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Pakistan's Provincial Authorities Seek to Identify Educated Radicals

VOA - 17.09.2017

Pakistan's Sindh provincial counterterrorism authorities have initiated a new program aimed at identifying students who might be inclined toward radicalization and militancy.

EU Climate Commissioner: US Changing Its Tune on Paris Deal

VOA - 17.09.2017

The European Union's top energy official says the United States has signaled that it may be willing to re-engage in the Paris climate pact, despite President Donald Trump's announcement in June that ...

Suicide Rates Among Veterans Highest in Western US, Rural Areas

VOA - 17.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social ...

At Least 9 Arrested in Second Night of Protests in St. Louis

VOA - 17.09.2017

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens warned Sunday that his administration will deal harshly with those responsible for violent protests in St. Louis over the death of a black man.

Transcript of Interview With Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

VOA - 17.09.2017

BAGHDAD — A transcript of an interview Saturday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi by The Associated Press. AP: Thank you mister prime minister for having The Associated Press here in Baghdad.

Jets Strike US-backed Forces in Eastern Syria

VOA - 17.09.2017

BEIRUT — U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they came under attack Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir el-Zour province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex ...

Iraq's Abadi: Half of IS Families Detained Near Mosul Are Turkish

VOA - 17.09.2017

BAGHDAD — Turkish nationals make up half of the hundreds of families being held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the Islamic State group, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an ...

New Tropical Storms Forming in Active Hurricane Season

VOA - 17.09.2017

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane season roared on Saturday as Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Norma edged toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula, and ...

Greeks March to Protest Ultranationalism

VOA - 17.09.2017

Hundreds of people marched in Athens, Greece, Saturday in an anti-racism protest to commemorate the killing of an activist rapper by a member of the Greek ultranationalist political party Golden Dawn.

Former CIA Chief Warns of N. Korea’s Other Nuclear Weapon

VOA - 17.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Advances in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs are pushing the international community to respond with increasingly strict sets of sanctions, with the latest round, passed this ...

NATO Concerned About Russia's Transparency on Military Games

VOA - 17.09.2017

TIRANA, ALBANIA — A senior NATO official says there's reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military maneuvers being conducted now by Russia and Belarus, since they could be seen as ...

China Builds an ‘Orlando’ Aside its ‘Vegas’ and ‘New York’

VOA - 17.09.2017

HENGQIN, CHINA — Just a stone’s throw across a narrow waterway from the world’s largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China’s newest tourism haven.

Thousands of Houston Firefighters Told to Stay Home During Harvey

VOA - 17.09.2017

HOUSTON — Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey’s flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city’s firefighters ...

Unexpected Beauty Off the Beaten Path to the Pacific Northwest

VOA - 17.09.2017

After leaving the majesty of the Grand Canyon in the American Southwest, national parks traveler Mikah Meyer headed north to the cooler climes of the Pacific Northwest.

Program Breathes Calmer New Life into Angry Young Men

VOA - 17.09.2017

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — Late on the night of Oct. 13, 1992, 20-year-old Damion Cooper was shot in a dark alley in Baltimore, Maryland. The bullet lodged near his heart and he nearly died.

North Korea Nuclear Ambitions to Overshadow Annual UN Assembly

VOA - 17.09.2017

UNITED NATIONS — Starting Monday, world leaders will gather for their annual U.N. meetings in New York, where President Donald Trump will make his debut on the U.N.

Philippines’ Duterte Asks Human Rights Chief: Are you a Pedophile?

VOA - 17.09.2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Saturday, asking if he was a pedophile because of his focus on the killing of ...

Bangladesh Limits Rohingya Travel, Begins Immunizing Children

VOA - 17.09.2017

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH — Bangladeshi authorities took steps Sunday to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar into crowded border camps and started immunizing ...

Roadside Bomb Kills Senior Pakistani official, 4 security guards

VOA - 17.09.2017

ISLAMABAD — A roadside bomb in northwestern Pakistan Sunday killed a senior government official and at least four of his security guards. The deadly blast took place in Bajaur, a volatile federally ...

Hamas Takes Steps Toward Reconciliation Government

VOA - 17.09.2017

Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday in a statement that it will dissolve its administrative body and hold general elections.

Africa’s Ties to North Korea Extend Beyond Isolated Military Deals

VOA - 17.09.2017

WASHINGTON — As the U.N. investigates at least seven African countries for possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, many other countries across the continent have, in recent ...

Russia Rejects Allegation it Bombed US-Backed Fighters in Syria

VOA - 17.09.2017

MOSCOW — The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday denied it had bombed U.S.-backed militias in Syria, saying its planes only targeted Islamic State militants and that it had warned the United States ...

Is US Withdrawing from Paris Agreement?

VOA - 17.09.2017

The White House says President Donald Trump has not changed his mind on withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on international climate change, unless the U.S. gets "pro-America terms.

Children Flee, Fight Amid Congo's Growing Kasai Violence

VOA - 17.09.2017

DAKAR, SENEGAL — Congo's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable ...

India Prime Minister Modi Inaugurates Controversial Dam Project

VOA - 17.09.2017

MUMBAI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods.

As Trump Visits UN, New York Prepares for 'Super Bowl' of Security

VOA - 17.09.2017

NEW YORK — New York police and a host of federal agencies are preparing for the annual traffic and security nightmare known as the United Nations General Assembly, featuring a week of speeches by U.S.

New Technology Helps Stranded Refugees in Greece

VOA - 17.09.2017

BEIRUT — Stuck in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios with poor internet and little credit, Abrar Hassan, like many others, was unaware that the tech world had been falling all over itself to ...

Hamas Moves to End Dispute with Abbas's Fatah Movement

VOA - 17.09.2017

The militant group Hamas that rules Gaza moved Sunday to end its decade-long political and territorial split with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, agreeing to dissolve its ...

Kuwait Poised to Expel North Korean Ambassador

VOA - 17.09.2017

Kuwait will expel North Korea's ambassador to the Gulf country along with four other diplomats, sources said Sunday. North Korea's diplomatic presence in the oil-rich state will be reduced to a ...

Kenya's Opposition Urges Reform of Electoral Commission

VOA - 17.09.2017

NAIROBI, KENYA — Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga Sunday said the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to urge reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential ...

Khamenei: Iran Won't Respond to US 'Bullying' Over Nuclear Deal

VOA - 17.09.2017

Iran will not be subject to "bullying" by the United States in regards to a 2015 nuclear deal that president Trump has threatened to scrap, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday.

Official: 4 US Tourists Attacked with Acid in Marseille

VOA - 17.09.2017

PARIS, FRANCE — Four young female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor's office said.

Britain Eases Threat Level After Police Arrest Second Suspect

VOA - 17.09.2017

Britain eased its terrorist threat level Sunday from "critical" to "severe" after police arrested a second suspect in the bombing of a subway train in London.

US Considering Closing Embassy in Cuba

VOA - 17.09.2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is considering closing its embassy in Cuba following a number of "health attacks" on American diplomats there.

Somali Militants Assassinate Intelligence Official

VOA - 17.09.2017

The al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior intelligence officer and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in southern Mogadishu.

Fatah Group Urges Hamas to Implement Reconciliation Accord

VOA - 17.09.2017

CAIRO — Following days of talks Egyptian mediators have gotten rival Palestinian factions to agree to reconcile, although Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah group is insisting rival ...

2017 Emmys: New Shows, New Platforms, and Politics

VOA - 17.09.2017

American television's biggest stars are walking the red carpet Sunday in Los Angeles, posing for photos and interviews before the 69th annual Emmy awards presentation.

Rejuvenated Berlusconi Lays Out Vote Platform, Eyes Victory in Italy

VOA - 17.09.2017

ROME — Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, marking a formal return to Italy's political stage, laid out his policy priorities on Sunday for the forthcoming election, portraying himself as a ...

Spain's Prosecutor Warns Over Catalonia Referendum as Leaflets Seized

VOA - 17.09.2017

BARCELONA — Spanish authorities on Sunday pursued efforts to block an independence vote in Catalonia, seizing campaign materials as the chief prosecutor said jailing the region's top politician could ...

Putin Ally: No Logic in Deploying UN Forces on Russia-Ukraine Border

VOA - 17.09.2017

MOSCOW — One of President Vladimir Putin's top allies said on Sunday she saw no logic in deploying U.N. peacekeepers along the border between Russia and Ukraine, something Kyiv and Washington favor.

Warm Water Off US West Coast Has Lingering Effects for Salmon

VOA - 17.09.2017

SEATTLE — The mass of warm water known as "the blob'' that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface ...

Trump Takes Swing at Clinton With Mock Golf Ball Video

VOA - 17.09.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took another swing at Hillary Clinton in the latest sign that his campaign fury hasn't faded, retweeting a mock video that shows him smacking a golf ball that - in ...

Beijing Bans Winter Construction to Improve Air Quality

VOA - 17.09.2017

BEIJING — Beijing will suspend construction of major public projects in the city this winter in an effort to improve the capital's notorious air quality, official media said on Sunday, citing the ...

