VOA常速:US increases military aid to Israel 25 percentThe United States has announced a 25 percent increase in annual military aid to Israel, along with a continuation of defense aid to Egypt and pla
The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are struggling with a number of controversial issues in the drafting of a new charter. The ASEAN foreign ministers are gathering for an in
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is battling to hold onto power in elections on Sunday for the upper house of parliament. His popularity is at new lows because of political scandals and a per...
Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled in parliament Wednesday new anti-terror measures he would like to see implemented in the coming months. For VOA, Tom Rivers reports from London.B...
The State Department confirmed Tuesday that because of Middle East travel plans, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will not attend next week's regional forum with leaders of Southeast Asian ...
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the new Mideast peace envoy has begun a two-day trip to the Middle East. VOA's Jim Teeple has details from our Jerusalem bureau.Tony Blair met with Is...
European football superstar David Beckham made a cautious debut with his new team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, Saturday evening. Mike O'Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, the British midfielder pl...
The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, Ben Bernanke, Wednesday told a congressional committee that the subdued pace of U.S. economic expansion should pick up slightly in the months ahead. VOA&...
The House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Tuesday heard from economists who agreed the weakening dollar is likely to decline further. VOA's Barry Wood reports.Committee member ...
In U.S. election news, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama solidified their lead in campaign fundraising this month while Republican John McCain continues to face turmoil within his own ranks.
Israel's elder statesman, Shimon Peres, 83, was sworn in Sunday as his country's ninth president, a largely ceremonial post that has come under a cloud of scandal in recent years. VOA...
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says stopping the killing and finding a political solution in the Darfur region of Sudan remain his highest priorities. VOA's Sonja Pace reports fr...
President Bush is urging Congress and the American people to give his Iraq policy time to work - this as a new poll shows opposition to the war remains high. We have more on the story from VOA White
A British court has handed guilty verdicts for four men in plotting to bomb London's transport system in July 2005. Jury deliberations continue for two others implicated in the plot. VOA'...