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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.


September 03, 2014

Norman / President Obama / Ukraine / NATO / Baltics

President Obama Wednesday Condemned Russia's Intervention In Ukraine As A Brazen Assault On The Country's Integrity And Assured Three Former Soviet Satellite States That NATO Would Defend Them Against Any Aggression By Moscow. Mr. Obama Said That Estonia, Lithuania And Latvia Had Lost Their Independence Before To Moscow, But That With NATO, You Will Never Lose It Again. The American Leader Spoke To A Crowd Of 2,000 People In Estonia After Meeting With The Leaders Of The Three Baltic States.


September 03, 2014

Norman / President Obama / The Islamic State Militants / American Journalists

Speaking To Reporters In Estonia Wednesday President Obama Said The United States Will Not Be Intimidated By The Beheading Of A Second American Journalist. Steven Sotloff. Sotloff's Killing Took Place, According To The Islamic State Militants Who Had Held Him Captive, Because Of The US Airstrikes On Militants In Northern Iraq. The Islamic State, Said That Last Month's Beheading Of American Journalist James Foley Was For The Same Reason.


September 03, 2014

Beattie / US Ebola

The Director Of The US Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Warns The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa Will Worsen In Coming Weeks Significantly. VOA's Victor Beattie Reports Dr. Tom Frieden Says A Massive Global Response Is Needed Now To Combat What He Calls The World's First Ebola Epidemic.


September 03, 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.


September 02, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Noerper / Lee / North Korea Detainees

Three Americans Held By North Korea Monday Appealed To The United States For Help In Returning Home Citizens. The Three, Kenneth Bae, Matthew Miller And Jeffrey Fowle, Were Allowed To Take Part In Rare Interviews Aired By The Cable News Network Set Up By The Korean Government. Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie Spoke With Stephen Noerper & Sung-Yoon Lee.


September 02, 2014

Q&A Mellman / Garger / Harvard Thai Program

A Plan To Use Money Provided At Least In Part By Thailand's Military Government Is Now In A Spotlight Of Criticism. A Recent Opinion Piece In The Harvard Crimson Newspaper Claimed That The University Was Collaborating With Key Supporters Of Thailand's Recent Coup To Create A Permanent Thai Studies Program At The Massachusetts School. Daybreak Asia's Ira Mellman Spoke With IIya Garger.


September 02, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Fischbach / West Bank Analysis

The United Nations This Week Expressed Alarm By Israel's Decision To Ex-Propriate 400-Hectares Of West Bank Land Near Bethlehem. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, In A Statement, Said Seizure Of Such A Large Swath Of Land Risks Paving The Way For Further Settlement Activity, Which Is Illegal Under International Law And Runs Counter To The Pursuit Of A Two-State Solution. VOA's Victor Beattie Spoke With Michael Fischbach.


September 02, 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.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Alonzo / Sharma / Teach A Woman To Fish

The Cycle Of Poverty Is Often Difficult To Break, Especially For Women. Author Ritu Sharma Witnessed The Difficulties First Hand In Travels Through Four Countries Including Ski Lanka. She Shares Her Experience In Her Book Teach A Woman To Fish. Sharma Explains To Daybreak Asia's Frances Alonzo Ways She Sees Women Can Challenge And Break Free From Oppressive Systems That Keep Them Poor.


September 01, 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.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Beattie / Lo / Macau Politics

As Beijing Ruled Out The Popular Election Of Hong Kong's Chief Executive, A Committee Of 400 Pro-Beijing Loyalists Quietly Re-Elected Macau's Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sunday Overwhelmingly With 95% Of Their Votes.He Ran Unopposed. Last Week, In A Run-Up To The Election, Activists Managed To Organize An Unofficial Referendum About Direct Election Of The Chief Executive In 2019. Daybreak Asia's Victor Beattie Spoke With Sonny Lo.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Mellman / Kugelman / Pakistan Protests

Pakistani Security Forces Have Cleared Hundreds Of Anti-Government Protesters From The State Television Studio After They Seized The Building And Briefly Took The Channel Off The Air. The Protesters Are Demanding The Resignation Of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. They Stormed Into Pakistani Television, Which Carried Live Coverage Of The Demonstrators In Its Offices In The Capital, Islamabad. Daybreak Asia's Ira Mellman Spoke With Michael Kugelman.


September 01, 2014

Q&A Beattie / US / Iraq

Iraqi Officials Say Iraqi Troops, Kurdish Fighters And Shi'ite Militiaman Entered The Town Of Sulaiman Bek, South Of Kirkuk, On Monday, Ending Three Months Of Control By Islamic State Militants. Iraqi Forces Entered The Town A Day After They Broke A Two Month Islamic State Siege Of The Nearby Town Of Amirli. VOA's Victor Beattie Reports Two US Lawmakers Have Warned That Islamic State Militants Must Be Confronted Now To Avoid Attacks On Western Targets Later.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Stevenson / Hong Kong Election

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Have Expressed Outrage At The Chinese Government's Decision To Restrict Who Can Run For The City's Top Job In 2017, When All Voters Will Be Allowed To Elect Their Leader For The First Time. Beijing's Top Legislative Body, The Standing Committee Of The National People's Congress, Voted Sunday To Restrict The Number Of Candidates In The Election To Two Or Three.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Lipin / Tiezzi / China Tunnels

Last Week On Daybreak Asia, We Brought You A Series Of Reports On The Use Of Tunnels In Ongoing Conflicts , Comparing Underground Passages Built By Palestinian Militants In the Gaza Strip, To Those Dug By North Korea To Attack Or Defend Against The South. Today, We Look At New Revelations From China That Cross-Border Tunnels Also have Discovered On Opposite Sides Of Its Vast Territory. Daybreak Asia's Michael Lipin Spoke With Shannon Tiezzi.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Mitchell / Feinstein / Meet The Press / Islamic State

The Chairperson Of The US Senate Intelligence Committee Diane Feinstein Spoke Sunday With Host Andrea Mitchell On The NBC TV Program, Meet The Press, About The Threat From The Islamic State Militants Sometimes Referred To As ISIL Or ISIS. In Her Remarks Senator Feinstein Spoke About The Recent Beheading Of US Journalist James Foley Who They Had Held Captive For Two Years.


August 31, 2014

Q&A Castiel / Curtis / Samad / Afghanistan Election Crisis

Presidential Candidates, Abdullah Abdullah And Ashraf Ghani Have Stopped Participating In The UN Supervised Audit Of June's Disputed Runoff Election, Further Complicating Afghanistan's Fragile Political Transition/ Abdullah Had Won The First Round Of The Election In April, But Preliminary Tallies Showed That Ghani Finished Ahead Of Abdullah In The June Run-Of. Both Claimed To Have Won The Election. VOA 's Carol Castiel Spoke With Lisa Curtis & Omar Samad


August 31, 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 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.

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