International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8, recognizing women's achievements without regard to race, ethnicity, language or any social or economic divisions. The day emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. The latest episode of VOA's Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren, explored recent changes in the conversation involving women, sexual assault and leadership in the world. VOA's Steve Redisch has more.
Energized and angry Democrats in Texas, where the GOP has dominated for decades, came out in force to surpass 1 million voters Tuesday - the first time the party has eclipsed that benchmark in a midterm primary since 2002, just months after the Sept. 11 attacks
Reach Every Reader program will combine scientific research with methods of tracking and predicting students' reading abilities to develop web-based screening tool to identify kindergartners at high risk of reading difficulties
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has embarked on a seven day, five-nation tour of Africa starting with Ethiopia. In a bid to strengthen ties with Africa, Tillerson will meet with leaders also in Chad, Djibouti, Kenya, and Nigeria. Jesusemen Oni has more.
For the past 10 years, local authorities in Washington, D.C. have been renovating public libraries, hoping to create community hubs in spaces where people once went only to read books. VOA's Luliia Larmolenko recently visited one of DC's new innovative libraries. Faith Lapidus narrates her report.
Congressional Republicans urged President Trump Tuesday to take a more targeted approach to planned steel and aluminum tariffs that experts fear could start global trade wars. VOA’s Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson has more from Capitol Hill on this unusual break between Republican lawmakers and the Republican White House.