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Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador: US media Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Nikki Haley has resigned as US ambassador to the United Nations, US media reported Tuesday, in the latest departure from Donald Trump's national security team. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump and Haley would meet in the Oval Office at 10:30 am (1430 GMT), while..

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Trump Administration Wants to Scrap Some Species Protection Friday, July 20th, 2018

(VOA): The Trump administration wants to scrap automatic federal protection for threatened plants and animals, a move that would anger environmentalists but please industry. A proposal unveiled Thursday would no longer grant threatened species the same instant protection given to endangered..

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US Seen Receiving Frosty Reception at G-20 Meeting

(VOA): The financial leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meet in Buenos Aires this weekend for the first time since long-simmering trade tensions burst into the open when China and the United States put tariffs on $34 billion of each other's goods. The United..

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Turmoil Slows Rebuilding of Puerto Rico's Power Grid

(VOA): Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who are..

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At Least 8 Dead in Missouri Tourist Boat Accident

(VOA): A tourist boat apparently capsized on a lake Thursday night in Missouri, leaving at least eight people dead and several others hospitalized, a sheriff said. The Springfield News-Leader reported that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said a Ride the Ducks tourist boat reportedly sank on..

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Pompeo to VOA: China on Wrong Side of Religious Freedom

(VOA): Days ahead of the first-ever ministerial talks hosted by the State Department to advance religious freedom around the world, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching on Thursday, addressing pressing issues including the plight of..

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VOA's Interview With Mike Pompeo

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will not send any Americans to Russia for questioning on allegations of money laundering. Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to let U.S. investigators question officials in Moscow about Russia's interference in the 2016..

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US Blunders Have Made Russia The Global Trade Pivot – Analysis Friday, January 18th, 2019

The year 2019 had barely begun before news emerged that six Russian sailors were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Benin. It was perhaps a foretaste of risks to..