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Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 29, 2014

Norman / President Obama / Ukraine

At The White House Late Thursday President Obama Spoke To Reporters About The Situation In Ukraine, Just After A Telephone Conversation With German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


August 28, 2014

Norman / President Obama / ISIL Islamic State Militants

President Obama Briefed Reporters At The White House Late Thursday About A Number Of International Issues, Including The Islamic State Militants Sometimes Referred To As ISIL, Who Have Taken Control Of Large Areas Of Syria And Iraq.


August 28, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Prather / China / US / Tourism

Tourism From China To The United States Has Been Surging In Recent Years. Nearly 2-Million Chinese Visited The United States In 2013 With Projections Of More Than 4-Million Making The US Their Destination By 2018. Catherine Prather Is Interim President Of The National Tour Association. She Tells Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie The NTA Now Coordinates 166 Tour Companies Who Cater To The Chinese Tourist Market.


August 28, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 27, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Kennedy / Alibaba Analysis

US Investors Are Getting Ready For Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba's Market Debut Next Month, When It Begins Trading At A Market Value Of Perhaps $200-Billion Potentially Making It One Of The Biggest Initial Public Offerings, Or IPO's Ever. After Going Public In September, Alibaba May Be One Of The Most Valuable Firms In The World With A Market Capitalization Of Up To $250 Billion.Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie Spoke With Scott Kennedy.


August 27, 2014

Q&A Stevenson / Saxena / Made In Bangladesh / Cambodia / Sri Lanka

The Garment And Textile Industry Has Been Very Important To The Fabric Of The National Economies In Bangladesh, Cambodia And Sri Lanka. Amid Major Industry Changes In Recent Years, Each Nation Has Adapted To Shifting Market Conditions And Internal Pressures For Improved Labor Conditions And Products. Daybreak Asia's Jim Stevenson Spoke With Sanchita Saxena.


August 27, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 26, 2014

Q&A Stearns / Psaki / South Sudan / UN / Peace Efforts

As For Efforts To Achieve Peace And A Transitional Government In South Sudan Following A Long Conflict Between Machar And South Sudan's President Salva Kiir The Office Of The IGAD Special Envoys For South Sudan Just Released A Summary Report Of Violations Of The Cessation Of Hostilities Agreement Of The 23rd Of January This Year For The Period Up To The 21st Of August. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns Asked Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki About The South Sudan Peace Efforts.


August 26, 2014

Q&A Kirby / Reporters

The White House Says There Are No Plans To Coordinate With Syria In The Fight Against Islamic State Militants Who Threaten The United States And Are Trying To Topple The Assad Government. Reports Say The Pentagon Has Already Started Surveillance Flights Over Syria To Track The Movements Of The Militants Ahead Of Possible Airstrikes .... But Pentagon Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby Refused To Confirm That Information During A Question And Answer With Reporters On Tuesday.


August 26, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 26, 2014

Q&A Lipin / Yaar / Tunnels In Warfare Part-3

The Use Of Tunnels In Warfare Is An Issue That We've Been Examining On Daybreak Asia This Week. Tunnels Have Not Just Been A Factor In Palestinian Militant Group Hamas War With Israel, They Also Are Part Of A Ongoing Conflict On The Divided Korean Peninsula. Today, We Take A Closer Look At Signs Of Possible Cooperation Between North Korea And Hamas, Something Neither Side Has Ever Acknowledged. Daybreak Asia's Michael Lipin Spoke With Itamar Ya'ar.


August 26, 2014

Q&A Mellman / Bizzazero / Digital Student Search

The Way Students Communicate Not Only With Each Other, But With Just About Every Other Aspect Of Their Lives . Has Changed Over The Past Decade.Colleges And Universities Are Constantly Trying To Find The Most Direct, Effective And Economical Ways Of Accomplishing That Task. Daybreak Asia's Ira Mellman Spoke With Simone Bizzazero


August 25, 2014

Q&A Alonzo / Miller / Women Negotiations

President Obama's State Of The Union Speech Earlier This Year Said Full-Time Working Women Earn 77% Of What Their Male Counterparts Earn. Women Also Tend To Pay More For Health Care And Cars. Could It Be That Women Are Not As Good As Negotiating As Men Are? Lee E. Miller Is A Co-Author With His Daughter Of The Book A Woman's Guide To Successful Negotiating. He Spoke With Daybreak Asia's Frances Alonzo.


August 25, 2014

Q&A Lipin / Bechtol / Tunnels In Warfare Part-2

This Week On Daybreak Asia, We;re Looking At How Tunnels Are Used In Modern-Day Warfare. Yesterday We Reported On North Korea's Decades-Old Efforts To Tunnel Under The Demilitarized Zone To Carry Out Potential Attacks On Its Rival, South Korea. Today, We're Comparing The North Korean Tunnels To Those Built By Hamas In The Gaza Strip As Part Of The Palestinian Militant Group's Latest War With Israel. Daybreak Asia's Michael Lipin Spoke With Bruce Bechtol.


August 25, 2014

Beattie / US Journalist / Peter Theo Curtis

The White House Says No Ransom Was Paid To Islamic Extremists To Free Kidnapped US Journalist Peter Theo Curtis. While The Exact Conditions Of Curtis Are Still Unclear, Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie Reports Curtis Release On Sunday Came Five Days After Beheading Of American Journalist James Foley At The Hands Of An Islamist State Militant.


August 25, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Chao / Macau Vote

The Chief Executive In Macau Is Currently Selected By A 400-Member Official Committee. The Referendum Comes Two Months After A Similar Unofficial Vote, Also Opposed By Beijing , Was Held In Nearby Hong Kong. Hong Kong Basic Law Stipulates All Candidates Must Be Approved By A Nominating Committee. Daybreak Asia Victor Beattie Spoke Will Jason Chao.


August 25, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.


August 24, 2014

Q&A Lipin / Maxwell / Tunnels In Warfare

On The Divided Korean Peninsula, North Korea Has Dug At Least Four Infiltration Tunnels Into The South Under The Demilitarized Zone. South Korean And US Forces Uncovered Three Of The North Korean Attack Tunnels In The 1970's, And The Fourth In 1990. Daybreak Asia's Michael Lipin Spoke With David Maxwell.


August 24, 2014

Q&A Castiel / Alonzo / Chagroun / Women Business Leaders / Africa

Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, A Leading Moroccan Businesswomen And President Of The Moroccan Confederation Of Businesses, Was In Washington Recently To Take Part In The Business Forum Of The US-Africa Summit. VOA's Carol Castiel Was Joined By Frances Alonzo, Host Of VOA's Women Rising Series To Talk With Chaqroun.


August 24, 2014

Daybreak Asia

Join VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute English morning program, filled with unique stories from across Asia and the world. With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, Daybreak Asia gives you a new way to learn about issues of interest in your home and across the largest and most populous continent in the world. For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent, it’s a great way to start your day.

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VOA's Daybreak Asia team for an informative 30-minute morning program, bringing you unique stories from across Asia and the world in English.  With the English language becoming more widely used in influential circles, you now have a way to learn about issues of interest to the largest and most populous continent in the world.  From new insights about regional neighbors to discovering your problems are pan-Asian problems, too, you'll find Daybreak Asia will soon be shaping the way you see the world.  For news beyond the headlines, listening to Daybreak Asia is not only time well spent. It's a great way to start your day.
 

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