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Palestinians to US: Don't Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

VOA - 03.12.2017

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — The Palestinians are warning the United States against recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mahmoud Habash, an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said ...

Death Toll for October Somalia Attack Rises to 512

VOA - 03.12.2017

The death toll in a truck bombing in Somalia in October now stands at 512, according to the committee investigating the tragedy. The toll had been reported as 358.

Honduran Army Enforces Curfew While Vote Count Stalls

VOA - 03.12.2017

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Honduran security forces fanned out on Saturday to enforce a curfew that emptied streets after a contested presidential election triggered looting and violent protests that ...

North's Missile Frustrates South Korea's Olympic Preparation

VOA - 03.12.2017

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Just when South Korea thought it was finally creating a buzz for February's Winter Olympics, North Korea fired its most powerful missile yet and reignited safety worries about ...

China's Ceramics Capital Struggles to Adapt Amid War on Smog

VOA - 03.12.2017

ZIBO, CHINA — The city of Zibo, China’s ceramics capital, is undergoing environmental shock therapy to clear its filthy skies and transform its economy — and not everyone is happy.

Rising Number of Young Americans Are Leaving Jobs to Farm

VOA - 03.12.2017

UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND — Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up on a Maryland farm, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the November chill.

Romanian Protesters Halt Building of Christmas Fair at Protest Site

VOA - 03.12.2017

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Romanian protesters clashed with riot police Saturday when they stopped construction workers from building a Christmas fair at the site of anti-corruption demonstrations in ...

Analysts: Pro-Iran Remarks May Trigger Regional Rivalry in Afghanistan

VOA - 03.12.2017

WASHINGTON — Recent pro-Iranian and Syrian regime remarks by an Afghan Shiite leader may attract regional sectarian rivalries to Afghanistan, and incite more violence and terror by the Islamic State ...

Reports: Mueller Removed FBI Agent from Russia Probe for Anti-Trump Texts

VOA - 03.12.2017

WASHINGTON — The special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a ...

Venezuela Political Talks End Without Deal

VOA - 03.12.2017

CARACAS — Members of Venezuela's government and opposition coalition failed to reach a deal in a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's ...

US Withdraws from UN Global Compact on Migration

VOA - 03.12.2017

The United States has informed the United Nations that it will no longer participate in the Global Compact on Migration. In 2016, the 193 members of the U.N.

Nevada Gambling Leaders Grapple with Pot's Future in Casinos

VOA - 03.12.2017

LAS VEGAS — A committee exploring the effects of recreational marijuana on Nevada's gambling industry is wrestling with how the state's casinos might deal with the pot business while not running ...

House GOP Unveils Plan to Avert Government Shutdown

VOA - 03.12.2017

WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders unveiled a plan Saturday to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22. The measure would buy time for bipartisan talks on a ...

Tens of Thousands of Israelis Protest Against Netanyahu, Corruption

VOA - 03.12.2017

JERUSALEM — About 20,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is under criminal investigation over allegations of ...

Rising German Nationalist Party Elects Leaders Amid Protests

VOA - 03.12.2017

BERLIN — Members of a rising nationalist party in Germany elected their leadership Saturday at a convention in the city of Hannover that was overshadowed by protests.

McMaster: 'Increasing' Possibility of War with North Korea

VOA - 03.12.2017

The White House national security advisor says the possibility of war with impoverished, but nuclear-armed North Korea is "increasing every day." "There are ways to address this problem short of ...

Iran Inaugurates New Extension to its Main Arabian Sea Port

VOA - 03.12.2017

TEHRAN, IRAN — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated on Sunday a newly built extension to the country's main Arabian Sea outlet, the strategic Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman, which more ...

Diphtheria Cases Soaring in Yemen as Blockade Creates Shortage of Vaccines

VOA - 03.12.2017

GENEVA — The World Health Organization reports the Saudi-led blockade of Yemen’s sea ports is hampering efforts to contain a diphtheria outbreak that, so far, has caused 197 cases of the disease, ...

Suicide Bomber Kills Six Afghan Civilians

VOA - 03.12.2017

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — A suicide blast killed at least six civilians in eastern Afghanistan Sunday and wounded 13 others. The bomber was on a motorcycle and apparently wanted to reach the venue of a ...

Landmark Assisted Suicide Law Passes in Australia

VOA - 03.12.2017

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — The Australian state of Victoria has become the first in the nation to legalize assisted dying. Terminally ill patients must be at least 18 years old and have less than six months ...

Thousands of Congolese Fleeing into Zambia to Escape Violence in DRC

VOA - 03.12.2017

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. refugee agency reports the number of refugees that have fled into Zambia to escape militia violence in Haut-Katanga and Tanganyika Provinces of Democratic Republic of ...

Palestinian President Warns US Against Jerusalem Recognition

VOA - 03.12.2017

The Palestinian president has warned that the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would jeopardize the White House's nascent Mideast peace efforts.

6.0 Earthquake Hits Ecuador Coast; No Injuries Reported

VOA - 03.12.2017

QUITO, ECUADOR — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck along the coast of Ecuador Sunday in the same area where a much stronger tremor left hundreds dead last year.

Suspicious Package Part of Extortion Plot in Germany

VOA - 03.12.2017

BERLIN — German authorities say a suspicious package containing nails that led to a bomb scare on a Christmas market in Potsdam was part of a blackmailing plot against a delivery company.

Kurdish Forces Announce IS Defeat in Eastern Syria

VOA - 03.12.2017

Kurdish forces in Syria announced Sunday that they had regained control of a key area east of the Euphrates river from Islamic State militants. The People's Protection Units (YPG) thanked Russian ...

Mattis Tells Pakistan to ‘Redouble’ Efforts to Confront Militants, Terrorists

VOA - 03.12.2017

KUWAIT CITY, ISLAMABAD — U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis urged Pakistan on Monday to redouble its efforts to confront militants and terrorists operating within the country, emphasizing “the ...

Trump Claims He Never Sought to Block Probe of Fired National Security Adviser

VOA - 03.12.2017

WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump, in a series of Sunday morning tweets from the White House, attacked his own Federal Bureau of Investigation and said he never asked then-FBI Director James ...

Kushner: Trump Yet to Decide on Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

VOA - 03.12.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has not yet made a decision on whether he will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, his adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said Sunday.

2 Polls Split on Who Is Winning US Senate Race in Alabama

VOA - 03.12.2017

Four-decade-old sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Roy Moore are playing a major role for voters in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, but nine days ahead of the election two ...

Netanyahu Says Iran’s Presence in Syria Won’t Be Tolerated

VOA - 03.12.2017

Israel won’t allow Iran to entrench itself militarily in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday in a pre-taped message to a forum in Washington.

Days After Release, Alleged Terror Mastermind Announces His Party’s Election Bid in Pakistan

VOA - 03.12.2017

WASHINGTON — A Pakistani Islamist leader who has been accused of masterminding terrorist attacks in India says his group will take part in national and provincial elections in 2018.

Nationalists Surge in First Round of Corsica Elections

VOA - 03.12.2017

PARIS — Nationalist dominated the first round of local elections on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, winning more than 45 percent of the vote in preliminary results.

First Baby from a Uterus Transplant in US Born in Dallas

VOA - 02.12.2017

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden.

Trump: Reports of Tillerson's Firing 'Fake News'

VOA - 02.12.2017

STATE DEPARTMENT — President Donald Trump is calling reports that he is trying to force Rex Tillerson out as secretary of state "fake news." Trump tweeted Friday: ​On Thursday, news outlets quoted ...

Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Dec. 2

VOA - 02.12.2017

We’re gathering the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending December 2, 2017. The hit list seems comfortable with offering one new song a week, because ...

Foreign Ministers to Discuss North Korea at UN

VOA - 02.12.2017

UNITED NATIONS — Japan's foreign minister is to preside over a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on December 15, to discuss North Korea's nuclear program, his nation's U.N. ambassador said Friday.

Former US NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Documents

VOA - 02.12.2017

WASHINGTON — A former National Security Agency employee who worked in its elite hacking unit pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency, the U.S.

Report: US Tax Debate Employing More Than Half of Washington's Lobbyists

VOA - 02.12.2017

More than half of the registered lobbyists in Washington have worked on tax issues in 2017, a report showed on Friday, as lawmakers in the U.S. capital scramble to conclude a year-long effort to pass ...

Cuba Battling Medicine Shortages in Wake of Cash Crunch

VOA - 02.12.2017

HAVANA — Cuba is working on fixing chronic medicine shortages that started appearing a year ago due to its cash crunch, health officials said in an article published late on Thursday in ruling ...

Report: Police Failed to Protect Public at Charlottesville Rally

VOA - 02.12.2017

An independent review of a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August found that local authorities failed to protect public safety.

Beleaguered World Cup Gets Dreary Opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia

VOA - 02.12.2017

MOSCOW — A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts on the field: a meeting of the lowest-ranked teams in the 32-team field.

Health Care Fallout: Fate of 8M Low-Income US Children in Limbo

VOA - 02.12.2017

MINNEAPOLIS — TC Bell knows what life is like without health insurance after growing up with a mother who cobbled together care from a public health clinic, emergency room visits and off-the-books ...

Military IDs 100 Killed on USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor

VOA - 02.12.2017

HONOLULU — The military has identified 100 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma capsized during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago, officials said Friday.

Venezuela Arrests Relative of Powerful ex-Oil Boss Ramirez in Graft Probe

VOA - 02.12.2017

CARACAS — Venezuela has arrested Diego Salazar, a relative of former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, as part of an investigation into a money laundering scandal in Andorra, the South American country's ...

Mattis Signals Military Shift in Syria to Reflect IS Defeat

VOA - 02.12.2017

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The U.S. military is shifting its stance in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday, as the program to arm the Kurdish opposition comes to a close and is ...

Honduras Suspends Rights, Continues Presidential Vote Count

VOA - 02.12.2017

Honduras has suspended some constitutional rights and imposed a 10-day curfew, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., in an effort to give security forces whatever powers they may need to control protests that have ...

Kurds in Northern Syria Vote in Municipal Elections

VOA - 02.12.2017

Residents of Kurdish areas in northern Syria have voted in local elections, selecting representatives they hope will help boost their political power in a quest for regional autonomy.

Top US Women Diplomats Speak Out on Sexual Harassment

VOA - 02.12.2017

STATE DEPARTMENT — As U.S. lawmakers grapple with allegations of sexual harassment in their ranks, some senior American diplomats are speaking out about their struggles over the years.

Al-Qaida Leader’s New Message Shows Increased Discord With Jihadists in Syria

VOA - 02.12.2017

WASHINGTON — The al-Qaida terror organization has released a new audio message from its elusive leader in which he slams the Syrian Jihadi group Liberation of the Levant Organization, or more ...

Hawaii Tests Nuclear Attack Siren for First Time Since Cold War

VOA - 02.12.2017

The U.S. state of Hawaii has tested a nuclear attack warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War in an effort to prepare people for a possible missile attack by North Korea.

After Flurry of Deals, Senate GOP Passes Tax Bill

VOA - 02.12.2017

WASHINGTON — Republicans used a burst of eleventh-hour horse-trading Friday to edge a $1.4 trillion tax bill to passage in the Senate. The bill, passed mostly along party lines, is a giant step ...

Feds Seek to Arrest Immigrant Acquitted of Murdering San Francisco Woman

VOA - 02.12.2017

The U.S. Justice Department has filed an amended arrest warrant for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the undocumented Mexican immigrant found not guilty Thursday of murdering a San Francisco woman, in a case ...

US Officials Drop Mining Cleanup Rule After Industry Objects

VOA - 02.12.2017

BILLINGS, MONTANA — President Donald Trump's administration announced Friday that it won't require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite ...

San Diego Opens Giant Tents for Homeless to Battle Hepatitis A Outbreak

VOA - 02.12.2017

The U.S. city of San Diego has opened the first of three large tents that together will house 700 homeless people in an effort to contain an outbreak of hepatitis A that is being spread among the ...

