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Kerry: No Evidence Russia Seeks to End Ukraine Violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin speak to reporters at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

July 29, 2014 12:59 PM
US top diplomat also accuses separatists of showing ‘appalling disregard for human decency’ by blocking access to MH17 crash site More

Kerry: US-India Ties at ‘Potentially Transformative Moment’

Top US envoy says Modi government presents new opportunities for partnership, trade

US Marshals Ordered to Seize Oil From Kurdish Tanker off Texas

Iraq laid claim to the cargo that it says was sold by the regional government of Kurdistan without permission from Baghdad

Rights Groups, US Urge Iran to Release Journalists

Washington Post's Tehran correspondent and his wife, Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi, as well as two other journalists were detained last week

US: Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty

US says Russia has tested a new ground-launched cruise missile, breaking Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev

California Governor on 3-day Trade Trip to Mexico

With immigration facilities bursting at the seams, Jerry Brown says child migration is on the agenda during his trade visit

Officials Seek Contacts of Ebola Victim Who Died in Nigeria

Patrick Sawyer boarded a flight in Liberia, had a layover in Ghana, and changed planes in Togo for a flight to Nigeria, where he died on Friday from Ebola virus

UN Blacklists Operator of North Korean Ship Seized With Soviet-era Arms

North Korean ship Chong Chon Gang was detained a year ago carrying arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tons of sugar

Argentina Seeks to Avoid 2nd Debt Default in 13 Years

Argentina says it will make another effort to reach a deal with a group of US creditors

US Loses Track of Arms Given to Afghan Security Forces

IG report finds multiple databases maintained by US government missing information

House Passes Bill To Overhaul US International Broadcasting

Some media advocacy groups also have expressed alarm

Video Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting with Aspiring Young Africans

U.S. President Barack Obama says the future stability of the world depends on African nations' prosperity and self-reliance. Obama made the comment Monday to a group of 500 young people attending the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the aspiring young African leaders have just finished a six-week program of academic study at 20 institutions across the United States.

Video US: Respecting Religious Freedoms Safeguards Stability

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says countries that undermine religious freedoms ultimately threaten their own security. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports on the annual U.S. report on international religious freedom.

Video In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surge

Inaccurate claims suggest US will give amnesty to young migrants

Video In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges

False rumors in Central America are fueling the current surge of undocumented young people being apprehended at the U.S. border. The inaccurate claims suggest the U.S. will give amnesty to young migrants from the region. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Honduras, these rumors trace back to President Obama's 2012 executive order to halt deportations for some young undocumented immigrants already living in the United States.

Obama: World Needs Self-reliant Africa

First Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders comes ahead of US-Africa Leaders' Summit that will be attended by about 50 African leaders next week

Report: US Surveillance Programs Threaten Press Freedom

Programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to journalists anonymously, two rights groups say

Donors Pay to Test Seawater for Traces of Fukushima Radiation

Radiation experts do not believe there is cause for alarm on American shores, but some coastal residents are stepping forward to pay for seawater testing just to be sure

US Lawmakers Expand Probe of Federal Biolab Mishaps

Biosecurity lapses at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention led to mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens

Video Young African Leaders to Branch Out in US

After six weeks spent sharpening their business skills, some participants have chosen to stay in US even longer and take part in internships with organizations across country

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Vietnamese Staging Chinese Product Boycott After Oil Rig Spati
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China recently pulled an oil rig from an area of the disputed South China Sea that Vietnam also claims. Despite the action, the incident has had a lingering effect on consumers in Vietnam. VOA's Reasey Poch reports from Hanoi on an effort to boycott Chinese products.
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Video Vietnamese Staging Chinese Product Boycott After Oil Rig Spat

China recently pulled an oil rig from an area of the disputed South China Sea that Vietnam also claims. Despite the action, the incident has had a lingering effect on consumers in Vietnam. VOA's Reasey Poch reports from Hanoi on an effort to boycott Chinese products.
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Video ESA Spacecraft to Land on a Comet

After a long flight through deep space, a European Space Agency probe is finally approaching its target -- a comet millions of kilometers away from earth. Scientists say the mission may lead to some startling discoveries about the origins of the water on earth. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Young Africans Arrive in US for Leadership Program

President Barack Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative has brought hundreds of young Africans to the United States for a six-week program aimed at building their knowledge and skills in fields such as public administration and business. Out of the 50,000 young Africans who applied for the program, just one percent was accepted. VOA's Laurel Bowman caught up with some of those who made the cut and has this report.
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Video In Honduras, Amnesty Rumors Fuel US Migration Surges

False rumors in Central America are fueling the current surge of undocumented young people being apprehended at the U.S. border. The inaccurate claims suggest the U.S. will give amnesty to young migrants from the region. As VOA's Brian Padden reports from Honduras, these rumors trace back to President Obama's 2012 executive order to halt deportations for some young undocumented immigrants already living in the United States.
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Video Students in Business for Themselves

They're only high school students, but they are making accessories for shoes, fabricating backpacks and doing product photography - all through their own businesses. It's the result of a partnership between a non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and their schools. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan and Deyane Moses met the budding entrepreneurs near Los Angeles.
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Video Astronauts Train in Underwater Lab

In the world’s only underwater laboratory, four U.S. astronauts train for a planned visit to an asteroid. The lab - called Aquarius- is located five kilometers off Key Largo, in southern Florida. Living in close quarters and making excursions only into the surrounding ocean, they try to simulate the daily routine of a crew that will someday travel to collect samples of a rock orbiting far away from earth. VOA’s George Putic has more.

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