Bangladesh Protests Myanmar Airspace Violations as Tensions Mount Over Rohingya

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Bangladesh is protesting a violation of its airspace by helicopters and drones from Myanmar, as tensions between the two countries escalate over a massive influx of Rohingya Muslim ...

Character Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at Age 91

VOA - 16.09.2017

LOS ANGELES — Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in Paris, Texas and Repo Man, as well as ...

Trump: US, Allies 'Will Not Be Intimidated' by North Korea

VOA - 16.09.2017

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — President Donald Trump has responded to North Korea's most recent missile launch with a vow that the United States and its allies will not be intimidated.

North Korean Leader: Nuclear Program Will Be Completed

VOA - 16.09.2017

SEOUL — North Korea said Saturday leader Kim Jong Un vowed to complete his nuclear weapons program in the face of strengthening sanctions after he inspected a powerful new intermediate-range missile ...

Judge: Sessions Can't Deny Grant Money for Sanctuary Cities

VOA - 16.09.2017

CHICAGO — Attorney General Jeff Sessions can't follow through — at least for now — with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing ...

Myanmar Leader's Silence on Rohingya Disappoints, Angers

VOA - 16.09.2017

For more than 20 years, Aung San Suu Kyi has stood as a human rights icon. Known as "The Lady," she was admired and respected around the world as she endured house arrest and the repression of ...

St. Louis Protesters Fume at Acquittal of White Officer in Black's Death; Arrests Made

VOA - 16.09.2017

Protesters marched Friday in St. Louis, Missouri, following the acquittal of a white police officer charged with murder last year in the shooting death of a 24-year-old black man.

Iceland's Center-right Government Collapses Amid Pedophile Scandal

VOA - 16.09.2017

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — Iceland's nine-month-old, center-right government collapsed Friday after a small coalition member quit and the country's prime minister called for a new election “as soon as ...

Leftover Trump Inaugural Funds Have Yet to Go to Charity

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million for a ceremony that officials promised would be "workmanlike," and the committee pledged to give ...

Vatican Diplomat to US Removed Over Child Porn Accusations

VOA - 16.09.2017

The Roman Catholic Church and U.S. officials confirm that a high-ranking diplomat at the Vatican's Embassy in Washington, D.C., has been recalled to Vatican City over accusations he possessed child ...

Transgender Troops Can Re-enlist in Military — for Now

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender troops currently in the military can re-enlist in the next several months, even as the department debates ...

Bannon to Speak at Berkeley ‘Free Speech’ Event

VOA - 16.09.2017

Former White House chief strategist and Breitbart editor Steve Bannon has been invited to speak at the University of California-Berkeley’s “Free Speech Week” at the end of September.

Norma Becomes Hurricane, Threatens Baja California

VOA - 16.09.2017

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Norma became a hurricane Friday evening as it barreled toward the southernmost reaches of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

US Hip Hop Fans March on Washington to Protest Gang Designation

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Fans of the American hip hop group the Insane Clown Posse will march on Washington Saturday in protest of their designation as a street gang by the federal government.

British Police Make Arrest in Subway Explosion Case

VOA - 16.09.2017

British police say they have made an arrest in connection with Friday's rush-hour bomb attack on a London subway train. Authorities say the 18-year-old man was arrested in the port area of Dover ...

Russia’s Digital Weapons Refined on Virtual Battlefield’ of Ukraine

VOA - 16.09.2017

KYIV, UKRAINE — It was a Friday in June, a short workday before a public holiday weekend in Ukraine, and cybersecurity expert Victor Zhora had left the capital, Kyiv, and was in the western city of ...

Passions Run High as Confederate Monuments Are Removed

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — A resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups has been approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, who faced criticism over his ...

Trump’s UN Priority: Global Diplomatic Isolation of North Korea

VOA - 16.09.2017

WHITE HOUSE — President Donald Trump will push the case for tightening the global economic isolation of North Korea at next week’s U.N. General Assembly meeting, according to two senior officials who ...

California Democrats Pass ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

VOA - 16.09.2017

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — California Democrats approved a “sanctuary state” bill Saturday that would limit how local and state police can interact with federal immigration agents.

Killing to Conserve? 'Trophy' Raises Difficult Questions

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — An American dentist's killing of Cecil the lion, a collared 13-year-old lion monitored by the University of Oxford in Zimbabwe, sparked widespread outrage and condemnation of big-game ...

Millions of World's Children Lack any Record of Their Births

VOA - 16.09.2017

MASAKA, UGANDA — Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the hands ...

Egypt Court Sentences 7 to Death Over Links to IS

VOA - 16.09.2017

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to death over links to the so-called Islamic State group in Libya. Saturday's ruling refers the case to the Grand Mufti, the country's top ...

California to Become a Sanctuary State

VOA - 16.09.2017

California lawmakers have approved a bill to make the most populous U.S. state a sanctuary state for immigrants who do not have legal residency. The measure would ban police from asking for the ...

Tougher Prison Terms for Pedophiles in Australia

VOA - 16.09.2017

SYDNEY — Australia is insisting that new child protection laws are “the greatest crackdown on pedophiles in a generation”. Canberra says the measures will include longer prison terms for child ...

US Wheat Production Lowest in Recorded History

VOA - 16.09.2017

MORRIS, ILLNOIS — Farmer Russ Higgins' ancestors settled a wide expanse of land south of Morris, Illinois, in 1858. Through the U.S. Civil War and every major event since then, there has been someone ...

Congolese Security Forces Kill 36 Burundian Refugees

VOA - 16.09.2017

Congolese security troops killed at least 36 Burundian refugees and injured more than 100 others during confrontations Friday over plans to return some of the refugees to their home country, ...

World Hunger Swells as Conflict, Climate Change Grow

VOA - 16.09.2017

GENEVA — The United Nations reports world hunger is rising because conflicts and problems related to climate change are multiplying. The report finds about 815 million people globally did not have ...

Beloved Character Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91

VOA - 16.09.2017

LOS ANGELES — For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers. He endowed them with pathos and compassion and animated them with his gaunt, unforgettable ...

Meeting of NATO chiefs of defense, PM: We will modernize armed forces & commit to missions

Ora news - 16.09.2017

Prime Minister Edi Rama participated at a conference of the NATO Chief’s of Defense, where he declared that Albania will modernize the armed forces and guaranteed dedication in the missions of the ...

DP chairman on PM’s statement, Basha: Rama should first meet the obligations Albania has in Nato

Ora news - 16.09.2017

The Democratic Party chairman, Lulzim Basha commented on the Prime Minister’s statements at the conference of NATO chief’s of defense. The DP chairman called on the Prime Minister to meet the ...

Vetting in police, Minister of Interior signs an order for starting of vetting process

Ora news - 16.09.2017

The Minister of Interior signed the order for the starting of the vetting process in State Police, at the Guard of the Republic and at the Service for Internal Issues and Complaints.

Crime money, Police seized 5 apartments and 31,000 square meters of land

Ora news - 16.09.2017

The State Police and Prosecution continue with their operations throughout the country to seize property bought with money coming from criminal activities.

Conference of Peza, President Meta issued calls for unity for the good of the country

Ora news - 16.09.2017

Speaking at the 75th anniversary of Peza’s conference, President of the Republic Ilir Meta issued calls for unity for the good of the country and the Albanian people.

Syria's Deir el-Zour Coming Back to Life After 3-year Siege

VOA - 16.09.2017

DEIR EL-ZOUR, SYRIA — On a scorching afternoon in the Syrian city of Deir el-Zour, two dozen people patiently line up at Rashid Izghair's shop, which only opened a few days earlier, to get the most ...

Chicago’s biennale, Tirana’s Mayor presented the project of Skanderbeg Square

Ora news - 16.09.2017

Tirana’s Mayor, Erion Veliaj is participating at the biennale of architecture in Chicago, where he presented the project of Skanderbeg square in front of 140 architects from all around the world.

International film festival, Radicalism and populism will be the subject of this edition

Ora news - 16.09.2017

One of the most important events in Albanian cinematography, the International Human Rights Film Festival, will be launched on Monday, September 18. Some sharp topics such as populism and radicalism ...

At Least Six Killed as Rival Somali Troops Clash in Mogadishu

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — At least six people were killed and eight others wounded Saturday when rival Somali government forces clashed in the capital, Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.

Bangladesh Government to Build Camp for 400,000 Rohingya Muslim Refugees

VOA - 16.09.2017

The Bangladesh government plans to construct a large camp to house some 400,000 Rohingya Muslims who have poured in from neighboring Myanmar over the past three weeks, officials said.

New Effort to Honor Khmer Krom Fighters Allied With US in Vietnam War

VOA - 16.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Fifty years ago, U.S. Army Captain Steve Yedinak returned home from Vietnam believing that he had led covert operations that contributed significantly to the U.S.

On UK Visit Tillerson Urges China to Cut North Korean Oil Exports

VOA - 15.09.2017

LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China to cut oil exports to North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program during his visit to London on Thursday.