Mattis Praises Strong US-Egypt Ties, Despite Frozen Aid

VOA - 02.12.2017

ON AN E-4B ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says counterterrorism cooperation with Egypt is growing, and the U.S. remains committed to strong ties with Cairo, despite ...

Mattis Suggests Change in Posture Toward Kurdish YPG

VOA - 02.12.2017

ON A E-4B ABOVE THE ATLANTIC OCEAN — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested the United States will move away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters, as part of a wider shift from a military-led to ...

Fighting Enters 4th Day Between Yemen Allies

VOA - 02.12.2017

ADEN, YEMEN — Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s supporters battled Iran-aligned Houthis for a fourth day Saturday in the capital Sanaa, residents said, in a widening rift that could affect ...

Pope Ends Bangladesh Visit with Praise, Humor

VOA - 02.12.2017

DHAKA, BANGLADESH — Pope Francis visited a home in Dhaka founded by Mother Teresa for orphans, unwed mothers and destitute elderly on Saturday as he wrapped up his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Risk of Volcanic Ash Cancels Some Bali Flights

VOA - 02.12.2017

DENPASAR, INDONESIA — Airlines canceled more flights leaving the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts of deteriorating flying conditions because of a risk of volcanic ash from the ...

Suspected Israeli Missiles Target Syrian Base

VOA - 02.12.2017

Syrian state television said Syria intercepted at least two Israeli missiles early Saturday that targeted a “military position.” Israel launched “several surface-to-surface missiles,” state ...

Cyclone Lashes India, Forcing Thousands to Flee

VOA - 02.12.2017

MUMBAI, INDIA — Cyclone Ockhi barreled into the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India on Saturday after drenching the neighboring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming so far an estimated 14 ...

A Vietnam War Love Affair, a Baby, and 48 Years Later, a Reunion

VOA - 02.12.2017

RIVERDALE, GEORGIA — The first time Huỳnh Thị Chút set foot in the United States, she came to see Gary Wittig, the man she met in Danang during the height of the Vietnam War.

Wife of Princeton Scholar Held in Iran Implores Trump to Intervene

VOA - 02.12.2017

WASHINGTON — The wife of Princeton student Xiyue Wang, imprisoned in Tehran on spying charges while conducting dissertation research in Iran, is imploring U.S.

World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery Switched on in South Australia

VOA - 02.12.2017

SYDNEY — The world's largest lithium ion battery has begun providing electricity into the power grid in South Australia. The project is a collaboration between the state government, American firm ...

Syrian State Media: Israeli Missiles Strike Near Damascus

VOA - 02.12.2017

BEIRUT — Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military post near the Syrian capital of Damascus early on Saturday, causing material damage but no casualties, Syria's state-run news ...

UK Warns Government Agencies not to use Kaspersky Software

VOA - 02.12.2017

LONDON — Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian snooping.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Tax Fiction and Embrace of Propaganda

VOA - 02.12.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's rally in Missouri this past week was a set-piece of distortion about taxes and the economy. He compounded his growing legacy of false tales on Twitter, where he ...

'Dreams do pay off': Black Women Cheer Royal Engagement

VOA - 02.12.2017

For some black women, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement was something more. One of the world's most eligible bachelors has chosen someone who looks like them and grew up like them.

US General: $50 Million Worth of Taliban Narcotics Destroyed in Afghanistan

VOA - 02.12.2017

ISLAMABAD — The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said Saturday recently launched joint strikes against Taliban sources of revenue have destroyed more than $50 million worth of narcotics in southern ...

13 Killed In Suicide Bombing at Northeastern Nigeria Market

VOA - 02.12.2017

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA — A female suicide bomber pretending to wait in line for food handouts detonated her explosives Saturday, killing at least 13 people at a crowded market in northeastern Nigeria, ...

Trump Changes Story on Why He Fired Flynn

VOA - 02.12.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump seemed Saturday to change his story on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security advisor. Initially, the president said he let Flynn go because Flynn was not ...

Trump Applauds Senate Passage of Republican Tax Overhaul Bill

VOA - 02.12.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump praised the Senate's early Saturday morning passage of an immense Republican tax overhaul bill, telling reporters outside the White House the measure calls for "the ...

Officials: Presidential Hopeful Arrives in Egypt From UAE

VOA - 02.12.2017

CAIRO — An Egyptian presidential hopeful living in the United Arab Emirates arrived in Cairo on Saturday, airport officials said, just days after he announced his plans to run for president in the ...

Former Yemeni President Breaks with Houthis, Calls for New Page with Saudis

VOA - 02.12.2017

CAIRO — Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh officially broke with his Houthi militia allies, calling on his supporters to rise up against them across the country.

Catalonia's Example Looms as Corsicans Prepare to Vote

VOA - 02.12.2017

PARIS — Voters on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica head to the polls Sunday for the first round of territorial elections, with a nationalist ticket projected to score big.

Recipients of Kennedy Center Honors Awards to Be Celebrated

VOA - 02.12.2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington will bestow the Kennedy Center Honors, the highest award in the U.S. for a performer, to five recipients Sunday for their lifetime ...

News Reports Say Trump Plans to Replace Secretary of State With CIA Chief

VOA - 01.12.2017

STATE DEPARTMENT / WHITE HOUSE — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's job again appeared to be in jeopardy Thursday following fresh reports that President Donald Trump wants to replace him with Central ...

Rare Quake Shudders Through Northeast; Centered in Delaware

VOA - 01.12.2017

DOVER, DELAWARE — A rare earthquake jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast on Thursday evening, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S.

Troika: Warring Parties Must End Hostilities Ahead of Revitalization Forum

VOA - 01.12.2017

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Members of the "Troika" (Norway, United Kingdom and United States) released a statement Thursday saying all parties in South Sudan must end hostilities as a sign of their ...

Congressional Movement Grows to Save DACA by Year's End

VOA - 01.12.2017

CAPITOL HILL — A group of House Republicans is preparing a letter asking Speaker Paul Ryan to find a legislative fix by December for almost 800,000 undocumented young people brought to the U.S.

Armed US Drones to Start Flying Over Niger

VOA - 01.12.2017

PENTAGON — The United States and Niger have reached an agreement permitting armed American military drones for use against jihadist terror groups in the African nation, a U.S. official told VOA.

Turkish Officials Lash Out Against Bribery Claims in New York Trial

VOA - 01.12.2017

Turkish officials are working overtime to discredit testimony at a New York trial implicating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other top officials in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme designed ...

Record-setting Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

VOA - 01.12.2017

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has finally ended In all, 17 named storms swept across the Atlantic this year and 10 rose to hurricane status. But the season will be remembered for the deadly trio ...

Fired NBC Host Matt Lauer Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct

VOA - 01.12.2017

NBC television's Today show opened Thursday morning's broadcast with a statement from fired host Matt Lauer apologizing for the sexual misconduct that cost him his job.

Trump Administration Stops Short of Calling for Regime Change in North Korea

VOA - 01.12.2017

WHITE HOUSE — The Trump administration, after calling for all countries to cut ties with North Korea following its latest ballistic missile test, stopped short Thursday of advocating regime change in ...

National Christmas Tree Lit by Trump and Family

VOA - 01.12.2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and his family have lit the National Christmas Tree at the White House. The White House tree lighting took place on the White House Ellipse, where the ...

EU, Africa Leaders to Speed Up Repatriation of Migrants From Libya

VOA - 01.12.2017

African and European leaders agreed to speed up efforts to repatriate thousands of migrants stranded in Libya, some in unspeakably brutal conditions. About 80 European Union and African Union heads ...

Jury Finds Mexican Man Not Guilty in San Francisco Shooting

VOA - 01.12.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The man, facing his sixth deportation, was found guilty of a gun charge in a case highlighted in the 2016 presidential campaign A jury on Thursday found a Mexican man not guilty of ...

Venezuelan Airline Barred from European Union Skies

VOA - 01.12.2017

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Venezuela's Avior Airlines has been banned from European Union skies after a commission determined it no longer meets international safety standards, another blow to troubled ...

UNICEF: Among Children, AIDS Epidemic Is Far from Over

VOA - 01.12.2017

NEW YORK — Eighteen children every hour were infected with HIV last year, a sign of scant progress in protecting the world's young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus, the United Nations' children's ...

Afghan Taliban Says IS Deputy Leader Has Joined Its Ranks

VOA - 01.12.2017

The Afghan Taliban on Thursday claimed that the deputy head of the Islamic State terrorist group in Afghanistan had joined Taliban ranks. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesperson, said in a ...

Officials: Trump Mulls Calling Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

VOA - 01.12.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East, officials said ...

Google's Phones and Other Gadgets Have Had Bumpy Ride

VOA - 01.12.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it comes ...

Key Senator to Vote 'Yes' on Tax Bill in Exchange for DACA Commitment

VOA - 01.12.2017

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake now says he will vote for the Republicans' massive $1.5 trillion tax bill. And in return for his "yes" vote, he says he has obtained a commitment to pass legislation that ...

Trump to Donate Part of Salary to Fight Opioid Epidemic

VOA - 01.12.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is donating his third-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services to help fight the opioid epidemic.

UN: 17 World Heritage Sites in Arab World in Danger

VOA - 01.12.2017

The new head of the U.N. cultural agency has called for greater protection for cultural heritage sites, especially in conflict zones. Audrey Azoulay told a U.N.

Trump’s Retweets of Anti-Muslim Videos Spark Discussion of Safety of Americans Abroad

VOA - 01.12.2017

STATE DEPARTMENT — The State Department said it has ongoing conversations with the White House on issues concerning the safety of American diplomats abroad, hours after several media reported the ...

Search Continues for Argentine Sub, Not for Survivors

VOA - 01.12.2017

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Argentina’s navy said Thursday that it is no longer looking for survivors among the 44 sailors aboard a submarine missing for 15 days, though a multinational operation will ...

Mortar Fire From Gaza Met With Israeli Strikes

VOA - 01.12.2017

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP — Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a number of militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to a volley of mortar fire emanating from the Palestinian territory.

Leader of Oregon Armed Standoff Released From Nevada Jail

VOA - 01.12.2017

LAS VEGAS — A rancher’s son at the center of an armed standoff with government agents near his family ranch in Nevada in 2014 and a takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016 was released Thursday ...

Pope Ordains Priests in Bangladesh, to Meet Rohingya Refugees

VOA - 01.12.2017

DHAKA, BANGLADESH — Pope Francis ordained 16 priests during a Mass in Bangladesh on Friday, the start of a busy day that will bring him face-to-face with Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar and the ...

Tesla Plugs Biggest Battery into Australian Outback

VOA - 01.12.2017

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA — The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, delivering on a promise by Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk.

Militant Attack on Pakistan University Kills 9

VOA - 01.12.2017

ISLAMABAD — A group of four heavily armed suicide assailants stormed a university campus in northwestern Pakistan Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 35 others.

Huge Decline in ISIS Propaganda Mirrors Losses on Battlefield

VOA - 01.12.2017

LONDON — As Islamic State stands on the brink of defeat in its previous heartlands in Syria and Iraq, analysts say the group’s effort to win the information war is also failing.

Strong Quake Shakes Iran; No Immediate Reports of Deaths

VOA - 01.12.2017

ANKARA, TURKEY — A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran on Friday, injuring at least 42 people and destroying several homes in an area where most people live in villages of ...

No Opposition Members in Zimbabwe’s New Cabinet

VOA - 01.12.2017

Zimbabwe’s newly installed President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed senior military officials to top posts in his Cabinet. The announcement was made late Thursday on state-run television.

Virtual Reality Allows Patients to Preview Their Own Surgery

VOA - 01.12.2017

STANFORD, CALIFORNIA — It wasn’t a typical headache that bothered Felicia Luna, 41. It was painful pressure “like someone was squeezing my head really tight.

Los Angeles Set to Embark on a Smart City Experiment

VOA - 01.12.2017

LOS ANGELES — From cellphones and cars, to televisions and refrigerators, more devices are being connected to the Internet. This network of connected devices is call the “Internet of Things” (IoT).

