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Smoke Blankets Yosemite Park but Trails, Lodges Are Open

(VOA): A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has doubled in size and shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants Monday, officials said. Visitors were arriving and amenities were open, but the growing flames shut..

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Trump Declines to Back US Intel on Russia Meddling

(VOA): Donald Trump, standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, has declared he cannot see any reason to believe Moscow meddled in the election that led to him becoming U.S. president in 2016. Every major U.S. intelligence agency has concluded there was such interference by Russia..

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US, North Korea Discuss Korean War Remains Monday, July 16th, 2018

(VOA): Generals from the United States and North Korea have met to discuss the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers who fought in the Korean War. Michael Minihan, an Air Force major general with U.S. Forces Korea and the chief of staff for the United Nations Command, met with a North..

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Trump Lowers Expectations for Putin Summit, Slams EU

(VOA): Just hours ahead of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump has both lowered expectations for the talks and issued a stunning rebuke of what has traditionally been one of Washington’s closest allies.   “Well I think we have a lot of foes,”..

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Trump's Advice to Britain's May: 'Sue the EU'

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to sue the European Union instead of negotiating with the bloc, as part of her Brexit strategy.   "He told me I should sue the EU," May told BBC television. "Sue the EU. Not go into..

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What Will Trump, Putin Talk About, Agree to?

(VOA): As the 2018 World Cup reached its climax Sunday, no one could draw more satisfaction from the tournament than Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The mega sporting event, which Putin personally lobbied to secure for Russia, has allowed the Kremlin to burnish the country’s image abroad, say..

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Russian Bots, Trolls Test Waters Ahead of US Midterms

(VOA): The sponsors of the Russian "troll factory" that meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign have launched a new American website ahead of the U.S. midterm election in November. A Russian oligarch has links to Maryland's election services. Russian bots and trolls are..

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Intrigue Spikes Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit

(VOA): Intrigue has soared to new height ahead of Monday’s summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports. (This story has not been edited by N24 staff and is Voice Of America auto-generated from a RSS..

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Trump Unleashes New Attacks on US Media, Democrats

(VOA): As he headed to the Helsinki summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed a new attack Sunday on two of his favorite targets, the U.S. news media and opposition Democrats. The U.S. leader contended on Twitter that the American news media "is indeed..

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May Warns Party: Back Me or Risk ‘No Brexit at All’

(VOA): British Prime Minister Theresa May warned her divided party Sunday that there may be “no Brexit at all” if they wrecked her plan to forge a close relationship with the European Union after leaving the world’s biggest trading bloc. “My message to the country this weekend is simple:..

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Anxiety in Estonia as Trump, Putin to Meet

(VOA): As the ferries from Finland approach Tallinn, the first prominent landmark looming port side is a 314-meter high television tower.  It is Estonia’s tallest building, but its prominence as a landmark exceeds mere elevation. The Soviet-era tower played a key role in Estonia..

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Angry Crowd Protests Fatal Chicago Police Shooting

(VOA): An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at Chicago police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators. Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that the man was shot in the South Shore..

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Trump Labels Russia, China and Europe as 'Foes'

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump is branding Russia, China and the European Union as "foes" of the United States, but specifically is singling out long-time allies in Europe for taking advantage of the United States on trade deals. "I think we have a lot of foes," the U.S...

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..