U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) chats with Chinese Vice Premier Li Yuanchao before their luncheon at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Dec. 5, 2013.
To keep costs down, private companies usually have a lower budget per prisoner than state-run facilities
The radioactive medical waste came from a hospital in Tijuana and was being taken to a radioactive waste disposal site in central Mexico
'Saying Grace' sells for $46 million - highest price ever paid for an American artwork
The International Labor Organization says more than 20 million people worldwide are subject to forced labor, working on farms, in factories, or as domestic helpers. Mike O'Sullivan reports that those who are fighting human trafficking say it's a problem in both the developing world and industrial countries, including the United States.
Those who are fighting human trafficking say it is a problem in both developing world and industrial countries, including US
National security adviser says US sometimes faces 'painful dilemmas' when need to defend national security interests clashes with 'fundamental commitment to democracy and human rights'
Whales were first sighted Tuesday afternoon in remote part of park near the Gulf of Mexico, according to park spokeswoman
For Christmas holiday a huge attraction at hotel near Washington is made entirely of ice
Secretary of state's visit is attempt to boost talks that have been rocky since they were revived four months ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories in another attempt to bolster their faltering peace talks. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Jerusalem.
No matter what the thermometer shows about the weather in your neighborhood - this next story will keep you cool. For the Christmas holiday, a huge attraction at the Marriott Gaylord National hotel near Washington DC is made entirely of ICE. Actually, more than 900,000 kilograms of ice! As VOA’s Carolyn Presutti shows us, the artwork is done entirely by Chinese ice carvers.
Pope Francis recently criticized what he called “unfettered capitalism” in a text known as an apostolic exhortation. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky reports that the remarks have struck a nerve in the United States, long seen as a global proponent of the free market.
Pope Francis' criticism of what he calls 'unfettered capitalism' strikes a nerve
First comprehensive study of American feature-length films of silent era says legacy that put Hollywood at forefront of movie industry from 1912 to 1929 is endangered
Star of 'Fast & Furious' films was killed in a fiery one-car crash on Saturday in Santa Clarita, California
In diplomatic dance, Xi, Biden talk about challenges two nations face, but don't specifically mention China's controversial decision to create air defense identification zone
Business Roundtable survey results indicate improvements in sales, investment and hiring, but that economic growth likely to remain slower than it should be
President says since the late 1970s, the US economy has doubled in size -- but wealth has spread among a select few
US top diplomat made stop in Chisinau after it, along with former Soviet republic of Georgia, initialed agreements on closer EU ties last week