Local Ethnic Customs Complicate Recovery for War-Torn Philippine City

VOA - 01.12.2017

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES — A southern Philippine ethnic group’s unique clan structure, historic dependence on local trade, and chilling family feuds are setting back efforts toward quick recovery ...

Russia Negotiating Deal for Its Warplanes to Use Egyptian Bases

VOA - 01.12.2017

Russia has approved a draft agreement with Egypt for Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases, in a move allowing Moscow to increase its military presence in the Middle East.

Obama Meets Dalai Lama, Indian PM in New Delhi

VOA - 01.12.2017

NEW DELHI — Former President Barack Obama and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, met in New Delhi Friday to discuss promoting peace in the world, according to the Dalai Lama’s office.

US Formally Opposes China Market Economy Status at WTO

VOA - 01.12.2017

WASHINGTON — The United States has formally told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it opposes granting China market economy status, a position that if upheld would allow Washington to maintain ...

North Korea's New Missile: What We Know

VOA - 01.12.2017

North Korea earlier this week launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile – the Hwasong-15 – that reached an altitude of about 4,500 kilometers and traveled about 1,000 kilometers.

Ethiopia Plans to Close 27 Refugee Camps

VOA - 01.12.2017

The government of Ethiopia says it will close all 27 refugee camps in its territory over the next 10 years and integrate residents into local communities.

Scientists Identify Remains of 88 Argentine Soldiers on Falklands

VOA - 01.12.2017

BUENOS AIRES — Forensic scientists have identified the remains of 88 Argentine soldiers buried in anonymous graves on the Falkland Islands after the country's 1982 conflict with Britain, the ...

Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI

VOA - 01.12.2017

US DISTRICT COURT — U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal investigators over his contacts with Russia's ...

Egyptian Billionaire Denounces Saudi Corruption Crackdown

VOA - 01.12.2017

ROME — Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris condemned on Friday a crackdown on graft in Saudi Arabia, saying the purge had undermined the rule of law in the Kingdom and would deter ...

Pope Francis Warns About 'Terrorism of Gossip'

VOA - 01.12.2017

Pope Francis talked to a group of Bangladeshi priests and nuns about the "terrorism of gossip" and how it can destroy religious communities on Saturday, before returning to the Vatican.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tirana, Albania: Internal and External Vacancy Notice

Mapo - 01.12.2017

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE ALB/TIR/17/GS/03 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tirana, Albania is looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates ...

George Soros: Oppression in Hungary Worse Than Under Soviets

VOA - 01.12.2017

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — Oppression of the opposition by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government is greater than when Hungary was under Soviet domination, Hungarian-American financier and philanthropist ...

Health Crisis Feared as Lebanon's Trash Woes Pile Up

VOA - 01.12.2017

BEIRUT — An acrid smoke, colored deep ash black, hangs over his village in south Lebanon, and Moussa Hassan Hamede is fed up. He is fed up that a huge pile of rubbish burns daily outside his house, ...

Russian Duma Considers Banning US Media Representatives

VOA - 01.12.2017

Russian lawmakers are expected to discuss a bill that could ban all representatives of U.S. media from entering the lower house of parliament in Moscow.

2 Somali Soldiers, 12 Militants Killed in Al-Shabab Ambush

VOA - 01.12.2017

At least two Somali soldiers and 12 militants were killed Friday when al-Shabab militants attacked a convoy in central Somalia, according to a senior regional official.

Trump Slams Acquittal of Mexican Immigrant Charged with Murder

VOA - 01.12.2017

The acquittal Thursday of a Mexican immigrant accused of murdering a woman in the western U.S. city of San Francisco has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump, who said the verdict was ...

Under Pressure, Turkey's President Slams Testimony at Sanctions Trial

VOA - 01.12.2017

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reacting angrily after testimony in a New York trial implicated him in an alleged multi-million-dollar scam to evade U.S.

US Envoy: Economic Support for Cambodia to Continue

VOA - 01.12.2017

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Despite criticism from Washington over Cambodia's crackdown on the opposition and accusations that the U.S. helped plot Prime Minister Hun Sen's downfall, U.S.

UN Launches Biggest-ever Humanitarian Appeal

VOA - 01.12.2017

GENEVA — The United Nations is appealing for a record $22.5 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to 91 million victims of conflict and natural disasters in 2018.

FDA Approves First-of-a-kind Test for Cancer Gene Profiling

VOA - 01.12.2017

U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding ...

German Police Destroy Possible Explosive at Potsdam Christmas Market

VOA - 01.12.2017

German police have destroyed a suspected improvised explosive device in Potsdam, a small city on the outskirts of the nation's capital, Berlin. A local report said the suspicious package was ...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Greet Fans in English City

VOA - 01.12.2017

LONDON — Chanting “Harry, Harry!” and “Meghan, Meghan!” hundreds of people lined the streets of a central English city Friday to welcome Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee, actress ...

Thousands of African Migrants Detained in Libya to be Repatriated

VOA - 01.12.2017

GENEVA — An airlift is under way to repatriate some 15,000 African migrants, who are being held in abusive detention conditions in Libya. The International Organization for Migration says it expects ...

Texas Congressman Used Taxpayer Money to Settle Harassment Claim

VOA - 01.12.2017

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold used $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim against him, Politico reported Friday. He is the first lawmaker to be revealed as having used ...

Russia and Egypt Finalizing Military Cooperation Agreement

VOA - 01.12.2017

CAIRO — Arab media is reporting that Egypt and Russia are on the verge of signing a military cooperation agreement that would allow each side to use the other's air space and air bases for a period ...

Mattis to Pressure Pakistan 'One More Time' on Militant Groups

VOA - 01.12.2017

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is expected to pressure Pakistan to end its alleged ties to militant groups when he visits the country as part of a four-nation tour that began Friday.

White House Distances Itself From Trump's Former National Security Adviser

VOA - 01.12.2017

The White House sought to distance itself from U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty Friday of lying to federal investigators about his ...

Venezuela Talks Focus on Elections, Financial Crisis

VOA - 01.12.2017

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Venezuela's socialist government and its opposition sought Friday to jumpstart negotiations on resolving the country's economic and political crisis, pressured by ...

Southern Chile Iceberg Splits From Glacier, Threatens Navigation

VOA - 01.12.2017

SANTIAGO — The recent calving of a large iceberg from a southern Chilean glacier threatens local ship navigation and could result in flooding for costal communities, experts said.

Dazzling Egg Fossils Crack Open Secrets of Ancient Flying Reptiles

VOA - 01.12.2017

WASHINGTON — A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs, ...

Amid Transatlantic Spats, British Worry About Special Relationship With US

VOA - 01.12.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled off a rare feat this past week. His retweeting Wednesday of anti-Muslim videos first posted by an obscure Islamophobic British fringe group on the far-right, and ...

Romania's National Day Exposes Divisions Over Justice System

VOA - 01.12.2017

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Key Romanian politicians did not attend a military parade featuring thousands of troops to mark the country's national day, reflecting tensions between the president and the ...

Western Balkan Governments Remain Focused on NATO, EU Membership

VOA - 01.12.2017

Foreign Ministers from across the Western Balkans say substantially improved ties with Europe and the United States will be critical to stabilizing the Southeastern European region that some experts ...

EU Delegates Slam Malta After Reporter’s Death Prompts Visit

VOA - 01.12.2017

VALLETTA, MALTA — A delegation of European Union lawmakers ended a fact-finding mission to Malta that focused on alleged money-laundering and corruption with a warning to the tiny EU nation Friday ...

Palestinian Rivals Delay Full Gaza Handover by 10 Days

VOA - 30.11.2017

GAZA — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed Wednesday to delay final transfer of power of the Gaza Strip from Hamas to the Western-backed Palestinian government by 10 days to Dec.

AP Fact Check: Anti-Muslim Videos Misrepresent What Happened

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Like much other propaganda, the anti-Muslim videos spread around by President Donald Trump mix grains of truth, fakery and shades in between, overlaid with a message meant to be a blunt ...

Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Oppose Republican Tax Bill

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — Opposition has grown among Americans to a Republican tax plan before the U.S. Congress, with 49 percent of people who were aware of the measure saying they opposed it, up from ...

US, China Hold Quiet Military Talks Amid North Korea Tensions

VOA - 30.11.2017

U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese ...

Undocumented Youths Wait on Government Funding Battle in Congress

VOA - 30.11.2017

CAPITOL HILL — The future of almost 800,000 undocumented young people in the United States is hanging in the balance in an end-of-year legislative pileup on Capitol Hill that could result in the ...

VP: Venezuela's Maduro to Seek 2nd Term in 2018

VOA - 30.11.2017

CARACAS — Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro — who is battling a crippling economic crisis in his oil-rich, cash-poor nation — will seek re-election next year, Vice President Tareck El Aissami said ...

New, Long-acting Drugs Cut Frequency of Migraine Headaches in Trials

VOA - 30.11.2017

New, long-acting drugs may offer hope to millions of people who suffer from migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut the frequency of the ...

Russian Network RT Loses US Capitol Hill Credentials

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Broadcast reporters for Russian state-funded TV channel RT will no longer be able to report daily from the U.S. Capitol. A committee that governs Capitol Hill access for broadcast ...

US Envoy Haley Warns Latest DPRK Launch Brings World Closer to War

VOA - 30.11.2017

UNITED NATIONS/WHITE HOUSE — U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley warned Wednesday that North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch “brings the world closer to war, not further ...

Search for Argentine Sub Narrows to Area of Explosion

VOA - 30.11.2017

BUENOS AIRES — The international effort to find a missing Argentine submarine has come up empty after scouring more than two-thirds of the search area, the navy spokesman said Wednesday.

Americans Arrested for Baring Buttocks at Thai Temple

VOA - 30.11.2017

Two Americans are being held in a prison in Thailand for taking a nude “butt selfie” in front of a renowned Buddhist temple. Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, of San Diego, California, were ...

Turkish Businessman Describes $50M Bribe at Sanctions Trial

VOA - 30.11.2017

NEW YORK — A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testified at a New York trial Wednesday that he paid over $50 million in bribes to Turkey's finance minister in 2012 to overcome a banker's fears he was too ...

Top US General: Pakistan Has Yet to Act Against Afghan Taliban

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of the U.S-led NATO forces in Afghanistan, said Islamabad has yet to take action against the Afghan Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan where the group’s ...

Opposition Leader to Become Iceland’s Prime Minister

VOA - 30.11.2017

COPENHAGEN — Iceland’s opposition leader Katrin Jakobsdóttir will become the country’s new prime minister, after her Left-Green Movement on Wednesday agreed to form a coalition government, state ...

Uncovering Unknown History in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

VOA - 30.11.2017

CHELTENHAM, PENNSYLVANIA — You may not have heard of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, but it played a surprisingly large role in U.S. history. And surprisingly, says teacher Lise Marlowe, even people who ...

Director Says Reshoots 'Already Done' for 'All the Money in the World'

VOA - 30.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — Movie director Ridley Scott says he is confident of finishing reshoots on "All the Money in the World" in time for its planned December release after a scramble to replace actor Kevin ...

Facebook Suspends Ability to Target Ads by Excluding Racial Groups

VOA - 30.11.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. said on Wednesday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers on its social network to exclude racial groups from the intended audience of ads while it ...

France's Macron to Give Saudi Arabia Extremist List

VOA - 30.11.2017

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would draw up a list of extremist organizations to convey to Saudi Arabia after its crown prince pledged to cut their funding.

Mexico Economy Minister Calls US NAFTA Autos Proposal 'Not Viable'

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Wednesday that Trump administration demands for a U.S.-specific automotive content requirement in NAFTA were "not viable," and he ...

Chicago Congressman Hints He’ll Run for President

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez, who has announced he will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018, said Wednesday he wanted to concentrate his energies “on the national ...

'Coco' Draws Latino Audiences With Celebration of Culture

VOA - 30.11.2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Coco, one of the largest U.S. productions ever to feature an almost entirely Latino cast, is drawing large audiences among Latinos for its focus on cultural themes.

