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US Slaps Sanctions on Swiss, Dutch Companies Over Syria

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December 17, 2014 10:19 AM
US Treasury put Netherlands-based Staroil B.V. as well as two Swiss-based firms, Rixo International Trading Ltd and Bluemarine SA, on list of sanctioned entities More

Multimedia Obama Announces Historic Revamp of US-Cuba Relations

President says 'Isolation has not worked. It's time for a new approach,' as US moves to ease five-decade-old trade embargo

Video A Special Edition of On the Line: Talk to America - Racial Justice

Three unarmed black men and boys killed at the hands of US police. Their deaths with no legal repercussions as yet sparked protests across the country. Americans are asking hard questions about justice and law enforcement: Are some police officers guilty of racial bias and using excessive force? If so, what solutions are necessary to provide equal justice for all? VOA brought together some of the nation’s top experts on Policing, Criminal Justice and Community Action for Talk to America.

US Says North Korea Behind Sony Cyberattack

It is not clear how investigators made the determination or how the White House will respond

Obama Signs 2015 Government Spending Bill

Obama said that the bill includes provisions he does not like, but that there are other parts that ensure progress on important issues

National Hockey League Players Hit by Mumps

Thirteen players affected so far, but one expert says wave of illness has about run its course

US Will Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington are under consideration as sites; USOC to choose in January

US Pledges Resolve Against Terrorism After Pakistan Siege

Secretary of State John Kerry calls killings an act of terror that 'shakes all people of conscience'

Apple Wins iPod Lawsuit

Jury decides company did not act improperly when software update restricted music purchases

Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions

Measure also authorizes president to provide $350 million in military aid to Ukraine

Video Girls Talk, Provide Guidance and Boost Self-Confidence

Girls are being mentored by former students

Video Girls Talk, Provide Guidance and Boost Self-Confidence

Halima Adenegan returned to her alma mater, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in 2012 - four years after she graduated - to start a mentoring program for girls there. She called it Imara Roose; Imara is Swahili for strong, and Roose is a play on the school’s name. The mentors are female college students who volunteer as big sisters and role models. Faiza Elmasry has more.

Police Seek Pennsylvania Murder Suspect, Find Body

Bradley William Stone was suspected of killing six family members, including ex-wife and former mother-in-law

Video How US Is Confronting Its Sexual Assault Crisis

Self-defense courses are important, but experts say what's most needed is shift in societal attitudes toward perpetrators

Dollar Grows Elusive as Russian Ruble Plunges

Currency exchanges update rates hourly as people scramble to protect savings

Jeb Bush Moves Toward 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Florida governor, son of one US president and brother of another, says he discussed possible White House bid with his family last month

Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine

Crediting sanctions, US secretary of state says drop in ruble's value, decline in oil prices also have added pressure on Moscow

Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Ringo Starr, Lou Reed, Green Day

Inductees in 2015 also will include Bill Withers, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughn; ceremony to be held April 18

Robin Williams Tragedy Leads Google's List of Top 2014 Searches

Google's other top searches included World Cup tournament in Brazil, Ebola virus outbreak, tragedy-plagued Malaysia Airlines, and Ice Bucket Challenge

Palestinians Push for U.N. Resolution Despite US Concerns

The Palestinian UN ambassador said a plan for a two-year timetable for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord would be introduced Wednesday

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December 17, 2014 11:54 AM
The attack on a military school in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar left 141 dead, including 132 children. Strong statements of condemnation poured in from across the world. The country announced three days of mourning, and the leadership, both political and military, promised retribution. VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem looks at how likely the Pakistani government is to clamp down on all extremist groups.
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Video Will Pakistan School Shooting Galvanize Pakistan Against Extremism?

The attack on a military school in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar left 141 dead, including 132 children. Strong statements of condemnation poured in from across the world. The country announced three days of mourning, and the leadership, both political and military, promised retribution. VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem looks at how likely the Pakistani government is to clamp down on all extremist groups.
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Video ‘Anti-Islamization’ Marches Increase Tensions In Germany

Anti-immigrant rallies in Germany have been building in recent weeks, peaking Monday night in the city of Dresden where tens of thousands of people turned out to demonstrate against what they call the ‘Islamization’ of the West. Germany has offered asylum to more Syrian refugees than any other country, and this appears to have set off the protests. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
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Video Aceh Rebuilt Decade After Tsunami, But Scars Remain

On December 26, 2004 there was an earthquake in the Indian Ocean so powerful it caused the Earth’s axis to wobble a few centimeters. Onshore on the island of Sumatra, the resulting tsunami was devastating. A decade later, VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where although there is little remaining evidence of the physical devastation, the psychological scars among survivors remain.
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Video Refugees Living in Kenya Long for Peace in the Home Countries

Kenya is host to numerous refugees seeking safe haven from conflict. Immigrants from Somalia face challenges in their new lives in Kenya. Ahead of International Migrants Day (December 18) Lenny Ruvaga has more for VOA News from the Kenyan capital.
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Video Turkey's Authoritarianism Dismays Western Allies

The Turkish government has been defiant in the face of criticism at home and abroad for its raids targeting opposition media. The European Union on Monday expressed dismay after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Brussels for criticizing his government's action. Turkey's bid to be considered for EU membership has been on hold while critics accuse the NATO ally of increasingly authoritarian rule. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video US-China Year in Review: Hong Kong to Climate Change

The United States is pushing for a code of conduct to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea as it works to improve commercial ties with Beijing. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports on a year of U.S. policy toward China from Hong Kong to climate change.
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Video Japanese Leader’s Election Win Raises Potential for Conflict with Neighbors

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his allies easily won a two-thirds majority in parliament Sunday, even though the country has slipped into recession under his conservative policies. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from Seoul, that the prime minister’s victory will empower him to continue economic reforms but also pursue a nationalist agenda that will likely increase tensions with Japan’s neighbors.
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Video Nuba Mountain Families Hide in Caves to Escape Aerial Bombings

Despite ongoing peace talks between Sudan's government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, daily aerial attacks continue in South Kordofan province’s Nuba Mountains. Adam Bailes was there and reports for VOA that government forces are targeting civilian areas, rather than military positions, with their daily bombardments.

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