Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation at their meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Monday, April 16, 2012. Exxon is teaming up w
Labor Department also says unemployment rate edged slightly higher to 6.7 percent, leaving 10.5 million workers unemployed
A sampling of op-ed pieces about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine
White House spokesperson tells reporters aboard Air Force One that policy changes would not have an immediate effect
U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday took a strong stand against a planned referendum on the future of Ukraine's Crimea region. As VOA’s Cindy Saine reports, congressional leaders are pledging support for those sanctions, and for the people of Ukraine.
Pentagon reports 26,000 cases of unwanted sexual contact occurred in America’s armed forces in 2012
Congressional leaders are pledging support for those sanctions, and for people of Ukraine
Home births in the United States are increasing, although they still account for only one percent of overall deliveries. In Los Angeles, Deyane Moses looks at the rising interest in giving birth at home with the help of midwives, and the efforts of some midwives to reach out to minority women
Release of the budget is getting a lukewarm response from both supporters and critics of President Obama. The $3.9 trillion budget promises to lower the annual deficit. But critics say it does so by raising taxes on the rich, while ignoring nation’s most pressing fiscal problems. Mil Arcega reports.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says his Russian counterpart is taking proposals to President Vladimir Putin that could start a process to defuse the Ukraine crisis. VOA's Al Pessin reports from London
Budget of $3.9 trillion promises to lower annual deficit even as it expands opportunities for poor and working-class Americans, though detractors says it doesn't do enough of either
In a meeting at the White House this week, President Obama told the Israeli prime minister that his commitment to blocking Iran from atomic weapons is absolute
President Obama's push to limit Iran's nuclear program includes a promise to Israel and Saudi Arabia that he will not allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. But Israeli PM Netanyahu says Israel will never be secure if Iran continues to enrich uranium. Scott Stearns reports.
UN Assistance Mission for Iraq reports that nearly 9,000 people were killed in 2013
California community birthing center supports women, families in natural childbirth by providing midwifery services outside of a hospital setting; access to alternative prenatal, birth and postpartum care services
Some US lawmakers are pressuring President Obama to ease energy export restrictions to help meet Ukraine's energy needs and improve Washington's standing there
Roman Catholic leaders are excited that Pope Francis' actions and words over the past year have reportedly brought some former Catholics back into churches around the world. But surveys show this so-called "Francis effect" is negligible in America.
Child safety advocates estimate several hundred thousand U.S. children annually fall victim to sex trafficking. Some of the traffickers are using popular social media sites to exploit their young victims. VOA's Pam Dockins reports the trafficking problem was raised at a recent Congressional hearing.
Pope Francis had inspired a surge in attendance in Italy and other countries but no evidence of same trend in most US Catholic churches
Jeffrey Sinclair entered plea before court martial opened at Fort Bragg, North Carolina