House Panel Backs Bill Expanding Gun Owners' Rights

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — A key House committee on Wednesday approved a Republican bill to expand gun owners' rights - the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 ...

Sundance Works to Make Film Festival Safer Amid Hollywood Sex Scandal

VOA - 30.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — Sundance Film Festival organizers say they are working with law enforcement to make the annual independent film showcase in January a safer place in the wake of sexual harassment ...

Marvel's Biggest Cast Assemble for 'Avengers: Infinity War'

VOA - 30.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — The evil villain Thanos is preparing to take over the universe and Marvel has recruited all of its cinematic superheroes, from Iron Man and Thor to Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, to ...

House Panel Offers Overhaul to NSA Spy Program

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said it had introduced a bill Wednesday to overhaul a National Security Agency surveillance program to better protect Americans’ ...

Pope Arrives in Bangladesh, Where Rohingya Crisis Looms Large

VOA - 30.11.2017

YANGON, MYANMAR — Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh for the second leg of his six-day trip to Asia amid tight airport security. Huge banners with pictures of the pope and Bangladeshi Prime ...

Report: Muslim Population in Europe Projected to Grow, Migration or Not

VOA - 30.11.2017

Even if European countries closed their borders to migrants and refugees, the percentage of Muslims on the continent would continue to rise over the next three decades, according to a report released ...

As Bali Volcano Glows, Thousands of Villagers Refuse to Leave

VOA - 30.11.2017

KARANGASEM, INDONESIA — Tens of thousands of villagers on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali are refusing to evacuate from a 10-kilometer (six-mile) danger zone around an erupting volcano, putting ...

Tanzania Experiences Country-Wide Power Outage

VOA - 30.11.2017

DAR ES SALAAM — Tanzania was hit by a country-wide blackout early on Thursday due to a technical glitch in its national power grid, the country’s state-run electricity monopoly said.

US Military Denies Killing Somali Civilians in August Raid

VOA - 30.11.2017

NAIROBI, KENYA — The U.S. military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, U.S. Africa command said late Wednesday, the first public statement on the ...

What North Korea’s Photos Say About Its Ballistic Missile

VOA - 30.11.2017

TOKYO — North Korea released dozens of photos Thursday of the Hwasong-15, a new intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach any target in the continental United States.

Hollywood’s Long-Awaited Movie Museum to Open in 2019

VOA - 30.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — The founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including silent film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, said at its inception in 1927 that the organization ...

US-led Coalition Says Its Airstrikes Have Killed 801 in Syria, Iraq

VOA - 30.11.2017

The U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq said Thursday its airstrikes have killed 801 civilians since late 2014. The figures came in the coalition's latest monthly ...

Anti-Duterte Protests Staged in Philippine Capital

VOA - 30.11.2017

A coalition of leftist groups gathered in Manila Thursday to protest President Rodrigo Duterte's recent suggestions that he will assume sole power of the Pacific archipelago.

Eurozone Recovery Fueling Jobs But Wages, Prices Lag

VOA - 30.11.2017

LONDON — The buoyant economic recovery across the 19-country eurozone has pushed unemployment down to its lowest level in nearly nine years but has yet to translate to a sustained pick-up in wages ...

Britain's PM Meets Key Arab Ally, Amid Trump Anti-Muslim Row

VOA - 30.11.2017

AMMAN, JORDAN — Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to step up economic support for Jordan, a key pro-Western Arab ally, amid concerns that the kingdom's mounting economic woes could undermine ...

More Than Half the World’s Population Lacks Social Protection

VOA - 30.11.2017

GENEVA — The International Labor Organization says a majority of the world’s population, four billion people, have no social protection, leaving them mired in an endless cycle of poverty.

US Presses China to Show Leadership on N. Korea, Cut Oil Exports

VOA - 30.11.2017

BEIJING — In the wake of North Korea’s latest and most advanced missile test to date, the United States has urged China to show leadership and do something it has so far been unwilling to do - cut ...

Fighting Between Taliban, IS Expands to New Afghan Territory

VOA - 30.11.2017

ISLAMABAD — Days of fierce clashes between the Taliban and Islamic State terrorists in eastern Afghanistan are reported to have spilled over to adjoining areas, with both sides suffering heavy ...

US, UK, France Won't Send Ambassadors to Nobel Ceremony

VOA - 30.11.2017

COPENHAGEN — Three nuclear powers will send deputy chief of missions — not ambassadors — to the Dec. 10 ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear ...

Tensions Rise as Vote Count in Honduras Drags on

VOA - 30.11.2017

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Protests were growing in Honduras as incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged with a slim lead Thursday for re-election following a reported computer glitch that ...

Moscow Mulls Next Move in Escalating Media Spat With US

VOA - 30.11.2017

MOSCOW — The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station's credentials in the U.S. and warned of a quick retaliation.

Thousands Flee Bali Volcano but Some Stay Put or Run to It

VOA - 30.11.2017

KARANGASEM, INDONESIA — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always.

Britain's May: Trump Wrong to Retweet Anti-Muslim Videos

VOA - 30.11.2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet anti-Muslim videos from a far-right British group of ultranationalists that she described as "hateful.

US Official: White House Has Plan to Replace Top Diplomat With CIA Chief

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The White House has developed a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, within weeks, a senior Trump ...

France Invites US to Dec. 13 Summit on Boosting Fight Against W.African Militants

VOA - 30.11.2017

ACCRA — French President Emmanuel Macron fears Islamist militants have scored military and symbolic victories in West Africa while a regional military force has struggled to get off the ground, a ...

US Attorney General Meets With House Intelligence Panel

VOA - 30.11.2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met behind closed doors on Thursday with members of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian efforts to influence ...

Zimbabwe Plagued by Lack of Cash as It Begins Post-Mugabe Era

VOA - 30.11.2017

HARARE — Like many Zimbabweans, Esau Makwindi is frustrated over the liquidity crisis that has made it near-impossible for ordinary people to get cash in the Southern African nation.

OPEC Agrees Oil Cut Extension to End of 2018

VOA - 30.11.2017

VIENNA — OPEC agreed on Thursday to extend oil output cuts until the end of 2018 as it tries to finish clearing a global glut of crude while signalling it could exit the deal earlier if the market ...

Pakistan: Talks Under Way With US to Bridge Differences on Afghan War

VOA - 30.11.2017

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says high-level discussions “away from public glare” are under way with the United States to bridge differences stemming from the new Afghan strategy U.S.

UN: Hundreds in Syria's Ghouta Die for Lack of Medical Aid

VOA - 30.11.2017

GENEVA — A senior U.N. official warns many of the hundreds of critically wounded and ill people trapped in the besieged Syrian area of East Ghouta, a suburb of the capital, Damascus, could die ...

House Democratic Leader Condemns Conyers Over Harassment Allegations

VOA - 30.11.2017

U.S. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called on her colleague John Conyers, the longest-serving member of Congress, to resign over allegations of sexual harassment.

Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' Dies at 87

VOA - 30.11.2017

HONOLULU — Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favorite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died ...

Tensions Rise in Turkey Over Syrian Refugees

VOA - 30.11.2017

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, and three million of them are Syrians. Most live in towns and cities across the country.

AU: Between 400,000 and 700,000 African Migrants in Libya

VOA - 30.11.2017

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST — Between 400,000 and 700,000 African migrants are living in camps in Libya, often under "inhuman" conditions, the chairman of the African Union Commission said Thursday at the ...

German Jobless Rate Hits Best Figure Since 1990 Reunification

VOA - 30.11.2017

Germany, Europe's most robust economy, said Thursday that its unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in November, the lowest figure since West and East Germany were unified in 1990.

Initially Praised, CIA Director Mike Pompeo Has Drawn Criticism

VOA - 30.11.2017

Since taking charge at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Director Mike Pompeo has earned a reputation as a strong ally of President Donald Trump, despite breaking with the American leader on some ...

More Than 400 US Marines Leaving Syria

VOA - 30.11.2017

More than 400 U.S. Marines who helped recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State are leaving the country, according to the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting the militant group.

Texas Sheriff Suspects Injured Border Patrol Agents Were Hurt in Accident

VOA - 30.11.2017

VAN HORN, TEXAS — A Texas sheriff who was among the first people to reach two badly injured U.S. Border Patrol agents said he thought they were hurt in an accident, not an attack.

Native Americans Fear New FCC Rules Could Force Them Offline

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Some Native Americans are voicing concern that a recent decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could leave many low-income communities on tribal lands offline.

US Putting Off Planned Ban on Its Use of Cluster Bombs

VOA - 30.11.2017

The Pentagon has put off indefinitely a planned ban on using certain cluster bombs, which release explosive sub-munitions, or bomblets. The U.S. military considers them a legitimate and important ...

Relatives of Argentina Sub Crew Want Probe of Disappearance

VOA - 30.11.2017

BUENOS AIRES — Some relatives of crew members on a missing Argentine submarine are asking to be plaintiffs in a judicial investigation of the disappearance, saying they want to ensure the case is ...

Hawaii Revives Cold War Relic: Test System for Nuke Attack

VOA - 30.11.2017

HONOLULU — Hawaii is preparing for the possibility of a nuclear strike from North Korea days after the nation tested its most powerful weapon to date.

Possible Deal for Flynn? Washington Reading Tea Leaves

VOA - 30.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The few public signs emanating from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation increasingly raise the prospect that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is looking to cut a ...

Italy's Berlusconi Faces New Trial Ahead of 2018 Election

VOA - 30.11.2017

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he bribed a witness to give false testimony at a trial four years ago where he eventually was acquitted ...

Neglect, Corruption Left Puerto Rico's Power Grid Ripe for Failure, Observers Say

VOA - 30.11.2017

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Individuals long familiar with the inner workings of Puerto Rico's publicly owned power authority say it should come as no surprise that the island was left entirely without ...

Merkel, Rival Meet German President Amid Government Impasse

VOA - 30.11.2017

BERLIN — Germany's president brought together Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, on Thursday night with the aim of breaking the impasse over ...

Gazetari i famshëm shkarkohet nga puna për sjellje të pahijshme seksuale

Durres Lajm - 30.11.2017

Rrjeti televiziv “NBC” njoftoi sot se ka pushuar nga puna Matt Lauer-in, një nga drejtuesit e mirënjohur të emisionit të mëngjesit, për sjellje seksuale të papërshtatshme në vendin e punës.

UEFA President joins Common Goal

Radio Vala - 30.11.2017

Wednesday 29 November 2017 UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has pledged one per cent of his salary to Common Goal – a project co-founded by Manchester United star Juan Mata – which funds high-impact ...

Shkarkohet Lauer i NBC News, akuza për sjellje të pahijshme seksuale

Lajmi.net - 29.11.2017

Rrjeti televiziv NBC njoftoi sot se ka pushuar nga puna Matt Lauer-in, një nga drejtuesit e mirënjohur të emisionit të mëngjesit, për sjellje seksuale të papërshtatshme në vendin e punës.

Two Medications Show Promise in Treating Opioid Addiction

VOA - 29.11.2017

The United States is suffering through an unprecedented wave of opioid and prescription drug abuse. An estimated 2.5 million people are addicted to prescription opioids or heroin, and on average 91 ...

'We Will Take Care of It,' Trump Says After N. Korea Fires Another Missile

VOA - 29.11.2017

President Donald Trump said "we will take care of it" after North Korea launched yet another intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday, defying sanctions and world condemnation.

Spielberg's 'The Post' Aimed at People 'Starving for the Truth'

VOA - 29.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg's new movie The Post may be set in 1971, but its theme about press freedom is all about today. Spielberg rushed to get the movie filmed and released within a year.

Pence: Trump 'Actively Considering' Relocating US Embassy to Jerusalem

VOA - 29.11.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is “actively considering” ways to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday.

US General Sees No Change in Pakistan Behavior Despite Trump Tough Line

VOA - 29.11.2017

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad.

Hawaii Urges Top US Court Not to Fully Allow Trump's Travel Ban

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The state of Hawaii on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban, partly blocked by lower courts, to go into full effect.

