FILE - In this March 20, 2001 file photo, Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home is seen in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's approach to pro-Russian militants destabilizing southern and eastern Ukraine differs from his strategy on Crimea, where Russian forces took a more active role in breaking away the peninsula from Kyiv. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns looks at what is behind the change.
Judge allows Bradley Edward Manning to become Chelsea Elizabeth Manning during brief hearing Wednesday
Tensions in Ukraine continue to build as the government in Kyiv resumes what it calls "anti-terror" operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east, for which Russia warns it could retaliate, and U.S. troops begin joint exercises in Baltic states. VOA's Jeff Custer reports.
40 vessels have been attacked by armed gangs in Gulf of Guinea this year, according to senior US military officials
Demonstrators are worried about pipeline's effect on climate change, their traditional way of life, health and safety
Washington is sending a total of about 600 paratroopers to Poland and three Baltic states in response to ongoing tensions in Ukraine
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 began in Tokyo where he had dinner 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