Gender-based Violence Spurs Protest in Malawi

VOA - 15.09.2017

LILONGWE, MALAWI — Women's rights activists in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, braved hot weather Thursday to protest recent domestic violence in which seven women were slain or disfigured by their ...

Pentagon: American Fighting for ISIS in Syria Now in US Custody

VOA - 15.09.2017

PENTAGON — An American citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria is in U.S. custody after surrendering to coalition-backed Syrian fighters. “Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) turned over an American ...

UN Investigating Leaked Sex Abuse Complaints in Central African Republic

VOA - 15.09.2017

DAKAR — The United Nations said on Thursday it was looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the conflict-torn Central African ...

Reports: North Korea Fires Missile From Pyongyang

VOA - 15.09.2017

SEOUL — North Korea fired an unidentified missile early on Friday from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, toward the eastern direction, South Korea's military said.

Research Points to Ecological Costs of 'Unethical' Chocolate

VOA - 15.09.2017

LONDON — Your afternoon chocolate bar may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees and hippos in West Africa, research suggests.

'A Fantastic Woman' Could Lead to Trans History at Oscars

VOA - 15.09.2017

TORONTO — A transgender Chilean actress has turned in one of the most buzzed-about performances of the year and some are hoping she could be the first trans actor to land an Oscar nomination.

Brazil's Temer Faces New Graft Charges

VOA - 15.09.2017

BRASILIA — Brazilian President Michel Temer was charged with obstruction of justice and racketeering on Thursday, according to a statement posted on the prosecutor general's office website, ...

Guatemala President Says He Could Veto Contested Graft Reforms

VOA - 15.09.2017

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said Thursday that he could veto controversial reforms passed by Congress that critics described as a serious setback in the country's fight ...

Trump Administration Seen Taking Harder Line on Iran

VOA - 15.09.2017

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to take unspecified action against Iran next month, expressing continued dissatisfaction with the 2015 nuclear agreement signed by ...

House Republicans Push for Details on Trump-Democrat DACA Deal

VOA - 15.09.2017

CAPITOL HILL — President Donald Trump and congressional Democratic leaders said Thursday that they were close to resolving the fate of 800,000 undocumented young people brought to the U.S.

US Special Envoy: Kurdish Referendum Could Undermine Fight Against IS

VOA - 15.09.2017

The impending Kurdish referendum for independence will have significant consequences for the ongoing fight against the Islamic State, said Brett McGurk, the U.S.

Mexico Accepts Israeli Offer to Help Develop Central America

VOA - 15.09.2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday that his country had accepted Israel's offer to help it and the United States develop Central America, as Israel and Mexico seek to ...

Trump to Meet Latin American Leaders With Eye on Venezuela

VOA - 15.09.2017

BRASILIA — U.S. President Donald Trump has invited three Latin American leaders to dine with him next week in New York as he seeks to address the Venezuela crisis and build bridges with the region ...

Director Channels Fury at State of the World into ‘mother!’

VOA - 15.09.2017

NEW YORK — Darren Aronofsky does not just want audiences to watch his new film mother! He wants to shake them up and leave them thinking about his genre-defying, surreal apocalyptic thriller.

Cost of Fighting US Wildfires Topped $2 Billion in 2017

VOA - 15.09.2017

SALMON, IDAHO — The costs of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017, breaking records and underscoring the need to address a U.S. Forest Service budget that mostly goes to fires, ...

Latin America Attempts to Mediate Venezuelan Crisis

VOA - 15.09.2017

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS — Four Latin American nations will join an attempt to mediate Venezuela’s political crisis in new talks later this month, the president of the Dominican Republic said Thursday.

Trump Renews Talk of 'Bad Dudes' Opposing White Supremacists

VOA - 15.09.2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday revived his assertions that he thought there were "bad dudes" among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, ...

CIA Director Pompeo Cancels Harvard Speech Over Manning

VOA - 15.09.2017

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped his appearance Thursday at Harvard University over the school's decision to make Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information, a ...

Myanmar Ambassador Rejects Allegations of Ethnic Cleansing

VOA - 15.09.2017

Myanmar is the victim of terrorists and "false media" reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state, the country's ambassador to the United States told VOA.

Mental Disorders, Poor Diets, Tobacco Make World Ill, Study Says

VOA - 15.09.2017

LONDON — Heart disease and tobacco ranked with conflict and violence among the world's biggest killers in 2016, while poor diets and mental disorders caused people the greatest ill health, a large ...

Leverage in Cambodia Key Question for US, EU

VOA - 15.09.2017

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Radio Free Asia has joined the ranks of media outlets shuttered under the now almost blanket smothering of an independent press in Cambodia, as U.S.

Brazil’s President Charged in ‘Car Wash’ Inquiry, What’s Next?

VOA - 15.09.2017

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s attorney general has charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization. The accusations are the latest in a growing list of ...

Trump to Pitch 'America First' Agenda in UN Debut, Press on North Korea

VOA - 15.09.2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will take his “America First” message to the United Nations next week and seek support for tough measures against North Korea despite his skepticism about the ...

Conservative Speaks at UC Berkeley Amid Heavy Security

VOA - 15.09.2017

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — A phalanx of police and a campus on virtual lockdown Thursday accomplished the University of California, Berkeley administration’s goal of allowing a conservative to speak at ...

Typhoon Doksuri Batters Vietnam With Rain, Winds

VOA - 15.09.2017

HANOI, VIETNAM — Typhoon Doksuri slammed into central Vietnam Friday with maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers (84 miles) per hour, blowing off roofs, and felling trees and electricity poles.

Las Vegas Welcomes Mexico’s Independence Day, Crowds it Brings

VOA - 15.09.2017

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas never needs an excuse to party, and as an entertainment oasis a short trip from Mexico, the city will roll out the red, white and green carpet starting Friday to celebrate ...

Harvard Withdraws its Fellowship Invitation to Manning

VOA - 15.09.2017

Harvard University on Friday withdrew a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, after two top intelligence experts ...

Congress Pitches Peru Into its Worst Political Crisis in Years

VOA - 15.09.2017

LIMA, PERU — Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress ousted center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s Cabinet in a vote of no-confidence early Friday, pitching the copper-producing Andean country ...

China, Russia, India Intensify Role in Afghanistan to Fight Homegrown Militants

VOA - 15.09.2017

BEIJING — A decision by the BRICS nations to name and denounce specific terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere is sparking debate among academics and analysts in China.

A Russian Ruse, or Real Policy Shift on Ukraine?

VOA - 15.09.2017

KYIV, UKRAINE — The Kremlin appears to be touting a major shift in policy on east Ukraine and possibly preparing local pro-Russian separatists for the reintegration of the disputed region of the ...

Deaths of Three Teens Spark Backlash Against Violent Philippine Drug War

VOA - 15.09.2017

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could be rethinking the scope of his deadly anti-drug campaign after the slayings of three teenagers angered an otherwise supportive public.

In Times of Disaster, Some Businesses Rise to the Occasion

VOA - 15.09.2017

HOUSTON — Jim McIngvale was standing in the parking lot of Gallery Furniture, greeting drivers and directing cars as they trickled in one sunny afternoon.

NATO Calls for 'Global Response' to North Korean Missiles

VOA - 15.09.2017

SEOUL — NATO has called for a global response to North Korea's latest missile launch. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday on Twitter, "North Korea's missile launch is another reckless ...

18 Hurt in London Subway Blast

VOA - 15.09.2017

At least 18 people were injured, many with burns, following a blast early Friday on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London that police are treating as a terrorism incident.

At Forum, Experts Slam Russian 'Disinformation' Campaigns Aimed at West

VOA - 15.09.2017

WASHINGTON — The German Marshall Fund says it has documented Russian interference in the elections or political affairs of at least 27 countries since 2004, ranging from disinformation campaigns on ...

Police Hunt Attackers, Declare Terrorist Incident After London Blast

VOA - 15.09.2017

LONDON — Police in London are urgently trying to establish who was behind a terror attack on the city’s underground rail network during the Friday morning commute.

Overwhelmed Aid Groups Scale Up Response to Rohingya Crisis

VOA - 15.09.2017

BANGKOK — As the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar to the relative safety of Cox's Bazar in southern Bangladesh reaches nearly 400,000, aid groups are escalating their response ...

South Sudan Opposes IGAD Proposal to Allow Free Movement Within E. African Bloc

VOA - 15.09.2017

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Most members of IGAD back a proposal to allow free movement of citizens within the East African bloc – but are facing resistance from South Sudan, where officials remain cool to ...

US Drone Strike Kills 3 Suspected Terrorists in Pakistan

VOA - 15.09.2017

ISLAMABAD — An American drone attack in a remote northwestern border region of Pakistan has killed at least three suspected militants and injured another, said tribal and local security sources. U.S.

Cashless Dreams Feature Motorbike Bankers, E-wallets in Vietnam

VOA - 15.09.2017

HO CHI MINH CITY — Think of it as motorbike banking. For Vietnamese who live far from a retail bank branch, VietinBank scrambles scooters so its officers can meet clients where they live, tablet in ...

