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Threat of Jihadist Exodus Spurs Security Crackdown in Turkey

VOA - 14.11.2017

ISTANBUL — With the Islamic State and other jihadist groups facing imminent defeat in Syria, Ankara is becoming increasingly concerned that many fighters will escape into Turkey.

Before High-Level Discussions, US Aims to Strengthen Ties to Africa

VOA - 14.11.2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will welcome 37 African foreign ministers to Washington later this week in the largest African foreign policy event to date under President Donald Trump.

#MeToo Students in US Say Assault Not Unusual on Campus

VOA - 14.11.2017

She’d never been in his apartment at night, or even dusk, as it was now. Low purple light spilled into the living room, its walls lined and stacked with books.

Saudi-led Coalition Bombs Airport Runway in Yemen's Capital

VOA - 14.11.2017

SANAA, YEMEN — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels bombed the airport in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, on Tuesday, Yemeni officials said, though there were conflicting ...

US Senators Blast State Department over Cuts

VOA - 14.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the U.S. State Department on Tuesday for cuts in staff and what they described as a failure ...

Russia Drafts Legislation Targeting Foreign Media

VOA - 14.11.2017

MOSCOW — Russian lawmakers submitted legal amendments Tuesday that would allow the government to register international media outlets as foreign agents, a retaliatory move to a demand the U.S.

From Heady Aspirations to Dashed Dreams, Separatists Analyze Mistakes

VOA - 14.11.2017

ROME — Breaking up is hard to do, as separatists in Iraqi Kurdistan and Spain’s Catalonia have discovered. Even Scotland’s separatists have had to shelve plans for yet another independence vote, ...

France’s Macron Pushes Engagement to a Skeptical Trump

VOA - 14.11.2017

PARIS — For France and the United States, November marks the anniversary of tumultuous presidential elections that upended politics-as-usual. Emmanuel Macron, who took office six months ago Tuesday, ...

With China in Shadows, Japan Seeks to Advance Economic Power

VOA - 14.11.2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Japan is stepping up aid and investment in Southeast Asia to help its multinationals do business across the continent while vying with political rival China for long-term ...

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

VOA - 14.11.2017

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

US Attorney General Sessions Facing Questions about Trump-Russia Links

VOA - 14.11.2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying Tuesday before a congressional panel, with Democratic lawmakers set to question his recollection of contacts Donald Trump's election campaign had ...

US Senate Holds Hearing on President's Nuclear Authority

VOA - 14.11.2017

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday on the president's authority to order a nuclear strike against another country.

Indonesians Allowed to Officially Identify with Indigenous Faiths

VOA - 14.11.2017

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Indonesia’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that citizens can identify on their national ID cards with faiths outside the six religions officially recognized in the ...

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

VOA - 14.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental ...

Expectations High for Tillerson to Press Myanmar on Rohingya Crisis

VOA - 14.11.2017

YANGON — The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar was more of a footnote than a focus when U.S. President Donald Trump mingled with Southeast Asian leaders ...

Wineries Eager to Make up Losses after California Wildfires

VOA - 14.11.2017

NAPA, CALIF. — A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colors.

Canada's Trudeau Raises Human Rights With Philippines’ Duterte

VOA - 14.11.2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he raised the issue of human rights with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose crackdown on illicit drug trafficking has led to the deaths of ...

Witnesses: Tanks Seen Heading Toward Zimbabwe Capital

VOA - 14.11.2017

HARARE — Four tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to "step in" to end a purge of ...

Skirting the Skirt-chasers in Mainstream Entertainment

VOA - 14.11.2017

Comic and podcast host Chelsea Shorte is onstage on a cold Wednesday night in a small restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. She is telling her mostly female audience about her transition from improv ...

Detained US Basketball Players Returning Home from China

VOA - 14.11.2017

Three American college basketball players detained in China on shoplifting charges are on their way home, after President Donald Trump asked his Chinese counterpart to personally intervene in the ...

Using Laughter to Drive Home Tough Lessons About Sexual Violence

VOA - 14.11.2017

Dr. Gail Stern is funny. And she uses that in her work, teaching college students, members of the military, business people and others how to prevent sexual violence.

Indian City Rounds Up Beggars Ahead of Visit by Ivanka Trump

VOA - 14.11.2017

HYDERABAD, INDIA — Authorities in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump for an international conference.

Countries Crack Down on Speech Online, Says Report

VOA - 14.11.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Around the world, Internet freedom is deteriorating, with some governments taking down their mobile Internet service, restricting live video streaming and employing a digital army of ...

Trump, At Last Minute, Skips East Asia Summit

VOA - 14.11.2017

MANILA — U.S. President Donald Trump has, at the last minute, skipped the plenary session of the 18-nation East Asia Summit with events running behind schedule.

French Intelligence Has Growing List of Suspected Radicals

VOA - 14.11.2017

PARIS — France's domestic intelligence chief says nearly 18,000 people are on French watch lists for radicalism, a growing figure. Laurent Nunez, head of the DGSI agency, is also warning that the ...

