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Pakistan Slams India for 'Invitation for Nuclear Encounter'

VOA - 14.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan denounced Saturday as "irresponsible" remarks by rival India's army chief in which he vowed to expose "Pakistan's nuclear bogey" in the event of a war between the countries.

IS Offshoot Claims 2017 Niger Attack on US Forces

VOA - 14.01.2018

DAKAR, SENEGAL — An Islamic State offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked questions about U.S.

Protests in Tunisia Spur Government to Pledge Aid to Poor

VOA - 14.01.2018

LONDON — Tunisia plans to increase aid for poor families by $70.3 million, after nearly a week of protests over austerity measures, an official said Saturday.

Guatemalan Congressman Charged in Reporters’ Murders

VOA - 14.01.2018

MEXICO CITY — Julio Juarez Ramirez is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015 The Guatemala attorney general’s office confirmed Saturday the arrest of congressman Julio Juarez ...

It's Back to the Future in Run-up to Russian Elections

VOA - 14.01.2018

Ukraine proudly announced this year that the country was free of all monuments to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin in towns controlled by the Kyiv-based government.

DRC Launches Offensive Against Ugandan Rebels in Its East

VOA - 14.01.2018

GOMA, DRC — Congolese troops began a military offensive in the eastern city of Beni on Saturday against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel armed group blamed for an attack that ...

Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Mass Grave Inquiry Positive Step

VOA - 14.01.2018

BANGKOK — Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military’s investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a “positive indication,” state media reported ...

Iran Lifts Restrictions on Messaging App Telegram

VOA - 14.01.2018

Iran has lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday. The popular service had been blocked during recent public protests, the most serious ...

Philippines Raises Volcano Alert, Warns of Hazardous Eruptions

VOA - 14.01.2018

MANILA — The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.

UN Willing to Help Colombia Care for Venezuelans

VOA - 14.01.2018

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — The United Nations is willing to send more resources to Colombia to help the Andean country care for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing food shortages and economic ...

Immigration Agency Again Accepting DACA Renewal Requests

VOA - 14.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Citizenship and Immigration Services says it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants ...

Afghan General: Haqqani Network, Not IS, Behind Spike in Violence

VOA - 14.01.2018

WASHINGTON — An Afghan defense official told VOA that the recent spike in violence in Afghanistan is not the work of the Islamic State terror group. Rather the Pakistan-based Haqqani network is ...

Journalist Killed in Mexican Border State

VOA - 14.01.2018

CIUDAD VICTORIA, MEXICO — A journalist was killed Saturday in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, and authorities said they were investigating to see if his death is related to his work.

Iraq’s Current, Former Prime Ministers Running in May Elections

VOA - 14.01.2018

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister. Abadi, a Shiite Muslim who led the country in the ...

Wahlberg Donates $1.5 Million After Pay Gap Outcry

VOA - 14.01.2018

NEW YORK — Following an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Saturday to donate the $1.5 million he earned for reshoots for All the Money in the World to ...

Papua New Guinea Volcano Prompts 1,500 to Flee Nearby Island

VOA - 14.01.2018

SYDNEY — About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said Sunday.

Iran’s Rouhani: Trump ‘Failed to Undermine Nuclear Deal’

VOA - 14.01.2018

ANKARA, TURKEY — Iran’s president said Sunday the United States had failed to undermine a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers, and hailed the accord as a “long-lasting victory” for Iran, ...

How Tech Affects Kids a Concern at Consumer Electronics Show

VOA - 14.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — Kathryn Green and her husband prevented their young son from playing on screen devices until he was 2 years old. Then they handed him a Square Panda, a screen that sounds out letters.

California Town Digs Out of the Mud as Deaths Reach 19

VOA - 14.01.2018

MONTECITO, CALIF. — Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides.

Saudi Billionaire Prince Negotiating Deal for His Release

VOA - 14.01.2018

DUBAI/JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for more than two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so ...

Israel Says It Destroyed Hamas-dug Tunnel Under Egypt, Israel

VOA - 14.01.2018

GAZA — The Israeli military said Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

Pope Heads to Chile, Peru to Focus on Indigenous People

VOA - 14.01.2018

Pope Francis visits Chile and Peru next week, a trip that was meant to focus on the concerns of indigenous people, but is likely to be overshadowed by the Church’s sex abuse scandal in Chile and ...

Two Bodies Pulled from Burning Iranian Oil Tanker

VOA - 13.01.2018

BEIJING — Chinese state media say rescuers have recovered the bodies of two crew members of an Iranian oil tanker that’s been burning after it collided with a freighter last week in the East China ...

Greek Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

VOA - 13.01.2018

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

Original Disney Mouseketeer Tracey Dies at 74

VOA - 13.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 13.01.2018

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

Iran to Trump: No Changes to Nuclear Deal

VOA - 13.01.2018

TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran said Saturday it won’t accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European ...

US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

VOA - 13.01.2018

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

Puerto Rican Governor Calls on Mainland Puerto Ricans to Organize

VOA - 13.01.2018

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

North Carolina GOP Asks Supreme Court to Block Redistricting Order

VOA - 13.01.2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to block enforcement of an order throwing out the state’s congressional map and directing a redraw ...

What's Next for Immigration Reform After Trump Profanity?

VOA - 13.01.2018

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

Russia Sends Division of Surface-to-air Missiles to Crimea

VOA - 13.01.2018

MOSCOW — Russia deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean peninsula.

Tragedy, Frustration Grow in California Mudslide Town

VOA - 13.01.2018

MONTECITO, CALIF. — Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. Most of the people of Montecito, a town usually known for its ...

First Saudi Stadium Opens to Women to Watch Soccer

VOA - 13.01.2018

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams, though they were segregated in the stands from the ...

New Details, New Questions in FBI Las Vegas Shooting Records

VOA - 13.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his ...

Mastermind of 1964 Slaying of US Civil Rights Workers Dies in Prison

VOA - 13.01.2018

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the “Mississippi Burning” slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age ...

Unpacking What Remains of Iran Sanctions

VOA - 13.01.2018

WASHINGTON — On Friday, President Donald Trump waived economic sanctions on Iran, the second time he’s issued a sanctions waiver under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

Awash in Corn, Soybeans, US Farmers Focus on Trade Deals

VOA - 13.01.2018

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS — For Illinois farmer Garry Niemeyer, it’s a slow time of year, spent indoors fixing equipment, not outdoors tending his fields, which now lie empty.

Saudi Binladin Group Denies Takeover by Government

VOA - 13.01.2018

A Saudi Arabian construction giant says it "remains a private sector company," but admits that "some of the shareholders may have agreed to a settlement," allowing for the transfer of some shares to ...

Climate Change Affecting Gender of Endangered Green Sea Turtles

VOA - 13.01.2018

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Researchers say climate change is responsible for the vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef off Australia being female. Scientists from the U.S.

UN: Three-quarters of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

VOA - 13.01.2018

GENEVA — A survey by three leading U.N. agencies - the U.N. refugee agency, U.N. Children’s Fund and World Food Program - finds that more than three-quarters of the more than 1 million Syrian ...

UN Urges Saudi Arabia to Keep Yemen’s Sea Ports Open for Critical Aid

VOA - 13.01.2018

GENEVA — The United Nations is calling for the permanent re-opening of all of Yemen’s sea ports to allow vital, life-saving humanitarian and commercial cargo to enter.

Report: Traffic Fatalities Hold Back Developing Economies

VOA - 13.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Deadly traffic accidents are more than just individual tragedies. They're a drag on economic growth in developing countries, according to a new World Bank report .

South Korea Suggests Combined Olympics Women's Hockey Team With North

VOA - 13.01.2018

South Korea has suggested the formation of a combined women's hockey team with North Korea to compete at the Winter Olympics next month, a potential landmark development in relations between the ...

California Mudslide Death Toll at 18 as Search for Missing Continues

VOA - 13.01.2018

The death toll resulting from mudslides that devastated a California town has climbed to 18 as rescue crews continued to search Saturday for seven people who are still missing, amid diminishing hope ...

New Trump Policy Could Strengthen Role of Nuclear Weapons

VOA - 13.01.2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, ...

Attack in Kenya Kills Civilian, Wounds Several Police Officers

VOA - 13.01.2018

At least one civilian was killed and several police officers were wounded Saturday in an attack on a convoy by suspected al-Shabab Islamists in eastern Kenya, the Interior Ministry said.

Khan Says Meeting Trump as Pakistani PM Would Be 'Bitter Pill' to Swallow

VOA - 13.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani populist opposition politician Imran Khan, a harsh critic of the country's partnership in the U.S.-led anti-terrorism war, said Saturday that should he become prime minister, he ...

Hawaii False Missile Alert Explained: Worker 'Pushed Wrong Button'

VOA - 13.01.2018

Hawaii Governor David Ige said human error was behind the false incoming-missile alert Saturday that sent Hawaiians into a panic. Ige told CNN television that "it was a mistake made during a standard ...