Togo Protesters Press Demands for Constitutional Reform

VOA - 15.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in Togo began debating presidential term limits Friday, after days of protests calling for constitutional reform and the departure of the ruling family.

Somalia Gets First Forensic Lab Dedicated to Rape Investigation

VOA - 15.09.2017

GAROWE, SOMALIA — A new forensic lab launched in central Somalia could transform how the Puntland state government handles cases of rape and gender-based violence, and possibly create a model for the ...

EU commissioner in Serbia, Hahn urges Serbia to resolve its problems with Kosovo

Ora news - 15.09.2017

The European Union’s Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn met with the Serbian Prime Minister today during his visit to Belgrade. The EU commissioner and Serbian Prime Minister discussed the ...

Kosovo’s vice PM in Tirane, DP chairman held a meeting with Behxhet Pacolli

Ora news - 15.09.2017

The Democratic Party chairman, Lulzim Basha met today with the Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kosovo, who is in Tirana on a two-day visit.

Crime assets, police seized an apartment in Tirane and 15 million lek in Elbasan

Ora news - 15.09.2017

The State Police and Prosecution continue with their operations throughout the country to seize the properties bought with money coming from criminal activities.

‘Gray police’, Ministry of Infrastructure orders suspension of its checks

Ora news - 15.09.2017

On the first day of work, the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Damian Gjiknuri has suspended the exercise of checks on heavy vehicles, transport vehicles and buses from the General Directorate ...

Electoral reform, DP will request the establishment of an ad hoc commission

Ora news - 15.09.2017

The Democratic Party’s chairmanship gathered today, headed by the DP chairman Lulzim Basha. The DP’s chairmanship decided to file a request to parliament on Monday, asking for the establishment of an ...

Judicial reform, Meta: A process with challenges, ready to cooperate

Ora news - 15.09.2017

For the first time since his appointment as President of the Republic, Ilir Meta held a meeting of the High Council of Justice. Once the session, which was held behind closed doors, had concluded, Mr.

Power Being Restored in Florida After Hurricane Irma

VOA - 15.09.2017

The lights are beginning to come back on in Florida after Hurricane Irma rolled through the state last week, and by Friday, more than 80 percent of Floridians had their power restored.

CAR Refugee, Displacement Crisis Hits Record High

VOA - 15.09.2017

GENEVA — The displacement crisis in Central African Republic has reached record levels and is the worst since conflict erupted there in 2013, according to the U.N. refugee agency.

Syria: Turkey, Russia, Iran Agree to Safe Zone Deal

VOA - 15.09.2017

Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed Friday to a deal that will see the countries work together to police a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province for the next six months, according to a joint ...

Observers: Mass Exodus of Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Refugees Appears Unstoppable

VOA - 15.09.2017

GENEVA — U.N. and international agencies report the mass exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar appears unstoppable as nearly 400,000 have arrived in Bangladesh in the last three ...

Ghana Launches Free High School Education

VOA - 15.09.2017

ACCRA — Education at the secondary high school level is now free in Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the launch of the program Tuesday, calling it a necessary investment in the nation's ...

Floods Wash Away Homes in South Sudan's Bor

VOA - 15.09.2017

BOR, SOUTH SUDAN — An overflowing Nile River and heavy rains flooded the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of families without food or shelter.

Top 5 Songs for Week Ending Sept. 16

VOA - 15.09.2017

We’re setting sail with the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending Sept. 16, 2017. We have one new song this week and it isn’t just a newcomer … it’s ...

For Muslim Relief Workers, Faith and Charity Form Inextricable Bond

VOA - 15.09.2017

COOPER CITY, FLORIDA — When Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Coast, volunteers of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) arranged shelter. After it passed, they provided relief — from ...

Cameroon Struggles to Meet Needs of CAR Refugees

VOA - 15.09.2017

MOLOUNDOU, CAMEROON — Cameroon's government says resurging violence in the Central African Republic has driven another 20,000 refugees into Cameroon this year and prevented the approximately 300,000 ...

Iraqi Prime Minister Warns Against Kurdish Referendum

VOA - 15.09.2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said he is prepared to intervene militarily if a referendum held by the nation’s Kurdish population results in violence.

US: Nuclear Ban Treaty Undermines International Security

VOA - 15.09.2017

GENEVA — A senior U.S. arms control official said Friday that Washington would never become a party to the treaty banning nuclear weapons because the accord undermines international security and does ...

Haley: N. Korea Will Be 'Front and Center' at UN Assembly

VOA - 15.09.2017

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Friday that North Korea would be "front and center" when Donald Trump attends his first annual meeting of the General Assembly as president.

Free Speech Costs Plenty at Berkeley Campus

VOA - 15.09.2017

BERKELEY, CALIF. — There is a price to pay for free speech, and the University of California-Berkeley forecasts inflation. It cost the famously liberal university an estimated $600,000 to put the ...

Pittsburgh to Be Site of America's Largest Urban Farm

VOA - 14.09.2017

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh, once a dynamo of heavy industry, will soon become home to the United States' largest urban farm, part of what advocates say is a trend to transform former manufacturing cities ...

Apart for a Year, Syrian Family Shares Kisses Through Fence

VOA - 14.09.2017

KOKKINOTRIMITHIA, CYPRUS — After more than a year of separation, Syrian refugee Ammar Hammasho was finally, albeit briefly, reunited with his wife and four children through a chain-link fence topped ...

Spain Calls Catalan Mayors for Questioning on Independence Vote

VOA - 14.09.2017

MADRID — Spain's state prosecutor has summoned more than 700 Catalan mayors who have backed an independence referendum, in an escalation of Madrid's efforts to block the vote that it has declared ...

Girl Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in Cameroon Mosque

VOA - 14.09.2017

A young girl detonated a suicide bomb in a mosque in northern Cameroon early Wednesday, killing at least five worshippers and wounding others. The girl, about 12, entered the Sanda-Wadjiri mosque in ...

US 'Dreamers' Could Face Long Wait for Congressional Deal

VOA - 14.09.2017

CAPITOL HILL — It is becoming clearer that the future of 800,000 undocumented young people who moved to the U.S. as children will be almost impossible for the U.S.

Obama to Host Global Civic Leadership Summit

VOA - 14.09.2017

Former president Barack Obama will host civic leaders from around the world next month for a summit aimed at promoting civic engagement. The first Obama Foundation summit will be held on Oct.

US West's Wildfires Spark Calls to Thin Tree-choked Forests

VOA - 14.09.2017

SALEM, OREGON — Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have ...

Senator Suggests Trump Be More Careful on Racial Matters

VOA - 14.09.2017

The Senate's lone black Republican urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid inflammatory racial rhetoric such as his statement blaming “many sides” for the violence at a recent white ...

Brazilian Ex-president Silva Complains of 'Witch Hunt'

VOA - 14.09.2017

SAO PAULO — Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told a Brazilian court Wednesday that the corruption charges against him stem form a witch hunt and questioned the impartiality of the judge.

Workers on Seasonal US Visas Tell Panel of Abuses

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — As Congress looks into ways to fix the immigration system, often with the goal of safeguarding job opportunities for U.S. workers, at least one immigration organization argues that ...

Niger, Mali Leaders Seek Funding for New Anti-jihadist Force

VOA - 14.09.2017

NIAMEY, NIGER — Mali and Niger, two of the West African nations hit hardest by jihadist violence, appealed Wednesday for international funding for a regional force they have set up to counter ...

Lawmaker Wants Testimony From Facebook, Twitter on Russia, Campaign

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that representatives of Facebook and Twitter should appear before the panel to discuss Russian ...

UK Foreign Secretary Johnson to Hold Talks With Tillerson

VOA - 14.09.2017

LONDON — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in London on Thursday to discuss issues including Hurricane Irma, North Korea and Libya, his ...

Trump Blocks Chinese Takeover of US Computer Chip Company

VOA - 14.09.2017

President Donald Trump has blocked the acquisition of a U.S. computer chip manufacturer by a Chinese company, calling it a threat to national security.

At Least 32 Killed in Ethiopia's Oromia, Somali Regions

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — At least 32 people have been killed in clashes across Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions following clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces, a former Ethiopian lawmaker ...

US Homeland Security Sued Over Warrantless Search of Electronics

VOA - 14.09.2017

U.S. human rights groups are suing the federal government over warrantless searches of phones and computers at the U.S. border. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier ...

Trump to Visit Florida as State Slowly Recovers From Hurricane Irma

VOA - 14.09.2017

President Donald Trump plans a visit Thursday to hurricane-ravaged Florida, where recovery is slow but steady. Trump plans to stop in Naples, on Florida's west coast, which was directly in the path ...

US: Region Must Do More to End South Sudan Conflict

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — African countries should do more to pressure South Sudan’s political leaders, who seem incapable of resolving the country’s four-year civil war, a top U.S. diplomat said Wednesday.

