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Puerto Rican Governor Calls on Mainland Puerto Ricans to Organize

VOA - 13.01.2018

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello has criticized the U.S. federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory in September, leaving many in Puerto Rico without ...

Original Disney Mouseketeer Tracey Dies at 74

VOA - 13.01.2018

NEW YORK — Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, has died, according to Disney publicist Howard Green.

With North Korea in Mind, Japan’s Abe Strengthens Ties to Europe

VOA - 13.01.2018

TALLINN, ESTONIA — Japan’s prime minister Friday landed in Estonia, his first stop on a tour of the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on ...

What's Next for Immigration Reform After Trump Profanity?

VOA - 13.01.2018

The on-again, off-again effort to decide the future of almost 800,000 undocumented youths in the United States swung wildly from Thursday to Friday, with one of the top Republicans in Congress ...

Greek Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

VOA - 13.01.2018

Riot police used tear gas on protesters in Athens, Greece, on Friday, as thousands of people gathered in the streets to demonstrate against a new austerity bill coming up for a vote Monday.

US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

VOA - 13.01.2018

ISTANBUL — In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country's citizens to reconsider visiting ...

Report: Trump Lawyer Brokered $130,000 Payment to Porn Star

VOA - 13.01.2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn star to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report ...

No Pedal to Metal in GM's Planned Self-driving Cruise AV Car

VOA - 12.01.2018

DETROIT — General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car — one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal — to enter the automaker’s first commercial ...

Five People Missing After California Mudslides; Thomas Fire Finally Out

VOA - 12.01.2018

Rescuers in California have started making a second pass through areas hit by deadly mudslides earlier this week, searching for survivors in the disaster already known to have killed 17 people.

Mueller Seeks May Trial for Manafort, Gates

VOA - 12.01.2018

U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is requesting a May 14 trial date for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate, Richard Gates, on charges of money laundering, tax fraud and ...

Yoga Face-toning May Compete With Fillers, Face-lifts

VOA - 12.01.2018

To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga.

Former Lost Boy Pushes Back Against Vulgarity Used By Trump

VOA - 12.01.2018

Leaders around the world are reacting with shock to an expletive U.S. President Donald Trump apparently used to describe Haiti and African countries in a meeting with U.S.

Trump Waives Iran Nuclear Sanctions for Last Time

VOA - 12.01.2018

United States President Donald Trump approved new sanctions on Iran Friday, while stopping short for a third time of re-imposing harsh sanctions intended to push Tehran to give up nuclear weapons ...

Police Fire Warning Shots at Kabila Protest in Kinshasa

VOA - 12.01.2018

KINSHASA — Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fired warning shots Friday to disperse churchgoers who had gathered to mourn seven people killed during recent protests against President Joseph ...

Kurdish Leader in Court as Turkish Judiciary's Independence Again Questioned

VOA - 12.01.2018

ISTANBUL — The jailed head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeared in court for the first time Friday since his arrest 14 months ago in a crackdown that followed a failed coup in 2016.

Top-ranking Iranian-American Official 'Heartened' by Iran Protests

VOA - 12.01.2018

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration's highest-ranking Iranian-American, who serves as its top antitrust regulator, has welcomed recent anti-government protests in Iran as a "heartening" development.

Trump Signs Proclamation Honoring Martin Luther King

VOA - 12.01.2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation honoring slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, whose birthday, January 15, is a federal holiday.

Pakistani Army Chief Says Nation Felt 'Betrayed' by US

VOA - 12.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — A top American general has told Pakistan's army chief the U.S. military does not intend to conduct any unilateral strikes inside the country and both sides emphasized the need for ...

Trump's Doctor: President Is in 'Excellent Health'

VOA - 12.01.2018

BETHESDA, MARYLAND — President Donald Trump's physician on Friday declared him in "excellent health" after his first known physical checkup since his inauguration nearly one year ago.

US, Japan Hold Joint Military Drill Amid Korea Tensions

VOA - 12.01.2018

PENTAGON — American and Japanese military forces have launched joint exercises amid tensions with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Hardline Muslims Rally Outside Facebook's Indonesian HQ

VOA - 12.01.2018

About 200 Muslims rallied Friday outside Facebook's headquarters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta to protest the social media giant's blocking of pages that are run by hard-line groups for ...

SHBA-të dhe Pakistani kontaktojnë për herë të parë pas akuzave të Trumpit

Portalb - 12.01.2018

Ushtria e Pakistanit bëri të ditur se Washingtoni e ka garantuar Islamabadin se do të përmbahet nga çdo veprim i njëanshëm dhe se është duke kërkuar bashkëpunim në trajtimin e grupeve militante në ...

Coalition Deal Leaves Merkel's Fate in Hands of Social Democrats

VOA - 12.01.2018

BERLIN — Angela Merkel has survived as German chancellor but the coalition deal she clinched on Friday puts her fate in the hands of her Social Democrat (SPD) partners and risks eroding support from ...

UN Official: Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful

VOA - 12.01.2018

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office has sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's vulgar comments on migrants from Africa and Haiti, calling them shocking and shameful.

VOA Weekly (01/12/2018)

VOA - 12.01.2018

VOA-WEEKLY [AIR DATE: 01 12 18] [FINAL TRANSCRIPT] OPEN ((VO/NAT) ) ((Banner)) Protecting the Shore ((SOT)) “This mooring field here was devastation. There were boats up in the mangroves.