Deklarata e papritur e Eliza Dushkut: Jam ngacmuar seksualisht në Hollivud

Java News - 13.01.2018

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Lajm - 12.01.2018

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4 Dead, 28 Missing After Venezuelan Migrant Boat Sinks

VOA - 12.01.2018

Rescuers off the northwestern coast of Venezuela are searching the Caribbean for survivors after a boat filled with Venezuelan migrants sank on its way to the island of Curacao.

Trump Suggests He Has 'Very Good Relationship' With North Korea's Kim

VOA - 12.01.2018

President Donald Trump has suggested that he is on very good terms with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite their recent debate over whose desk has a bigger nuclear button.

Trump Cancels Trip to London

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Saudis Open Car Showroom Just for Women

VOA - 12.01.2018

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA — Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom’s first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

Canada Lynx No Longer Threatened by Extinction, US Wildlife Agency Says

VOA - 12.01.2018

PINEDALE, WYOMING — The Canada lynx, a wild cat found in just a handful of mostly western U.S. states as well as Canada, no longer needs federal protection from extinction in the Lower 48 states, U.S.

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Facebook Says Its Putting Friends, Family First

VOA - 12.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed — and likely result in people spending less time on the ...

Amid Deportation Protests, ICE Detains Immigrant-rights Leader in NYC

VOA - 12.01.2018

NEW YORK — Police and immigrant-rights protesters clashed Thursday outside 26 Federal Plaza, New York City's immigration court, after word spread that Ravi Ragbir, a well-known activist known to ...

Partisan Finger-pointing Threatens Russia Probes on Capitol Hill

VOA - 12.01.2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Finger-pointing and acrimony surrounding probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election intensified Thursday, with the Trump White House and Democratic lawmakers trading ...

Winds Push Burning Iranian Tanker Into Japanese Waters

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Fiat Chrysler to Invest $1 Billion in Michigan Plant, Add 2,500 Jobs

VOA - 12.01.2018

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobile said on Thursday it will shift production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks from Mexico to Michigan in 2020, a move that lowers the risk to the automaker's profit ...

As Sanctions Bite, China Trade With North Korea Plummets

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Turkey Tells Citizens to Reconsider Traveling to US

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Transit Shutdown in Greece as Unions Strike for Right to Strike

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Hardline Muslims Rally Outside Facebook's Indonesian HQ

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Arrests Grow as Tunisian Army Cracks Down on Protesters

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Anti-migrant Incumbent Favored in Czech Presidential Vote

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Yazidi Children Rescued From IS Getting Psychological Help

VOA - 12.01.2018

Dozens of Yazidi children who have been rescued from the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria are now receiving counseling to cope with and recover from the trauma they experienced during ...

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Trump Signs Proclamation Honoring Martin Luther King

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

German Parties Agree to First Steps in Forming Government

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Mueller Seeks May Trial for Manafort, Gates

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

US, Japan Hold Joint Military Drill Amid Korea Tensions

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Social Robots May Soon Become the Newest Member of the Family

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Trump Denies Making Vulgar Remark About Africa, El Salvador, Haiti

VOA - 12.01.2018

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to deny using a vulgar term to describe El Salvador, Haiti and African nations, one day after he was quoted as calling them "s**thole" countries ...

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Police Fire Warning Shots at Kabila Protest in Kinshasa

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Five People Missing After California Mudslides; Thomas Fire Finally Out

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

India Citizen Registry Sparks Muslim Fears of Being Excluded

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Evolving Job Market Guides Kenya's Education Overhaul

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Trump Looks to Build on Tax Victory Despite Weak Polls

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Actresses, Shows About Women Win Big at Critics' Choice

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Cautious Optimism in India About US Suspension of Aid to Pakistan

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Former Lost Boy Pushes Back Against Vulgarity Used By Trump

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Cybersecurity Firm: US Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

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

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Trump Waives Iran Nuclear Sanctions for Last Time

VOA - 12.01.2018

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

Angry Reactions Continue to Trump's Vulgar Immigration Remark

VOA - 12.01.2018

Reactions to President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar slur to explain his opposition to Haitian and African migration to the United States were continuing to circulate Saturday.

VOA Weekly (01/12/2018)

VOA - 12.01.2018

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Sportisot - 12.01.2018

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Lajm - 11.01.2018

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White House 'Disturbed' by Reported Torture, Killings of Jailed Iranian Protesters

VOA - 11.01.2018

The White House is calling reports of Iranian protesters tortured or killed in prison "disturbing" and demands freedom for all political prisoners reportedly held in Iran.

Israelis Call for Revenge After Fatal Drive-by Shooting of Settler

VOA - 11.01.2018

Israelis are calling for revenge after the drive-by slaying of a Jewish settler by a suspected Palestinian gunman in the West Bank. The victim, Raziel Shevah, died in a hospital after he was hit by ...

Armed Robbers Steal Millions From Ritz Paris Hotel

VOA - 11.01.2018

PARIS — Axe-wielding robbers stole jewellery on Wednesday possibly worth more than $5 million from a store in the famed Ritz Paris hotel, police said.

Chinese Authorities Demolish Well-Known Evangelical Church

VOA - 11.01.2018

BEIJING — Authorities in northern China's coal country have demolished a Christian mega-church that clashed with the government. The action underscores long-standing tensions between religious groups ...

Police, Tax Agents Raid South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Exchanges

VOA - 11.01.2018

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges were raided by police and tax agencies this week for alleged tax evasion, people familiar with the investigation said Thursday.

Grand Jury Indicts Man Who Admitted to NYC Pipe Bomb Attempt

VOA - 11.01.2018

NEW YORK — A U.S. grand jury has indicted 27-year-old Akayed Ullah of Brooklyn, New York, on six counts in connection with the attempted detonation of a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway station Dec.

New York City Suing 5 Oil Companies Over Global Warming

VOA - 11.01.2018

New York City is making a move against the fossil fuel industry on two fronts. Democratic Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the city is suing five big oil companies for global warming ...

Kosovo President Vows to Sign Legislation Scrapping War Crimes Court

VOA - 11.01.2018

PRISTINA, KOSOVO — Kosovo President Hashim Thaci is insisting that he will sign legislation to abolish a special court set up to try former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) members for war and postwar ...

China Denies It May Slow Purchases of US Government Bonds

VOA - 11.01.2018

China is denying a published report that it may slow or even stop purchasing U.S. Treasury bonds. Sources told U.S.-based financial news outlet Bloomberg Wednesday that senior government officials ...

Canada Leaves Diplomats in Cuba Despite Mystery Illnesses

VOA - 11.01.2018

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Canada has no plans to remove diplomats from Cuba though at least eight people connected to its embassy appear to have had symptoms of a potential illness at the center of a rift in ...

London Mayor: 'No Deal' Brexit Could Cost Britain about 500,000 Jobs

VOA - 11.01.2018

LONDON — Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs and 50 billion pounds ($67.41 billion) investment over the next 12 years if it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union, according a report ...

Pakistani Father Blames Police in Daughter’s Killing

VOA - 11.01.2018

LAHORE, PAKISTAN — The father of an 8-year-old Pakistani girl whose rape and killing shocked the nation accused the police Thursday of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in eastern ...

US Releases Lunar New Year Stamp to Celebrate Year of the Dog

VOA - 11.01.2018

The U.S. Postal Service is releasing the latest stamp in its Lunar New Year series today in Hawaii. The stamp, celebrating the Year of the Dog, was designed by Asian-American artist Kam Mak.

Marriott Apologizes After Listing Taiwan, Tibet as Countries

VOA - 11.01.2018

BEIJING — The Marriott hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police ...

China Protests Australia Criticism of Chinese Aid in Pacific

VOA - 11.01.2018

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — China has protested an Australian minister’s criticisms that Chinese aid programs in poor Pacific island countries were creating “white elephants” that threatened economic ...

Protests Continue in Tunisia, Army Deploys, Hundreds Arrested

VOA - 11.01.2018

TUNIS, TUNISIA — More than 300 protesters were arrested overnight, and the army was deployed in several Tunisian cities to quell violent demonstrations over prices, taxes and unemployment that have ...

Trump Could Quit NAFTA Without Quitting It

VOA - 11.01.2018

WASHINGTON — A NAFTA termination letter from U.S. President Donald Trump could become the ultimate sleight of hand from Washington as it seeks to gain negotiating leverage over Canada and Mexico in ...

Pro-DACA Court Ruling Changes Little for Recipients

VOA - 11.01.2018

Although a federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to keep in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), recipients may not see any benefits soon, or at all.

IS Leaflets Threaten Residents in Restive Afghan Province

VOA - 11.01.2018

GHAZNI, AFGHANISTAN/WASHINGTON — Armed men claiming to be Islamic State members have threatened residents of central Ghazni province, Afghanistan, to cease their support for the Taliban and join IS, ...

Trump: 'Unlikely' That Mueller Will Interview Him in Russia Investigation

VOA - 11.01.2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump says it "seems unlikely" that he would need to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller about Mueller's investigation into allegations that Trump's ...

