pbs.orgMcCain, Coons urge Trump to withdraw State Department nominee over stance on immigrantsRepublican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants.
pbs.org120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire interim presidentA letter signed by 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school.
pbs.orgThe trade battle with China keeps escalating. What's at stake for the U.S.?For months, the U.S. and China have traded tit-for-tat trade threats, but the battle between the world's two largest economies escalated to new levels Tuesday. Most recently, President Trump warned that he may impose tariffs on 90 percent of everything China exports to the U.S. Nick Schifrin examines the potential consequences with Edward Alden from the Council on Foreign Relations.
pbs.orgAngela Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments U.S. stanceGermany's Angela Merkel took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move "very regrettable" at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming.
pbs.orgChina hopes the North Korea-U.S. summit outcome moves forwardChinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees.
pbs.orgU.S. poised to announce exit from UN human rights councilU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened the pull-out last year, citing longstanding U.S. complaints that the 47-member council is biased against Israel. But the expected announcement also comes just a day after the U.N. human rights chief denounced the Trump administration for separating migrant children from their parents.
pbs.orgHalting South Korea-U.S. drills risks weakening North Korea deterrenceU.S. and South Korean defense officials formally suspended a major joint military exercise in hopes of advancing nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the drills, infuriating North Korea, analysts say.