Large Iceberg Breaks Free From Glacier in Southern Chile

VOA - 29.11.2017

A large iceberg broke off the Grey glacier in southern Chile, authorities said on Tuesday, adding that the cause of the rupture was unclear. Chile's CONAF forestry service shared photos on social ...

CDC: US HIV Diagnoses Improving, But Progress Varies

VOA - 29.11.2017

CHICAGO — Delays in the time between becoming infected with HIV and getting a diagnosis are shortening, helped by efforts to increase testing for the virus that causes AIDS, U.S.

Libyan Convicted of Terrorism, Acquitted of Murder in Benghazi Attack

VOA - 29.11.2017

A federal jury in Washington on Tuesday convicted a Libyan man of terrorism in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, but acquitted him of the most serious charge, murder.

Springsteen, Top Ticket on Broadway, Extends Run

VOA - 29.11.2017

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen on Tuesday announced four more months of intimate concerts on Broadway after his initial run triggered massive interest — and wide disappointment among fans who couldn't ...

Ethical Data Use Needed as India Embraces Blockchain for Land Records

VOA - 29.11.2017

MUMBAI — As India starts to use blockchain technology for land deals, it must protect the rights of the most vulnerable with policies for the responsible use of big data, analysts said.

Judge Rules in Trump's Favor on Consumer Agency Leadership

VOA - 29.11.2017

A U.S. District Court judge in Washington ruled Tuesday in favor of President Donald Trump in his bid to install White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial ...

Bolivian Court Clears Way for Morales to Run for Fourth Term

VOA - 29.11.2017

LA PAZ — Bolivia's highest court struck down limits on re-election in the country's constitution and election laws on Tuesday, paving the way for socialist President Evo Morales to run for a fourth ...

Honduran Election Still Unresolved, After TV Star Poised to Win

VOA - 29.11.2017

TEGUCIGALPA — The result of Honduras' presidential election was in limbo on Tuesday, with diplomatic sources saying closed-door negotiations were holding up the announcement of a winner despite clear ...

WHO Fears Deadly Diphtheria Outbreak Among Rohingya Refugees

VOA - 29.11.2017

GENEVA — Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are at risk from a possible outbreak of diphtheria, the World Health Organization said in a report published ...

NATO Sees Growing Russia, China Challenge; Higher Risk of War

VOA - 29.11.2017

BERLIN — China’s growing military strength and a resurgent Russia will pose growing challenges to the trans-Atlantic alliance in coming years, and NATO’s moves to bolster its capabilities could ...

Remains of Ancient Sea Cow Unearthed on California Island

VOA - 29.11.2017

VENTURA, CALIFORNIA — Scientists say they've unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the shallow waters off Southern California's Channel Islands some 25 million years ago.

FCC's Pai, Addressing Net Neutrality Rules, Calls Twitter Biased

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, accused social media company Twitter of being politically biased Tuesday as he defended his plan to roll back rules ...

US State Department: Russian Media Law Poses Threat to Free Press

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that a new law allowing Russia’s Justice Ministry to list foreign media outlets as “foreign agents” posed a threat to free press and it urged ...

Facebook Reports Progress in Removing Extremist Content

VOA - 29.11.2017

BRUSSELS — Facebook said on Wednesday that it was removing 99 percent of content related to militant groups Islamic State and al-Qaida before being told of it, as it prepared for a meeting with ...

Abominable News: Purported Yeti Evidence Came from Bears, Dog

VOA - 29.11.2017

For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear — literally.

Venezuela's Maduro Swears In Military ‘Man of the People’ to Lead PDVSA

VOA - 29.11.2017

CARACAS — Venezuelan leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday evening held a ceremony to swear in a military officer as the new head of state oil company PDVSA in the presence of the military’s ...

Report Urges Permanent US Military Presence in Balkans

VOA - 29.11.2017

The Washington-based Atlantic Council is calling for a permanent American military presence in the Balkans to stabilize southeastern Europe amid increased Russian efforts to exert political influence ...

Former North Korean Official: Terror-list Designation Could Cripple Pyongyang

VOA - 29.11.2017

A former North Korean economic official says Washington's recent decision to put Pyongyang back on the list of nations that sponsor terrorism is "a critical measure" that could cripple the country's ...

Trump Administration Permits ENI to Drill for Oil Off Alaska

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Eni US could begin work on oil exploration in federal waters off Alaska as soon as next month after the Trump administration on Tuesday approved permits for leases the company has held ...

WHO: Global Progress Against Malaria at Risk as Funding Stalls

VOA - 29.11.2017

LONDON — Many countries are moving toward eliminating malaria, among them Madagascar, Senegal and Zimbabwe. But a World Health Organization report warns that in other areas, progress has stalled.

Indonesia Shuts Bali's Airport for Third Day Due to Volcanic Ash

VOA - 29.11.2017

AMED, INDONESIA — Indonesia shut its airport on Bali for a third consecutive day on Wednesday due to a volcanic ash cloud, as the rumbling Mount Agung volcano continued to paralyze flights on the ...

US Ethanol Makers, Looking to Reduce Biofuel Glut, Call on Mexico, India

VOA - 29.11.2017

CHICAGO — U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those ...

Who is Irwin Steven Goldstein?

VOA - 29.11.2017

Irwin Steven Goldstein, President Donald Trump's nominee for under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, is a communications and marketing executive with experience at large ...

Official: Senior Saudi Prince Freed in $1B Settlement Agreement

VOA - 29.11.2017

DUBAI — Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an "acceptable settlement agreement" with authorities paying more than $1 ...

Honduran Presidential Candidate to Review US Troops Presence

VOA - 29.11.2017

TEGUCIGALPA — The Honduran presidential candidate leading after a partial count of votes said he would review whether to keep a base stationed with U.S.

N. Korea Confirms Successful Test of New Intercontinental Missile that Can Strike U.S.

VOA - 29.11.2017

North Korea says it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the continental United States. The regime announced the news early Wednesday on state-run television.

Pope Preaches Forgiveness in First Public Mass in Myanmar

VOA - 29.11.2017

YANGON, MYANMAR — Pope Francis urged Myanmar's long-suffering people to resist the temptation to exact revenge for the hurt they have endured, preaching a message of forgiveness Wednesday to a huge ...

Syrian Government Expected to Join Geneva Peace Talks

VOA - 29.11.2017

Syrian government negotiators are expected Wednesday in Geneva to join U.N.-led peace talks aimed at ending nearly seven years of fighting. The talks began Tuesday with U.N.

Mexico Ruling Party Hopeful Attacks Rival's 'Hunger for Power'

VOA - 29.11.2017

MEXICO CITY — A newly unveiled presidential contender for Mexico's ruling party attacked his main leftist rival on Tuesday, accusing him of being obsessed by power, afraid of debate and unable to ...

Australian Senate Easily Approves Bill to Legalize Gay Marriage

VOA - 29.11.2017

Australia is one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. Just two weeks after Australians overwhelmingly endorsed same-sex marriage in a nationwide write-in survey, the Australian Senate acted ...

NASA Plans New Rover for Mars 2020 Mission

VOA - 29.11.2017

NASA's next mission to Mars in 2020 will feature a souped-up unmanned rover vehicle to search for signs of ancient microbial life in areas of the uninhabitable red planet.

China’s Prison Term for Democracy Activist Fans Distrust in Taiwan

VOA - 29.11.2017

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A Chinese court's conviction of a Taiwanese activist, on charges that his social media posts incited subversion of state power, will spawn fresh suspicion in his homeland toward an ...

Rights Groups Criticize Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh

VOA - 29.11.2017

Hazera Bibi says she has spent every day for the last four years praying for the safe return of her son, Sajedul Islam Sumon, a well-known leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), ...

Bali Airport Reopens as Cloud of Volcanic Ash Lifts

VOA - 29.11.2017

Two days after the skies above the Indonesian resort island of Bali were darkened by a large cloud of volcanic ash, the island's international airport reopened Wednesday.

European, African Leaders Meeting on Economic Cooperation and Security

VOA - 29.11.2017

European and African leaders are gathering Wednesday in Ivory Coast for a summit focused on issues that affect both continents, including economic cooperation, job creation, migration, and peace and ...

North Korea Claims More Advanced ICBM Capable of Hitting US

VOA - 29.11.2017

SEOUL — North Korea's test-firing of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the first since September, has ratcheted up tensions as Pyongyang announced it can now hit the United States mainland ...

Pope Speaks of Need for 'Forgiveness' in 1st Myanmar Mass

VOA - 29.11.2017

YANGON — Pope Francis spoke of the need for “forgiveness” and avoiding “revenge” at a mass attended by tens of thousands of people in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, on Wednesday.

'Distorted News' Deemed Health Issue in Junta-run Thailand

VOA - 29.11.2017

BANGKOK — Thailand's military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports. The country's Health Ministry announced Tuesday it is launching a new smartphone ...

India Unveils New Recommendations to Reinforce Strict Net Neutrality

VOA - 29.11.2017

NEW DELHI — India has strongly backed a free and open Internet, with its telecom regulator recommending stringent regulations on net neutrality - the concept of ensuring equal access to the web — ...

Rising HIV Infections See Iran Challenge Notions About Sex

VOA - 29.11.2017

TEHRAN — In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighborhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger.

UN War Crimes Court Upholds Convictions Against 6 Bosnian, Croat Leaders

VOA - 29.11.2017

A U.N. war crimes tribunal upheld the convictions Wednesday of six Bosnian and Croat political and military leaders who were convicted in 2013 of war crimes during the 1990's.

Egypt President Gives Forces 3 Months to Calm Restive Sinai

VOA - 29.11.2017

CAIRO — Just days after the worst terrorist attack in Egypt's modern history, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday gave his security forces a three-month deadline to restore "security and ...

Yellen, Tenure Winding Down, to Update her Economic Outlook

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will update Congress on her economic outlook Wednesday and possibly weigh in on the mystery of why inflation has remained persistently below the Fed's ...

Price of Bitcoin Over $10,000 as Rally Gains Pace

VOA - 29.11.2017

LONDON — The price of bitcoin, the most widely used virtual currency, rose above $10,000 on Wednesday for the first time, breaking a symbolic threshold in what has been a vertiginous ascent this year.

NBC News Fires Lauer Over Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

VOA - 29.11.2017

NEW YORK — The U.S. television network NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor, Matt Lauer, after receiving a complaint against him describing sexual misconduct.

What's New, What's Ahead, After North Korea's ICBM Test

VOA - 29.11.2017

TOKYO — Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea's claim that the entire United States is within range of its rapidly improving missiles just got a lot ...

Iran Provides Refuge to Families of Shi'ite Afghan Fighters Killed in Syria

VOA - 29.11.2017

HERAT, AFGHANISTAN — Tears streamed down her cheeks as she held up the pictures of her two grandsons. Both of them, Sayed Mujtaba and Sayed Ismail, were in the Afghan army a couple of years ago.

Squalid Libya Migrant Camps in Spotlight at EU-Africa Summit

VOA - 29.11.2017

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST — European Union leaders launched high-level talks Wednesday with their African counterparts on migration, seeking to portray themselves as pragmatic partners but desperate to ...

Trump Promises 'Major Sanctions' in Response to North Korea ICBM Test

VOA - 29.11.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump says "major sanctions" will be imposed on North Korea, after Pyongyang tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say is likely capable of hitting anywhere ...

Haqqani Network Remains Primary Source of Pakistan-US Tensions

VOA - 29.11.2017

ISLAMABAD — Just days before U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to visit Pakistan for crucial talks, the top American general in Afghanistan has alleged the Pakistani spy agency continues ...

Former Bosnian Croat Commander Dies After Drinking Poison in Courtroom

VOA - 29.11.2017

Former Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak died Wednesday after drinking poison in a Hague courtroom shortly after a U.N. judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for war crimes against ...

Turkey’s Love Affair with Saudi Arabia On the Rocks

VOA - 29.11.2017

ISTANBUL — A deal signed by Turkish and Iranian ministers Sunday to enhance efforts to break Saudi Arabian trade sanctions against Qatar, is only the latest move by Ankara against Riyadh.

