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Trump to Replace Pentagon Chief Mattis 2 Months Early With Deputy

Trump to Replace Pentagon Chief Mattis 2 Months Early With Deputy

President Donald Trump said Sunday that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will become the acting Pentagon chief on January 1, replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who announced his
Trump Aide: White House, Central Bank Tension not Unusual

Trump Aide: White House, Central Bank Tension not Unusual

A White House official says tension between a president and the interest-rate setting Federal Reserve is "traditional as part of our system.''Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says it should come as
Trump, Erdogan Agree to Coordinate US Pullout From Syria

Trump, Erdogan Agree to Coordinate US Pullout From Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump says Turkey will eliminate the rest of the Islamic State militants in Syria after the U.S. military withdraws its forces.In a tweet late Sunday, Trump said Turkish
US General: 'No Orders' on Troop Reduction in Afghanistan

US General: 'No Orders' on Troop Reduction in Afghanistan

The U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan said Sunday he has not received orders for a troop withdrawal from the country.General Scott Miller’s remarks came just days after reports
No End in Sight for Partial US Government Shutdown

No End in Sight for Partial US Government Shutdown

The U.S. government is partially closed until at least Thursday – and possibly for days or even weeks beyond. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, President Donald Trump last week rejected a stopgap spending
US Treasury Chief Calls Top Bank CEOs Amid Market Plunge

US Treasury Chief Calls Top Bank CEOs Amid Market Plunge

U.S. President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary called top U.S. bankers on Sunday amid an ongoing rout on Wall Street and made plans to convene a group of officials known as the "Plunge Protection
Family Reunites in Home Made of Shipping Containers

Family Reunites in Home Made of Shipping Containers

This will be a special holiday season for a father who was homeless and his five children. Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, the family will celebrate Christmas in a new apartment - one
World’s Most Popular Dinosaur Transforms at Chicago’s Field Museum

World’s Most Popular Dinosaur Transforms at Chicago’s Field Museum

You don’t often get a second chance to make a first impression, unless, of course, you’re one of the world’s most popular dinosaurs.“It’s a different profile, a much more impressive profile in many
US Defense Chief’s Resignation Stirs Doubts in Asia about Help Resisting China

US Defense Chief’s Resignation Stirs Doubts in Asia about Help Resisting China

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Vietnam twice this year and suggested in October stronger relations as China bears down on Vietnamese maritime claims. In the Philippines a month later,
UN: US Authorities Must Probe Migrant Girl's Death, Stop Child Detentions

UN: US Authorities Must Probe Migrant Girl's Death, Stop Child Detentions

A United Nations human rights expert called on U.S. authorities on Monday to conduct a full and independent investigation into the death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl in U.S. custody and
Moscow Says It's Open to Having a Putin-Trump Summit

Moscow Says It's Open to Having a Putin-Trump Summit

A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow is open to having a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in remarks carried

Huawei Had a Deal To Give Washington Redskins Fans Free Wi-Fi, Until the Government Stepped In

Two years after a congressional report labeled Huawei a national-security threat, the Chinese firm unexpectedly scored a big-name ally in Washington. It was the Redskins, the capital's National

2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Starts At $50,695, In Dealers From March

That makes the four-cylinder model $15,000 less expensive that the six-cylinder Z4 M40i. |

Congress Approves Act that Opens US Government Data To the Public; Requires Federal Agencies To Publish 'Non-Sensitive' Info in 'Machine-Readable' Format

An anonymous reader shares a report: Congress has passed a bill that could make it easier for you to access public data released by the government. The House approved the OPEN Government Data Act on
Justice Ginsburg's Exceptional Life

Justice Ginsburg's Exceptional Life

As Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovers from surgery on Friday for early stage lung cancer, two new films are paying tribute to her life and many accomplishments. VOA's Penelope Poulou
Trump Blames Fed for Market Turmoil

Trump Blames Fed for Market Turmoil

Stock markets in Japan and China saw sharp declines Tuesday, following selloffs Monday in U.S. markets.The Nikkei fell by about five percent, while the Shanghai Composite Index was down about two
Regional Players Prepare for Imminent US Pullout from Syria

Regional Players Prepare for Imminent US Pullout from Syria

Major players in and around Syria have started positioning their forces as discussions get under way on how to proceed once U.S. forces vacate the country and their fight against the last remnants of
Democrats, Trump Blame Each Other for Government Shutdown Chaos

Democrats, Trump Blame Each Other for Government Shutdown Chaos

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has moved no closer to a resolution, with President Donald Trump asserting Democrats "must end" the standoff while Democratic leaders in Congress blamed
Russian Envoy: Bad Relations With US Unlikely to Improve

Russian Envoy: Bad Relations With US Unlikely to Improve

Russian envoy: Bad relations with US unlikely to improvRussia's U.N. ambassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are “practically non-existent,'' which he says is bad not only for both
Christmas Day Funeral Planned for Guatemalan Migrant Girl

Christmas Day Funeral Planned for Guatemalan Migrant Girl

Christmas 2018 will be a day of sadness in the tiny Guatemalan village of San Antonio Secortez.It is the day when the family of seven year-old Jakelin Caal will hold her funeral.Jakelin died earlier