Egyptian Prosecutor Orders Criminal Probe Into New York Times' Report

VOA - 11.01.2018

CAIRO — Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered an "urgent" investigation into a New York Times' report about recordings purportedly of an intelligence officer instructing TV talk show hosts and a ...

Kosovo War Rape Survivors See Hope in Reparations, But Justice Remains Elusive

VOA - 11.01.2018

It was July 20, 1998, and "Drita" was traveling with her younger sister to visit family in a rural part of Serbia-controlled Kosovo. "They stopped the bus, made us come out and asked for ID," Drita, ...

North Korea: Book’s Popularity Predicts Trump’s End

VOA - 11.01.2018

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — North Korea has found good material to attack U.S. President Donald Trump: Michael Wolff’s bombshell new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House .

Some Trump Voters Let Down by Move Against Marijuana

VOA - 11.01.2018

PORTLAND, MAINE — The Trump administration’s anti-marijuana move has some members of the president’s voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff ...

Hundreds Continue Search, Rescue After California Mudslides

VOA - 11.01.2018

Eight people are missing following mudslides in the state of California, county officials said Thursday, as rescue workers and search dogs continued to look for victims.

Amazon Looks to Build on 1st Season of NFL Streaming

VOA - 11.01.2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games.

South Korea: Move to Ban Cryptocurrency Trading Not Finalized

VOA - 11.01.2018

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — The South Korean government Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the ...

UN Human Rights Chief Condemns Escalation of Fighting in Syria

VOA - 11.01.2018

GENEVA — U.N. Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein has condemned the recent escalation of fighting in Eastern Ghouta in Syria, causing scores of civilian deaths and injuries. The U.N.

Female-led Startups Look to Cryptocurrency for Funding

VOA - 11.01.2018

NEW YORK — Female startup founders have a notoriously harder time securing funding than men. But new methods of financing could help close the gender gap.

European Diplomats Urge Sticking With Iran Nuclear Deal

VOA - 11.01.2018

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program is working, and that while there are concerns about Iran's development of ballistic ...

Samsung Targeted by French Lawsuit Amid Alleged Labor Abuse

VOA - 11.01.2018

PARIS — Two French rights groups have filed a lawsuit against electronics giant Samsung, accusing it of misleading advertising because of alleged labor abuses at factories in China and South Korea.

US Lawmakers Facing Deadlines for Budget, Immigration Deals

VOA - 11.01.2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers are running short on time to agree on a plan to fund the government and achieve a bipartisan immigration deal. The budget battle could lead to a government shutdown next ...

'Insider' Attack Wounds US Soldier in E. Afghanistan

VOA - 11.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says a U.S. soldier has been wounded in what it calls an "active ground engagement." The incident occurred in the troubled Achin district in ...

China Hits Some Political, Financial Potholes on Its Modern Silk Road

VOA - 11.01.2018

BEIJING — China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan. Pakistan’s relations with Beijing are so close ...

Russia Warns of Additional Penalties for US Media

VOA - 11.01.2018

MOSCOW — Russia’s government is threatening additional penalties against U.S. media operating in Russia. The threat is the latest in a back and forth dispute between Washington and Moscow over the ...

Tunisian Leaders Trade Blame, Amid Ongoing Wave of Violence

VOA - 11.01.2018

CAIRO — Sporadic protests continued across parts of Tunisia, overnight, as government security forces tried to put a stop to scattered violence that has hit a number of regions.

China and Mekong Countries Adopt New River Plan

VOA - 11.01.2018

PHNOM PENH — In a summit big on fanfare but light on detail this week, China pushed through a five-year development plan with the countries along of one Asia’s most critical and embattled rivers – ...

Myanmar Prosecution of Journalists Spurs International Pressure

VOA - 11.01.2018

YANGON, MYANMAR — As the trial of two Myanmar journalists begins in Yangon, the case has now passed from the sphere of Myanmar’s military, which retains full control of the police, to the sphere of ...

Pentagon Concerned About Video Showing Alleged Shooting of Afghan Civilian

VOA - 11.01.2018

PENTAGON — Concern about a video allegedly showing an American service member firing into the cab of a civilian truck in Afghanistan has reached the highest levels of the Pentagon.

CTA: Countries With Entrepreneur-friendly Policies Boost Innovation, Economies

VOA - 11.01.2018

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — More than 60 countries are represented at CES, the giant consumer electronics show taking place this week in Las Vegas, and the large international presence is a testament to the ...

Cindy Crawford Recreates Iconic Super Bowl Ad 26 Years Later

VOA - 11.01.2018

NEW YORK — Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son.

‘Vulgar Butcher’ Wu Gan Sought to Appeal his 8-yr Sentence

VOA - 11.01.2018

Prominent Chinese rights activist Wu Gan, a blogger who goes by the nickname “Super Vulgar Butcher” as he mocked corrupt officials as pigs, has sought to appeal his eight-year prison sentence after ...

Trump Suggests US Surveillance of His 2016 Campaign

VOA - 11.01.2018

U.S. President Donald Trump aimed new broadsides Thursday at the investigations of his 2016 campaign, suggesting a U.S. intelligence authorization law was used to "badly surveil and abuse" his ...

Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Jan. 13

VOA - 11.01.2018

We're uncorking the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart, for the week ending Jan. 13, 2018. We have no big changes for you this week, just a small re-arrangement.

US Creates New Team to Probe Hezbollah Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

VOA - 11.01.2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has assembled a team of prosecutors to investigate drug trafficking and money laundering allegations involving the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah.

US House Approves Renewal of Anti-terror Surveillance Law

VOA - 11.01.2018

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to renew a key surveillance law the U.S. uses to thwart foreign terrorists plotting attacks against Americans.

Attack on German Footballer Stokes Fears of Turkish Hits Abroad

VOA - 11.01.2018

ISTANBUL — The suspected attempt on the life of a German Kurdish football player and outspoken critic of the Turkish government is fueling suspicions the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Malawi Police Seek Rapper for Questioning Over 'Rape' Song

VOA - 11.01.2018

BLANTYRE, MALAWI — In Malawi, police tell VOA they have issued an arrest warrant for a budding local hip-hop artist behind a new song rights activists say promotes violence against women.

'Day Zero' Approaches as South African City Runs Out of Water

VOA - 11.01.2018

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's city of Cape Town is rapidly approaching what the mayor calls "day zero" — the day the seaside metropolis of four million residents will have to shut off the taps ...

Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as 'Unfounded'

VOA - 11.01.2018

Russia has denounced a U.S. Senate report which accuses the Kremlin of election meddling with the intent to undermine democracies, saying it is "unfounded" and damaging for relations between the two ...

ADHD Drug Tied to Heart Defects in Babies

VOA - 11.01.2018

Pregnant women who take drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than those who don't to have babies with heart deformities and other birth ...

US States Rethink Sexual Misconduct Policies After Complaints

VOA - 11.01.2018

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI — After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening ...

Second Airbag Inflator Death Prompts Ford to Warn Some Pickup Owners

VOA - 11.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co said Thursday that it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp.

Walmart Hikes Minimum Wage, Announces Layoffs on Same Day

VOA - 11.01.2018

NEW YORK — Walmart will raise entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the U.S.

Vote Putin, Get Chance to Win iPhone

VOA - 11.01.2018

Turn up at a polling station in Russia in March and get the chance to win an iPhone or iPad. That’s one of the plans the Kremlin is considering in a bid to secure a high turnout in the presidential ...

California Search Crews Look for Bodies in the Ooze

VOA - 11.01.2018

MONTECITO, CALIF. — Hundreds of rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this ...

Famed Conductor Faces 6 New Sex Claims, Including 1 Rape

VOA - 11.01.2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Six more women have stepped forward to accuse prominent conductor Charles Dutoit of sexually assaulting them in the United States, France and Canada, including a musician who says the ...

Trump's EPA Aims to Replace Obama-era Climate, Water Regulations in 2018

VOA - 11.01.2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities ...

New DACA Deal Includes Trump's Other Immigration Priorities

VOA - 11.01.2018

CAPITOL HILL — A bipartisan group of six senators announced Thursday they had reached an agreement "in principle" on an immigration deal that would address the fate of more than 800,000 DACA ...

Trump Poised to Increase Sanctions on Iran

VOA - 11.01.2018

WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump will increase sanctions on Iran in the coming hours, while again stopping short of reimposing sanctions intended to push the Tehran regime to give up nuclear ...

Puerto Rico Fears Post-Maria Surge in Killings: 11 Days, 32 Slain

VOA - 11.01.2018

CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO — Thirty-two people have been slain in Puerto Rico in the first 11 days of the year, double the number killed over the same period in 2017.

UEFA.com Fans’ Team of the Year 2017 announced

Radio Vala - 11.01.2018

001 – A new record of almost 8.8 million votes was set A host of stellar names feature in a star-studded UEFA.com Fans’ Team of the Year 2017. A grand total of 8,779,639 million votes were cast by ...

