Analysts: Oregon Protesters Influenced by Extremist Militia Ideology

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The protesters occupying a U.S. national wildlife refuge in Oregon State are a diverse group with divergent concerns, say analysts, but they have been influenced by the extremist militia movement, which looks forward to a war with the
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Terror Alert Issued as US Readies for Holiday Travel

VOA Smita Nordwall As millions of Americans are getting ready to head out of town for the holidays, the State Department put out a worldwide travel alert. "Current information suggests that ISIL [Islamic State], al-Qaida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions," the department said (more...)

Russia: Bomb Downed Passenger Jet; Putin Vows Vengeance

VOA News Russia concluded Tuesday that a bomb brought down one of its passenger jets over the Sinai Peninsula last month, with President Vladimir Putin vowing vengeance against those who carried out the attack. "We will search for them anywhere they might hide," Putin said.  "We will find them in any part (more...)

Americans Show Solidarity with France After Terror Attacks

VOA Mike Richman Americans have joined the global chorus of voices condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris, offering condolences to the victims' families and expressing solidarity with the French people. Congressional lawmakers, presidential candidates, Muslim organizations and voices on social media are among those speaking out about the attacks, which left at least (more...)

IS Supporters Use Social Media to Celebrate Paris Attacks

VOA Ken Schwartz As it has in many recent global events, social media is playing a large role in the terrorist attacks in Paris. It is not a claim of responsibility, but an Islamic State supporter used Twitter to express joy over the bloodshed. He tweeted the grim words "Paris is Burning" and (more...)

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...)

Americans to Observe Labor Day on Monday

VOA News U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that Labor Day is a day "we set aside every year to honor the hardworking men and women who fought for so many of the rights that we take for granted today." He said the people involved in the labor (more...)

New Orleans Mourns Katrina Losses But Celebrates Its Renewal

VOA News Church bells tolled Saturday in the U.S. city of New Orleans and across large swaths of the Gulf Coast as residents marked the 10th anniversary of the deadly Hurricane Katrina. Dignitaries in the hard-hit city laid wreaths and eulogized the the storm's 1,800 dead, while celebrating the recovery of the (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...)

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...)

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...)

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