During press conference, Obama also defends policies, saying US economy is improving and that America is leading around the world, before fielding questions on a range of issues
The president is expected to field questions on a range of issues making headlines recently
Bill strengthens major funding for water, sanitation, hygiene programs that prevent childhood deaths from diarrhea or pneumonia
After years of battling congressional GOP, Obama seems eager to act alone on Cuba, immigration
Peshmerga fighters reportedly have reclaimed corner of northern Iraq from Islamic State
Several legislative obstacles may stand in the way of normal relations with Cuba
President Barack Obama has announced efforts to normalize relations with Cuba after an embargo of more than 50 years. But some opponents say Obama is overreaching his authority and that Congress can overrule him. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti looks at the legislative obstacles that may stand in the way of normal relations with Cuba.
Leader from outside agency needs to overhaul it; staffing, training improvements recommended as well
Group will examine how best to build trust between police, minorities in wake of highly publicized deaths of blacks at hand of white officers
The White House says President Barack Obama considers the cyberattack on Sony Corp. a serious national security matter and that the U.S. will counter with an "appropriate response." VOA correspondent Aru Pande reports.
More than 20 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct. And while the comedian denies the accusations — and has not been charged with a crime — the scandal has tarnished his reputation and has shaken Hollywood. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports.
US leader expressed concerns about mass trials, imprisonment of journalists and activists, and status of non-governmental organizations
Film about Martin Luther King Jr. arrives in theaters next week, just as race relations are back on top of the national political agenda
Meeting, that was originally a periodic review of Cuba-US migration, will now include talks on restoring diplomatic relations
President says administration doesn't intend to impose sanctions now, but Act provides 'additional authorities that could be utilized, if circumstances warranted'
Genetics firm finds, for instance, that African-Americans, European-Americans, Latinos can have ancestry from any or all of those continental regions
In the wake of stalled U.S.-mediated peace talks, Palestinians have presented a draft resolution to the United Nations that would set a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories. VOA State Department Correspondent Pam Dockins looks at how an increased focus on U.N. action could affect U.S. diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.
In wake of stalled talks, Palestinians present draft resolution that would set a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from territories
Analysts say US exports to Cuba could eventually hit $5.9 billion annually, while Havana's exports to the US could reach $6.7 billion