FILE - A U.S. soldier stands in the turret of a vehicle with a machine gun, left, as a guard looks out from a tower at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, March 30, 2010.
Sergei Lavrov says Western leaders seek sanctions that will ruin Russia's economy, incite protests
Seventh high-level probe finds no intelligence failure, no bid to block rescue attempt by the CIA
Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been awarded the annual Chatham House Prize for making the most significant contribution to improved international relations. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
Messages, violent images in news put community on edge as it awaits grand jury decision in Michael Brown shooting
US Vice President Biden tells reporters Saturday they also talked about denying Islamic State militants a safe haven in Iraq and Syria
Conspiracy theories persist; JFK remains United States’ most popular recent president
Prince William praises US philanthropist for aid in health care, education, technology
US Secretary of State John Kerry says 'careful progress' is being made in talks in Vienna on the future of Iran’s nuclear program, and negotiators are working to close 'big gaps'
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