WADA Clears 95 Russian Doping Cases, Still Pursuing Others

VOA - 14.09.2017

LIMA, PERU — The World Anti-Doping Agency has dismissed all but one of the first 96 Russian doping cases forwarded its way from sports federations acting on information that exposed cheating in the ...

Former Drug Company CEO Shkreli Has Bail Revoked, Heads to Jail

VOA - 14.09.2017

NEW YORK — A judge jailed former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli on Wednesday after finding that he'd violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction with a social media posting she ...

Progress on Indigenous Rights Slow in Brazil, Advocates Say

VOA - 14.09.2017

RIO DE JANEIRO — A 10-year anniversary of the United Nations' landmark recognition of indigenous rights finds slow progress in Brazil, which has the largest diversity of native people in the world, ...

Boasting Victory in Syria, Hezbollah Vows to ‘Make History’ in Middle East

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — The Lebanese Hezbollah group has declared victory in Syria and promised to remake a greater Middle East as the Syrian army and allied Shi’ite militias, supported by Iran and Russia, ...

Trump Warns Colombia It May Be Decertified as Drug War Ally

VOA - 14.09.2017

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — President Trump says he won't rule out decertifying Colombia as a partner in the drug war after a record jump in cocaine production in the South American nation.

Peru PM Challenges Opposition-ruled Congress to Dismiss Cabinet

VOA - 14.09.2017

LIMA — Peru's prime minister challenged the opposition-ruled Congress on Wednesday to dismiss the entire cabinet amid plans by lawmakers to oust a third minister, a move that would bring President ...

After Meeting With Trump, Democratic Leaders See DACA Deal Without Border Wall

VOA - 14.09.2017

CAPITOL HILL — U.S. House and Senate Democratic leaders said Wednesday they agreed with President Donald Trump to quickly put into law protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the country ...

Future of US Nuclear Arsenal Taking Shape

VOA - 14.09.2017

JULIETT-01 MISSILE ALERT FACILITY — About 70 feet (21 m) below ground, in a shielded military capsule that can launch nuclear missiles, 23-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Tia Hewuse is concerned that ...

Dutch Pitch In to Help Hurricane Victims, Applaud US Aid

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Hollywood celebrities may have been the first to host a telethon to raise money for Hurricane Irma victims, but the idea is not theirs alone.

Fire at Malaysian Islamic School Kills 23

VOA - 14.09.2017

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people who were trapped behind barred windows, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia’s ...

Oil Sanctions Seen as Key to Curbing N. Korea’s Nuclear Program

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Whether the new U.N. sanctions against North Korea will curb Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, experts on the Koreas and members of President Donald Trump’s administration say placing ...

US Military Readying a More Aggressive Approach Against Iran

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — The United States is looking to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East with a more aggressive approach in cyberspace. “They operate almost entirely in what we refer to as the gray ...

Study: Future of Oldest Tree Species in Peril

VOA - 14.09.2017

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — The bristlecone pine tree, famous for its wind-beaten, gnarly limbs and having the longest lifespan on Earth, is losing a race to the top of mountains throughout the Western ...

US-Turkey Tensions Escalate Over Russian Missile Deal

VOA - 14.09.2017

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed U.S. concerns about his government's recent decision to buy an S-400 missile defense system from Russia.

Study: US Political System Doesn't Encourage Results

VOA - 14.09.2017

A new analysis by the Harvard Business School outlines why U.S. voters are so frustrated with their political leaders — there is a lack of genuine competition between Republicans and Democrats to ...

Florida Nursing Home Patients Die in Hurricane's Aftermath

VOA - 14.09.2017

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA — Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior ...

Nearly 3 Weeks into Rohingya Crisis, Aid Remains Scarce

VOA - 14.09.2017

Nearly three weeks into a mass exodus of Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar, thousands were still flooding across the border Thursday in search of help and safety in teeming refugee settlements in ...

Discrepancies in Cambodian Sand Exports Spark Fraud Allegations

VOA - 14.09.2017

PHNOM PENH — An environmental group is highlighting discrepancies in Cambodian government data on exports of silica sand to Taiwan, in what the group's founder suggests may be a case of tax avoidance ...

Police Widen PetroVietnam Graft Inquiry

VOA - 14.09.2017

HANOI, VIETNAM — Vietnamese police have widened their investigation into alleged graft and mismanagement connected with the state-owned oil and gas giant PetroVietnam that caused $69 million in ...

Florida Keys: Homes Are Decimated, But Spirits Rally

VOA - 14.09.2017

ISLAMORADA, FLA. — Treading carefully across a bed of wobbly debris, Florida Key residents who escaped Hurricane Irma’s 209-kilometer winds came home under a breezeless, cloudless sky.

Half the Battle of US Dental School Is Getting In

VOA - 14.09.2017

A career in dental surgery in the United States is lucrative, but intense competition to get into American schools makes it a hard slog for international students, especially mothers.

Trump: No DACA Deal After Talks With Pelosi, Schumer

VOA - 14.09.2017

JOINT BASE ANDREWS — U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not make a deal with the House and Senate Democratic leaders regarding the undocumented immigrants who came to the country as ...

IS Beheads 2 Afghans Accused Being American Spies

VOA - 14.09.2017

ISLAMABAD — Islamic State terrorists have beheaded two civilian hostages in Afghanistan’s volatile eastern province of Kunar, officials confirmed on Thursday.

Hurricane Max Forms off Southern Mexico, Eyes Landfall

VOA - 14.09.2017

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Max has formed off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit land later today. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Max has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph ...

Long-endangered Snow Leopard Upgraded to 'Vulnerable' Status

VOA - 14.09.2017

BANGKOK — The elusive snow leopard - long considered an endangered species - has been upgraded to "vulnerable," international conservationists said Thursday.

Trump: 'Fairly Close to DACA Deal'

VOA - 14.09.2017

JOINT BASE ANDREWS — U.S. President Donald Trump says he is "fairly close" to a deal with congressional leaders regarding the undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children and that any ...

Strange Bedfellows: Jimmy Carter Defends Trump

VOA - 14.09.2017

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — President Donald Trump has an unlikely defender of his approach to immigration law: former president Jimmy Carter. Speaking to Georgia college students, the 39th president ...

Qatar Emir Due in Turkey for First Trip Since Gulf crisis

VOA - 14.09.2017

Turkey said Thursday it wants Qatar and its Arab neighbors to overcome differences through dialogue and a "brotherly" manner as Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was set to arrive in Ankara ...

American Basketballers Find Their Dream Teams in Africa

VOA - 14.09.2017

DAKAR, SENEGAL — Reggie Moore rarely gets through a day without stopping for an autograph or selfie in the basketball-mad African country of Angola. “If I'm in the mall, it's going to be 30 to 40 ...

Thriving Black Market Could Mitigate North Korea Sanctions Impact

VOA - 14.09.2017

SEOUL — Illicit evasion and a thriving black market continue to mitigate the impact of sanctions intended to deprive North Korea of billions of dollars in revenue and needed components for its ...

Poll: 93 Percent of Mexicans Have 'No Confidence' in Trump

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Mexicans dislike President Donald Trump. Mucho. According to a new poll, just 5 percent of Mexicans trust Trump's judgment in international affairs.

Japan Calls for Strict Implementation of UN Resolutions Against N. Korea

VOA - 14.09.2017

NEW DELHI, INDIA — Wrapping up a two-day visit to India, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for strict enforcement of a U.N. resolution against North Korea over its latest nuclear test.

Observers: North Korea Pushing Longtime Ally Beijing Into Corner

VOA - 14.09.2017

BEIJING — While debate continues in Washington about how the latest round of sanctions against North Korea could have been tougher, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration ponders additional ...

El Salvador Lobbies Washington on 'Dreamers' and TPS

VOA - 14.09.2017

A political delegation from El Salvador, led by its foreign minister, is meeting here this week with U.S. lawmakers to seek their help in extending two programs that shield the country's nationals in ...

US Education Secretary Calls for Changes in How Colleges Handle Sex Assault

VOA - 14.09.2017

The U.S. education secretary says changes are planned to federal guidelines for how colleges and universities handle sexual assault and harassment issues.

Albanian-British training, Meta: Co-operation with the British armed forces is excellent

Ora news - 14.09.2017

President Ilir Meta, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, attended the Albanian-British Joint training “Eagle Soldier 17”. After getting acquainted with the training program ...

Berisha’s return, ‘MPs’ list was prepared by Basha, not by Democratic Party’

Ora news - 14.09.2017

For the first time after more than 4 years since his resignation from leading the party, the historic leader of the Democratic Party, Mr. Sali Berisha, has spoken openly regarding the mistakes of the ...

SP’S parliamentary group gathered, Government and SP MPs will sign an agreement of understanding

Ora news - 14.09.2017

During the first meeting of the Socialist Party’s parliamentary group, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that the government and the socialist MPs will sign an agreement of understanding, which will ...

Vetting process, EU commissioner Hahn met with IMO observers in Brussels

Ora news - 14.09.2017

The EU Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn has considered the role of the judicial reform in Albania to be very important. Mr. Hahn held a meeting with the observers of the International ...