Rival Army Factions Clash in Ivory Coast's Second City

VOA - 10.01.2018

ABIDJAN — Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted late on Tuesday between rival factions within Ivory Coast's army at military bases in its second largest city, Bouake, residents and soldiers said.

Oil Prices Rise to Three-Year High

VOA - 10.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Oil prices surged to a three-year high Tuesday on rising expectations that OPEC member countries will comply with oil production cuts to the end of 2018.

US House Cheers Iran's Protests, Condemns Human Rights Violations

VOA - 10.01.2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that supports protests in Iran and condemns human rights abuses there. The measure also urges targeted sanctions against officials ...

Scientists: Warming Oceans Could Scupper Marine Food System

VOA - 10.01.2018

ROME — Failure to rein in global temperature rises could cause the marine food web to collapse, devastating the livelihoods of tens of millions of people who rely on fisheries for food and income, ...

Nigeria's Buhari Blames Communal Violence on Population Growth

VOA - 10.01.2018

ABUJA — Nigeria's president on Tuesday blamed clashes between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers on the clamor for land in the face of a population rapidly approaching 200 million people.

Peru's Kuczynski Reshuffles Cabinet After Fujimori Uproar

VOA - 10.01.2018

LIMA — Peruvian center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski replaced nearly half of his 19-member Cabinet on Tuesday, after back-to-back crises in his government last month triggered political ...

Lootings, Scattered Protests Hit Venezuelan Industrial City

VOA - 10.01.2018

CIUDAD GUAYANA, VENEZUELA — A second day of lootings and scattered street protests hit the Ciudad Guayana in southeastern Venezuela on Tuesday, as unrest grows in the once-booming industrial city ...

Khamenei: US Will Fail to Cause Unrest in Iran

VOA - 10.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday said the United States would “fail miserably” if it attempted to interfere in Iranian affairs.

Trump Administration Bars Oil Drilling Off Florida

VOA - 10.01.2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has caved in to pressure from the governor and is banning oil and gas drilling off the Florida coast. "I support the governor's position that Florida is unique and its ...

Venezuela's Congress Declares 'Petro' Cryptocurrency Illegal

VOA - 10.01.2018

CARACAS — Venezuela's opposition-run parliament on Tuesday outlawed a "petro" cryptocurrency promoted by socialist President Nicolas Maduro, calling it an effort to illegally mortgage the ...

UN Chief Urges DRC Elections to Go Ahead as Scheduled

VOA - 10.01.2018

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general is urging authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo not to further delay general elections but to hold them, as promised, at the end of this year.

New Polish PM Fires Top Ministers to Reduce Tensions with EU

VOA - 10.01.2018

WARSAW — Poland's ruling conservatives fired several senior government ministers on Tuesday in an apparent move to patch up relations with the European Union strained over accusations that Warsaw is ...

After Olympic Deal, North Korea Figure Skaters May Lead Team

VOA - 10.01.2018

They're the friendly face of North Korea, and it looks like they're coming south to the Olympics. With sparkling costumes and winning smiles, figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik could lead the ...

Puerto Rico Police Chief Says Governor Asked Her to Resign

VOA - 10.01.2018

NEW YORK — The head of Puerto Rico's police was asked to step down from her post by the governor of the U.S. territory, she told Reuters, as the island's authorities struggle to cope with the ...

Salvadoran Immigrants Anxious About Trump Immigration Decision

VOA - 10.01.2018

More than 260,000 immigrants from El Salvador are full of anxiety and questions after the Trump administration said it was ending their authorization to stay in the country.

Poverty for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Could Push Children to Marry and Work

VOA - 10.01.2018

BEIRUT — Nearly seven years into Syria's civil war, Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon are becoming poorer, leaving children at risk of child labor and early marriage, aid organizations said on ...

Egypt's President Sissi Wins Huge Parliamentary Support for 2nd Term

VOA - 10.01.2018

CAIRO — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has won the backing of over three-quarters of parliamentarians for a second term as president, lawmakers said on Tuesday, a day after a timeline for ...

Norway Strengthens Ties With US as Arctic Heats Up

VOA - 10.01.2018

Norway is perhaps best known in the world as the host country of the Nobel Peace Prize, a distinction fully in keeping with its record of maintaining peace and prosperity within its borders.

Booming Indian Cities Look to Bike Sharing to Put Brakes on Congestion

VOA - 10.01.2018

MUMBAI — A handful of Indian cities are gearing up to launch bike-sharing systems to ease traffic congestion and deadly air pollution, as urban populations surge and vehicles clog the streets.

Strong Quake in Caribbean Sea Shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize

VOA - 10.01.2018

An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the Caribbean.

Tunisian Police Clash With Protesters in Capital as Unrest Continues

VOA - 10.01.2018

TUNIS — Tunisian police clashed with anti-government protesters in the capital Tunis and several other towns on Tuesday, residents said, as fresh demonstrations against austerity measures broke out a ...

In Kenya, Struggling Potato Growers Ink a New Deal

VOA - 10.01.2018

KIPIPIRI, KENYA — Sitting on a rickety bench at his home in Kipipiri, in central Kenya, Samuel Macharia pulls a piece of paper from his pocket and proudly points to the signature at the bottom.

Zimbabwe's Opposition Faces Rocky Road to Election as Leader Mulls Exit

VOA - 10.01.2018

HARARE, ZIMBABWE — If Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai were to stand down, as he has hinted he might, the party he founded would face immediate instability and could even split, handing ...

Human Antibodies Made in Cows Could Be Developed to Treat MERS

VOA - 10.01.2018

LONDON — Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, and could be developed into a treatment for the ...

South Korean President Opens the Door for Talks with North Korean Leader

VOA - 10.01.2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday he is willing to hold one-on-one talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- but only if certain conditions are met.

Big Air Snowboarding Looks to Thrill on Olympics Debut

VOA - 10.01.2018

LONDON — The newest Olympic sport should prove to be a crowd pleaser straight away. Big air snowboarding makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, bringing tricks, thrills and danger to the slopes.

Storyteller Mattis Tries to Illustrate Deeper Meaning of Military Service

VOA - 10.01.2018

WASHINGTON — On a summer morning in a desolate corner of Iraq's western desert, Jim Mattis learned he'd narrowly evaded an assassination attempt. A Sunni Arab man had been caught planting a bomb on a ...

Using 'Digital Lego,' Communities Redesign India's Slums

VOA - 10.01.2018

MUMBAI — When urban designer Trupti Vaitla asked residents of a Mumbai slum what new features they'd like to see in their dilapidated public space, she was surprised by one popular answer: a patch of ...

Russia's Troop Withdrawal From Syria Will Not Shorten Its Clout, Experts Say

VOA - 10.01.2018

During a surprise visit to Syria in early December, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the defeat of the Islamic State and ordered the withdrawal of a "significant" part of Russian troops ...

Myanmar Formally Charges Two Reuters Journalists

VOA - 10.01.2018

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar have been formally charged with violating the country's Official Secrets Act. Prosecutors brought the charges against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Wednesday ...

Explainer: Facts on the Arrest of Reuters Reporters

VOA - 10.01.2018

YANGON — Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, a little-used law from colonial rule.

South Korea Urges Japan Issue 'Heartfelt Apology to 'Comfort Women'

VOA - 10.01.2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged Japan to make a "heartfelt apology" to the women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese colonial forces.

Charles Dutoit Steps Down Early at Royal Philharmonic

VOA - 10.01.2018

LONDON — Charles Dutoit has stepped down early from his role as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Companion Robot Aims to Fight Isolation Among Elderly

VOA - 10.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — People around the world are living longer, and how they grow old is changing. The World Health Organization finds the number of older adults living alone is dramatically increasing, and ...

Pence to Lead US Delegation to Winter Olympics

VOA - 10.01.2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, a White House official said Wednesday.

US Court Blocks Trump Decision to End Protection of Young Immigrants

VOA - 10.01.2018

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to keep in place for now a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the country ...

Pakistani Mob Angered by Rape, Murder of Girl Attacks Police

VOA - 10.01.2018

LAHORE, PAKISTAN — A mob angered over the recent rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl attacked a police station and nearby government building in eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, triggering ...

China, Asia Leaders Discuss Mekong Dam Projects

VOA - 10.01.2018

PHNOM PENH — Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia's Mekong River gathered Wednesday in Cambodia's capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water flow and raising ...

Research Firm: Trump-Russia Dossier Author Worried About Blackmail

VOA - 10.01.2018

The head of a research firm that hired a former British spy to investigate Donald Trump during his campaign for president told a U.S. Senate committee that the investigator gave a dossier about Trump ...

China-Taiwan Spat Over Flight Paths Takes Relations to New Low

VOA - 10.01.2018

TAIPEI — Taiwan's high-level protest to China against a declaration of new civilian flight paths in the contested strait between them is taking relations to a new low.

Cholera Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway in Zambia

VOA - 10.01.2018

GENEVA — The Zambian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization are beginning a cholera vaccination campaign January 10 to help stop an outbreak of this deadly disease.

