FILE - U.S. Army soldiers train during an exercise at the Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Oct. 20, 2010.
South Korea said this week it detected increased activity at the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site, suggesting an underground test could be imminent
Initially, some 600 troops will take part in what is being called a 'persistent rotational presence' that will last about one month
President Barack Obama is on a four-nation tour of Asia, visiting Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. On his way to Asia, the president stopped in the northwestern state of Washington to visit an area struck by deadly landslides last month. The landslides, caused by days of torrential rain, destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 41 people. Zlatica Hoke reports.
So far, 41 victims have been found in the disaster area, but at least two other people remain missing
President's eight-day tour begins in Tokyo Wednesday where he will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
John Kerry certified to Congress that Egypt met key criteria allowing Washington to free up some aid which had been suspended last year
The World Bank says sub-Saharan Africa has experienced one of its best decades of growth since the 1960s. But some Africans say economic progress has not translated into faster job creation, especially for youth. Mariama Diallo looks into education, one area that development experts say needs to be re-evaluated and the ways to improve it.
William James Vahey killed himself last month, two days after a federal judge said authorities could search one of his computer thumb drives
American drone strikes reportedly helped kill 55 al-Qaida militants in Yemen during last several days
South Korean government quoted as saying that heightened activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site indicates possible preparations for another atomic test
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is calling on Russia to live up to its recent agreement to help defuse the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Vice President Biden spoke in Kyiv Tuesday as pro-Russian protestors in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave the state buildings they stormed two weeks ago. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
Pentagon says 150 paratroopers based in Italy will arrive Wednesday in Poland, another 450 paratroopers will be deployed to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania
Children’s author Julia Heckathorn travels the world to learn about different ecosystems and endangered animals. She pours her knowledge into children’s books, hoping the next generation will right the environmental wrongs of our times. As in many children's books, the main character in Heckathorn's stories is an animal. Unlike those other characters, though, this one is real - a kangaroo, that lives in the author’s backyard. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
Ban concerns use of race as a factor in considering applicants for state colleges and universities
Monday's running of the Boston Marathon was bittersweet for many of the 36,000 participants as they finished the run that was interrupted by a double bombing last year. Many gathered along the route paid respect to the four people killed as a result of two bombings near the finish line. VOA's Carolyn Presutti returned to Boston this year to follow two runners, forever changed because of the crimes.
Joe Biden calls on Russia to live up to its recent agreement to resolve crisis in Ukraine
Hollywood - which is part of Los Angeles - is the movie capital of the world, and many aspiring filmmakers go there in hopes of breaking into the movie business. Mike O'Sullivan reports that regional universities are also a magnet for students who hope to become producers or directors.
President will survey damage, meet with families of victims of deadly mudslide which killed at least 41 in northwestern state of Washington in late March
Court agrees to weigh constitutionality of law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem - the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians - to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports