U.S. recognizes Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s Interim President

ShareAmerica President Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly,
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Ukrainian Court Finds ex-President Guilty of Treason

VOA A court in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Thursday found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason and helping Russia annex the Crimean peninsula. The Kiev court began reading out the verdict in Yanukovych’s case, a process that is expected to take at least the whole day. The judge already declared (more...)

Republican Plan to End Shutdown Unlikely to Win Over Democrats

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have released a spending proposal that would end the partial government shutdown, taking direction from a proposal by President Donald Trump that he called a “compromise plan” but which Democrats say will go nowhere. McConnell plans a vote Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans (more...)

Former Trump Lawyer Gets 3 Years in Prison

Ken Bredemeier Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, after telling a New York judge that his "blind loyalty" to the U.S. leader led him to "cover up his dirty deeds." U.S. Judge William Pauley imposed the sentence on Cohen (more...)

Holiday Magic Illuminates The White House

At the White House, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That’s because first lady Melania Trump has designed a colorfully patriotic theme — dubbed “American treasures” — for the holiday decorations now on display, showcasing America’s heritage. During December,
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In Tribute: George H.W. Bush, 41st President

By Lauren Monsen George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, died November 30 at the age of 94. He was the longest-lived president in U.S. history and a statesman whose service to his country spanned his entire adult life. Before becoming president, he served in (more...)

Trump Grants Pardons to Turkeys Peas and Carrots

VOA In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump has used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table. Trump's poultry pardon means the two turkeys - a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots - will get to live the rest of (more...)

What Are Midterm Elections, And Why Are They Important?

By Mark Trainer U.S. presidential elections are big news worldwide every four years. But what happens in the midterm elections — so called because they come nearly two years into a president’s term — can have just as big an impact on the direction of the country. Most of the attention of (more...)

45,000 Become U.S. Citizens During Constitution Week

By Leigh Hartman Thousands of people are being sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens from September 14 to 23, as Americans honor the U.S. Constitution. “The Constitution plays an essential role in the lives of all Americans, but particularly for those who are Americans by choice,” says L. Francis Cissna, who heads (more...)

Jurors: 300-plus Priests Abused Scores of Kids in Pennsylvania

More than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused at least 1,000 children over the last 70 years and church leaders did all they could to cover it up, a Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday said. The report said the number of victims might actually be in the thousands because church records (more...)

Eastern Ukraine’s Accelerating Humanitarian Crisis

By Mary Jane Maxwell “There’s no peace and shelling takes place daily.” That’s the current situation in Russian-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine, says an archbishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Despite countless truces, Archbishop Serhiy of Donetsk and Mariupol says the Russian-led forces have stepped up their military assault in eastern Ukraine’s (more...)

Why These Americans Are Honorary British Knights and Dames

By Mary Jane Maxwell One doesn’t necessarily have to be British — or even an aristocrat — to know what it’s like to be “knighted” by the reigning monarch of England. Several dozen Americans, upon recommendation of both the British government and  (more...)

Pompeo: ‘Human Rights Council Is a Poor Defender of Human Rights’

By Mark Trainer The U.S. withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 19, citing the panel’s inclusion of serial human rights abusers and its chronic political bias. “The Human Rights Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy — with many of the world’s worst human rights abuses going (more...)

Historic U.S.–North Korea Summit

Share America President Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Check back here often for updates. “The ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with North Korea has not changed,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a June 11 press briefing in Singapore ahead of the scheduled summit (more...)

Americans Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

By ShareAmerica Americans this month are observing Holocaust Remembrance Day — or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew — in honor of the victims of the Nazi era and to commit themselves to help prevent future genocides. In Washington, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on April 10 was surrounded by portraits of Holocaust survivors, (more...)

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