UNICEF: Myanmar's Rohingya Children Trapped, Deprived, Forgotten

VOA - 10.01.2018

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. children’s fund (UNICEF) reports tens of thousands of Rohingya children are living under appalling, prison-like conditions, with little or no access to basic services ...

French President Macron Walks Fine Line Between China and the EU

VOA - 10.01.2018

BEIJING — During his first state visit to China this week, French President Emmanuel Macron brought with him two key messages, analysts said. One message was about the huge possibilities cooperation ...

Fresh Fighting Another Setback to Myanmar Peace Process

VOA - 10.01.2018

YANGON — Two years after Myanmar’s State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi promised to make the country’s 70-year civil war a priority in her leadership, there has been little to celebrate about the ...

Zimbabwe Activists Seek Truth About 1980s Massacres

VOA - 10.01.2018

HARARE — Activists in southern Zimbabwe are taking legal action to demand the truth about a series of massacres in the 1980s that targeted perceived opponents of then-president Robert Mugabe.

Proposed Law to Jail Muslim Men in India for Instant Divorce Deadlocked

VOA - 10.01.2018

NEW DELHI — In India efforts to pass a law to make the practice of instant divorce in the Muslim community a criminal offence have become embroiled in controversy amid strident objections from ...

South Korea Pushes Denuclearization Through Olympic Engagement

VOA - 10.01.2018

SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in emphasized on Wednesday that the denuclearization of North Korea is the long-term goal of his efforts to engage with Pyongyang to participate in the ...

US Ambassador to Netherlands Clashes with Dutch Reporters Over Remarks About Muslims

VOA - 10.01.2018

The U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra clashed with Dutch reporters on his first official day on the job. The clash was over comments he made in 2015 when he said Muslims had created ...

Ethiopia Approves Ban on Foreign Adoptions

VOA - 10.01.2018

Ethiopian lawmakers passed a resolution Tuesday that will ban foreign adoption of Ethiopian children amid concerns of mistreatment overseas. The new measure was approved after a heated debate, as ...

Paraguay City Closes Shop Selling Alleged Transgender Dolls

VOA - 10.01.2018

ASUNCION, PARAGUAY — Authorities in the Paraguayan border town of Ciudad del Este have temporarily closed a shop accused of selling transgender dolls.

Victim Search Expands as California Storm, Mudslides Kill 13

VOA - 10.01.2018

MONTECITO, CALIF. — A storm that slammed a California coastal community is over. The search for its victims is not. Authorities in Santa Barbara County were still trying to reach new areas and dig ...

EU Observers: Kenya's 2017 Election Process Undermined Democracy

VOA - 10.01.2018

NAIROBI — The European Union's chief observer for Kenya's 2017 elections says the process was far from perfect, singling out, in particular, the country's politicians.

The New York Times Cancels Public Event With James Franco

VOA - 10.01.2018

NEW YORK — Facing accusations by an actress and a filmmaker over alleged sexual misconduct, James Franco said on CBS' "The Late Show" on Tuesday the things he's heard aren't accurate but he supports ...

Power Outage Hits Giant Tech Show in Las Vegas

VOA - 10.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — What happens to all those internet-connected refrigerators, robots and other devices when the power goes out? Thousands of people attending the world's biggest consumer technology show ...

Disregarding Geography, Britain Hopes to Join Pacific Trade Deal

VOA - 10.01.2018

LONDON — Britain is making known its hopes to one day join the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, a free trade agreement currently being negotiated by eleven countries bordering the Pacific and the ...

Somalia Launches Digital Counter-extremism Center

VOA - 10.01.2018

Somalia's government has launched a digital counter-extremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabab and Islamic State.

US Congressional Report Details Extensive Russian Influence Campaigns

VOA - 10.01.2018

CAPITOL HILL — A U.S. congressional report issued Wednesday accused Russia of mounting a protracted assault on democracy at home and abroad, and urged a multi-pronged counter-strategy that begins ...

Trump Says Administration Will Examine Strengthening US Libel Laws

VOA - 10.01.2018

United States President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will take "a strong look" into strengthening the country's libel laws after the release of a book that questions his ability to ...

Indonesia Moves Forward on Plans to Relocate Capital

VOA - 10.01.2018

JAKARTA — For as long as Indonesia has been a country, it has dreamed of moving its capital. Jakarta, once the seat of the medieval Sunda kingdom and then the Dutch colonial port of Batavia, was ...

Myanmar Military Admits to Killing 10 Rohingya Found in Mass Grave

VOA - 10.01.2018

In a rare admission of guilt, Myanmar's military says its security forces were responsible for the deaths of 10 Rohingya found in a mass grave. Myanmar's Defense Ministry Information office released ...

Somaliland Parliament Passes First Bill Criminalizing Rape

VOA - 10.01.2018

WASHINGTON / HARGEISA — The parliament in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has approved a bill criminalizing rape for the first time, and requiring prison terms for individuals convicted of ...

Pakistan Mulls NATO Offer to Ship Afghan Supplies Through Gwadar Port

VOA - 10.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials say the U.S.-led NATO military coalition in Afghanistan has offered to import vital supplies through the southwestern port of Gwadar, calling it a much shorter and ...

Trump to South Korea: US Open to Talks with North at 'Appropriate Time'

VOA - 10.01.2018

WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump says he is open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time." The White House says the president spoke by telephone Wednesday with South Korean ...

Italy’s Youth Turn Away From ‘Mainstream’ Parties

VOA - 10.01.2018

Italy’s young adults will likely prove crucial in determining the outcome of the country’s March elections, and there are signs they are turning their backs on mainstream parties.

South Sudan Hopes Sports Can Promote Peace

VOA - 10.01.2018

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — South Sudan’s government is trying to promote cohesion and unity in the war-torn nation through a sports competition. South Sudan’s Culture, Youth and Sports minister said ...

Pakistani Journalist Escapes Kidnapping Attempt

VOA - 10.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — Armed men attempted to kidnap a Pakistani journalist early Wednesday on a busy road in Islamabad, but he managed to escape. Taha Siddiqui, who works mostly with foreign media outlets ...

White House: 'Outrageous' That US Court Blocks Trump Decision to End DACA

VOA - 10.01.2018

The White House said Wednesday it is "outrageous" that a U.S. federal judge ordered President Donald Trump to keep in place a program that protects against the deportation of hundreds of thousands of ...

Among Obama's Foreign Gifts: Cigars and Rum From Raul Castro

VOA - 10.01.2018

Cubans are proud of their cigars and rum. So it made sense that Cuban leader Raul Castro provided more than $2,000 worth of his nation's most famous consumer products and other items to Barack Obama, ...

Norway's PM Makes Business Case of ‘Green Economy’ to Trump

VOA - 10.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Norway’s prime minister told President Donald Trump on Wednesday that her country remains committed to the Paris climate agreement, making the business case of the “green economy” to the ...

Wall Street Falls on China, NAFTA Concerns

VOA - 10.01.2018

NEW YORK — The three major U.S. stock indexes ended lower Wednesday after a choppy trading session as investors worried that China would slow U.S. government bond purchases and that U.S.

Trump: Russia Probes 'Single Greatest Witch Hunt in American History'

VOA - 10.01.2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his attacks Wednesday on the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying they are "the single greatest ...

7-Eleven Probe Opens New Front on Immigration

VOA - 10.01.2018

LOS ANGELES — U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation ...

Talks to Ease Venezuela's Crisis Set to Resume

VOA - 10.01.2018

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — Talks to ease Venezuela's dire political and economic straits are scheduled to resume Thursday, even as severe food shortages fuel looting and the president and parliament spar ...

Syrian Offensive Threatens Turkish Cooperation with Russia, Iran

VOA - 10.01.2018

ISTANBUL — Turkey on Wednesday assailed Russia and Iran for failing to stop the Syrian government's ongoing military offensive in Syria's rebel enclave of Idlib, threatening the prospects of Ankara's ...

China's Interest in Riverine Development Evident at Mekong River Summit

VOA - 10.01.2018

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — In March 2016, while chairing the first summit on the Beijing-initiated Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang , in a speech, cited an anonymous ...

Turkey's Nationalist Opposition to Back Erdogan in 2019 Election

VOA - 09.01.2018

ANKARA — Turkey's nationalist opposition said on Monday it would back President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the 2019 election, signaling continued right-wing support crucial to his narrow victory in a ...

WHO: Mystery Outbreak in South Sudan Kills Three

VOA - 09.01.2018

GENEVA — Three people in South Sudan have died of a suspected viral hemorrhagic fever and 60 of their contacts are being monitored for any infection, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Opposition Lawmakers: Venezuela 2017 Annual Inflation at 2,616 Percent

VOA - 09.01.2018

CARACAS — Prices in Venezuela, which is believed to have the world's highest inflation, jumped 2,616 percent last year, the country's opposition-led National Assembly said, as millions suffer from ...

New Polish Leader Hoping to Mend Fences With EU Partners

VOA - 09.01.2018

BRUSSELS — Poland's new prime minister is looking to improve strained relations with partners in the European Union when he arrives in Brussels on Tuesday.

Death Toll in South Africa Listeria Outbreak Jumps to 61

VOA - 09.01.2018

JOHANNESBURG — The death toll from an outbreak of listeria in South Africa has jumped beyond 60 in the past month, health authorities said Monday, adding they had closed a poultry abattoir where the ...

Iran Protester Dies in Custody, Sparking Memories of 2009 Abuse

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — A 22-year-old Iranian protester has died in custody, according to two Iranian lawmakers, intensifying fears of a repeat of the prisoner abuse that followed similar protests in 2009.

Mexican Governor: Feds Withhold Funds on Corruption Probe

VOA - 09.01.2018

MEXICO CITY — The governor of the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua claimed Monday that federal authorities have refused to disperse millions of dollars in funding because of a state investigation ...

California Republican Royce Says He Won't Seek Re-election

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Ed Royce of California said Monday he will not seek re-election after serving out his 13th term in the House, the latest in a string of committee chairmen who have ...

French Female IS Recruiter Refutes Allegation of Torture in Recent Video

VOA - 09.01.2018

A new video released Monday by the Kurdish People's Protection Units in Syria (YPG) showed French female jihadist Emilie Konig refuting allegations she was tortured in captivity in Syria.

Pension Crisis Looms as Afghanistan Grapples to Fix Public Finances

VOA - 09.01.2018

KABUL — In a country not short of problems, a looming pensions crisis that could cripple Afghanistan's budget in coming years is a new headache for a government dependent on increasingly war-weary ...

Google Faces Lawsuit Accusing It of Discriminating Against Conservative White Men

VOA - 09.01.2018

Two former employees of Google have accused the tech giant of discriminating against conservative white men, in a class action lawsuit filed Monday. One of the accusers, James Damore, was fired from ...

China Says It Shut Down 128,000 Websites in 2017

VOA - 09.01.2018

China shut down nearly 128,000 websites that contained obscene and other “harmful” information in 2017, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Monday, citing government data.

Trump Signs Bill Expanding Atlanta Park Honoring King

VOA - 09.01.2018

MARIETTA, GEORGIA — President Donald Trump has signed a bill to create a national historic park in Atlanta honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The new law expands an existing historic site commemorating ...

North, South Korea Hold Rare Face-to-Face Talks

VOA - 09.01.2018

President Donald Trump is calling Tuesday's rare face-to-face talks between North and South Korea "a big start," hoping they go beyond whether the North will be a part of next month's Winter Olympics.

Ecuador to Probe Legality of Debt Under Ex-president Correa

VOA - 09.01.2018

QUITO — Ecuador's comptroller's office on Monday announced it will open an audit of debt contracted in the last five years of the government of former President Rafael Correa to determine the ...

Tunisian Protester Killed in Clashes with Police Over Price Hikes, Unemployment

VOA - 09.01.2018

TUNIS — One person was killed Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town, a security official and residents said, as demonstrations over rising prices and tax ...

Puerto Rico Police Chief Resigns as Killings, Absences Spike

VOA - 09.01.2018

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Puerto Rico's first female police chief resigned Monday amid a spike in killings while thousands of officers continue to call in sick to protest the lack of overtime pay.

Vietnam Sets Up Command Center for Cyberspace Defense

VOA - 09.01.2018

HANOI — Vietnam announced on Monday the creation of a cyberspace operations command to protect its sovereignty on the Internet, with prime minister citing risks related to the disputed South China ...

Energy Agency Rejects Trump Bid to Boost Coal, Nuclear Power

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to boost ...

Gays Marry in Midnight Wedding Ceremonies Across Australia

VOA - 09.01.2018

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the last legal impediment to gay marriage expired.

Rain Unleashes Risk of Mudslides in Fire-ravaged California

VOA - 09.01.2018

SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA — Storms brought rain to California on Monday and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities, driving property owners to stack sandbags in devastated northern ...

Trump Takes Victory Lap on Taxes with Rural Americans

VOA - 09.01.2018

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband ...

Pelosi Optimistic About Agreement on US Budget, Immigration

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Monday that she remains optimistic about potential agreements with Washington Republicans on the budget and immigration, though she is skeptical that ...

South Korea Says North Korea Agrees to Take Part in Winter Olympics

VOA - 09.01.2018

A South Korean official says North Korea has offered to send a high-level delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The proposal was made Tuesday during the first face-to-face talks ...

Syrian Military Reports Israeli Missile Strikes

VOA - 09.01.2018

Syria's military said Israeli forces launched several rounds of missiles Tuesday toward Syrian territory, including an area northeast of Damascus. The army said it shot down some of the missiles, ...

Usage Remains Low for Pill that Can Prevent HIV Infection

VOA - 09.01.2018

NEW YORK — From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but ...

AP Interview: Tillerson Says No Diplomats Return to Cuba Yet

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — The United States would be "putting people intentionally in harm's way" if it sent diplomats back to Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in an Associated Press interview , even ...

Alabama Wins NCAA Football Championship

VOA - 09.01.2018

The University of Alabama capped a dramatic comeback Monday night with a long touchdown pass in overtime to win the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association football championship.

Letra përshëndetëse e Coutinhos për tifozët e Liverpoolit

Koha.net - 09.01.2018

Futbollisti më i ri i Barcelonës, Philippe Coutinho, përmes një letër përshëndetëse ka falënderuar tifozët e ish-skuadrës së tij Liverpool. Braziliani kaloi te Barça në ditët e para të janarit për ...

South Korea Will Not Renegotiate Deal with Japan Over Wartime 'Comfort Women'

VOA - 09.01.2018

South Korea says it will not renegotiate a 2015 agreement with Japan aimed at reaching a final settlement over the so-called "comfort women" who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese colonial ...

Iranian Oil Tanker Continues to Burn Three Days After Collision

VOA - 09.01.2018

An Iranian oil tanker continues to burn in the East China Sea Tuesday, three days after it collided with a Chinese cargo ship off the China's east coast.

'The Shape of Water' Leads Race for British Academy Awards

VOA - 09.01.2018

LONDON — Cold War monster movie "The Shape of Water" leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars. Guillermo del Toro's fantastical thriller is nominated in ...

Special Counsel Interested in Interviewing Trump for Russia Probe

VOA - 09.01.2018

The U.S. special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has discussed with President Donald Trump's legal team the prospect of interviewing the president.

AP Source: Mueller Conveys Interest in Questioning Trump

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has expressed interest in speaking with President Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and ...

Egypt Says its Forces Kill 8 Suspected Militants in Sinai

VOA - 09.01.2018

CAIRO — Egypt says security forces have killed eight suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Interior Ministry said Tuesday the firefight broke out when the forces ...

Suicide Bombing Kills 6 in Southwestern Pakistan

VOA - 09.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber has killed at least six people and wounded more than 25 others in southwestern Pakistan. The attack Tuesday targeted a police vehicle in a high security area in Quetta, ...

North, South Korea Will Hold Talks to Defuse Nuclear Tensions

VOA - 09.01.2018

SEOUL — North and South Korea agreed Tuesday to hold military talks to improve relations, the two nations announced after their first formal discussions in more than two years.

US to Further Probe 'Health Attacks' Against Diplomats in Cuba

VOA - 09.01.2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will convene an accountability review board to probe the health attacks on 24 diplomatic personnel in Cuba, the State Department said Tuesday.

France investigates Apple for Slowing Down Old iPhones

VOA - 09.01.2018

PARIS — French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday a probe was ...

Nigeria Estimates 80 People Killed in Communal Violence

VOA - 09.01.2018

An estimated 80 people have been killed in communal violence in Nigeria since Dec. 31, police and officials said Tuesday. The clashes are mostly between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers ...

Kentucky's Republican House Speaker Resigns Leadership Post

VOA - 09.01.2018

FRANKFORT, KY. — Kentucky's Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber's ...

UNHCR Urges Israel Not to Forcibly Deport African Refugees, Asylum Seekers

VOA - 09.01.2018

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency is appealing to the government of Israel not to forcibly send thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Boko Haram, Anglophone Crisis Delay Voter Registration in Cameroon

VOA - 09.01.2018

YAOUNDE — Voter registration is underway in Cameroon ahead of nationwide elections later this year, however the electoral body is encountering both voter apathy and challenges due to insecurity in ...

WHO: Heavy Rains in DRC Worsening Cholera Epidemic

VOA - 09.01.2018

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) warns heavy rains and flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo may exacerbate the country’s ongoing cholera epidemic.

Venezuela Extends Trade Ban With 3 Caribbean Islands

VOA - 09.01.2018

CARACAS — Venezuela has extended its ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, citing out of control smuggling, officials said Tuesday.

South Africa's Zuma Booed as New ANC Leader Calls for Unity

VOA - 13.01.2018

African National Congress (ANC) supporters booed President Jacob Zuma on Saturday during a political party event in the southeastern city of East London.

Trump, Key Lawmakers Negotiating Immigration Policies

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with key lawmakers on immigration policies, but no breakthrough appeared imminent on how to protect hundreds of thousands of young ...