Senators of Both Parties Quiz Trump Health Pick on Drug Cost

VOA - 29.11.2017

President Donald Trump's pick to be the next health secretary faced skepticism from senators of both parties Wednesday over his commitment to work for lower drug prices.

Priest: Zimbabwe's First Lady Took Part in Resignation Talks

VOA - 29.11.2017

Zimbabwe's former first lady, Grace Mugabe, was present at times for talks that led former president Robert Mugabe to resign, says a Catholic priest who helped mediate the talks between the president ...

British Lawmakers React with Fury to Trump Tweets

VOA - 29.11.2017

British lawmakers reacted angrily Wednesday to President Donald Trump's retweeting of anti-Muslim videos initially posted by a far-right British leader who's been convicted of hate speech.

Ice Baths, Tape and M&Ms: Secrets of the Rockettes Revealed

VOA - 29.11.2017

NEW YORK — Everyone knows about the Rockettes’ high kicks, but do you know how many calories each burns? Would you believe 1,000 calories per show? What do they snack on? M&Ms and fruit and popcorn.

Trump Touting Tax Overhaul in Missouri Speech

VOA - 29.11.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is heading Wednesday to Missouri to tout his tax overhaul, trying to convince working class Americans that their taxes would go down and more jobs would be created if ...

Women Leaders Tackle Gender Equality at Iceland Summit

VOA - 29.11.2017

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — Over 400 women political leaders from around the world met in Iceland on Wednesday for an annual summit aimed at promoting gender equality inside and outside of the political ...

Shi’ite Mosque in Pakistani Capital Attacked

VOA - 29.11.2017

ISLAMABAD — Suspected militants attacked worshipers outside a Shi’ite Muslim mosque, killing at least one person and wounding four others late Wednesday in the Pakistani capital.

US Economic Growth Speeds Up Slightly

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The world's largest economy shook off the impact of several hurricanes and grew a bit faster than first thought in July, August, and September. On Wednesday, U.S.

Rights Group: Venezuela Protesters Tortured, Abused by State

VOA - 29.11.2017

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Venezuelan state security forces systematically abused opposition protesters detained during months of deadly political unrest earlier this year, Human Rights Watch charged ...

Nigerian President Vows to Bring Back Stranded Citizens in Libya, Elsewhere

VOA - 29.11.2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to bring back citizens who are stranded in Libya and other parts of the world by expanding the country's socio-economic programs.

US Adopts Recovery Plan for Mexican Grey Wolves

VOA - 29.11.2017

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — After decades of legal challenges and political battles that have pitted states against the federal government, U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday finally adopted a plan to ...

Trump Reacts to Lauer Firing With New Blast at 'Fake News'

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump quickly responded to the firing of "Today" show host Matt Lauer on Wednesday, saying executives at NBC and Comcast should be "fired for putting out so much Fake ...

Health Groups Urge Congress Not to Allow AIDS Fight to Wane

VOA - 29.11.2017

A coalition of nearly 40 advocacy groups said Wednesday they're concerned about the Trump administration's commitment to the global fight against AIDS so they're urging senior members of Congress to ...

US Radio Host Garrison Keillor Fired Over Claim of 'Inappropriate Behavior'

VOA - 29.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — Veteran U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the folksy show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said ...

Global Entrepreneurship Summit Addresses Gender Bias, Opportunities for Women

VOA - 29.11.2017

HYDERABAD, INDIA — The question of how women can overcome gender bias within cultures and succeed in their own right is emerging as a talking point at this year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit in ...

US Justice Dept. Announces Policy to Encourage Reporting of Foreign Bribery

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has announced a revised policy designed to incentivize companies to disclose foreign bribery to avoid penalties.

After Threats, EU Lawmakers Seek 'Protection' on Malta Visit

VOA - 29.11.2017

BRUSSELS — European Union lawmakers have asked for “protection” when they visit Malta this week to probe accusations of high-level corruption on the island, citing death threats made against some ...

US Congress Moves Toward Mandatory Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

VOA - 29.11.2017

The U.S. Congress, confronting allegations of sexual misconduct by several lawmakers, is moving toward requiring all 535 members and their staffs to undergo mandatory anti-sexual harassment training.

Pakistani Military's Mediation to End Protest Raises Questions About Political Interference

VOA - 29.11.2017

The Pakistan army’s mediation role in ending a disruptive and deadly 20-day protest in the capital has sparked allegations that the powerful military is again going beyond its limits at a time of ...

Bolivian President Welcomes, Opposition Slams Re-election Ruling

VOA - 29.11.2017

LA PAZ — Bolivia’s socialist President Evo Morales on Wednesday hailed a decision by the country’s highest court to allow him to run for another re-election as “a great surprise for the people, for ...

Protesters Gather in Honduras as TV Star's Election Lead Withers

VOA - 29.11.2017

TEGUCIGALPA — A TV host who seemed poised to win Sunday's Honduran presidential election brought thousands of protesters onto the streets on Wednesday, as his early lead evaporated to under 25,000 ...

Insecticide Resistance Spreads in Africa, Threatens Malaria Progress

VOA - 29.11.2017

LONDON — The largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found their ability to resist insecticides is evolving rapidly and spreading across Africa, putting millions of people at higher risk of ...

US Imposing Yet More Sanctions on N. Korea in Response to Latest ICBM Test

VOA - 29.11.2017

WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States would respond to North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test flight by slapping more sanctions on ...

Newly Exiled Venezuelan Opposition Leader Makes Rounds in Washington

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The departure into exile of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders — the ousted mayor of Caracas — speaks of a crisis, humanitarian and political, that is reaching new proportions.

Burning Chilies Drive Elephants Away from African Farmers' Crops

VOA - 29.11.2017

ROME — Burning bricks made of dry chili, dung and water could stop endangered elephants raiding crops in Africa and Asia, reducing conflicts with farmers trying to secure harvests to feed their ...

US Scientists Take Step Toward Creating Artificial Life

VOA - 29.11.2017

CHICAGO — In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, ...

NATO Official: NATO Should Defend Sweden, Finland If Attacked

VOA - 29.11.2017

BERLIN, GERMANY — NATO should defend Sweden and Finland in the event of an armed aggression, although neither country is an alliance member, a senior NATO official said on Wednesday at an event that ...

Study: Rising Seas Will Swallow 14,000 US Historic Sites

VOA - 29.11.2017

NEW YORK — Almost 14,000 archeological sites and national monuments in the United States could be lost by the year 2100 as seas rise due to climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.

US Trial Threatens Funding for Turkey's Dollar-dependent Banks

VOA - 29.11.2017

LONDON/ISTANBUL — Turkey's deteriorating finances are hurting the country's banks whose reliance on dollar funding makes them vulnerable to the worst-case scenario: a sudden halt or reversal of ...

Sundance Lineup Includes Robin Williams, Gloria Allred Docs

VOA - 29.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — Documentaries about Robin Williams, Gloria Allred and Ruth Bader Ginsber and a Lizzie Borden film with Kristen Stewart are among the 110 features set to premiere at the 2018 Sundance ...

US Supreme Court Considers Limits on Government in Key Privacy Case

VOA - 29.11.2017

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be open to new limits on the government's ability to track someone's movements by accessing data on that person's cellphone.

Algeria's Independent Press Fears for Its Survival

VOA - 29.11.2017

ALGIERS — Stifled by the internet and 24-hour news channels as well as political pressures, Algeria's independent press born only 25 years ago is struggling in a crisis that has already killed off ...

Ex-Egypt Premier Says He'll run in 2018 Presidential Vote

VOA - 29.11.2017

CAIRO — A former Egyptian prime minister living in the United Arab Emirates says he will return to his country to contest the 2018 presidential elections.

Foreign Visitors to US Fall Sharply From 2016

VOA - 29.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The number of international visitors to the United States through June fell sharply from last year, according to government data released Wednesday.

With Deforestation Rising, Colombia Businesses Join Fight to End Destruction

VOA - 29.11.2017

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Colombia's palm oil industry and big businesses have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains as the country battles to reverse the growing destruction of its ...

In South Sudan, Boma Youth Accused of Killing Dozens in Jonglei State

VOA - 29.11.2017

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN — In South Sudan, a gang killed 43 people — mostly women and children — abducted more than 50 others, and stole cattle in an attack on Duk-Payuel County on Monday night and Tuesday ...

US, Britain, France Accused of Snubbing Anti-nuclear Nobel Prize

VOA - 29.11.2017

OSLO — The anti-nuclear group which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize accused the United States, Britain and France on Wednesday of snubbing its disarmament work by planning to send only second-rank ...

EU's Tusk: Africa, EU Must Cooperate to End 'Horrifying' Migrant Abuses

VOA - 29.11.2017

ABIDJAN — Europe and Africa have joint responsibility for making migration more humane and orderly so they can end horrifying abuses being committed against African migrants by people smugglers, ...

Togo Opposition Parties Vow to Keep Up Pressure on President

VOA - 29.11.2017

LOME — Togo's opposition parties pledged Wednesday to maintain the momentum of anti-government protests, as thousands took to the streets once more ahead of promised talks with the president.

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Darfur Militia Chief Arrested

VOA - 28.11.2017

Counter-insurgency forces in Sudan arrested one of the top militia chiefs in North Darfur, who the United Nations accuses of committing numerous human rights violations.

Suicide Bombers in Iraq Kill at Least 11

VOA - 28.11.2017

Police in Iraq say a suicide bombing at a popular market on the outskirts of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 11 people. Officials say at least 26 others were wounded in the attack, which ...

Turkey Demands Trump Honor Purported Pledge to Cut Off Weapons to Kurdish Militia

VOA - 28.11.2017

Turkish officials say they are watching to see whether the United States will honor a promise, which they claim was made by U.S. President Donald Trump to his Turkish counterpart last week, to cut ...

US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Pivotal Case for Digital Privacy

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that is widely seen as a test of just how far the government can go to pry personal data generated by cell phones and ...

UN Asks Brazil for Peacekeepers for Central African Republic

VOA - 28.11.2017

BRASILIA — The United Nations has asked Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the U.N.

White House Defends Trump ‘Pocahontas’ Comment

VOA - 28.11.2017

WHITE HOUSE — The White House is denying President Donald Trump uttered a racial slur during an Oval Office event Monday honoring some Native American military veterans.

US Criticizes Plans to Weaken Romania Anti-Corruption Fight

VOA - 28.11.2017

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — The U.S. State Department on Monday expressed concern about planned legislation it said could weaken Romania's fight against corruption.

Mali Delays December Regional Election Until April 2018

VOA - 28.11.2017

BAMAKO — Mali has delayed regional elections due next month until April 2018 in order to address dissatisfaction with the timing from powerful armed groups, the government said Monday.

Talk Show Host Seth Meyers to Host 2018 Golden Globes

VOA - 28.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — Late night talk show host Seth Meyers will host the 2018 Golden Globe movie and television awards ceremony in January, organizers said on Monday.

Merkel Heads to EU-Africa Summit with Eye on Migrant Issue

VOA - 28.11.2017

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will focus on expanding business ties and trying to regulate migration with Africa during an EU-Africa summit in Abidjan this week, as she comes under ...

Water Entered Missing Argentine Sub's Snorkel, Causing Short-circuit

VOA - 28.11.2017

BUENOS AIRES — Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing November 15, a navy spokesman said Monday as hope ...

What Does CFPB Do?

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. consumer watchdog agency, enmeshed in partisan politics since its creation after the 2008 financial crisis, is now at the center of a tug-of-war over who will lead it.

Dictionary.com Chooses 'Complicit' as Its Word of the Year

VOA - 28.11.2017

NEW YORK — Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word "complicit'' as Dictionary.com's word of the year ...

Detained Ugandan Journalists Charged with Libel, Other Offenses

VOA - 28.11.2017

KAMPALA — Uganda on Monday charged eight managers and editors of a daily newspaper with several offenses including libel and computer misuse and a court ordered them detained until Dec. 5.

