 2016 referendum broke electoral laws. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports.