Extreme Weather Wreaks Havoc in Texas, Mexico

VOA News Recovery teams in Texas are searching for dozens of missing people after a weekend of torrential rains and flooding that killed at least 15. Thousands of residents have been displaced in Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday that some
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Harlem Globetrotters Have An Audience With Pope Francis

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS HAVE AN AUDIENCE WITH POPE FRANCIS, NAME HIM NINTH HONORARY HARLEM GLOBETROTTER IN TEAM HISTORY Vatican visit in celebration of Globetrotters’ 90th anniversary tour, which tips off in the fall The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, who just completed a record-setting tour of North America, named Pope Francis just the ninth Honorary (more...)

Clinton Foundation Admits ‘Mistakes’ in US Tax Filing

VOA News The Clinton Foundation is acknowledging that it made "mistakes" in its financial reports on the donations made by foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.  The matter has threatened to become a political problem in the early days of her campaign for president. In a statement Sunday, acting (more...)

Obama on 70th Anniversary of V-E Day

Seventy years ago today, the Allied Forces declared victory in Europe over tyranny during World War II. After more than five years of brutal fighting that took the lives of some 40 million people across the continent—including six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime—the forces (more...)

Europe, US Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day

VOA News Europe and the U.S. are marking Friday the 70th anniversary of what is known as Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day - the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II on the continent. In his weekly address, released early for the occasion, (more...)

Texas Shooting:IS Claims Responsibility

" One of two gunmen shot dead at an event in Texas exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad had been a terror suspect, court documents show", according to BBC News. On Sunday a car drove into the park of the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, near Dallas, where a Muhammad Art (more...)

Baltimore Riots Shed Light on City’s Troubled Past

VOA Chris Simkins National Guard troops took up positions Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland, as authorities tried to restore order after rioting and looting broke out a day earlier. Violence swept across parts of the U.S. eastern city following Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose suspicious death while in police (more...)

Biden’s Meeting with Ukrainian Mayor Klychko

Vice President Joe Biden met at the White House today with Vitaly Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine. The Vice President and Mayor discussed the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the vital importance of implementing reforms in Ukraine. Mayor Klychko outlined reforms undertaken in Kyiv (more...)

Obama on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, with heavy hearts, we remember the six million Jews and the millions of other victims of Nazi brutality who were murdered during the Holocaust. Yom HaShoah is a day to reaffirm our responsibilities to ourselves and future generations. It is incumbent upon us to make real those timeless words, “Never (more...)

German Jet Crashes in The Alps, Killing More Then 150 Passengers and Six Crews

Early Tuesday a German A320 Airbushas crashed in the Alps in southern France, killing more then 150 passengers and six crews, according to news agencies.The Germanwings flight was travelling from Barcelona in Spain to Duesseldorf in Germany. The plane was 44 minutes into its flight in relatively clear weather when it (more...)

American Pastors Network Stands with Israel

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress, APN Says Those Who Seek Israel’s Destruction Seek America’s As Well As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands before Congress this morning to warn of the dangers of a nuclear Iran, reports continue to spread of a rift between the United States and Israel. While (more...)

Statement by the President on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice.  Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for (more...)

Boris Nemtsov Killing Shoked Society

A leading Russian opposition politician and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead Friday night in central Moscow . An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin. Police said Nemtsov was walking with (more...)

They Wanted to Travel To Syria to Wage Violent Jihad

" Three New York City residents -- two with Uzbekistan citizenship, and one a citizen of Kazakhstan -- plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS militants and 'wage jihad,' the Justice Department announced on Wednesday", according to Fox News. One of the defendants also offered to kill the president of (more...)

Response to Briefings by Ambassadors Apakan and Tagliavini and ODIHR Director Michael Link

I’d like to begin by thanking you for convening us today, and thanking Ambassador Apakan, Ambassador Tagliavini and Director Link for briefing us. It’s very important that we can hear directly from you, particularly about the latest on the ground, and we appreciate your taking the time to share with (more...)

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