Trump: Government Has Brought ‘Tremendous’ Amount of Aid to Puerto Rico

VOA NEWS President Donald Trump says the government has brought a “tremendous” amount of food and supplies into storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, following criticism that his administration has been slow to respond to the disaster. Trump told reporters at the White House Monday, “It's been amazing what's been done in a very short period of time on Puerto Rico.” The president said he will be traveling to the territory on Tuesday to meet with first responders, the military, “and frankly most importantly, we're going to be seeing the people of Puerto Rico.” Trump said Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria,…
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Trump y Pence honran a las víctimas de la masacre en Las Vegas

El presidente Donald Trump y su esposa Melania, acompañados del vicepresidente Mike Pence y su esposa presidieron en la Casa Blanca un minuto de silencio en honor de las víctimas del tiroteo masivo en Las Vegas, Nevada. Con las banderas a media asta en la mansión ejecutiva, como en toda la nación por orden de Trump, los líderes estadounidenses rindieron tributo a los fallecidos sin hacer comentarios. En el Capitolio, por su parte, el líder de la mayoría republicana en el Senado, Mitch McConnell también presentó sus respetos a las víctimas y a sus familiares. Poco antes, la secretaria de…
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Matanza en Las Vegas: 58 muertos y más de 515 heridos

Al menos 58 personas murieron y más de 515 fueron trasladadas heridas a hospitales cuando un francotirador disparó desde uno de los pisos superiores del Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino hacia una multitud que asistía a un festival de música al aire libre en Las Vegas, Nevada, el domingo por la noche. LEA: Declaraciones del presidente Donald Trump sobre Las Vegas El atacante, que se parapetó en el piso 32 del edificio situado muy cerca del sitio del concierto, se suicidó antes de que la policía entrara a la habitación del hotel, dijo el jefe de la Policía Metropolitana de Las Vegas, Joe…
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Gunman Kills at Least 58, Injures 515 in Las Vegas Shooting

VOA News Police in Las Vegas, Nevada say a man opened fire on a country music concert late Sunday, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 515 others, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern history. President Donald Trump called it an "act of pure evil." Las Vegas Metropolitan Police identified the shooter as 64-year-old white male Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada. The gunman attacked the crowd of over 22,000 from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino, located across the street from the outdoor venue where videos showed concertgoers ducking for cover,…
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Trump to Host South Korean Counterpart

VOA News President Donald Trump will host his newly-elected South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in Washington later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. The two leaders are expected to discuss strengthening their alliance and advancing cooperation on global and economic issues, as well as coordinating to counter North Korean nuclear and missile threats. North Korea has tested as many as four missiles just in the last month. FILE - South Korean protesters hold placards during a rally against the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system near the US Embassy in Seoul, April 28, 2017.…
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Soccer Star Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion

VOA News Soccer megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of tax evasion. Prosecutors in Spain allege the Real Madrid player defrauded the government of about $16 million in taxes from 2011 to 2014. Specifically, Spanish authorities say Ronaldo "took advantage of a business structure created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights." Authorities say Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to "create a screen in order to hide his total income from Spain's Tax Office." In the past, the world’s highest paid athlete denied any wrongdoing, and he maintains is…
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Trump Supporters Turn on Special Counsel Mueller

VOA News WASHINGTON — High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director's impartiality, suggesting he cannot be trusted to lead the probe. The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. Trump friend Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, went…
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North Korea Frees US College Student Ahead of NBA Star Visit

VOA News North Korea has released from prison an American college student who was sentenced to a 15-year term for attempting to steal a propaganda poster in 2016, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. In a statement, Tillerson said Otto Warmbier, 22, has been released from prison and is currently traveling back to the , where he will be reunited with his family. The Washington Post reported that Warnbier was medically evacuated from North Korea while in a coma. He is due to return home to Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday evening. According to the Post, he had been in a coma…
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Trump Attacks Latest Court Ruling Against Travel Ban

Ken Bredemeier/VOA WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump is assailing the latest federal appellate court decision blocking his executive order restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries where terrorist attacks have occurred. "Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again - Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country," Trump posted on his Twitter account Tuesday, adding, "" in an apparent reference to the government's appeal to the Supreme Court. The appellate court said the president overstepped his authority when he issued the March 6 executive order. Monday's decision in San Francisco was…
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EE.UU. endurece medidas contra delitos de inmigración

VOA News El secretario de Justicia de Estados Unidos, Jeff Sessions, anunció el martes una nueva estrategia de mano dura en los procesamientos judiciales de inmigración. Sessions, que hizo el anuncio durante una gira por la frontera sur de la nación, detalló varios cambios que dijo son el inicio de una nueva era para ayudar a las ciudades estadounidenses y a la frontera de lo que describió como "la inmundicia" que traen los carteles del narcotráfico. El secretario de Justicia estadounidense ha venido ampliando el rol de su agencia en la agenda de la administración Trump contra la inmigración ilegal.…
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