Kerry Warns Against Violence in Nigeria Election
Brunt of storm misses Washington, but farther north, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts declare snow emergencies
But with broad array of punitive measures against communist country already in place, some say identifying additional targets could be tricky
In a visit promising symbolism and substance, U.S. President Barack Obama arrived Sunday in New Delhi with a pledge to take the U.S.-India relationship to a new level. He and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to deepen ties on a range of issues, including climate change and civilian nuclear cooperation. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the Indian capital.
Impasse over liability issues had been stalling bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation; deal reached at start of US president's three-day visit to India
Planes coming from Portland, Milwaukee were searched after threats had been posted on Twitter
Barack Obama is set to make history as the first American president to attend India’s Republic Day ceremony on Monday. White House officials say the visit, Obama's second to India, marks a seminal and transformational moment in relations between the two countries. VOA correspondent Aru Pande reports.
He'll be first US leader to attend event, which marks anniversary of South Asian country's adoption of its constitution in 1950
In weekly address, the president reiterated economic points he made in his State of the Union speech earlier this week
Obama becomes the first US president to attend India's Republic Day ceremony on January 26, marking the day when the S. Asian country's constitution went into effect in 1950
Witnesses say demonstrators marched from a square near Sanaa University toward what had been the homes of the country's leaders in the capital
Colorado teenager Shannon Conley had planned to travel to Syria but was arrested last year before she could leave the country
The death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and the collapse of Yemen’s government have cast further uncertainty on U.S. efforts to fight militants in the Middle East and also contain Iran’s influence in the region. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports on the new complications facing the Obama administration and its Middle East policy.
U.S. and Cuban officials are reporting progress from initial talks in Havana on re-establishing diplomatic ties. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State (for Western Hemisphere Affairs) Roberta Jacobson said while there was agreement on a broad range of issues, there also are some “profound disagreements” between Washington and Havana. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
Sources say resignations of Yemen's president, government has left US anti-terror operations 'paralyzed,' yet an American military 'footprint' remains
The Euro currency has fallen sharply after the European Central Bank announced a bigger-than-expected $67 billion-a-month quantitative easing program Thursday - commonly seen as a form of printing new money. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London on whether the move might rescue the eurozone economy -- and what lessons have been learned from similar programs around the world.
Visitors at this year’s Washington Auto Show would be hard-pressed to say which types of engines will prevail in the next few decades. Manufacturers are working with all kinds of power systems, as well as combinations of them, and new materials. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Nigerian expatriates, activists recently gathered in Washington to denounce deadly raids, massacres by militant group Boko Haram
Last September, 20 young adults from South Sudan took part in a National Geographic Photo Camp. They are among hundreds of students from around the world who have learned how to use a camera to tell the stories of the people in their communities through the powerful medium of photography. Three camp participants talked about their experiences recently on a visit to Washington. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
Painting, music are part of the Smithsonian National Zoo's program to keep animals happy