U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd speaks to reporters before a training session for the round of eight in the FIFA 2015 women's World Cup soccer tournament at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, June 24, 2015.
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President Barack Obama says the United States will soon reopen its embassy in Cuba for the first time since 1961, ending a half-century of isolation. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
His health care law envisions such action, but nearly half of all US states have rejected that part of the Affordable Care Act
Change is result of months of secret negotiations that culminated in December with decision to resume ties, but critics say nothing has changed in Cuba’s human rights record
Amount sets a fast pace in what is sure to be the most expensive US political campaign in history
Havana says normalization of relations will require surrendering base US has leased since 1903
TPP would cover 40 percent of world economy, is central to President Barack Obama's effort to engage more closely with Asia and balance China's influence
As the crowd of journalists covering the Iran talks swells, so too do the opportunities for media coverage. Hoping to catch the attention of high-level diplomats, the family of American-Iranian marine Amir Hekmati is in Vienna, pleading for his release from an Iranian prison after nearly 4 years. VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Vienna.
Amir Hekmati was arrested 4 years ago while visiting his grandmother in Iran; 'espionage' charges against him were dropped but he remains in jail
Reactions range from move ‘incentivizing a police state’ and ‘caving to Castro’ on the one hand, to ‘necessary step’ and ‘new era of possibility’ on the other
Despite more than half a century of official animosity, secretive attempts to broker something like this week's rapprochement have failed
Incident occurred some 100 kilometers from Charleston, where mass shooting allegedly motivated by racial hatred killed nine people last month
White House gives no reason for policy change, but says some cameras, accessories such as so-called selfie sticks remain prohibited
Obama Announces Cuban Embassy to Open in Washington
Saying ‘we don't have to be imprisoned by the past,’ President Obama announced the two countries will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this summer.
After years of slow political thaw, Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro take first steps toward ending decades of hostility, and last vestige of Cold War struggle
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Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has been strong supporter of administration's decision to seek normalized relations with Cuba
Though some obstacles remain, restoration of official ties is latest step in process since Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro announced in December countries were renewing diplomatic relations