This past year saw icy political bickering on Capitol Hill and across America, but one floral company wants to thaw those tensions. As VOA's Robert Raffaele explains, a unique gesture brought smiles to the faces of tourists in the nation's capital.
Thousands of birds that usually migrate to Africa during the colder months are now making Israel their final winter destination. Avian experts say climate change is to blame, and human interaction with the various species is more critical than ever. VOA's Robert Raffaele explains.
For many in the southern U.S. city of Charlottesville, Virginia, Tuesday was a day of somber reflection and grief. In the wake of violence that left three dead, many are contemplating the nature of public discourse about America's present, and perhaps more importantly, its past. VOA's Robert Raffaele has more.
U.S. President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan as criminals and thugs Monday, following a firestorm of criticism to his initial reaction to a rally that turned deadly in Virginia. One woman was killed Saturday in Charlottesville when a car sped into a crowd of counterprotesters, following violent clashes between white supremacists and opponents. The tragedy is renewing debate about the boundary between free speech and hate crimes, as VOA's Robert…