Members of the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade practice during the combined Lithuanian-U.S. training exercise at the Gaiziunai Training Area, west of Vilnius, Lithuania, July 7, 2015.
US president shares views on sports, music, even Supreme Court rulings, 140 characters at a time
Athletes from 60-plus countries come to Virginia for World Police and Fire Games
One day after President Barack Obama restated his commitment to defeating Islamic State militants, Republican senators vented frustrations over the administration’s strategy. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, faced tough, direct questions Tuesday at an Armed Services Committee hearing.
More than 10,000 firefighters, policemen and other active members of public service agencies from around the world converged on northern Virginia recently for some friendly but serious,competition in the World Police and Fire Games. VOA’s Zeke Ouellette reports.
Relaxing age-old rules, state made it legal for small-scale distillers to not only operate but also to self-distribute and have tasting rooms
Now local distillers have set up shop in New York City creating innovative spirits with locally farmed ingredients. Daniela Schrier visited two Brooklyn-based distilleries whose spirits are gaining fans far beyond city limits.
First Minidoka Pilgrimage held 13 years ago, nearly 200 people journeyed to the site on the final weekend in June for the 2015 event
Alamo, part of five San Antonio Missions in Texas, is just one 27 properties to make the international roster of historical sites
President says despite differences between two countries over 'political philosophy,' they are deepening cooperation on health, climate and other issues
Bill now goes to South Carolina House of Representatives, where debate will likely begin Wednesday
Intent appears to have been to coax Russian journalists into believing Richard Durbin exerts direct influence over PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk
If a nuclear deal is reached between Iran and world powers in Vienna, it will be a highly technical road map to be used to monitor nuclear activity in Iran for years to come to ensure Tehran does not make nuclear weapons. Equally as complicated will be dismantling international sanctions that were originally intended to be ironclad. VOA’s Heather Murdock talks to experts about the key challenges any deal will present.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledges for first time US is presently training only about 60 Syrian opposition fighters to battle IS, well below thousands envisioned by Obama administration
Rights groups and lawmakers are urging President Obama to continue putting pressure on Vietnam to improve its human rights record
Official tells reporters 'we are probably closer than we've ever been' but questions remain whether deal can be reached after two deadline postponements
President Barack Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to speak with national security advisers about refining the U.S. strategy to defeat Islamic State militants. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports.
Virus, spread mostly through mosquito bites, led to nearly 100 deaths in United States last year, and more than 2,200 cases
After most wars, statues and memorials are erected to honor the victors, not the vanquished - but that was not the case after the Civil War
Alarm scrambled law enforcement to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Monday morning