Republican party’s group, SP is against the creation of a fourth parliamentary group

Ora news - 14.09.2017

The Socialist Party has expressed opinions against the request of the Republican Party to form a fourth parliamentary group with some MPs from Democratic Party.

Parliament starts work, Bodies constituted, members & chairs of commissions elected

Ora news - 14.09.2017

Parliament has officially started work on the new legislature, constituting all its organs. During today’s plenary session, the Members of Parliament approved the composition of the commissions, ...

Jitters in Europe as Russia-Belarus War Games Set to Begin

VOA - 14.09.2017

MINSK, BELARUS — Military officials in Belarus have sought to calm Western fears about major war games with Russia involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft, just hours before they are due to ...

US Broadcasting Exec: We Respond to Russian Propaganda with 'Facts'

VOA - 14.09.2017

The United States is responding to Russian propaganda with new media efforts aimed at countering “Kremlin distortions” with objective news, Broadcasting Board of Governors CEO John Lansing told a ...

With Refugee Camps Overwhelmed, Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Sleep on Roadsides

VOA - 14.09.2017

COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH — Overwhelmed and underfunded, aid agencies in Bangladesh are at a breaking point. But nearly three weeks into Rakhine State’s bloody conflict and the humanitarian crisis ...

Immigrants, Refugees Revive Depressed Neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio

VOA - 14.09.2017

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Northland area of Columbus, Ohio was booming in the 1960s and 70s. About 65 square kilometers, the area was a shopping and dining destination.

Hurricanes Boost Inflation & Scramble Some US Job Markets

VOA - 14.09.2017

The two recent hurricanes that hit the United States raised inflation and puzzled analysts tracking job losses in Texas and Florida. Experts say the impact on the huge economy is "limited.

Harvey Charities Raise More Than $350M in Less Than 3 Weeks

VOA - 14.09.2017

HOUSTON — More than 50 local and national charities have raised more than $350 million in the nearly three weeks since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, and the disparate groups are ...

Turkish Dissident Trial Begins Amid Controversy

VOA - 14.09.2017

ISTANBUL, TURKEY — In the Turkish capital, Ankara, the trial of two educators charged with terrorism has started. The defendants have been on a hunger strike for more than five months to protest ...

Latin Mass Fans Celebrate 10-year Anniversary - Without Pope

VOA - 14.09.2017

VATICAN CITY — Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis.

Emergency Supplies En Route to Rohingya Children

VOA - 14.09.2017

Trucks carrying emergency supplies to children affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis are making their way to Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of members of Myanmar's Rohingya community have ...

UN Promotes Mediation to End Libya Chaos

VOA - 14.09.2017

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday welcoming recent efforts to bring opposing sides together on the conflict in Libya, which Secretary-General ...

Venezuela's New Plan to Beat Hunger: Breed Rabbits

VOA - 14.09.2017

CARACAS — Venezuela's government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than "cute pets" as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end ...

A Dead Dictator, His Rusting Boat and a Fight for History

VOA - 14.09.2017

RIJEKA, CROATIA — In a Croatian port sits a boat built to carry bananas from Africa to Italy, that laid mines for Nazi Germany and was sunk by Allied planes before it was salvaged as the personal ...

Why is the Kurdistan Referendum Controversial?

VOA - 14.09.2017

IRBIL, IRAQ — In the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, traffic cameras nail speeders, and trash thrown on the street is whisked away by morning. High-level officials from all over the country dine ...

Text Message Network Connects Offline Farmers in Kenya

VOA - 14.09.2017

MERU, KENYA — When she woke up one morning in February, Catherine Kagendo realized that one of her cows could not stand. "It was lying on its side, had lost its appetite and was breathing heavily," ...

Irma Pushes Florida's Poor Closer to the Edge of Ruin

VOA - 14.09.2017

IMMOKALEE, FLA. — Larry and Elida Dimas didn't have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less. The storm peeled open the roof of the old mobile home where they live with their ...

Iraq Dismisses Kirkuk Governor Amid Dispute With Kurds

VOA - 14.09.2017

KIRKUK — Iraq's parliament on Thursday voted to dismiss the Kurdish governor of the ethnically mixed Kirkuk province, in a move that could escalate tensions ahead of a planned Kurdish referendum on ...

Trump's Outreach to Democrats Carries Risk and Reward

VOA - 14.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Nearly eight months into his presidency, Donald Trump appears intent on reshaping his image into one of a bipartisan deal maker. On Thursday, Trump told reporters he and Democratic ...

Catalan Independence Campaign Kicks Off as Barcelona Gives Backing

VOA - 14.09.2017

TARRAGONA, SPAIN — The Catalonian government on Thursday launched its official campaign for an independence referendum, which Madrid has declared illegal, buoyed by the support of the capital ...

Hong Kong Singer, Actress Josie Ho Making New Music

VOA - 14.09.2017

HONG KONG — To say that Josie Ho has been busy is an understatement. The Hong Kong singer and actress is putting out new music, touring Asia and has shot a new travel show on TLC.

Brazilians Toil for Gold in Illegal Amazon Mines

VOA - 14.09.2017

CREPURIZAO, BRAZIL — Informal mining in Brazil is seen by many as a scourge polluting the Amazon rainforest, poisoning indigenous tribes and robbing the nation of its wealth.

Colombia Defends Anti-drug Efforts after Trump Critique

VOA - 14.09.2017

BOGOTA — Colombia on Thursday defended its anti-narcotics efforts after U.S. President Donald Trump said he considered downgrading the country in a White House assessment because of an uptick in the ...

EU: Spot Checks Show Confusion, Not Conspiracy in Kenyan Election

VOA - 14.09.2017

NAIROBI — Observers found some technical problems but no evidence of vote-rigging in Kenya's presidential election last month, the European Union said on Thursday, based on random checks of tallies ...

Commerce's Ross: US Wants NAFTA 5-year Sunset Provision

VOA - 14.09.2017

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that the United States was seeking to add a five-year sunset provision to the North American Free Trade Agreement to provide a regular, ...

We haven’t done away with prejudice on women in business

Kosova Live - 14.09.2017

The number of Kosovo women employed during last year was approximately 13 percent compared to 45 percent of men employed during the respective period.

UEFA President reflects on a rewarding year of progress

Radio Vala - 14.09.2017

On the first anniversary of his UEFA Presidency, Aleksander Ceferin shares his thoughts on some of the most significant accomplishments of his opening year at the helm of European football’s ...

Corporate Tax Goal in Doubt as Trump Kicks Off Push on Reform

VOA - 13.09.2017

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a ...

France Says Venezuela Talks to Take Place, Warns of Sanctions

VOA - 13.09.2017

PARIS — Venezuela's government and opposition will hold a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, France's foreign minister said on Tuesday, warning Caracas that it risked EU sanctions ...

Filmmakers Seek Uplifting Tone with Disability Tale 'Breathe'

VOA - 13.09.2017

TORONTO — Andy Serkis, perhaps best-known for his role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, intentionally avoided a somber tone in his directorial debut Breathe , he said Tuesday.

US Supreme Court Allows Broad Trump Refugee Ban

VOA - 13.09.2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world. The justices granted a request from the Trump ...

Baltimore Police Won't Face Federal Charges in Gray Death

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against Baltimore police officers over the fatal injury of a black man in custody in an incident that stoked tensions between ...

Violent Street Protests Break Out in Haiti Over Tax Hikes

VOA - 13.09.2017

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Protesters in Haiti damaged commercial buildings in the capital city and set cars on fire Tuesday, angered by government tax hikes that come at a time when foreign aid is declining.

McCain Drops Plan to Expand US Military Ties With Myanmar

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is canning plans to expand U.S. military ties with Myanmar because of its persecution of minority Rohingya Muslims.

McConnell Skeptical About Ending US Debt Ceiling

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell voiced doubt Tuesday that the U.S. debt ceiling would be eliminated, an idea floated by Democrats and embraced by Republican President Donald ...

Aleppo Still Badly Scarred by War, Months After Rebel Defeat

VOA - 13.09.2017

ALEPPO, SYRIA — "Aleppo is in my eyes," says a billboard depicting President Bashar al-Assad looking out over two men and a boy repaving the main Saadallah al-Jabiri Square — once a front line in one ...

From Refugee Camp to Runway, Hijab-wearing Model Breaks Barriers

VOA - 13.09.2017

NEW YORK — Roughly one year ago, Denise Wallace, executive co-director of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, received a phone call from 19-year-old Halima Aden asking if she could compete in the contest ...

Trump's Voter Fraud Panel Unlikely to Recommend Reforms

VOA - 13.09.2017

The vice chairman of the controversial government commission President Donald Trump has charged with investigating alleged fraudulent voting practices in last year's U.S.

World's Nations Make Progress on Some, But Not All, Health Goals

VOA - 13.09.2017

More than 60 percent of the world's nations are expected to meet some of their health targets in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

'Cambodian Space Project' Brings Psychedelic Rock Back to US

VOA - 13.09.2017

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — The Cambodian Space Project, long on the forefront of a local rock'n'roll revival, is a band making good with their pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia sound.

