French Official Tells VOA: 67 Dead in Paris Attacks

VOA News French President Francois Hollande has closed his country's borders after a series of attacks across Paris late Friday killed dozens. In a televised address, Hollande declared a state of emergency hours after the first attack. A French police offical told VOA
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Russia Bans Egypt’s National Carrier

VOA News Russia's state aviation agency has banned Egypt's national carrier from flying to Russia, amid speculation a bomb was planted on the Russian airliner that crashed last month in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Rosaviatsiya on Friday notified Domodedovo airport in Moscow, where Egypt's air flights arrive, that the ban is (more...)

Veterans Day: U.S. Military Veterans Honored Each November

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and parades, ceremonies and tributes to veterans and their families are planned throughout the country to honor those who have served, and are currently serving, in the U.S. military. “In an unbroken line of valor stretching across more than two centuries, our (more...)

US Tightens Airport Security

VOA News The U.S. moved Friday to boost security at airports in the Middle East where passenger and cargo flights take off for the United States, even as investigators continue to probe whether a bomb brought down a Russian jetliner over the Sinai Peninsula last weekend. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said (more...)

Russia Mourns Plane Crash Victims

VOA News Russia is observing a national day of mourning Sunday for the 217 passengers and seven crew members killed in a plane crash Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Nearly all of the passengers were Russian tourists returning to St. Petersburg from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Three Ukrainians are also (more...)

Trump: World Better Off With Hussein, Gadhafi in Power

VOA News The world would be a better place if dictators such as Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi were still in power, top Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired Sunday. Calling Iraq the "Harvard of terrorism," Trump told CNN's State of the Union the country had turned (more...)

Hurricane Patricia Weakens, Still Dangerous

VOA News The much-feared Hurricane Patricia over Mexico has weakened significantly after coming ashore as the strongest storm ever in the Western Hemisphere. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour, and diminishing, making it a Category 2 hurricane — drastically down from the 325 kilometers per hour just before (more...)

Kerry Optimistic About Israeli-Palestinian Violence Solution

VOA Pamela Dockins U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced a "cautious measure of optimism" that a solution can be found to defuse deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence. Following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin, Kerry said it is time for both sides to move beyond "condemnations and rhetoric."   He added (more...)

Columbus Day Still Generates Controversy as US Holiday

VOA Adrianna Zhang In the United States, October 12 is significant as the date explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas.The achievement, which is commemorated on the second Monday of October, is a source of pride, particularly within the Italian-American community because Columbus was Italian. But for some the holiday is marked (more...)

Oregon Gunman Left Hate-Filled Note at the Scene

VOA News Authorities in Oregon have confirmed that the heavily armed gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a community college left a hate-filled note at the scene. NBC News and CBS News have quoted official sources saying Friday afternoon that the shooter “felt the world was against him.” He wrote (more...)

Kerry, Lavrov Discuss Options on Syrian Conflict

Pamela Dockins UNITED NATIONS— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed a number of different ways to address the conflict in Syria during talks Wednesday at the United Nations — and came up with some ideas. "Several options were agreed to (more...)

Official: Obama, Putin Have ‘Shared Desire’ to Solve Syrian Crisis

VOA Aru Pande UNITED NATIONS— During a one-on-one meeting Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared their views on Syria, disagreeing about the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but agreeing to stay out of each other's way militarily. “This was (more...)

White House: Ukraine Will Top Agenda of Obama-Putin Meeting

VOA News The White House says Ukraine will be at the top of President Barack Obama's agenda when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York. The Kremlin says the meeting is set for Monday when the United Nations General Assembly opens. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said (more...)

Republican Candidate Carson: Muslims Shouldn’t Be President

VOA News Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday Muslims were unfit to be president of the United States, arguing that the principles of Islam are inconsistent with American values. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," Carson, (more...)

US Considering Military Talks With Russia on Syria

VOA News Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is considering Russia's offer of military-to-military talks on the war in Syria, as Moscow bolsters its military presence there. Kerry, who held talks this week by telephone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said Wednesday he wants a "complete and clear (more...)

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