Isaac Babel’s ‘Odessa Tales’

Isaac Babel is not a household name in the United States. Despite the fact that the Russian playwright, journalist and author has been dead for more than 75 years, he remains a figure filmmaker David Novack believes is as relevant
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Officials: Ringleader Behind Paris Attacks Killed in Raid

VOA Lisa Bryant France confirmed the suspected mastermind of last week's Paris attacks was killed in a police raid Wednesday, and officials said he has been implicated in four of six foiled attacks in the country this year. The Paris prosecutor's office said the bullet-riddled body of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national of (more...)

New IS Video Threatens Attack on Washington

VOA News A new video attributed to the Islamic State is warning of a Paris-style attack on Washington. The video, appearing on social media Monday, threatened all countries involved in military operations against the militant group, saying they will suffer the same fate as France. The person speaking in the video specifically singled (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...)

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 that 67 people have been confirmed dead in the attacks (more...)

US Serviceman in Train Attack Was Thinking of ‘Survival’

VOA News One of the three Americans who overpowered a heavily armed gunman on a high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris described tackling the gunman during a news conference Sunday in Paris. Spencer Stone, who was injured in the attack, said he thought of his survival as well as everyone else's (more...)

Prosecutor: Co-pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings Plane

Voice of America Lisa Bryant, Ken Bredemeier PARIS— A French prosecutor says the co-pilot of the Germanwings passenger jet that crashed in the French Alps this week made a "deliberate attempt to destroy the aircraft." Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday the co-pilot, 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz, locked the pilot out of the cockpit, leaving himself (more...)

United States to Host Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the White House announced January 11 that the United States will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington on February 18. Holder announced the meeting from Paris, where he joined an emergency conference on terrorism in the wake of terrorist (more...)

U.S. Stands with France in Opposing Terrorism

On the same day as thousands marched at Paris’ Place de la Nation, waving national flags and holding placards that read “I am Charlie,” top U.S. officials met their French counterparts and with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and French President François Hollande to strategize on (more...)

U.S.-France Agreement to Compensate Holocaust-Deported Victims

U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Certain Victims of Holocaust-Related Deportation from France Who Are Not Covered by French Programs The United States and France have reached an agreement for substantial compensation in connection with the wrongs suffered by Holocaust victims deported from France. The United States and France plan to sign (more...)

Obama on Recent Developments in Iraq

I wanted to provide an update on recent developments in Iraq, including some important steps forward as Iraqis form a new government. Over the past few days, American forces have successfully conducted targeted airstrikes to prevent terrorist forces from advancing on the city of Erbil, and to protect (more...)

Facts on Ukraine’s Efforts for Peace, Russia’s Support of Conflict

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. July 14, 2014 FACT SHEET Russia’s Continuing Support for Armed Separatists in Ukraine and Ukraine’s Efforts Toward Peace, Unity, and Stability The United States’ goal throughout the crisis in Ukraine has been to support a democratic Ukraine that is stable, unified, secure both politically (more...)

Ships Lining Up for Naval Exercise in Baltic Sea

Forces from 13 countries are participating in the naval exercise Baltic Operations 2014 in the Baltic Sea June 6–21. In its 42nd year, the exercise aims to improve maritime security in the Baltic Sea through increased cooperation among regional allies. The ships above, photographed on June 9, include (more...)

Obama at Omaha Beach on 70th Anniversary of D-Day

PRESIDENT OBAMA: President Hollande; to the people of France; friends; the family; our veterans: If prayer were made of sound, the skies over England that night would have deafened the world. Captains paced their decks. Pilots tapped their gauges. Commanders pored over maps, fully aware that for all the months of (more...)

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love

April 27–November 30, 2014 Special Exhibitions Gallery, Perelman Building Fashion is celebrated this spring at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the retrospective Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love, which explores the meteoric rise and remarkable achievements of a 1980s legend whose clothing was worn by women of (more...)

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