IOC Bans Five Russians, says 'Whistleblower' Rodchenkov Credible

VOA - 28.11.2017

BERLIN — Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Olympics were banned for life over anti-doping rule violations on Monday with the International Olympic Committee saying Russia's former ...

Germany's Christmas Markets Open Under Tight Security a Year After Attack

VOA - 28.11.2017

BERLIN — Germany's Christmas markets opened Monday at the start of the holiday season, with security staff on hand and concrete barriers to protect shoppers, nearly a year after an Islamist militant ...

Bruno Mars Readies First TV Special

VOA - 28.11.2017

NEW YORK — When Bruno Mars hit the stage for his first TV special, he could feel the music — in his bones and his veins — and it shows. Mars' energetic and slick dance moves and smooth vocals are at ...

New Venezuela Oil Boss to Give Military More PDVSA Posts

VOA - 28.11.2017

CARACAS — A general appointed at the weekend to run Venezuela's energy sector will name more military officers to senior management posts at state oil company PDVSA as part of a shakeup the ...

Houston Arts Groups Working to Recover From Hurricane Harvey

VOA - 28.11.2017

HOUSTON — Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch looked flushed as he stood at the edge of the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall stage during a break in the company's annual Jubilee of Dance ...

Russia Probes in US Congress Likely to Spill into 2018

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year.

Migrating Birds Winter in Israel as Climate Change Makes Desert Too Dangerous

VOA - 28.11.2017

AGAMON HULA, ISRAEL — Climate change is turning Israel into a permanent wintering ground for some of the 500 million migrating birds that used to stop over briefly before flying on to the warm plains ...

Diplomats Search for Way to Save Trade System After US Vetoes Judges

VOA - 28.11.2017

GENEVA — Diplomats are searching for ways to prevent the global trade dispute resolution system from freezing up, after the Trump administration blocked appointments to the body that acts as the ...

Bulgarian, Macedonian Orthodox Churches Edge Closer Despite Thorny History

VOA - 28.11.2017

SOFIA — The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has taken a step towards possible eventual recognition of Macedonia's Orthodox Church, a rapprochement that echoes a warming of relations between the governments ...

Official in Charge of US State Department Reorganization Steps Down

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. official overseeing a reorganization of the State Department that has been criticized by current and former U.S. diplomats has stepped down after less than four months on ...

Washington Post Says It Was Target of Failed Sting to Print Phony Roy Moore Story

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post says it was targeted by a conservative sting operation that tried to get it to print a dramatic but phony story about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and a ...

Mexico Finance Minister Resigns to Run for Presidency

VOA - 28.11.2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's finance minister Jose Antonio Meade stepped down on Monday to seek the 2018 presidential nomination for the ruling party, which hopes his honest reputation will help counter ...

Give Women Greater Role in Industry to Cut Poverty, Urges UN Executive

VOA - 28.11.2017

VIENNA — Women need to be given a greater role in industries in poorer nations to meet the global goal of cutting poverty by 2030, the head of the United Nations industrial development agency said on ...

Artificial Muscles Give 'Superpower' to Robots

VOA - 28.11.2017

MIAMI — Inspired by the folding technique of origami, U.S. researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own ...

Pope Francis Meeting With Aung San Suu Kyi

VOA - 28.11.2017

Pope Francis is meeting Tuesday with Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after the country's military chief said he told the pontiff that there is "no religious discrimination" in ...

Syria, Russia Step Up Airstrikes Ahead of Renewed Peace Talks in Geneva

VOA - 28.11.2017

LONDON — Talks between the Syrian government and opposition forces aimed at bringing an end to the six-year war resume Tuesday in Geneva. Nearly half a million people have been killed since the ...

UN Envoy: 'Moment of Truth' For Syria as Peace Talks Set to Resume

VOA - 28.11.2017

U.N. envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said despite some concerns about recent violence, he believes "a moment of truth has arrived" as he prepared to launch a new round of peace talks aimed at ...

Volcano Gushing Ash Over Bali Closes Airport for a 2nd Day

VOA - 28.11.2017

KARANGASEM, INDONESIA — A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as ...

N. Korea May Be Preparing Missile Test Ahead of Joint Drills-Reports

VOA - 28.11.2017

SEOUL — Tensions on the Korean peninsula could bet set to once again spike as reports say Pyongyang could be preparing another missile test ahead of joint United States and South Korea military ...

Trump Takes on Controversy-Laden Agenda on Capitol Hill

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's year-end agenda is at a critical juncture as he heads Tuesday to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes - and then pivot to negotiations with ...

Kenyatta Begins New Term as Police Scuffles with Supporters, Opposition

VOA - 28.11.2017

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for a new term Tuesday following a divisive election campaign that included the country's top court throwing out the results of one vote and an opposition ...

Man Charged With Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Australian Terror Plot

VOA - 28.11.2017

SYDNEY — Police in Australian have charged a man with planning to carry out what they described as a potentially “catastrophic" terrorist attack during New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne.

Bono Will Break U2's Pledge Against Golf for AIDS Charity

VOA - 28.11.2017

NASHVILLE, TENN. — When the members of the rock band U2 were just young Irish lads, they made a pledge to each other that has remained steadfast throughout their decades-long run as rock stars.

Macron Meets With Burkina Faso Leader

VOA - 28.11.2017

French President Emmanuel Macron met Tuesday with Burkina Faso President President Roch Marc Christian Kabore as part of a three-nation African tour. Macron's schedule Tuesday also includes a speech ...

China’s Verdict Against Taiwanese Activist Sends Chilling Warning to Foreign NGO Workers

VOA - 28.11.2017

A court in China's southern Hunan province has sentenced Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che and his alleged Chinese national accomplice Peng Yuhua to five and seven years in prison respectively ...

World Economy Growing Faster Than in Years, But Not for Long

VOA - 28.11.2017

PARIS — The world economy is growing faster than it has in seven years and more and more people are working — but the high growth isn't expected to last long, and wages remain stubbornly stagnant.

FBI Deviated From Its Policy on Alerting Hacking Victims

VOA - 28.11.2017

The FBI deviated from its own policy on notifying victims of computer hacking when it left many U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into their ...

UK Hails New Royal Couple as Country Awaits Wedding Details

VOA - 28.11.2017

LONDON — The engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dominated newspaper front pages and morning news shows in Britain on Tuesday, as royal-watchers awaited details of the couple's spring ...

Ivanka Trump's India Visit Raises Questions About her Brand

VOA - 28.11.2017

HYDERABAD, INDIA — Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech Tuesday at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit.

'Call Me By Your Name,' 'Get Out' Top Gotham Awards

VOA - 28.11.2017

NEW YORK — The 27th annual Gotham Awards appeared headed for a sweep for Jordan Peele's social thriller "Get Out," but the sensual coming-of-age tale "Call Me By Your Name" swooped in to take best ...

Prison-themed Restaurant in Egypt Draws in Curious Diners

VOA - 28.11.2017

MANSOURA, EGYPT — A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt? It might seem distasteful in a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in ...

Questions Linger Over US Role in Fighting Terrorism in Sahel

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The deaths of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger last month have raised questions about America’s role in the fight against violent extremism in a sparsely populated region of ...

Egyptian Journalist Wins Nelson Mandela Innovation Award

VOA - 28.11.2017

CAIRO — An Egyptian rights campaigner has won the Nelson Mandela award for individual activism for 2017, a South African organization announced on Monday.

Powell Casts Self as Figure of Stability for US Fed

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum ...

Prince Harry, Markle to Wed in May at Windsor Castle

VOA - 28.11.2017

LONDON — Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will be married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in May next year, Kensington palace said Tuesday.

Volcano Threatens Bali's Tourism Industry

VOA - 28.11.2017

JAKARTA — Mount Agung, an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, appears ready to erupt after months of ominous steaming. Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) upgraded the alert to ...

China Nursery Abuse Case Latest Challenge for Booming Industry

VOA - 28.11.2017

BEIJING — A high-profile case of alleged child abuse at a nursery in China's capital has triggered a nationwide inspection of early learning facilities and shocked parents across the country.

Ivanka Trump Urges India to Close Professional Gender Gap

VOA - 28.11.2017

Calling on India to close the gender gap in the job market, Ivanka Trump opened this year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. Trump said Tuesday, "Women still face steep obstacles to ...

Zimbabwe Struggles to Face Mugabe-Era Crimes

VOA - 28.11.2017

HARARE — For 37 years under the iron-fisted rule of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has been battered by human rights abuses, endemic corruption, and mismanagement that sank the economy and reduced the ...

Alec Baldwin Mixes Trump Spoof with Activism in Iowa Speech

VOA - 28.11.2017

DES MOINES, IOWA — Alec Baldwin mixed his Emmy-winning impression of President Donald Trump and the advocacy of a serious Democratic activist Monday, headlining a state party banquet in Des Moines.

US Senator Franken Apologizes, Sees Long Fight for Trust

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Sen. Al Franken apologized Monday to “everyone who has counted on me to be a champion for women” as the Minnesota Democrat fought to bolster his support with his first Capitol public ...

EPA Gathers Coal Country Comments About Climate Plan Repeal

VOA - 28.11.2017

CHARLESTON, W. VA — The coal industry and environmentalists squared off Tuesday at a public hearing over the Trump administration's planned repeal of an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon ...

Native Americans Outraged Over Trump ‘Pocahontas’ Comments

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Native Americans have taken to social media to criticize President Donald Trump for using a racial slur during a Monday White House ceremony honoring Fleming Begaye, Thomas Begay, and ...

2018 Grammy Awards Nominees in Top Categories

VOA - 28.11.2017

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 60th annual Grammy Awards , announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. Album of the year: "Awaken, My Love!," Childish Gambino; "4:44," Jay-Z; "DAMN.

Africa's Most Populous City Aims to Become Art, Design Hub

VOA - 28.11.2017

LAGOS, NIGERIA — Africa's most populous city is aiming to become a cultural hub for the continent, as the boisterous city of Lagos hosted the AFRICAN Culture and Design festival.

Economic Woes Force Britain to Consider Biting Military Cuts

VOA - 28.11.2017

This week for the first time in 357 years they are changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, not with Foot Guards wearing their signature red tunics, but with sailors, who have temporarily taken over ...

US Government Funding Talks Hit Immediate Snag

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government runs out of funding in 10 days, but initial scheduled discussions Tuesday between President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders to avert a shutdown ran ...

Argentina: US Rescue Module Delayed in 'Critical' Sub Search

VOA - 28.11.2017

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Argentina's navy says that bad weather has delayed the arrival of a U.S. undersea rescue module at an area in the South Atlantic where an Argentine submarine went missing 13 ...

Turkish Opposition Claims Erdogan's Family Hid Money Offshore

VOA - 28.11.2017

ISTANBUL — The leader of Turkey's main opposition has produced what he claims is evidence of millions of dollars held in offshore bank accounts linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Fact Check: Bank Sector Not in Ruins, Despite Trump Beef

VOA - 28.11.2017

COLUMBUS, OHIO — President Donald Trump's accusation that a federal watchdog has devastated the financial industry is unsupported by the evidence that banks like best: profits.

France Calls for Sanctions Against Human Traffickers in Libya

VOA - 28.11.2017

UNITED NATIONS — The plight of migrants in Libya was the focal point of a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday after CNN aired shocking footage of African migrants apparently being sold as slaves in ...

US Supreme Court Wrestles With Whistleblower Protection Issue

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed reluctant to broadly apply whistleblower protections passed by Congress following the 2008 financial crisis, suggesting those particular protections ...

UN: About 11 Percent of Drugs in Poor Countries Are Fake

VOA - 28.11.2017

LONDON — About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every ...

Tuition Aid Offered to Sporty Foreign Students

VOA - 28.11.2017

College athletics are a big deal in the U.S. And that gives talented international students an inroad to American universities. Among the more than 460,000 student athletes in the U.S.

