Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko shows a signed landmark association agreement with the European Union during a session of the parliament in Kyiv, Sept. 16, 2014.
President is asking Congress for funds to train, arm moderate Syrian rebels fighting against militant group as well as waging war against Syrian government
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington this week amid a shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists, the ratification of an EU pact, and moves to grant self-rule to eastern Ukraine. As he tackles a range of challenges, the Ukrainian leader is expected to press for greater U.S. support during talks Thursday with President Barack Obama at the White House. VOA's Aru Pande has more from Washington.
So far, the US has pledged some $70 million in aid to Ukraine in the form of body armor, communications equipment and rations
Mufid Elfgeeh of Rochester, New York encouraged two people to travel overseas to fight for the Islamic State
The U.S. space agency, NASA, has chosen Boeing and SpaceX companies to build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the year 2017. The deal with private industry enables NASA to end its dependence on Russia to send space crews into low Earth orbit and back. Zlatica Hoke has more.
The man, who appeared to be in his 30s, was arrested along the Han River by South Korean soldiers
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9 touched off days of unrest and racial tension in the Saint Louis suburb. The incident also highlighted the problem of racial animosity between police and Ferguson's African American community. Now some African-Americans parents and social workers are talking to young people about how to act when stopped by police. VOA's Chris Simkins has more.
President Barack Obama has announced a plan to contain the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, indicating the world is relying on the United States to confront the outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people. VOA White House Correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
When President Barack Obama intensified the fight against Islamic State militants, he warned this would not be a quick victory. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, echoed that sentiment testifying before Congress Tuesday. VOA Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb has more.
TechCrunch exposition in San Francisco is a place where tech start-ups can meet potential backers, try to convince them their gadgets may be the next big thing
A landmark report released Tuesday at the United Nations finds that economic growth is compatible with taking action on climate change. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has the details.
Space agency names two private companies to build, launch spacecrafts to and from International Space Station
Richard Stengel says that in face of strong foreign propaganda machines such as Russia and Islamic State, US needs to harden its 'soft power'
One week before UN Climate Summit, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate makes economic case for bold action on climate change
Two US adoption service providers granted licenses to facilitate limited adoption program
America’s top military commander says he does not believe U.S. ground forces will be required to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but would recommend their use under certain conditions. The Obama administration moved quickly to clarify its position that no ground troops will be sent in. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Capitol Hill.
Semenchenko’s Washington visit follows withering losses inflicted by pro-Russian forces
A major sticking point to negotiations is Iran's uranium enrichment capacity; Western powers accuse it of wanting to make nuclear weapons
Iran and and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany are set to resume talks on Iran's nuclear program Thursday in New York -- in a bid to reach an agreement before a November deadline. The two sides agreed to extend an original July deadline after negotiators failed to come to terms on a number of key issues. As VOA State Department Correspondent Pam Dockins reports, analysts have mixed views on whether negotiators will make progress in New York.
Carnage and mayhem are part of daily life in northern Nigeria, the result of a terror campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Fears are growing that Nigeria’s government may not know how to counter it, and may be making things worse. More