Demonstrators protest the death of Freddie Gray, who died a week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with several Baltimore police officers, outside Baltimore City Hall, April 20, 2015.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has listed the 10 countries where the news media are the most restricted. Led by Eritrea and North Korea, the CPJ report released Tuesday says these countries harass and imprison journalists as well as censor the Internet to keep reporters quiet. VOA's Daniela Schrier has the details.
Two countries have been locked in negotiations over Trans-Pacific Partnership, a US proposal that would connect a dozen economies by cutting trade barriers, among many things
Hillary Clinton dismisses questions about Clinton Foundation as little more than political attacks from Republicans in 2016 presidential contest
Cuomo met senior officials in Havana Monday as head of high-powered business delegation looking to take advantage of the easing of restrictions with Communist-led island
Bush to visit US allies to get first-hand view of European economic and security challenges as he explores a run for his party's 2016 presidential nomination
Prestigious prizes announced Monday for journalism, books, drama and music
U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
New methods for mapping pain in the brain not only validate sufferers of chronic pain but might someday also lead to better treatment
This week (April 24, 2015) marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. While it continues to capture data and images, its successor is on its way. The James Webb Space Telescope -- named for the man who ran NASA in the 1960's -- is currently being assembled and tested prior to its launch in 2018. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, the $8-billion observatory is designed to expand on knowledge from Hubble and new giant ground-based telescopes.
From Boulder, Colorado, Shelley Schlender reports that new methods for mapping pain in the brain are providing validation for chronic pain and might someday guide better treatment.
The Hubble Space Telescope has changed the way we see the universe.
It was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990. But when its first images were sent to earth, Mission Control saw something it hadn’t expected: the pictures were out of focus.
US sending two more ships to waters off coast of Yemen to take part in 'maritime security operations'
Trade talks are complex, though, and there is no guarantee an agreement will be reached anytime soon
The Hubble Space Telescope is an orbiting workhorse. Over the past quarter century, it has sent back thousands of images of nearby planets and the most remote galaxies, expanding our knowledge of the universe in ways previously unimagined. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has this look back at Hubble’s remarkable history.
Obama, Essebsi will discuss security, economic issues on May 21, a White House statement said
Exercises, involving 300 American soldiers, come as Ukrainian troops fight pro-Russian separatists in country’s east
119th Boston Marathon
Desisa's other victory at Boston was two years ago when two bombs rocked finish area about two hours after he won