Intel CEO: Fixes on Way for Serious Chip Security Flaws

VOA - 09.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious ...

Film on New York's Met to Include Price Interview

VOA - 09.01.2018

NEW YORK — The Opera House , a documentary to be broadcast to theaters worldwide Saturday as part of the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series, includes an interview with soprano Leontyne Price.

Erdogan Accuses US of 'Political Coup Attempt'

VOA - 09.01.2018

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday said a sanctions-busting court case in New York involving Turkish nationals is a "political coup attempt" against him and his government.

US: No Official Confirmation From Pakistan on Suspension of Cooperation

VOA - 09.01.2018

STATE DEPARTMENT, ISLAMABAD — The United States says it has not been officially notified that Pakistan has suspended military or intelligence cooperation with Washington.

2 Killed as Mud Engulfs California Burn Areas

VOA - 09.01.2018

LOS ANGELES — Two people were killed and homes were swept from their foundations as mud and debris from wildfire-scarred hillsides flowed through neighborhoods and onto a key Southern California ...

Mexico Records 6.77 Percent Inflation Rate in 2017, a 17-year High

VOA - 09.01.2018

MEXICO CITY — Mexico recorded 6.77 percent annual inflation in 2017, the country said Tuesday, more than double its 3 percent target and a 17-year high.

US Democratic Senator Releases Fusion GPS Testimony in Russia Probe

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday released testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm that researched President Donald Trump's ties to Russia and produced a ...

Israel to Approve Hundreds of New Settler Homes in West Bank

VOA - 09.01.2018

JERUSALEM — Israel will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday.

Smart Everything at Computer Electronics Show

VOA - 09.01.2018

LAS VEGAS — The new smart electronic gadgets on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas may help drive you into an increasingly connected future.

Amnesty International: Myanmar Must Release 2 Detained Journalists

VOA - 09.01.2018

The human rights group Amnesty International called Tuesday on Myanmar to immediately release two Reuters journalists it has detained, contending the government was trying to thwart their ...

Greek Communist Anti-Austerity Protesters Storm Labor Ministry

VOA - 09.01.2018

ATHENS, GREECE — Greek demonstrators stormed the country's Labor Ministry and confronted its chief on Tuesday in protest at moves to restrict the right to strike, a condition set by international ...

Ex-Catalan President Artur Mas Steps Down as Leader of Separatist Party

VOA - 09.01.2018

MADRID — Former Catalan president Artur Mas said Tuesday he would step down as head of his separatist political party to pave the way for new leaders of Catalonia's independence movement after ...

Regular Carry-out Meals Linked to Higher Body and Blood Fats in Kids

VOA - 09.01.2018

Children who eat restaurant carry-out, or “takeaway,” meals once a week or more tend to have extra body fat and long-term risk factors for heart disease, suggests a UK study.

What is the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution?

VOA - 09.01.2018

The 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States details the process by which the president or vice president is replaced in the event either person is not available for service.

South Sudan Warring Parties Deny Holding Political Detainees, POWs

VOA - 09.01.2018

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Both the South Sudan government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar say they are not holding political detainees or prisoners of war.

Iranian Lawmaker: 3,700 Arrested in Anti-government Protests

VOA - 09.01.2018

An Iranian lawmaker says about 3,700 people have been arrested in anti-government protests across Iran, a much higher number than previously estimated.

Native Americans, Canada’s First Peoples, Fight to Keep Long Hair

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Tiya-Marie Large, a member of the Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, couldn’t understand why her 8-year-old son, Mylon McArthur, came home from school ...

Egypt, Eritrea Leaders Meet as Nile Tensions Rise

VOA - 09.01.2018

CAIRO — Egypt’s president and his Eritrean counterpart met in Cairo on Monday amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream Nile dam.

Eurozone Recovery Pushes Unemployment to Lowest Since 2009

VOA - 09.01.2018

LONDON — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to its lowest level in nearly nine years, official figures showed Tuesday, in the latest sign that the currency bloc's economy ...

Defiant Bosnian Serbs Celebrate Banned 'Statehood' Holiday

VOA - 09.01.2018

BANJA LUKA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA — Bosnian Serbs celebrated a banned “statehood” holiday Tuesday in stubborn defiance of the West and their non-Serb compatriots, but with tacit backing from Russia.

Yemen's Houthis Threaten to Block Red Sea Shipping Lane

VOA - 09.01.2018

DUBAI — Yemen's armed Houthi movement threatened to block the strategic Red Sea shipping lane if the Saudi-led coalition it is fighting keeps pushing toward the port of Hodeidah it controls, the ...

Unlikely Rivalry in Aerials Set to Continue at Pyeongchang Olympics

VOA - 09.01.2018

LONDON — Two countries, Belarus and China, have dominated the men's aerials at the last three Winter Olympics and look to do the same this time around in Pyeongchang.

Indian National First to Lose US Citizenship Under 'Operation Janus'

VOA - 09.01.2018

A man of Indian origin has become the first person to lose U.S. citizenship as part of a stepped-up government crackdown on foreign nationals who have illegally obtained naturalization.

Democrats Vow to Force Vote on Net Neutrality, Make It a Campaign Issue

VOA - 09.01.2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they will force a vote later this year on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's reversal of landmark Obama administration net neutrality ...

Korea Talks Welcomed, But With Skepticism

VOA - 09.01.2018

The United States and United Nations are welcoming an agreement meant to ease tensions between North and South Korea, but some analysts are warning the North may be using the talks to buy more time ...

Peru's Alpine Herders Revive Ancient Technologies to Face the Future

VOA - 09.01.2018

ROME — With their alpine grasslands shrinking due to erratic rainfall and glacier retreat, herders in Peru's central Andes have decided that the future lies in reviving the past.

Zeman Leads Polls in Final Days Before Czech Presidential Election

VOA - 09.01.2018

PRAGUE — Czechs will vote for a new president on Friday and Saturday with the strongly anti-immigration incumbent Milos Zeman leading opinion polls but possibly facing a tough challenger in the ...

Foreign Leaders Wary of Being Burned by 'Fire and Fury'

VOA - 09.01.2018

Only five months ago, world leaders reacted with public disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise to respond to any North Korean aggression with “fire and fury.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing fituesi kryesor në Golden Globes

Evropaelire - 08.01.2018

Filmi, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, ka qenë fituesi i madh në ceremoninë e ndarjes së çmimeve, Golden Globes. Filmi i kategorisë dramë-krim që flet për një grua, e cila kërkon të ...

‘Golden Globes 2018’, lista e plotë e fituesve

Almakos - 08.01.2018

Edicioni i sivjetmë i Golden Globes ishte një mbrëmje e madhe për vlerësimin e punës së yjeve që luajnë në seriale dhe filma. Ndër fituesit më të mëdhenj të mbrëmjes, ishte seriali i HBO, “Big Little ...

Turqi, opozita nacionaliste mbështet Erdogan për zgjedhjet e 2019

SOT - 08.01.2018

Opozita nacionaliste e Turqisë tha sot se do të mbështesë presidentin Tajip Erdogan në zgjedhjet e 2019, duke sinjalizuar rritje të mbështetjes për liderin nga e djathta e fuqishme.

New Tech Gadgets Are Following the Sound of Your Voice

VOA - 08.01.2018

What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice. Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google ...

Israel Bars Members from 20 Activist Groups who Called for a Boycott of Israel

VOA - 08.01.2018

JERUSALEM — Israel is barring members of 20 global activist groups over their calls for a boycott of the Jewish state because of its Palestinian policies.

Armed Clashes Kill 11 in Mexico's Troubled Guerrero State

VOA - 08.01.2018

ACAPULCO, MEXICO — Violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force and state police killed 11 people in the troubled southern state of Guerrero on Sunday, while a separate series of ...

Entrepreneurs Flock to Las Vegas for Giant Consumer Electronics Show

VOA - 08.01.2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Packed inside an SUV and heading to Las Vegas, employees of CaptureProof, a San Francisco startup, are part of a time-honored technology industry tradition — attending the giant ...

NAACP and Anti-Fascists Plan to Protest Trump in Atlanta

VOA - 08.01.2018

ATLANTA — The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs on Monday. Another group says demonstrators will "take a knee'' before the big game to protest President Donald Trump's ...

Netanyahu: UN's Palestinian Refugee Agency Should Be 'Thing of the Past'

VOA - 08.01.2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees perpetuates the problem and should be shut down. Netanyahu complained that the U.N.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, fituesi kryesor në Golden Globes

Koha.net - 08.01.2018

Filmi, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, ka qenë fituesi i madh në ceremoninë e ndarjes së çmimeve, Golden Globes. Filmi i kategorisë dramë-krim që flet për një grua, e cila kërkon të ...

Southeast Asian Giants Team up to Resist IS

VOA - 08.01.2018

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Southeast Asia’s two biggest countries, the Philippines and Indonesia, are joining forces to stop Islamic State sympathizers from crossing a porous sea border and helping violent ...

‘Golden Globes 2018’, lista e plotë e fituesve

Telegrafi - 08.01.2018

Edicioni i sivjetmë i Golden Globes ishte një mbrëmje e madhe për vlerësimin e punës së yjeve që luajnë në seriale dhe filma. Ndër fituesit më të mëdhenj të mbrëmjes, ishte seriali i HBO, “Big Little ...

Officials: Water Pipe Break at JFK Airport Weather-Related

VOA - 08.01.2018

NEW YORK — A water pipe break in one of the terminals at New York's Kennedy Airport on Sunday added to the delays at the beleaguered airport trying to recover from the aftermath of a snowstorm that ...

Golden Globes Most Notable Moments

VOA - 08.01.2018

What president? A year after politics - and the newly elected occupant of the White House - dominated the conversation and tone of the Golden Globes, there was barely a mention of such things at ...

North and South Korea to Talk About Olympic Cooperation

VOA - 08.01.2018

SEOUL — North and South Korea will hold high-level talks on Tuesday primarily to discuss the North’s participation in the upcoming winter Olympics, but also to look for ways to reduce heightened ...

Lista e plotë e fituesve në “Golden Globe 2018”

Koha.net - 08.01.2018

Ky ishte viti i 75-të i ndarjes së çmimeve Golden Globe, një ndër mbrëmjet më të mëdha ku u vlerësua puna e yjeve në filma e seriale. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, ishte filmi që mori ...

France’s Macron Visits China to Forge Strategic Partnership

VOA - 08.01.2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said China and Europe should work together on Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, the project intended to build a modern-day "Silk Road" which Macron said could not ...

Vietnam Tries Former Oil Executives in Widened Crackdown

VOA - 08.01.2018

HANOI, VIETNAM — Vietnam opened a major corruption trial Monday against defendants who include a former senior Communist official and a former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of ...

Iranian Oil Tanker at Risk of Exploding and Sinking

VOA - 08.01.2018

An Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after it collided with a Chinese cargo ship Saturday off China's east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese state media (CCTV) reported Monday, ...

Greek Court Temporarily Freezes Asylum to Turkish Soldier

VOA - 08.01.2018

ATHENS — Greece won on Monday a temporary injunction freezing asylum granted to a Turkish soldier who fled with seven others to the country after a botched coup attempt against Turkish President ...

Rouhani: All Officials Can Be Criticized

VOA - 08.01.2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday all officials can be criticized and that protesters in Iran are upset about more than economic issues. Rouhani also called for the lifting of bans on ...

Pope Urges Efforts to Rebuild Trust in North Korea, Syria

VOA - 08.01.2018

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urged concerted international efforts Monday to rebuild trust on the Korean peninsula and in Syria, using his annual foreign policy address to demand that political ...

Fire Reported on Top Floor of Trump Tower NY

VOA - 08.01.2018

NEW YORK — The Fire Department of New York says it's at the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The department says it was called around 7:00 a.m.

As Growing Economies Jostle for Power, What Post-Brexit Role for Britain?

VOA - 08.01.2018

LONDON — As Britain’s 2019 exit from the European Union edges closer, it is looking to carve out a new role for itself on the world stage. Many analysts say it could struggle to retain its influence ...

Apple Investors Urge Action to Curb Child Gadget Addiction

VOA - 08.01.2018

NEW YORK — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and ...

BBC's China Editor Resigns Over Gender pay gap Dispute

VOA - 08.01.2018

BEIJING — The BBC's China editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women at the public ...

Bitcoin Is an Asset, Not a Currency: Israel's Central Bank

VOA - 08.01.2018

JERUSALEM — Israel’s central bank said on Monday it would not recognize virtual currencies such as bitcoin as actual currency and that it was difficult to devise regulations to monitor the risks of ...

France Sees Sharp Spike in Asylum Applications in 2017

VOA - 08.01.2018

PARIS — Official figures show that 100,412 persons applied for asylum in France in 2017, up 17 percent on the year before. Pascal Brice, director of the French Office for the Protection of Refugees ...

Syrian Troops Capture 14 Villages From Rebels

VOA - 08.01.2018

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces captured 14 villages on Monday as they advance on the largest rebel-held enclave in the country's north amid a wave of airstrikes.

India’s Top Court to Review Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

VOA - 08.01.2018

NEW DELHI — In a boost for the gay community in India, the country's Supreme Court said Monday that it would review a British-era law that criminalizes homosexuality and that no one should have to ...

Jordan State Media: Intelligence Foiled "Massive" IS Plot

VOA - 08.01.2018

Jordan's intelligence service has foiled an Islamic State plan to carry out a "massive" scheme of simultaneous attacks, the country's state news agency said Monday.

US to End Temporary Protection from Deportation for Salvadorans

VOA - 08.01.2018

The U.S. government will suspend a protection extended to some 262,500 citizens of El Salvador who have lived in the United States for nearly two decades, senior administration officials announced ...

Velib Bike-Sharing Scheme Hits Road Bump in French Capital

VOA - 08.01.2018

PARIS — Paris' pioneering Velib bicycle hire service, which has been copied from London to Seattle, has ground to a virtual standstill after the new concession holder failed to install revamped ...

New Report Warns IS Increasing "Footprint" in Pakistan

VOA - 08.01.2018

ISLAMABAD — A new report has documented an “alarming” increase in the Islamic State footprint in Pakistan, saying it adds to the challenges facing the country’s decade-long campaign against terrorism ...

Retail Workers Feel Disruption From Shifting Shopper Habits

VOA - 08.01.2018

NEW YORK — With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers... well, not always. The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and ...

Trump Allies Defend Him Against Book's Claims

VOA - 08.01.2018

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an ...

Israeli Company Says it Has Produced Tiniest Cherry Tomato

VOA - 08.01.2018

MOSHAV IDAN, ISRAEL — They say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before.

Britain’s National Health Service Engulfed in Crisis

VOA - 08.01.2018

In 2012, Britons delighted in the spectacular opening ceremony of the London Olympics celebrating British history. One of the curtain-raiser’s most popular sequences, drawing loud applause, involved ...

Malaysian Opposition Names 92-year-old Mahathir as PM Choice

VOA - 08.01.2018

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Malaysia's opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for upcoming general elections to boost its ...

US Security Experts Back Iran Nuclear Deal, as Trump Faces Deadlines

VOA - 08.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Retired U.S. military officers, members of Congress and former U.S. ambassadors were among 52 U.S. national security experts who signed a letter released on Monday urging President ...

How a Ugandan Refugee Became an American Police Shooting Statistic

VOA - 08.01.2018

Editor's note: This story is the result of a reporting collaboration with NBS-TV, a VOA affiliate in Kampala, Uganda. On what would be the last day of his life, Alfred Olango showed up at his ...

Children of Terror Left Behind in Iraq

VOA - 08.01.2018

MOSUL & HAJ ALI CAMP, IRAQ — Both of Maya's parents were Islamic State suicide bombers. Her four siblings were among their victims. Plump, smiling and younger than two years old, Maya may never know ...

California Bill Uses Donations to Avoid Trump Tax Changes

VOA - 08.01.2018

A new proposal in California would allow residents to make donations instead of paying taxes in order to avoid the new federal tax plan's cap on deductions of state taxes.

Pence to Visit Israel, Egypt, Jordan

VOA - 08.01.2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Jordan, Egypt and Israel on behalf of President Donald Trump later this month, Pence's office said in a statement Monday.

Iran Blames Unrest on US, Other Foreign Powers

VOA - 08.01.2018

WASHINGTON — Iran's foreign minister says recent unrest in Iran was caused by U.S. "interventionist" strategies and called them some of the nation's most serious security challenges.

Trump Touting Rural America Agenda

VOA - 08.01.2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is touting his policies for rural America, a segment of the national economy that has lagged behind growth in urban areas.

Americans Borrowed More in November Amid Solid Holiday Sales

VOA - 08.01.2018

U.S. consumers in November ran up nearly $28 billion in new debt on their credit cards and in new student, auto and other loans, a sign of growing confidence in the economy.

Madagascar Cyclone Kills 29, Displaces Thousands

VOA - 08.01.2018

ANTANANARIVO — A cyclone that hit eastern Madagascar over the weekend killed at least 29 people and injured three others while two people were reported missing, authorities said Monday.

Romanian Prime Minister Thwarted in Reshuffle Attempt

VOA - 08.01.2018

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Romania's prime minister failed Monday to deliver the government reshuffle he planned as the powerful leader of his party ruled that any changes would have to wait until the end ...

More Equipment, Crews Head to Puerto Rico for Power Boost

VOA - 08.01.2018

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Federal officials said Monday that efforts to fully restore power to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria should get a boost with more work crews and more supplies in ...

2017 Most Expensive Year for US Natural Disasters

VOA - 08.01.2018

Three major hurricanes pushed the bill for natural disasters to record levels last year, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration .

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Says Time for 'New Hands' to Lead

VOA - 08.01.2018

HARARE — Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Monday it was time for the older generation to step back and allow "new hands" to lead, ...