9 Killer Ways To Gain Muscle Naturally!

Sportisot - 12.01.2018

Tired of being known as the ‘skinny guy’? Then try these 9 muscle gaining tips to combat your fast metabolism and achieve the mass you want! Today I want to share with you some quality advice on how ...

Arrests Grow as Tunisian Army Cracks Down on Protesters

VOA - 12.01.2018

GENEVA — The United Nations human rights office says it is concerned about the large number of arrests as Tunisian authorities crack down on protesters demonstrating against price and tax.

Evolving Job Market Guides Kenya's Education Overhaul

VOA - 12.01.2018

NAIROBI — Kenya is embarking on a pilot program to overhaul its education system. The aim is to emphasize skills over knowledge and to include more science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

Cybersecurity Firm: US Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

VOA - 12.01.2018

PARIS — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S.

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

VOA - 12.01.2018

JOHANNESBURG — Activists are celebrating a Botswana court case that allowed a transgender man the right to change his gender identity. Until recently, South Africa was the only African nation that ...

Jeff Bezos Contributes $33M to 'Dreamers' Scholarship Program

VOA - 12.01.2018

Scholarship program TheDream.US said on Friday it had received a $33 million donation from Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos to fund 1,000 college scholarships.

Anti-migrant Incumbent Favored in Czech Presidential Vote

VOA - 12.01.2018

PRAGUE — The Czechs are electing a new president, and eight candidates are hoping to unseat the current controversy-courting leader. President Milos Zeman, 73, is seeking another five-year term in ...

At Least 3 Dead, 16 Injured in Venezuela Unrest Over Food

VOA - 12.01.2018

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Two days of protests and looting in western Venezuela over food shortages have left at least three people dead and 16 more injured.

Wyclef Jean: TPS End Will Send Haitians in US Back to 'Death and Famine'

VOA - 12.01.2018

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY — As Wyclef Jean records in his New Jersey studio, electricity flows through his fingertips - a harmonic concoction of adrenaline, then inspiration.

Actresses, Shows About Women Win Big at Critics' Choice

VOA - 12.01.2018

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. — It was a good night for women at the Critics' Choice Awards, which honored women-centered stories like "Big Little Lies," "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Cautious Optimism in India About US Suspension of Aid to Pakistan

VOA - 12.01.2018

NEW DELHI — There is cautious optimism in India about the U.S. suspension of about $ 1.9 billion in security aid to Pakistan to pressure it to take action against terror groups.

Turkey: Offensive in Syria's Idlib Will Cause New Migration Wave

VOA - 12.01.2018

ANKARA — Increased attacks in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province will spark a new wave of migration, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday, calling on Russia and Iran to rein in a ...

Writing Graduate School Entrance Essay. Making Scholar High school Essay

Lajm - 12.01.2018

Writing Graduate School Entrance Essay. Making Scholar High school Essay With expanding residents almost everything you should do, you need to demonstrate your truly worth with this.

Philippine Muslim Group’s Violent Streak Raises Specter of New War

VOA - 12.01.2018

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — The Philippines, still recovering from battles last year against a group of Islamic State-inspired, anti-government Muslim rebels, is confronting a rise in violence by another band ...

Turkey Tells Citizens to Reconsider Traveling to US

VOA - 12.01.2018

Turkey on Friday cautioned its citizens about traveling to the United States, in retaliation for a new U.S. travel advisory that warned Americans about terror threats and arbitrary detentions in ...

Trump Looks to Build on Tax Victory Despite Weak Polls

VOA - 12.01.2018

WASHINGTON — This year, 2018, promises to be one of challenge and opportunity for President Donald Trump, both domestically and overseas. Trump hopes to build on his victory on tax cuts late last ...

Social Robots May Soon Become the Newest Member of the Family

VOA - 12.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — The robot revolution has arrived at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Among those on display are a robotic arm that plays table tennis with a human opponent, and a ...

Transit Shutdown in Greece as Unions Strike for Right to Strike

VOA - 12.01.2018

ATHENS, GREECE — The Athens subway came to a standstill Friday as Greeks protested new reforms that parliament is set to approve Jan. 15 in return for bailout funds, including restrictions on the ...

German Parties Agree to First Steps in Forming Government

VOA - 12.01.2018

BERLIN — Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats agreed early Friday on the basis to move ahead with coalition negotiations, after ...

India Citizen Registry Sparks Muslim Fears of Being Excluded

VOA - 12.01.2018

After her husband disappeared the previous evening and she anxiously awaited his return home throughout the night, Ruksha Khan got a message from a neighbor in the morning of New Year’s Day that ...

As Sanctions Bite, China Trade With North Korea Plummets

VOA - 12.01.2018

BEIJING — China’s trade with North Korea plunged 50 percent in December as U.N. sanctions imposed over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development tightened, the government reported Friday.

Trump’s First Presidential Check-up: What to Expect

VOA - 12.01.2018

WASHINGTON — The president will undergo several hours of testing Friday at Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering ...

Winds Push Burning Iranian Tanker Into Japanese Waters

VOA - 12.01.2018

TOKYO — A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan’s Coast Guard told Reuters Friday, as strong winds pushed the ...

Trump Cancels Trip to London

VOA - 12.01.2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled his planned trip to London. Trump put all speculation about the visit to rest with a tweet shortly before midnight Thursday.