Seoul: N. Koreans fired 40 shots at defector, hit him with 5

VOA - 14.11.2017

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Four North Korean soldiers fired 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing into South Korea and hit him five times in the first shooting at the jointly controlled area of the heavily ...

Iran in Mourning After Earthquake that Killed 430

VOA - 14.11.2017

Iran is observing an official day of mourning Tuesday for the victims of Sunday's powerful earthquake along the mountainous border with Iraq. President Hassan Rouhani was due to visit areas impacted ...

Silicon Valley Blasts US Senate Proposal to Tax Startup Options

VOA - 14.11.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A proposal by the U.S. Senate to change the way shares in startup companies are taxed incited panic and dread in Silicon Valley on Monday, with startup founders and investors warning ...

New Russia Probe Details Likely to Dominate Sessions Hearing

VOA - 14.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of ...

Shrinking GE Rattles Investors, Shares Hit 5-year Low

VOA - 14.11.2017

General Electric's new Chief Executive John Flannery on Monday outlined steps that will turn the biggest U.S. industrial conglomerate into a smaller, more focused company, surprising some investors ...

In 'Justice League,' DC Looks Beyond Batman and Superman

VOA - 14.11.2017

NEW YORK — Peace never reigns in the pages of DC Comics. There's always a world to be saving, a cataclysm to avert. The making of the DC superhero team-up film “Justice League” was hardly any more ...

Google Broadens Takedown of Extremist YouTube Videos

VOA - 14.11.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said Monday, a major policy shift as ...

North Korea Says US Carrier Groups Raise Nuclear War Threat

VOA - 14.11.2017

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea warned Monday that the unprecedented deployment of three U.S. aircraft carrier groups “taking up a strike posture” around the Korean peninsula is making it impossible to ...

Amazon to Produce 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series

VOA - 14.11.2017

Amazon.com has bought the global television rights to "The Lord of the Rings," the company said on Monday, in what may be its biggest and most expensive move yet to draw viewers to its streaming and ...

Does Your Mother Still Do Your Laundry?

VOA - 14.11.2017

They swoop. They hover. They intrude. They won't — or can't — let go. And helicopter parents may be setting up their children to fail in college. Helicopter parents take an overprotective or ...

Study: Harvey's 'Biblical' Rainfall Getting More Likely

VOA - 14.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of ...

Myanmar Military Denies Atrocities Against Rohingya, Replaces General

VOA - 14.11.2017

YANGON — Myanmar's army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove ...

Trump Jr. Messaged With WikiLeaks During, After Campaign

VOA - 14.11.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's oldest son on Monday released a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the ...

Mattis: US to Fight Islamic State in Syria 'As Long As They Want to Fight'

VOA - 14.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria "as long as they want to fight," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S.

Drinking Age: Oldest Evidence of Winemaking Found Near Tbilisi

VOA - 14.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Oenophiles take note: 5980 BC was a very good year for wine. Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of the oldest-known evidence for winemaking, detecting telltale chemical signs ...

Russia, China, Others Boycott US Meeting at UN on Venezuela

VOA - 14.11.2017

UNITED NATIONS — Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia boycotted an informal public United Nations Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Monday organized by the United States, saying the 15-member body ...

Bipartisan Analysis: Senate Bill Would Hike Taxes for 13.8 Million

VOA - 14.11.2017

Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed Monday.

Mexico Readying Economic Response if US Exits NAFTA

VOA - 14.11.2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's government is preparing a macroeconomic response in case U.S. President Donald Trump makes good on threats to quit the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an event ...

New Zealand Says Changes in Agriculture Key to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050

VOA - 14.11.2017

ROME — New Zealand needs to transform its agricultural sector if the country is to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the nation’s new climate change minister said as world leaders ...

Spain Sees Russian Interference in Catalonia Separatist Vote

VOA - 14.11.2017

BRUSSELS — Madrid believes Russian-based groups used online social media to heavily promote Catalonia's independence referendum last month in an attempt to destabilize Spain, Spanish ministers said ...

Thousands Protest Proposal for Total Abortion Ban in Brazil

VOA - 14.11.2017

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of women marched through the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Monday to protest a recent congressional committee vote to make abortion illegal without exception in Brazil.

UN Agency Report Shows Iran Meeting Nuclear Commitments

VOA - 14.11.2017

VIENNA — The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S.

Seeking to Dodge Default, Venezuela Hosts Creditors

VOA - 14.11.2017

CARACAS — Venezuela’s socialist government welcomed scores of creditors on Monday for talks intended to renegotiate a crippling foreign debt and avert a default that could compound the ...

Protesters Disrupt US Fossil-nuclear Event at Climate Talks

VOA - 14.11.2017

BONN, GERMANY — Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N.

Cost of Diabetes Epidemic Reaches $850 Billion a Year

VOA - 14.11.2017

The number of people living with diabetes has tripled since 2000, pushing the global cost of the disease to $850 billion a year, medical experts said Tuesday.