U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement on Ukraine from the State Department press briefing room in Washington, April 24, 2014.
Obama has arrived in South Korea on the second leg of an Asian tour; He said North Korea should expect 'a firm response' if it engages in a nuclear test
The United States has accused Russia of orchestrating armed resistance in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday warned Moscow of crippling economic sanctions if it fails to adhere to commitments it made earlier this month in Geneva. Russia has begun military exercises close to its border with Ukraine and says it is ready to step in to defend pro-Russian separatists. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Fulbright Scholar who was arrested in China for stealing spent eight months assembling Christmas lights in detention center
It's been 20 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa, the system of racial segregation that curtailed the rights of black South Africans for decades. One of the strongest protest movements outside South Africa to dismantle apartheid was in the United States during the 1980's. VOA's Chris Simkins reports from Washington on how the American anti-apartheid effort played a pivotal role in bringing about change in South Africa.
An American Fulbright Scholar who was arrested in China for stealing spent eight months in a detention center assembling Christmas lights. In this report by Yang Chen and narrated by VOA's Colin Lovett, the man's story offers a glimpse into forced labor in China.
One of the strongest protest movements outside South Africa to dismantle apartheid was in the United States during the 1980's
Iran's state prisons head denies allegations that Evin prison inmates were beaten last week, claiming reports by Voice of America's and BBC's Persian news services are lying about incident
President Barack Obama heads to Malaysia this weekend, where the host government’s handling of the disappearance of the Malaysia Airways flight has drawn international attention - and criticism. But even critics note that Malaysia has successfully used its diplomatic connections to cobble together a vast multinational search effort, in which both the U.S. and China have featured prominently. Mahi Ramakrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur.
How will sharp ideological divisions on the high court, and possible retirements, impact upcoming elections?
The business of providing news and current affairs commentary in the United States is facing big challenges as the older audience diminishes and new digital services struggle to gain a foothold with younger people. The future of journalism may depend on the success of income diversification in media companies.
Researchers at Washington’s Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation are developing a computer program that detects Down syndrome immediately after birth
Jewish state offers measured assessment as Moscow asserts anti-Semitism allegations, and Washington condemns incident in pro-Russian city where Jews were handed leaflets reminiscent of Holocaust
In addition to pop star and federal reserve chair, singer Beyonce also made list and is featured on the cover
Pro-Russian separatists release Simon Ostrovsky, who was held in eastern Ukraine for three days
Plan to donate millions of dollars to fund security improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL comes after the software's "Heartbleed" glitch sent the computer industry into a panic
Scientists are developing a smartphone app they say can accurately detect Down syndrome in infants soon after birth. VOA’s George Putic reports.
World's No. 1 Internet social network has message for Wall Street: Don't expect new revenue streams soon
Whether company can again devise a revolutionary new product remains the central question in the minds of investors and Silicon Valley executives
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