Al Qaeda Warns Myanmar of "Punishment" Over Rohingya

VOA - 13.09.2017

Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would ...

After Irma, Slow Restoration of Services as Leaders Pledge More Help

VOA - 13.09.2017

Emergency workers and National Guard troops are working to find those left stranded in the Florida Keys by Hurricane Irma, while France and Britain pledge to boost their response to those hit by the ...

Aung San Suu Kyi to Skip Upcoming UN General Assembly

VOA - 13.09.2017

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled plans to attend this month's United Nations General Assembly amid rising international criticism of her handling of the violence in western ...

Maiden Sighting of Sperm Whales in Pakistan

VOA - 13.09.2017

A pair of sperm whales, the largest toothed predators on earth, has been sighted for the first time in Pakistani waters off the coast of southwest Baluchistan province on the Arabian Sea, officials ...

Urban Designers Look to Nature as Solution for Flood-Prone Cities

VOA - 13.09.2017

HOUSTON — From Houston and Miami, to cities in South Asia, 2017 has been a year of intense weather and devastating floods. A combination of climate change and urban development has created a perfect ...

In First, US Defense Chief to Attend Mexican Independence Day Events

VOA - 13.09.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary plans this week to become the first Pentagon chief to travel to Mexico for its Independence Day activities, the Defense Department said on Tuesday, in ...

Microsoft, Disney among companies calculating carbon footprints

VOA - 13.09.2017

Microsoft, Walt Disney Co. and General Motors are among hundreds of companies calculating how much they spend on carbon emissions to show investors they are concerned about global warming, a study ...

Under EU Attack, Top Palm Oil Producers Rethink Trade Strategy

VOA - 13.09.2017

Facing a backlash in Europe over palm oil's environmental toll, the world's top producers are scrambling to find new markets and even striking unusual barter deals, such as exchanging Sukhoi jets for ...

Taiwan Activist’s Subversion Case Pushes Relations with China to Another Low

VOA - 13.09.2017

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A court hearing in China against a Taiwanese rights activist charged with subversion is shaping up as a memorable low point for already strained relations between Beijing and the ...

With Ginseng Festival, Wisconsin Growers Aim to Cultivate Broader Taste for Root

VOA - 13.09.2017

WAUSAU, WISCONSIN — In this upper Midwestern state known for dairy, beer and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, ginseng growers want to make sure that the bitter root also gets its due.

Iraq Sentences Russian National to Death for IS Links

VOA - 13.09.2017

BAGHDAD — Baghdad's central criminal court sentenced a Russian national to death by hanging for his membership in the Islamic State group, the court said in a statement.

Lawmakers, DACA Recipients Stand Up for Dream Act

VOA - 13.09.2017

A week after President Trump's administration announced it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, members of Congress stood alongside Asian-American undocumented immigrants in ...

Bill Gates: Strides in Global Health at Risk if Rich Nations Pull Back

VOA - 13.09.2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The world is making enormous strides in areas such as child mortality, HIV and extreme poverty, but if the U.S. and other countries pull back funding, that progress could slow, said ...

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage

VOA - 13.09.2017

NEW YORK — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against ...

China Plans Nationwide Ethanol Use by 2020

VOA - 13.09.2017

BEIJING — China plans to expand use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020 to curb smog and fossil fuel demand, the government said Wednesday, joining United States, Brazil and other nations that ...

Post-Irma, Miami's 'Little Haiti' Continues to Struggle

VOA - 13.09.2017

MIAMI — It’s been several days since Hurricane Irma’s winds battered Miami’s ‘Little Haiti,’ but Magdalena Ortiz still finds herself crying and shaking in the middle of the night.

Self-Driving Boats: The Next Tech Transportation Race

VOA - 13.09.2017

BOSTON — Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. Spurred in part by the car industry’s race to build driverless ...

Outgoing US Ambassador to Russia Has Mixed Feelings, Hopes for Better Relations

VOA - 13.09.2017

The outgoing United States Ambassador to Russia, John Tefft, just weeks before his departure, has said he has mixed feelings about the state of the U.S.

US Congress Calls on Trump to Speak Out Against White Supremacists, Extremists

VOA - 13.09.2017

The U.S. Congress has approved a joint resolution urging President Donald Trump to speak out against hate groups that support racism, extremism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.

Brazil Police Detain JBS CEO Batista on Suspicion of Insider Trading

VOA - 13.09.2017

SAO BAULO, BRAZIL — Brazil's federal police detained JBS SA Chief Executive Officer Wesley Batista on Wednesday, as an investigation escalated into the role played by him and his younger brother in ...

US Ambassador to Cambodia Rejects Accusations of Interference

VOA - 13.09.2017

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia has responded forcefully to Prime Minister Hun Sen's accusations the United States is attempting to oust his government, saying the charges are "inaccurate, misleading ...

Central Europe Jittery on Eve of Massive Russian Exercises

VOA - 13.09.2017

KYIV, UKRAINE — Russia has been funneling troops and armor into Belarus for several weeks and on Thursday the Kremlin will order them to start attacking neighboring NATO countries.

Conservative Aceh Shows Limits of Saudi Investment in Indonesia

VOA - 13.09.2017

BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA — It could have been game, set and match for Saudi cultural expansion into Aceh, Indonesia's westernmost province, after it was wrecked by a 2004 tsunami that caused devastation ...

Trump Spurs Congress to Overhaul US Taxes

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is spurring Congress to move quickly to overhaul the country's complex tax code, but has yet to produce a plan.

Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Serbian President: A new period of dialogue in October

Ora news - 13.09.2017

The Serbian president declared today that Serbia will resume dialogue with Kosovo in October. During a press conference, the Serbian president announced that the talks will enter into a new phase, ...

Ballet school reconstructed, Tirana’s Mayor: Modern conditions for 230 students of the school

Ora news - 13.09.2017

Tirana’s City Hall has reconstructed the ballet school, which welcomed 230 new artists from all around the country for this year. Tirana’s mayor inaugurated the works and brought attention to the ...

PM’s statement on Greece, Greek Minister of Defense considers PM’s statements provocation

Ora news - 13.09.2017

The Greek Minister of Defense has commented on the statements made by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. During a press conference, the Greek Minister stated that he considers the statements made by ...

Toursim, Assoc. of tourism: VAT reduction will increase competition

Ora news - 13.09.2017

A question on everyone’s mind… Will the Prime Minister’s promise for a reform on tourism be realized? The tourism sector has always been a priority for every government, and the proposals of ...

Parliamentary commissions, SP will head 5 commissions; DP two; SMI one

Ora news - 13.09.2017

The Democratic Party will head 2 out of 3 parliamentary commissions intended to be led by Opposition parties, leaving the Socialist Movement for Integration to head the Commission of Health.

New government approved, 78 Parliament members voted in favor, 51 against

Ora news - 13.09.2017

After 22 hours of discussions in Parliament, the new government was approved with 78 votes in favor and 51 against. The Prime Minister and the Ministers sworn in at the President’s office, paving way ...

Survey: Small Arms Buying, Selling Fuels Conflicts and Instability

VOA - 13.09.2017

GENEVA — A survey finds the United States is the world's top small arms trader in a multi-billion-dollar industry, followed by Italy, Brazil, Germany and South Korea.

Stars Turn out to Push for Donations for Hurricane Relief

VOA - 13.09.2017

NEW YORK — Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was ...

Netanyahu Says Israel Endorses Independence for Kurds

VOA - 13.09.2017

JERUSALEM — Israel's leader on Wednesday said his country supports Kurdish independence ahead of a key referendum on the matter. In an announcement early Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Amazon Plans Mega-Warehouse for Mexico Growth Spurt

VOA - 13.09.2017

MEXICO CITY — Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to open a 1 million square-foot warehouse near Mexico City, sources familiar with the project said, part of an effort to boost its presence in Mexico's ...

Top US Official: Russia ‘Ever More Aggressive’ in Cyberspace

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — Russia is not backing down in cyberspace, instead ramping up the pace of its operations against the United States, according to the nation’s top intelligence official.

EU Commission President Rules Out Turkish Membership in Foreseeable Future

VOA - 13.09.2017

LONDON — The head of the European Union Commission has ruled out Turkish membership of the bloc for the "foreseeable future" because of human rights concerns.

US Bombing Campaign in Afghanistan Intensifies, Hitting New High

VOA - 13.09.2017

ISLAMABAD — The U.S. military dropped 555 bombs in Afghanistan against Taliban and Islamic State targets in August, the highest number in a single month since 2012. Overall, the U.S.

Macri Ally Gains Ground In Argentina Senate Election Against Fernandez

VOA - 13.09.2017

BUENOS AIRES — Argentine President Mauricio Macri's favored candidate is gaining ground against former populist leader Cristina Fernandez in a closely watched Senate race in the country's largest ...

