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Trump to End India’s Preferential Trade Status

Trump to End India’s Preferential Trade Status

President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States would end its preferential trade treatment for India June 5.Trump had announced his intention to remove India from the Generalized System of
Photographer Shares Long-Hidden Photos of Tiananmen Protests

Photographer Shares Long-Hidden Photos of Tiananmen Protests

For 30 years, photographer Liu Jian hid 2,000 photographs he started taking April 16, 1989, as mourners began amassing in Beijing's Tiananmen Square the day after the death of reformer Hu Yaobang, a
Coal Industry's Survival in Question as Companies Go Green

Coal Industry's Survival in Question as Companies Go Green

You know things are not going well for your industry when one of your best customer gives a keynote speech at your annual conference to talk up your competition.At the Virginia Coal and Energy
Acting US Defense Chief Criticizes China's Bad Behavior

Acting US Defense Chief Criticizes China's Bad Behavior

VOA Mandarin service's Libo Lui contributed to this report SINGAPORE - Since the first week acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan took the reins at the Pentagon, he’s said his top concern is
Suspect in Virginia Mass Shooting Identified

Suspect in Virginia Mass Shooting Identified

The suspect in the shooting deaths of 12 people Friday at a municipal building in Virginia Beach has been identified as Dwayne Craddock, a longtime public utility employee.Police Chief James Cervera
Foodies, Faithful Flock to Metro Detroit Ramadan Festivals

Foodies, Faithful Flock to Metro Detroit Ramadan Festivals

Shortly before midnight, a buzzing crowd stood patiently in a line that bent around the corner of a community center and stretched far back into the night. After a countdown, the throng streamed into
DC's Go-Go Sound Becomes Anti-Gentrification Battle Cry

DC's Go-Go Sound Becomes Anti-Gentrification Battle Cry

It's the soundtrack of "Chocolate City," the non-federal Washington that has traditionally been a tent pole of black America. Go-go music, a distinctive D.C.-specific offshoot of funk, has endured for
Mexico's President Hints Migration Controls Could Be Tightened

Mexico's President Hints Migration Controls Could Be Tightened

VOA News Center associate producer Jesusemen Oni contributed reporting from Washington. Mexico's president suggested Saturday that his country could clamp down on migration, and he said he thought the
Momentum Toward Trade Deal Hits Trump Turbulence

Momentum Toward Trade Deal Hits Trump Turbulence

The Trump administration had taken steps in recent weeks to work with Democratic and Republican lawmakers to address concerns about the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement — and then
Iran's Rouhani: Talks Possible Only if US Shows Respect

Iran's Rouhani: Talks Possible Only if US Shows Respect

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semiofficial Fars
In US Midwest, Rivers Breach Levees, Flood Towns

In US Midwest, Rivers Breach Levees, Flood Towns

Crews were making a “last ditch effort” Saturday to save low-lying parts of a small Arkansas city from floodwaters pouring through a breached levee, and authorities downstream were warning people to
US Requires Social Media Details on Most Visa Applications

US Requires Social Media Details on Most Visa Applications

The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump
US Acting Defense Chief Criticizes China’s Behavior in Cyber, South China Sea

US Acting Defense Chief Criticizes China’s Behavior in Cyber, South China Sea

Since the first day acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan took the reins at the Pentagon, he’s said his top concern is “China, China, China.” And in his first major appearance in Asia as the U.S.
Trump's Europe Visit Includes Britain, Ireland, France

Trump's Europe Visit Includes Britain, Ireland, France

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be on a state visit to the Britain June 3 to June 5.What to know for the visit? It’s not Trump's first visit to Britain.What’s so special
China Blames Washington for Trade Talks Breakdown

China Blames Washington for Trade Talks Breakdown

Joyce Huang contributed to this report.China says Washington bears the “sole and entire responsibility” for the breakdown in trade talks earlier this month and that Beijing won't back down on matters
Pentagon Tells White House Not to Politicize Military

Pentagon Tells White House Not to Politicize Military

The Pentagon has told the White House to keep the military out of politics, after someone from the White House directed the Navy to keep the warship USS John S. McCain "out of sight" when President
US Envoy Discusses Afghan Peace in Visit to Pakistan

US Envoy Discusses Afghan Peace in Visit to Pakistan

U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Pakistan Sunday at the beginning of his 16-day multi-nation trip that will also take him to Qatar for another
“When Only Sadness Remains”: Moody Street Photography By Daniel Kraken

“When Only Sadness Remains”: Moody Street Photography By Daniel Kraken

Creative street shots by Daniel Kraken, a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher, and urban explorer based in Toronto, Canada. Daniel focuses...
Trump Remarks Raise British Hackles Ahead of State Visit

Trump Remarks Raise British Hackles Ahead of State Visit

In more normal times an encounter between a U.S. president and members of Britain's royal family would be considered risk-free. But President Donald Trump's branding of Meghan Markle, the newest
India the Latest Buzz Word in Legendary American Spelling Contest

India the Latest Buzz Word in Legendary American Spelling Contest

The spelling and vocabulary contest known as the National Spelling Bee in the United States was inaugurated in 1925 with help of nine American newspapers. While the winning elementary and middle