FILE - Chevrolet Sail U-VA hatchback in New Delhi, India, Nov. 2, 2012.
Many analysts wonder what space Barack Obama will occupy in pantheon of 43 presidents — and that will depend on more than his foreign policy legacy
Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee vents frustration at top administration officials over Congress’ inability to review agreements between Tehran, International Atomic Energy Agency
The Boy Scouts of America has lifted its ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations still will be permitted to exclude gay adults from serving as unit leaders, scoutmasters or camp counselors. About two-thirds of the 100,000-plus Boy Scout units nationwide are linked to religious institutions. The rest are chartered to civic groups and educational organizations. Zlatica Hoke reports.
While President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia focused on the key issues of security and development, the country is perhaps best known for famine and poverty and has tried hard to shed that past. Obama said a U.S. development project, Feed the Future, is trying to help Ethiopia do that. VOA's Anita Powell reports.
Head of UN Children’s Fund says inclusion will lead to healthier citizens, more prosperous communities
Athletes from around the world are competing this week in Los Angeles at the Special Olympics World Games. Heads of global organizations attending the event are calling for changes to ensure those who are intellectually disabled are not excluded by society. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
Talks on a major new trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim nations are said to be nearing completion in Hawaii. Some trade experts say the "positive atmosphere" at the discussions could mean a deal is within reach, but there is still hard bargaining to be done over many issues and products, including U.S. drugs and Japanese rice. VOA's Jim Randle reports.
Athletes from 165 countries taking part in event that gives people with intellectual disabilities chance to participate in an international competition
Conservation officials say Walter Palmer paid at least $50,000 to track and kill Cecil the lion; Palmer says hunting guides may have misled him
The Special Olympics are underway in Los Angeles, California, with athletes from 165 countries participating in an event that gives people with intellectual disabilities the chance to take part in an international competition. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports that for athletes and their families, it's also an opportunity to make new friends in an international setting.
Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power met with dozens of ambassadors, military advisers in New York Tuesday
US officials say Harlem Suarez drew attention after posting extremist rhetoric, messages promoting IS on Facebook
Turkey’s two-pronged campaign against Islamic State militants, Kurdish PKK forces provokes mixed reactions on Capitol Hill
Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces up to a seven-year prison term; she will be sentenced in September
There is relief among backers of participation by gays, but continued permission for church-sponsored groups to exclude gay leaders is questioned
New film produced by students at Maryland high school aims not only to expose the problem, and the negative feelings it provokes, but to suggest solutions
One-time civilian Navy analyst, Israeli spy was arrested in November 1985 when he unsuccessfully sought asylum in Israel's embassy in Washington
In his farewell speech capping a historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, President Obama hailed Africa's extraordinary progress, while noting that such progress can only be sustained through continued development and democracy for all. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande has more from African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Under debate rules, only 10 of 16 Republican contenders will be allowed to take part in first of nine debates