Times Square Rally: “Stop Iran Now”

According to New York Post, "thousands of protesters flooded Times Square Wednesday to rally against President Obama’s controversial Iran nuclear arms deal.

Organizers of the “Stop Iran Now” rally estimated the crowd, which filled the blocks between 42nd and 38th
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Gunman Opens Fire in US Movie Theater

VOA News A gunman in the southern U.S. state of Louisiana opened fire Thursday evening in a movie theater, killing two people and wounding at least eight others before killing himself. Officials say they know the identity of the gunman, but have only revealed that he was a 58-year-old man. The assailant began (more...)

Teacher Jailed 22 Years For Sexually Abusing Three Pupils

The former Lakeland, Florida, high schoolteacher Jennifer Fichter, who had a sexual relationship with three 17-year-old male students, was sentenced 22 years for her actions. The sentence is just three years short of a plea deal that Fichter rejected, according to CBS News. Jennifer Fichter was arrested and fired in April (more...)

S. Carolina Lawmakers to Debate Removal of Confederate Flag

VOA News Lawmakers in the southern U.S. state of South Carolina will begin debating whether to remove the Civil War-era Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol. The debate follows an appeal by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to remove it. Hundreds of people have held weekly demonstrations urging lawmakers to (more...)

Putin: US-Russian Relations Key for Solving Global Crises

VOA News July 04, 2015 1:00 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin has said relations between Moscow and Washington remain the most important factor in ensuring stability and security in the world. In a congratulatory message to U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday on the U.S. Independence Day, Putin said that despite the differences, Russia (more...)

Amb. Power at U.N. Event Commemorating Srebrenica Genocide

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a High-level UN Commemorative Event on Srebrenica: Remembering and Honoring the Victims of the Genocide, July 1, 2015 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mirsada, for inviting us to join you in this important and moving commemoration. And thank you for (more...)

ADA: 25 Years of Changing America and Inspiring the World

“The day I cast my vote for the ADA was one of my proudest days as a United States Senator. We knew it would lead to great changes in America. Only through time have we come to realize how important the ADA is internationally.” – Secretary of State John Kerry The Americans (more...)

Attorney General Kane Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Same Sex Marriage

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today released the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage: “Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision affirming the legality of same sex marriage is a victory not only for same sex couples, their families and children, but affirms the rights of (more...)

State’s Malinowski on Annual Country Reports on Human Rights

ON-THE-RECORD-BRIEFING Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski On the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Press Briefing Room Washington, D.C. ASSISTANT SECRETARY MALINOWSKI: All right. Thank you, Mr. Secretary. Hello, everyone. It’s good to be here. Before I answer your questions, let me take a few minutes to talk (more...)

Obama’s Call from Russian President Putin

Readout of the President’s Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation called President Obama today. They discussed the necessity of countering ISIL and developments in the Middle East, as well as the situation in Ukraine. President Obama reiterated the need for Russia to fulfill (more...)

Protest Enters Third Night In Yerevan

" Nearly 6,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after riot police used water cannon to break up an earlier protest against electricity price hikes", - an AFP journalist reported. - "Waving national flags and chanting "Shame!" and "No to robbery!" angry protesters flooded Yerevan's central Freedom Square (more...)

U.S. Independence Day Celebration

The founders of the United States knew that independence was something to celebrate. And although U.S. Independence Day celebrations have evolved over time, July 4th festivities remain an important part of American life. But Independence Day wasn’t supposed to be on July 4. In the spring of 1775, after more than (more...)

US Authorities Vow Justice After Suspect Caught in Church Shooting

VOA News U.S. authorities said they will pursue federal hate crime charges after the man allegedly behind Wednesday night's fatal mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, was arrested. The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Lexington, S.C., as their suspect. Roof was stopped in (more...)

Cuban & Russian Activists Received 2015 Truman-Reagan Medal Of Freedom

History has become a weapon in Russia's battle with the West over Ukraine as President Vladimir Putin looks increasingly to the past to whip up patriotism and rally support. Last month's lavish commemorations of the defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII, several declarations by Putin and new history (more...)

Zoo Animals Roam Flooded Georgian Capital

VOA News TBILISI, GEORGIA— Residents of the flood-ravaged Georgian capital city of Tbilisi were warned Sunday to stay indoors, as lions, bears, a hippopotamus and other escaped zoo animals roamed the streets of the devastated capital. Tbilisi Mayor David Narmania, speaking on national television, said the flood waters had killed at least 12 (more...)

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