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VOA 2018-01-28
01-29-2018, 09:09 PM
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VOA 2018-01-28




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From Washington, this is VOA News. I am Anne Ball reporting.


US President Donald Trump is proposing a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants living in the United States according to unnamed White House sources. The plan is aiming the dreamers or people brought to the United States with their families when they were still minors. Senior White House officials told reporters Thursday that Trump's plan will scale back family based immigration to include only spouses and underage children. It will also eliminate the VISA lottery program. The plan would also include 25 billion dollar transform to build the border wall on the US border with Mexico. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has yet to be released.


President Donald Trump is in Davos, Switzerland where he threaten to withhold aids to Palestinians if they do not pursue peace with Israel. But he said there was still a way forward:
That money is on the table, that money is not going to them, unless they sit down and negotiate peace. Because I can tell you that Israel does want the peace.
Trump was hosting a dinner with European business leaders and other companies where some said the recent tax cut are encouraging them to invest the US.


Thursday, scientists move the symbolic doom's clock ahead by 30 seconds, saying the world is at the closest to annihilation since the height of the Cold War due to world leaders poor response to threats of the nuclear war. For more on this, go to our website.


This is VOA News.


US President Donald Trump's homeland's security adviser says the United States would prefer that Turkish troops remove themselves from the conflict in the Syrian border town of X. It was the second time clock:
Well I think, I think that president want to make decisions to deescalate violence at X and normalize and stabilize pre X actions. In that region, I think he'll make decision here with full support of the United States.
The United States has previously expressed concerns about Turkish efforts against the Kurdish lead SDF forces that drove Islamic State's fighters from much of the northeastern of Syria with the help of the US lead coalition.


Two revered former US Secretary of State on Thursday warned lawmakers of a marked rise in nuclear dangerous stemming from North Korea's race to develop atomic weapons and the means to deliver them. George Shultz who served in the Reagan administration called nuclear proliferation a major problem:
The more countries have nuclear weapons, the more likely ? go off some where and more fissile material ? around. Anybody who gets this material can make weapon very easily. So this is a major problem, it can blow up whole world.
Henry Kissinger who served in the Nixon and Ford administration highlighted a systematic failure of the world order and dealing with nuclear proliferation.


Venezuela is seeking an Interpol red alert for a former oil tsar X. The Venezuelan Attorney General Office said on Friday X, once powerful chief of the state's oil industry and former ambassador to the UN, was the alleged master mind of the new corruption plot, detected in a European subsidy of the oil company. X said the damage is calculated to be at least 4.8 million dollars.


Forcible displacement in the Central African Republic is at the record levels. The UN Refugee Agency reports escalating violence is to blame. The fiercest fighting and greatest displacement is taking place in the northwest region of the country.


I am Anne Ball in Washington.


That's the latest world news from VOA.
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