FILE - A portion of a pressure-cooker bomb recovered from a blast site at the Boston Marathon bombing is displayed for the media in a conference room.
The Eighth U.S. Army Division and the Eighth Republic of Korea Mechanized Infantry Division put on a well orchestrated show of force for the media this week during their joint military training exercises in South Korea. VOA’s Seoul correspondent Brian Padden was there and reports the soldiers were well disciplined both in conducting a complex live fire exercise and in staying on message with the press.
Exercise involved 14 helicopters, ten armored vehicles and 300 soldiers at range in Pocheon, about six kilometers from border with North
US delegation visited Cuba this week as the two nations continued efforts to restore diplomatic relations broken over 50 years ago
A senior State Department official told reporters that the US 'can see a path forward to get to agreement' by the March 31 deadline
Afghan chief executive says when he and President Ghani took office in September, 'new hopes were raised' both among Afghan people and country's partners
California's attorney general is required by law to administer a proposed ballot initiative once it is filed and the sponsor pays a $200 fee
Analysts say offensive could take coalition a step further toward Mosul, largest city held by Islamic State militants
New film tells story of former astronaut Eugene Cernan, who thinks US space program has taken wrong turn
One of the films that drew big crowds last week at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, tells the story of the last human being to stand on the moon, U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan. It has been 42 years since Cernan returned from the moon and he laments that no one else has gone there since. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
The new Kraft Heinz Co. will become world's fifth biggest food manufacturer with expected annual revenue of $28 billion
With the legislative and regulatory framework in place to move forward with hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," of shale formations in three U.S. Midwestern states, oil companies are now in a race against the clock. They need oil prices to rebound in time to make their already considerable investments in shale exploration in the region pay off. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.
One day after President Barack Obama announced a delay in the drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani mapped out a hopeful vision for his country in an address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, Ghani expressed deep gratitude for U.S. sacrifices made in Afghanistan, and said his nation is eager to build a prosperous, secure, and self-reliant future.
The U.S. visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah is being closely monitored in South Asia. Analysts say there have been some positive results from the trip, but some offer caveats. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports.
Iraq asked US for air support as it struggles to retake strategically important city from Islamic State militants
15 short films made by US youths were chosen for screening at second annual White House Student Film Festival
A group of student filmmakers from across the United States joined President Barack Obama at the White House this month for the second annual White House Student Film Festival. Fifteen short films were officially selected from more than 1,500 entries by students aged 6 through 18. The filmmakers and their families then joined the president and a group of celebrities for a screening of their films. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
Traded for five Taliban prisoners last year, US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl could face maximum sentence of five years in prison
Visual arts, martial arts and culinary arts merge in theatrical display each weekend
Germanwings jet crash in French Alps Tuesday also claimed the lives of 72 Germans and 51 Spaniards, among others