Outgoing US Ambassador to Russia Saw Evidence Russia Hacked US Election

VOA - 13.09.2017

MOSCOW — John Tefft, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Russia, says he believes Russia engaged in cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election. Tefft, a career foreign service officer who came ...

Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus Walk for Unity

VOA - 13.09.2017

In a Washington synagogue, Susan Katz Miller sat beside an atheist, a Muslim and a Christian on Sunday. No joke. After listening to a Zoroastrian prayer, Miller - a Jew from an interfaith family - ...

Tanzania Demands More from Mining Companies

VOA - 13.09.2017

NAIROBI — Tanzania's government has been cracking down on irregularities in the mining sector, most recently confiscating diamonds worth $15 million from British company Petra Diamonds, accusing it ...

Trump Administration to Soon Decide Fate of Thousands of Temporary Immigrants

VOA - 13.09.2017

In the coming months President Donald Trump’s administration will decide whether to extend eligibility for thousands of foreign nationals living in the country under a legal provision called ...

US Orders Federal Agencies to Remove Kaspersky Products

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. security officials on Wednesday ordered government agencies to get rid of products and services from Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm.

UN: Floods Leave Haitian Farmers Struggling in Irma's Wake

VOA - 13.09.2017

BOGOTA — It could take months for Haitian farmers to recover as heavy rains brought by Hurricane Irma have flooded parts of the impoverished Caribbean nation, humanitarians said, calling for better ...

Explainer: Who Are Myanmar's Rohingya?

VOA - 13.09.2017

Rohingya Muslims have long been seen as one of the world's most persecuted minority groups. Despite having a long history in Myanmar, the mostly Muslim group is not officially recognized by the ...

Nuclear Weapons Experts Warn Trump Against Abandoning Iran Deal

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — More than 80 experts on nuclear non-proliferation issues urged the Trump administration Wednesday to not abandon the global agreement reached with Iran to curb Tehran's nuclear weapons ...

Guterres Calls Displacement of Myanmar's Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

VOA - 13.09.2017

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that the displacement of a third of Myanmar's Rohingya minority can be described as ethnic cleansing.

Study: Asia's Glaciers Face Massive Melt from Global Warming

VOA - 13.09.2017

BERLINA, GERMANY — Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia's glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of keeping global warming ...

US House Speaker Ryan: Deporting Young Immigrants Not in Nation's Interest

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said that deporting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally is "not in our nation's interest," as he and ...

After IMF Meeting, Ukraine PM Says Committed to Reforms

VOA - 13.09.2017

KYIV — Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on Wednesday said the government was committed to implementing reforms backed by the International Monetary Fund, following a meeting with IMF first ...

Tunisian Activists Protest as Parliament Debates Corruption Amnesty

VOA - 13.09.2017

TUNIS — Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday began debating a contested bill granting amnesty to officials accused of corruption during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, triggering angry ...

Senate Rejects Bipartisan Push for New US War Authorization

VOA - 13.09.2017

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let the White House rely on a 16-year-old ...

Juncker: Use Brexit as Chance to Forge Tighter EU

VOA - 13.09.2017

STRASBOURG, FRANCE — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged European Union governments on Wednesday to use economic recovery and Brexit as springboards toward a closer union, built on an ...

Gambia Turns to Private Maritime Policing

VOA - 13.09.2017

BANJUL, GAMBIA — Gambia is negotiating deals with three private companies to crack down on rampant illegal fishing in its territorial waters, a senior official with the fisheries ministry told ...

Olympic Double: IOC Says Yes to Paris in 24, and LA for 28

VOA - 13.09.2017

LIMA, PERU — This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a winner. Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly ...

Pentagon Chief: US Must Keep All 3 Parts of Nuclear Force

VOA - 13.09.2017

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, NORTH DAKOTA — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate ...

Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years

VOA - 13.09.2017

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN — Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country ...

UN: Migrants at High Risk of Enforced Disappearances

VOA - 13.09.2017

GENEVA — U.N. experts says thousands of migrants are at high risk of enforced disappearance. A special report by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances accuses states and the ...

Pakistan Kicks Out Medical Charity MSF From Country's Tribal Region

VOA - 13.09.2017

PASHAWAR/ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organization ...

Colombia Expects Tough Peace Negotiations With ELN Rebels

VOA - 13.09.2017

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Negotiating peace with Colombia's largest active rebel group, the ELN, will be tougher than the recent successful talks with FARC guerrillas because of the ELN's diffuse chain of ...

Couple Who Eloped Allegedly Killed by Relatives in Pakistan 'Honor Killings'

VOA - 13.09.2017

KARACHI, PAKISTAN — Two teenagers were electrocuted by their own families in Pakistan after eloping, police say. The so-called "honor killings" have led to the arrest of both victims' fathers and at ...

Cameroon Forest People: Land Rights Abuses Threaten Survival

VOA - 13.09.2017

YAOUNDE — Leaders of Cameroon's indigenous forest peoples say their survival is at risk if they are further deprived of access to the lands that are the source of their livelihoods.

Pozon nudo në tempujt e lashtë të Egjiptit, modelja futet në burg

Antpress - 13.09.2017

Pics shows: Marisa Papen’s Egyptian photo shoot; A nude photo model ended up in prison after she was caught doing a secret photoshoot inside one of Egypt’s most ancient temples.

Unemployment, Data from Institute of Statistics show level has decreased

Ora news - 12.09.2017

The Institute of Statistics has publicized its report for the second quarter of 2017, with data showing that the unemployment rate has decreased since this time last year.

Commemorating Azem Hajdari, Democratic Party members pay homage at Hajdari’s memorial

Ora news - 12.09.2017

The Democratic Party today commemorated the 19th anniversary of the murder of Azem Hajdari, the former leader of the December movement. Democratic Party members paid homage to the memorial of ...

President’s visit in Italy, Meta held a meeting with Boldrini, praising excellent relations

Ora news - 12.09.2017

On the second day of his official visit to Italy, President of the Republic Ilir Meta was received by the Chairwoman of the Chamber of MPs in the Italian Parliament, Laura Boldrini.

Relations with Greece, Greek media comment on the Prime Minister’s statement

Ora news - 12.09.2017

Greek media have commented on the Prime Minister’s speech in Parliament, especially on the statements made about Albania’s relations with Greece. Most of the Greek media posted parts of the Prime ...

Government’s program, Berisha: Rama’s majority have lost the moral battle

Ora news - 12.09.2017

Discussions in Parliament regarding the government’s program have been in progress since this morning. All the Members of Parliament have given their comments on that which has been outlined by Prime ...

‘Political agreement died’, Basha: Free elections, core of agreement, not respected

Ora news - 12.09.2017

Giving the first speech as Member of Parliament, Democratic Party chairman Lulzim Basha declared the government’s program to be just a document; without any value and without any content. Mr.

UEFA launches new #EqualGame adverts starring Hegerberg, Messi, Pogba, Ronaldo & amateur players (Video)

Radio Vala - 12.09.2017

Some of football’s biggest stars joined forces with grassroots players from around Europe in the advertisements for #EqualGame, UEFA’s new RESPECT social responsibility campaign, which positively ...

Reformation of academy of sciences, An Ad Hoc commission with 13 members established

Ora news - 11.09.2017

After the Prime Minister’s criticism and the debates caused by the election of the new Chairman of the Academy of Sciences, the academy held a special meeting today and decided to establish an ad hoc ...

First day of school, Mayor: 16 new schools needed to end teaching with two shifts

Ora news - 11.09.2017

Tirana’s Mayor Erion Veliaj was at the “Hasan Tahsini” school this morning to wish students’ a successful year. According to the mayor, 190 schools have opened in Tirane so far and teaching across ...

New school year, more than 495,000 students started school today

Ora news - 11.09.2017

The new school year started today for all those attending pre-university education. According to data from the Ministry of Education, schools all around the country opened their doors for over ...

Kosovo’s government, Ramush Haradinaj takes on the duty as PM

Ora news - 11.09.2017

Ramush Haradinaj has officially taken on his duty as the Prime Minister of Kosovo. Haradinaj was elected as Kosovo’s Prime Minister 3 months after the early elections held on June 11.

DP on government’s program, DP chairman Basha: Rama makes empty promises

Ora news - 11.09.2017

The Democratic Party chairman, Lulzim Basha, considered the Prime Minister’s presentation of the government’s program to “an empty and superficial presentation”.

Government’s program, PM: 5% economic growth, investments in tourism, employment

Ora news - 11.09.2017

Prime Minister Edi Rama today presented the program of his governance. During his speech in the plenary session, the Prime Minister appeared reflective and tolerant with the opposition, asking that ...

A journey from an adopted child to a sex worker

Kosova Live - 11.09.2017

As a young girl, M.K. from Prizren dreamt about being a professional hairdresser who would work with famous singers. Today she`s 21, lives in Peja and doesn`t work.

With fan violence erupting at football matches across Europe, Kosovo plays it safe

Kosova Live - 11.09.2017

Fan violence is a characteristic of football seen in all major leagues and on the international stage. Some officials are optimistic, not seeing much chance for this in Kosovo, while others prepare ...