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Time Almost Up for Argentina, US Bondholders in Debt Talks

Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, left, arrives for negotiations to discuss a resolution to Argentina's debt problem with U.S. hedge funds to avoid a default ahead of a July 30 deadline in New York, July 29, 2014.

July 30, 2014 1:38 AM
South American nation has until end of Wednesday to either pay in full 'holdout' hedge funds, cut a deal or win a stay on court order that triggeered deadline More

NCAA Settles Brain Trauma Class Action Lawsuit

If approved, deal will pay for medical testing for thousands of college athletes who believe they sustained brain injuries on the field

Obama Names New Ambassador to Russia

President names veteran diplomat and Eastern European expert John Tefft to the position

Video In Virginia, Summer Camp for Global Ambassadors

Camp sponsored by Legacy International gives teens from around the world to discover different customs, discuss ways to build peace, protect human rights

Video New US, EU Sanctions Imposed Against Russia Over Ukraine

The United States and European Union are imposing tougher new sanctions against Russia for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. Tuesday's sanctions announcement came as Ukraine's foreign minister accused Russia of continuing to send fighters and weapons across the border. VOA State Department correspondent Scott Stearns reports.

House Plans to Vote on Border Funding Bill Thursday

Analysts say House bill is not likely to win support in Senate, leaving Congress at a stalemate

Video A Summer Camp for All the World

During workshops and social gatherings, the Global Youth Village summer camp encourages young people to cooperate and embrace their differences, while learning to communicate with people from other countries. VOA's Deborah Block has more.

Body of Stowaway Found on US Air Force Cargo Plane

Military officials say body of a young male found in the wheel well of jet that had landed in Germany after routine mission in Africa

Last Survivor of Enola Gay Crew Dies

Theodore Van Kirk was 93 years old and living in a retirement home in Stone Mountain, Georgia

Video Historical Mill Makes Grist and History for Centuries

There are many famous historical sites in the Washington area that attract tourists. But one of the lesser-known attractions is a 19th century grist mill just outside the nation’s capital. Still operating the same way it did 200 years ago, the mill draws some visitors and offers fresh grits and flour for local residents and restaurants. VOA’s June Soh takes us to Colvin Run Mill, where the 19th century meets the 21st.

Video US Envoy: Advanced Weapons on Russia-Ukraine Border

The United States says it expects to pass another round of tough sanctions against Russia for its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In an interview with Voice of America, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said Russian President Vladimir Putin must take steps to de-escalate the crisis. He spoke to Henry Ridgwell at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.

Video What Determines Who is Really a Refugee?

The flood of unaccompanied Central American children into the United States has given rise to a debate over whether or not they can stay, and that will largely depend on whether they are classified as refugees. But what exactly determines refugee status? VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer asks the experts.

Video VOA Interview with Geoffrey Pyatt

Geoffrey R. Pyatt is the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. He was interviewed by VOA's Henry Ridgwell.

Video Young Migrants From Central America Risk Life and Limb to Get to US

For tens of thousands of young people trip north is fraught with hardship and danger

Video Young Migrants From Central America Risk Life and Limb to Get to US

For the tens of thousands of young people from Central America trying to enter the U.S. illegally, the trip north is fraught with hardship and danger. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from Honduras on the case of one migrant who suffered serious injuries and another who went missing.

Video Jews and Arabs Campaign for Peace on Facebook, Twitter

Israeli Jew, Syrian - American start Facebook, Twitter campaign 'Jews & Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies'

Mother of Slain Mexican Teen Sues US Border Patrol

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was in Nogales, Mexico on October 10, 2012, when US agent shot him through border fence from Arizona

Video Jews and Arabs Campaign for Peace on Facebook, Twitter

Abraham Gutman, an Israeli Jew, and Dania Darwish, a Syrian-American Muslim, met in a global politics class at Hunter College in New York, and became friends, despite their political differences. As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalated in July, they were disturbed by the fury they saw on social media. Carolyn Weaver reports.

Video What Determines Who is Really a Refugee?

Flood of unaccompanied children into US from Central America has given rise to a debate over whether or not they can stay, and that will largely depend on whether they are classified as refugees

US: No Commitment to End Date for Iran Nuclear Talks

US Senators express strong skepticism about extending international nuclear talks with Iran during testimony by State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman

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Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukrainei
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July 31, 2014 8:13 PM
The downing of the Malaysian airliner two weeks ago, and allegations that Russians are shelling Ukrainian troops across the border, have moved the information war swirling around the Ukrainian conflict to a new level. VOA's Al Pessin reports from Kyiv.
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Video Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukraine

The downing of the Malaysian airliner two weeks ago, and allegations that Russians are shelling Ukrainian troops across the border, have moved the information war swirling around the Ukrainian conflict to a new level. VOA's Al Pessin reports from Kyiv.
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Video When Fighting Eases, Gazans Line Up at Bakeries

When there is a lull in the conflict in Gaza, residents who have been hunkered down in their apartments rush out to stock up on food and other necessities. Probably the most important destination is the local bakery. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Gaza City.
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Video US-Funded Program Offers Honduran Children Alternative to Illegal Immigration

President Obama and Central American leaders recently agreed to come up with a plan to address poverty and crime in the region that is fueling the surge of young migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. VOA’s Brian Padden looks at one such program in Honduras - funded in part by the United States - which gives street kids not only food and safety but a chance for a better life without, crossing the border.
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Video 'Fab Lab' Igniting Revolution in Kenya

The University of Nairobi’s Science and Technology Park is banking on 3-D prototyping to spark a manufacturing revolution in the country. Lenny Ruvaga has more for from Nairobi's so-called “FabLab” for VOA.
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Video Gazans in Shelled School Sought Shelter

Israel's air and ground assault against Hamas-led fighters in Gaza has forced many Palestinians to flee their homes, seeking safety. But safe places are hard to find, as VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Jabaliya.
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Video Rapid Spread of Ebola in West Africa Prompts Global Alert

Across West Africa, health officials are struggling to keep up with what the World Health Organization describes as the worst ebola outbreak on record. The virus has killed hundreds of people this year. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders are watching the developments closely as they weigh what actions, if any, are needed to help contain the disease.
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Video Michelle Obama: Young Africans Need to Embrace Women's Rights

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama urged some of Africa's best and brightest to advocate for women's rights in their home countries. As VOA's Pam Dockins explains, Obama spoke to some 500 participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a six-week U.S.-based training and development program.
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Video Immigrant Influx on Texas Border Heats Up Political Debate

Immigrants from Central America continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas, seeking asylum in the United States, as officials grapple with ways to deal with the problem and provide shelter for thousands of minors among the illegal border crossers. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the issue is complicated by internal U.S. politics and U.S. relations with the troubled nations that immigrants are fleeing.
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Video Study: Latino Students Most Segregated in California

Even though legal school segregation ended in the United States 60 years ago, one study finds segregation still occurs in the U.S. based on income and race. The University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights Project finds that students in California are more segregated by race than ever before, especially Latinos. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.

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