Third Former Staffer Accuses US Congressman Conyers of Sexual Harassment

VOA - 28.11.2017

A former deputy chief of staff of U.S. Democratic Representative John Conyers has accused the long-time lawmaker of sexual harassment, the third such allegation levied against him this month.

Big Contracts, No Storm Tarps for Puerto Rico

VOA - 28.11.2017

WASHINGTON — After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the Federal ...

Peru's Abundant Ruins Feel Squeeze of Urbanization

VOA - 28.11.2017

LIMA — From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries ago.

US Has Tripled Number of Air-delivered Munitions in Afghanistan in 2017

VOA - 28.11.2017

PENTAGON — The United States has tripled the number of air-delivered munitions in Afghanistan this year and is training hundreds of soldiers who will soon start advising the Afghan army in combat ...

Meghan Markle Has Advocated for Women Since the Age of 11

VOA - 28.11.2017

UNITED NATIONS — Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiancée of Britain's ...

Man Charged in New York Truck Attack Pleads Not Guilty

VOA - 28.11.2017

NEW YORK — The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path in October pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and other criminal charges.

Tillerson: US & European Allies Recognize 'Active Threat of a Recently Resurgent Russia'

VOA - 28.11.2017

STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the United States and its European allies recognize the "active threat of a recently resurgent Russia" and that the United States ...

US Congress Grapples with Long To-do List as Deadlines Loom

VOA - 28.11.2017

CAPITOL HILL — Palpable tension and nail-biting uncertainty prevailed Tuesday on Capitol Hill as lawmakers grappled with a looming cutoff of federal funding, the future of U.S.

Paraguay's First Digital Indigenous Map Aims to Reduce Land Conflicts

VOA - 28.11.2017

BOGOTA — Indigenous groups in Paraguay, battling to protect their ancestral lands from expanding agriculture and cattle ranching, launched the first online map of their territory Tuesday.

Serbia Starts Construction of Chinese-funded Railway to Budapest

VOA - 28.11.2017

BELGRADE — Serbia began work on a China-funded railway line on Tuesday to try to improve the Balkan country's infrastructure, an effort also expected to strengthen Beijing's influence in Europe.

As Droughts Lengthen, Zimbabwe's Medicinal Plants Disappear

VOA - 28.11.2017

ZIMUNYA, ZIMBABWE — Henry Fusirayi Nzarayebani, an elder in Zimunya, a village in eastern Zimbabwe, walks slowly toward plants growing at the edge of a narrow dirt path.

Uzbekistan Opens the Door ... a Crack

VOA - 28.11.2017

TASHKENT/ ALMATY — Sensing change in his native Uzbekistan, Hikmat Abdurahmonov plans to build a 10-story office block and open a consultancy firm oriented towards foreign trade.

Bangladesh to Turn Island into Temporary Home for 100,000 Rohingya Refugees

VOA - 28.11.2017

DHAKA — Bangladesh approved a $280 million project Tuesday to develop an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to temporarily house 100,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in ...

Stella McCartney Helps Redesign Climate-friendly Fashion

VOA - 28.11.2017

LONDON — The fashion industry urgently needs to reform its wasteful, polluting ways, British designer Stella McCartney and record-breaking sailor Ellen MacArthur said Tuesday.

Merkel's CDU Agrees to Pursue Grand Coalition in Germany

VOA - 27.11.2017

BERLIN — Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party agreed on Sunday to pursue a "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats (SPD) to break the political deadlock in Europe's ...

Thousands in Romania Protest Changes to Tax, Justice Laws

VOA - 27.11.2017

BUCHAREST — Thousands have protested in Romania's capital and other major cities Sunday against planned changes to the justice system they say will allow high-level corruption to go unpunished and a ...

UNICEF: Yemen Worst Place on Earth to Be a Child

VOA - 27.11.2017

AMMAN, JORDAN — UNICEF's Middle East director is calling Yemen one of the worst places on Earth to be a child and urging all involved in the fighting to let humanitarian aid keep coming in.

Chechnya’s Kadyrov Says Ready to Resign, Have Kremlin Pick Successor

VOA - 27.11.2017

MOSCOW — Ramzan Kadyrov, the outspoken leader of Russia's Chechnya republic, said he was ready to step down, leaving it for the Kremlin to choose his successor.

Dry Weekend Draws US Shoppers Even as Online Sales Boom

VOA - 27.11.2017

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of ...

Veterans Key as Surge of States OK Medical Pot for PTSD

VOA - 27.11.2017

NEW YORK — It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana. Against the backdrop of the nation's largest Veterans Day parade, ...

FBI Gave Heads-Up to Fraction of Russian Hackers' US Targets

VOA - 27.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the ...

Contestant from South Africa Wins Miss Universe Crown

VOA - 27.11.2017

LAS VEGAS — Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS Theater ...

Pakistan Islamist Groups End Protests, Minister Resigns

VOA - 27.11.2017

Pakistan's federal law minister has resigned, following three weeks of protests by Islamist groups. The protests had closed roads linking the capital, Islamabad, with other parts of the country.

Bali Top Level Volcano Alert Sparks Evacuation, Airport Closure

VOA - 27.11.2017

Authorities on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali have raised the volcano alert to the highest level as Mount Agung continues to churn and belch menacing-looking ash and smoke.

Mobile App Connects Responders to Those Having Mental Health Crisis

VOA - 27.11.2017

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — Rickey pushes himself up slowly, grabs the leash tethered to the side of his walker and takes a few steps. His dog, a terrier named Madman, perks his ears up and follows him.

Cut in Dialogue Seen Briefly Empowering Philippines Rebels

VOA - 27.11.2017

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s order this month to stop peace talks with a violent group of communist rebels may spark new clashes but eventually weaken the group’s already ...

New Tattoo Exhibit's Global Perspective Tries to Help Dispel Stigma

VOA - 27.11.2017

LOS ANGELES — Chuey Quintanar has been creating art on living canvas for more than 20 years. A friend gave him a tattoo machine when he was 14 years old, and he has been tattooing ever since.

We Have the Tools to End AIDS Now

VOA - 27.11.2017

WASHINGTON — The United Nations reports remarkable progress in containing HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In its latest report, released in advance of World AIDS Day, UNAIDS said access to treatment ...

Dueling Claims About Who Is In Charge of a US Agency Lead to Lawsuit

VOA - 27.11.2017

The question of who is in charge of a U.S. consumer protection agency is now the subject of a lawsuit filed in federal court, after the agency's director resigned last week and a succession battle ...

UN Expert Calls on Laos to Boost Support for Child Sex Abuse Victims

VOA - 27.11.2017

BANGKOK — A United Nations expert on child exploitation and trafficking is calling on the Laos Government to boost welfare support for child victims, and increase regional cooperation to combat child ...

Britain's Prince Harry, US Actress Meghan Markle Officially Engaged

VOA - 27.11.2017

Britain's Prince Harry is officially engaged to American actress Meghan Markle. Harry's father, Prince Charles, made the announcement in a statement Monday.

Advocates say Texas Exploiting Day Laborers After Harvey

VOA - 27.11.2017

HOUSTON — Guillermo Miranda Vazquez starts his day in a parking lot near the Home Depot where he easily finds work alongside other day laborers who are cleaning up Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

Talented and Jobless: Young Zimbabweans Desperate for Change

VOA - 27.11.2017

HARARE — Zimbabwe has no shortage of energetic, educated young people, many of them college graduates. But what the country lacks is jobs, and the pressure is on for the new government to turn the ...

3 Native American Women Making History

VOA - 27.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Editor’s note : November is Native American Heritage Month. First proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, it is an opportunity to acknowledge the histories and cultures of ...

Stores Hoping People Keep Shopping Offer Cyber Monday Deals

VOA - 27.11.2017

NEW YORK — After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers.

American Actress Meghan Markle to be New Kind of Royal

VOA - 27.11.2017

LONDON — She is an entertainment figure in her own right, and an outspoken woman comfortable talking about her background and her passions. American actress Meghan Markle will be a new type of royal ...

India's Global Entrepreneurial Summit to Focus on Women

VOA - 27.11.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Startup founders, investors and tech leaders from around the world are heading to Hyderabad, India for the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit, co-hosted by the U.S.

Leftist Challenger Leads in Honduras Presidential Vote Count

VOA - 27.11.2017

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Early results from Honduras' presidential election Monday showed leftist challenger Salvador Nasralla with a surprise lead over incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Zimbabwe Police Return to Beats After Political Upheaval

VOA - 27.11.2017

HARARE — Zimbabwean security forces say order has been restored and they will be returning to the streets. But that announcement was met with fear from many Zimbabweans, who remain wary of men in ...

One Day Farm, An Outdoor School Giving Children Life Lessons

VOA - 27.11.2017

HAMILTON, VIRGINIA — For students at The Farm School in Hamilton, Virginia, the classroom is the great outdoors. The 3- and 4-year-olds play - and learn - outside every day.

Hawaii on Frontlines of Preparing for Nuclear Attack

VOA - 27.11.2017

HONOLULU — As tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States, Hawaii finds itself on the frontlines in preparing for a nuclear attack. Whether or not North Korea has developed the ...

Cambodian Rights Group Next in Firing Line

VOA - 27.11.2017

PHNOM PENH — An NGO founded by Cambodia’s jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha is set to become the latest casualty of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ongoing campaign to crush critical voices in his country.

Macron Heads to Africa in Apparent Push to Reboot France’s Clout in Region

VOA - 27.11.2017

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Burkina Faso late Monday - the first stop of a three-day Africa tour aimed to reinvigorate what observers see as France’s fading influence on the ...

Analysts: US Cyber Monday Sales Could Set New Online Spending Record

VOA - 27.11.2017

WASHINGTON — In the United States, it's Cyber Monday, a day when holiday shoppers could set a new spending record for online purchases from work, home or anywhere with their cellphones.

US Targets IS in Somalia Airstrike

VOA - 27.11.2017

One terrorist was killed in a targeted airstrike in Somalia conducted by U.S. forces in coordination with Somalia's government, the U.S. military said Monday.

White House Official Says Trump Won't Campaign for Moore

VOA - 27.11.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday.

Sinai Villagers Say Jihadists Threatened Attack Prior to Mosque Massacre

VOA - 27.11.2017

Villagers in Bir al-Abd in Egypt’s northern Sinai, scene of a devastating jihadist attack on a crowded Sufi mosque Friday that left more than 300 dead, have added to doubts about the competence of ...

Dueling Chiefs Show Up to Run US Consumer Agency

VOA - 27.11.2017

WASHINGTON — Dueling acting directors showed up for work Monday at a U.S. consumer protection agency, with both claiming to be the new boss. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, President ...

Sen. Franken Returns to Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

VOA - 27.11.2017

U.S. Senator Al Franken said he knows that he has let a lot of people down over allegations of sexual misconduct, but vowed to regain the public's trust saying "this will not happen again.

Despite Claims of US Concessions on Kurds, Turkey Rebukes Washington

VOA - 27.11.2017

ISTANBUL — Senior Turkish ministers have strongly criticized the United States and its policies toward Turkey and the region. The criticisms come after Turkish officials said the Trump administration ...

Albino Girl Aces Kenya’s National Primary School Exam

VOA - 27.11.2017

NAIROBI — A student from western Kenya is the top performer in the country’s recent national primary school exams. Her success is made extraordinary because she is albino, a group that has ...

Activists: Bahrain Shiite Cleric Under House Arrest Is Ill

VOA - 27.11.2017

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Activists said Monday that a prominent Shiite cleric who has been under house arrest in Bahrain after having his citizenship stripped is seriously ill.

Poland Probes Mosque Attack, Far-right ‘Gallows’ Protest

VOA - 27.11.2017

WARSAW, POLAND — Polish police issued a public appeal for witnesses Monday after unknown attackers smashed windows at a Muslim cultural center in the capital Warsaw, while prosecutors opened a probe ...

Trump Heading to Capitol Hill to Rally Support for Tax Vote

VOA - 27.11.2017

CAPITOL HILL — U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to Capitol Hill to meet Tuesday with Republican senators as he rallies support for a tax reform bill set to come to a vote later this week.