German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier , left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meet during closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Nov. 22, 2014.
The New York Times says resident Barack Obama has signed a classified order extending the role of US troops in Afghanistan for another year
Visit follows weeks of public bickering between two NATO allies over reluctance of Turkish leaders to become militarily involved in campaign against jihadists
An Arctic blast brought freezing temperatures to a large portion of the United States, and early snowfall to others, early in the week of Nov. 17, 2014. While cold temperatures affected much of the country, western New York state was hit with over two meters of snow, paralyzing much of the region.
Shooting of Michael Brown
Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say they have agreed with protest leaders to maintain peace when a grand jury reaches its decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager. Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, has been the scene of intermittent violence since the August 9 shooting intensified long-simmering antagonism between the police and the African-American community. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the Washington, D.C., area may benefit from a controversial presidential order announced this week. It's not a path to citizenship, as some activists hoped. But it will allow more immigrants who arrived as children or who have citizen children, to avoid deportation and work legally. VOA's Victoria Macchi talks with one young man who benefited from an earlier presidential order, and whose parents may now benefit after years of living in fear.
It will be first time in history a sitting US president will attend celebration, and White House says talks will strengthen, expand US-Indian relations
Threatened refusal by Republican congressional leaders to cooperate will backfire politically, attorney insists
Attorney Camille Mackler is director of legal initiatives at advocacy group New York Immigration Coalition, and she discusses specifics of the action
Grand jury decision upcoming on whether or not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager
Expert notes activity's effect on heart rate, blood pressure, advises people 55 or older to refrain
Tensions are on edge in the Saint Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson as the community awaits a court decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed African American teenager last August. As VOA's Chris Simkins reports, cases involving allegations of excessive force by police have sparked racial violence in the past.
As tense Missouri community awaits court decision on possible indictment of white police officer, analysts offer insight on past police actions, racial unrest
Bennett Miller directs the new crime drama "Foxcatcher," the stranger-than-fiction, real-life tale of the relationship between socially awkward multimillionaire John E. du Pont and Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. Based on Schultz’s autobiography, the film has garnered acclaim through a tour de force by Steve Carell, a comic actor taking a decisive step toward drama. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
K5 devices patrol outdoor areas, garages and parking lots, scanning situations with cameras, sensors
Studies say that as the planet warms, heat waves and other climate extremes that have been occurring cyclically would become the “new normal”
President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation through executive order carries the prospect of both great political risk and reward. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on the political factors behind one of the most consequential decisions of the Obama presidency.
House Speaker decries what he calls repeated abuse of executive authority after immigration speech
But analysts say controversial move may turn out to be defining moment in Obama's presidency