U.S. President Barack Obama listens as German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a press conference at the chancellery in Berlin, June 19, 2013.
As part of larger measure, lawmakers vote in favor of automatic citizenship for foreign-born children adopted by American families
U.S. women will soon be able to serve in many combat positions previously reserved for men. Military officials announced plans Tuesday to open thousands of combat jobs to women by 2016. Zlatica Hoke reports.
US president has spent less than 24 hours in sub-Saharan Africa, an all-too short visit to Ghana in 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama returns to Africa next week, only the second visit of his presidency to the continent. VOA senior White House correspondent Dan Robinson reports that, in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, he will stress support for democracies and economic progress, and speak about the importance of human rights.
Walter Lee Williams is alleged to have traveled to the Philippines in 2011 to engage in sexual acts with two 14-year-old boys he met online the year before
President arrives in Berlin after two days at Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland
Some analysts say Obama is likely to appoint a replacement for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Berhanke in a few months
Women have been excluded from key positions in areas including Special Operations and infantry
Lawyers for Private Bradley Manning argue that Twitter postings offered by prosecutors do not meet court's standards
Set shines spotlight on three American originals - Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash - available now, and Ray Charles coming in September
Net effect raises further doubts about prospects for both houses to approve measure that would grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants
The Food for Peace program costs about $1.5 billion annually and provides U.S.-grown food to countries in need. But President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes changes to the 59-year-old program -- replacing some commodity shipments with direct cash purchases in foreign countries. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports -- while some aid agencies welcome the proposed changes, farmers and millers in the midwestern United States say the changes will hurt their business and cost U.S. jobs.
Change would replace some commodity shipments with direct cash purchases in foreign countries
US Secretary of State John Kerry announces appointment of Former Senator Russell Feingold
Joseph Dunford is commander of US and coalition forces in Afghanistan
Taliban says move is part of efforts to support a peaceful political solution and improve its relations with international community
For nearly 60 years, the United States has been the leading supplier of food aid to people in need around the world. But critics say the system is slow, inefficient and can undermine the very people it is trying to help. Congress is considering legislation that would put more food aid resources in the hands of farmers in the developing world. But the measure faces stiff opposition from the U.S. industries who say the current system is working well. VOA's Steve Baragona reports.
'Hotline' will be used to advise each other about cyber exercises, ask about cyber incidents and raise concerns if they perceive suspicious activity
Lawmakers consider plan to purchase food aid from local farmers, rather than shipping it from the US