Vice President Joe Biden: ``(The plane) apparently has been shot down - shot down, not an accident, blown out of the sky.''
Movie, titled 'The Interview,' centers on two journalists tasked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Two Chinese boxers are getting ready to debut as professional heavyweight fighters in the United States. Olympic medalist Zhang Zhilei is training on the East Coast. Another Asian amateur, Taishan Dong, is preparing for his first big fight on the West Coast. VOA correspondent Mike O’Sullivan and video journalist Deyane Moses spoke with Dong at a gym near Los Angeles.
Speaking at White House, president calls deaths of 298 people aboard plane a 'global tragedy' - says Russia, separatists and Ukraine must adhere to immediate cease-fire
Rates of HIV infection are at least eight times higher for blacks than for whites
Roy Matsumoto was one of 14 Nisei to join a 2,700 man guerilla unit known as Merrill’s Marauders to reopen the Burma Road
Olympic medalist Zhang Zhilei is training on the East Coast, while Taishan Dong is preparing for his first big fight on the West Coast
President directs US officials on Thursday to do all they could to support investigation into what caused a Malaysian jetliner to crash in a Ukraine war zone
Bill to address daily influx of hundreds of children from Central America into US likely to originate in Republican-controlled US House of Representatives
Every Thursday afternoon during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of people flock to the Herndon High School, in Virginia. A hall has been converted into a market,and everything is free. It is “Food Boost”, an annual free food distribution run by the “Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help,” or FAITH. Ariadne Budianto reports for VOA that the grassroots organization was founded by members of the local Muslim community.
But media rival, Time Warner, balked this week at his $80B offer to take over movie studio, popular HBO and Turner cable entertainment ventures and CNN
GM CEO Mary Barra defended her company's General Counsel as 'a man of incredibly high integrity' during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing
President's desire to limit foreign military intervention overshadowed by grim realities on the ground
Grassroots group called FAITH organizes annual free food distribution at Herndon High School in Virginia
Expulsion of senior State Department official last week indicates kingdom not serious about political reforms, according to rights group
Human Rights Watch says Bahrain's expulsion of a senior State Department official last week shows the kingdom is not serious about political reforms. The human rights group also is criticizing the Obama administration's response. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns has more.
Data show layoffs down, though separate Commerce Department report says home construction slowed in June
Company to cut 14 percent of 127,000 workforce to restructure after recent acquisition of Finland's Nokia company
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has ended three days of talks with his Iranian counterpart without breaking the deadlock over the future of Iran's nuclear program. But lower level-talks will continue -- at least until a Sunday deadline to reach long-term agreement . VOA's Al Pessin reports from Vienna.
After 1-0 victory in World Cup final against Argentina, Germany is on top for the first time in 20 years