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Reform of US Skilled-worker Visa Program Wins Praise

Reform of US Skilled-worker Visa Program Wins Praise

The Trump administration's new rules for a U.S. visa program widely used for technology workers are getting cautious praise from Silicon Valley amid surging demand for high-skill employees. The H-1B
US, China Face Off Over Legacy in Cambodia

US, China Face Off Over Legacy in Cambodia

Almost half a century ago, the U.S.-backed Gen. Lon Nol led a coup in March 1970, overthrowing Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk while the monarch visited Moscow.Sihanouk took refuge in Beijing until

Democrat Warren launches her bid to become US President

Democrat Elizabeth Warren officially kicked off her 2020 White House run Saturday with a full-throated pledge to defend working Americans, unbowed by a row over her Native American ancestry that has
South Korea Agrees to Pay More for US Troops

South Korea Agrees to Pay More for US Troops

Officials signed a short-term agreement Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s
Booker Focuses on Race Relations in Initial 2020 White House Swing

Booker Focuses on Race Relations in Initial 2020 White House Swing

U.S. Senator Cory Booker made the nation's complicated history with race relations and racial disparities a focal point at events in the key state of Iowa during his first 2020 presidential campaign

MeeSeeks, MeeDestroy: Marcus Fry’s LS-Powered 510

If you caught my Winter Jam articles a couple of months ago, you may recall a particularly bold statement I made about Marcus Fry and his influence in the world of LS-powered swaps in California’s Bay
US-Backed Forces in Syria Push to Oust Last of IS Group

US-Backed Forces in Syria Push to Oust Last of IS Group

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they have recaptured 41 positions held by Islamic State militants as they seek to clear the last enclave the militant group controls in eastern Syria.Mustafa
US Facing Friday Deadline to Avert New Government Shutdown

US Facing Friday Deadline to Avert New Government Shutdown

The U.S. government is facing a Friday deadline for funding about a quarter of its operations, struggling to avert another shutdown after a record 35-day closure was ended last month.Construction
Virginia Governor: Not Quitting in Blackface Scandal

Virginia Governor: Not Quitting in Blackface Scandal

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Sunday he has no intention of resigning, despite widespread calls for him to quit because of a racist picture on his personal page in a 1984 medical school yearbook
Trump Retains Explosive Wildcard in Battle Over Border Security

Trump Retains Explosive Wildcard in Battle Over Border Security

A months-old battle over U.S. border security comes to a climax this week, as Washington faces a Friday deadline to avoid another partial government shutdown. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports
Trump Boasts He May Be Hardest-Working US President Ever

Trump Boasts He May Be Hardest-Working US President Ever

U.S. President Donald Trump boasted Sunday he may be the hardest-working president the country has ever had.Details of his daily work schedule leaked recently, showing in the past three months he
Trump Retains Explosive Wildcard in Battle Over Border Security

Trump Retains Explosive Wildcard in Battle Over Border Security

President Donald Trump’s planned trip Monday to the border city of El Paso, Texas comes days before U.S. government funding is due to lapse once again and as suspense builds over Trump’s vague but
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar Enters Crowded Democratic Presidential Race

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar Enters Crowded Democratic Presidential Race

Another candidate has entered the crowded Democratic 2020 presidential sweepstakes.Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar formally announced her candidacy Sunday at a freezing and snowy rally in
Pompeo Heads to Central Europe, in US Re-Engagement

Pompeo Heads to Central Europe, in US Re-Engagement

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Hungary, Slovakia and Poland this week he wants to make up for a lack of U.S. engagement that opened the door to more Chinese and Russian influence in
Acting US Defense Chief Visits Afghanistan

Acting US Defense Chief Visits Afghanistan

Acting U.S. defense chief Pat Shanahan visited Afghanistan Monday to meet with Afghan leaders and U.S. commanders in a stop that comes as negotiators work toward a peace deal.The visit comes as
US Struggling to Avert New Government Shutdown

US Struggling to Avert New Government Shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to travel to the border at El Paso, Texas, for a rally Monday night to focus on his demands for a wall to prevent people from illegally entering the United States
US Humanitarian Aid Delivered to Colombia for Venezuelans in Need

US Humanitarian Aid Delivered to Colombia for Venezuelans in Need

Many of the Venezuelans who cross the Simon Bolivar bridge each day between the city of Cucuta in Colombia and the state of Tachira in Venezuela ask, "What's next?" VOA's Cristina Caicedo Smit reports
US Congresswoman Talks to VOA About African Refugees

US Congresswoman Talks to VOA About African Refugees

In an interview with VOA, the new chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and international Organizations, said, attention
Work Remains for US and N. Korea Ahead of Second Summit

Work Remains for US and N. Korea Ahead of Second Summit

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun called his recent talks in Pyongyang “productive” ahead of the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong
Trump to Sign Artificial Intelligence Order

Trump to Sign Artificial Intelligence Order

The White House says President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Monday promoting artificial intelligence."AI is something that touches every aspect of people's lives," a senior