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As America Celebrates Independence Day, Is Discord Embedded in the Country’s DNA?

As America Celebrates Independence Day, Is Discord Embedded in the Country’s DNA?

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaAmericans mark this Independence Day during a time of turmoil in the United States. While many debate whether to wear a mask in public, the COVID-19 pandemic is surging in most U.S. states. Outraged Black Lives Matter protesters have taken to the streets after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.  A staggering  people have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic. The existing political divisiveness that was heightened by the...

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On Disputed India-China Border, Modi Says Age of Expansionism Over

On Disputed India-China Border, Modi Says Age of Expansionism Over

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaUpdated July 03, 2020 12:06 PMNEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the "age of expansionism" is over as he lauded the bravery of Indian troops during a surprise visit to the Himalayan region of Ladakh, where thousands of soldiers are deployed amid a tense standoff with China. In an oblique reference to Beijing, the Indian leader told troops stationed along icy, inhospitable mountain ranges that "this is an era of development. History is...

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Killing of Musician in Ethiopia Highlights Deep Rooted Ethnic, Political Tension

Killing of Musician in Ethiopia Highlights Deep Rooted Ethnic, Political Tension

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaUpdated July 03, 2020 12:00 PMNAIROBI - At least 80 people have died in protests this week in Ethiopia following the killing of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa. Known for his political songs, Hundessa's death has heightened ethnic tensions in Ethiopia, as the protests spread to the Oromia region, where Hundessa was born. As authorities shut down the internet in parts of the country, analysts say officials need to manage the country’s political system...

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Trump Address Mount Rushmore Crowd Without a Mask

Trump Address Mount Rushmore Crowd Without a Mask

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaUpdated July 04, 2020 01:43 AMMOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. - U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off the country’s July Fourth celebrations Friday night at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, telling the crowd their children “are taught in school to hate their own country” and insisting that what he called a radical assault from the left needs to be stopped to preserve the American way of life.Trump also warned the crowd that the demonstrations...

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Pelosi Accuses White House of Trying to 'Con' US Public on Intelligence

Pelosi Accuses White House of Trying to 'Con' US Public on Intelligence

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJuly 02, 2020 04:54 PMLeading Democratic lawmakers are slamming the White House, one of them accusing the president and his aides of trying to trick the American public into believing intelligence on an alleged Russian plot to pay for attacks on U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan is not serious.The criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi followed a classified briefing Thursday by the directors of the CIA and the National Security Agency and the...

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Mexico President Calls for Inquiry into Mass Killing at Drug Rehab Center

Mexico President Calls for Inquiry into Mass Killing at Drug Rehab Center

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJuly 03, 2020 12:51 AMMexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is calling for an evaluation of justice and police officials in Guanajuato state, where gunmen killed 26 people and wounded five others at an unlicensed rehabilitation center.Authorities said gunmen attacked the rehab center in the city of Irapuato in Guanajuato state on Wednesday.A day after the attack, Lopez Obrador called on the opposition-led Guanajuato government to launch an...

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Hong Kong Police Make First Arrests Under New Beijing-Imposed Security Law

Hong Kong Police Make First Arrests Under New Beijing-Imposed Security Law

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJuly 01, 2020 09:41 AMHong Kong police made their first arrests Wednesday under a new national security law imposed by China’s central government.A man and a woman holding Hong Kong independence signs were arrested in two separate incidents hours after the new law took effect.And at least 70 people who were part of a large protest group that had gathered in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay were arrested after riot police fired water cannon and pepper spray to...

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US Sets New Single-Day Record for Coronavirus Infections

US Sets New Single-Day Record for Coronavirus Infections

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJuly 01, 2020 05:13 AMThe United States marked another grim milestone Tuesday as it posted a record  47,000 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest one day increase in new infections since the start of the pandemic.  The bulk of the new infections stretches from the southwestern states of Arizona and Texas over into the western state of California, with high numbers of infections also reported in the southeastern states of Florida, Georgia and South...

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New Swine Flu Found in China Has Pandemic Potential

New Swine Flu Found in China Has Pandemic Potential

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 29, 2020 08:43 PMWASHINGTON - Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the . Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. It possesses "all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans," say the authors, scientists at Chinese universities and China's Center for Disease Control and...

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Chinese Legislature Approves Security Law for Hong Kong

Chinese Legislature Approves Security Law for Hong Kong

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaUpdated June 29, 2020 01:02 AMHONG KONG - China’s legislature has passed a controversial national security law for Hong Kong that the United States and pro-democracy activists believe will further erode the semi-autonomous city’s freedoms. The new law, approved Tuesday in Beijing by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, generally calls for the central government in Beijing to establish a national security office in Hong Kong...

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Chinese Professor Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets for China

Chinese Professor Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets for China

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 27, 2020 04:42 PMA U.S. judge found a Chinese professor guilty of economic espionage, stealing trade secrets and conspiracy following a four-day trial that ended Friday.Hao Zhang, 41, a professor at China’s Tianjin University, was arrested in May 2015 after he landed at Los Angeles International Airport on his way to a conference. Zhang was accused of stealing and selling American secrets to the Chinese government and military through a shell...

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Illegal Sand Mining a Deadly Beat for India’s Journalists

Illegal Sand Mining a Deadly Beat for India’s Journalists

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 25, 2020 06:54 PMThe killing of a reporter in India’s Uttar Pradesh state has exposed the dangers for journalists covering illegal sand mining and construction in the country.Shubham Mani Tripathi, a correspondent for the Hindi-language daily Kampu Mail, was shot dead June 19 while returning home on his motorcycle.Days before he died, Tripathi said in a Facebook post that he feared for his life because of his reporting, the media watchdog (RSF)...

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Russian Info Ops Putting US Police in Their Crosshairs

Russian Info Ops Putting US Police in Their Crosshairs

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 18, 2020 02:27 PMWASHINGTON - Russia appears to be intensifying its focus on police enforcement issues in the United States, using popular reactions to protests that have gripped the nation as part of a larger propaganda campaign to divide Americans ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November. The death of African American George Floyd in police custody and the ensuing U.S. protests have for weeks dominated media coverage from Russian...

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Radioactivity Hike Seen in Northern Europe; Source Unknown

Radioactivity Hike Seen in Northern Europe; Source Unknown

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 27, 2020 06:28 PMHELSINKI - Nordic authorities say they detected slightly increased levels of radioactivity in northern Europe this month that Dutch officials said might be from a source in western Russia and might "indicate damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant."But the Russian news agency Tass, citing a spokesman with the state nuclear power operator Rosenergoatom. said the two nuclear power plants in northwestern Russia hadn't...

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Libya Oil Company: Russian Mercenaries Enter Major Oil Field

Libya Oil Company: Russian Mercenaries Enter Major Oil Field

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 26, 2020 06:00 PMCAIRO - Russian and other foreign mercenaries have entered Libya's largest oil field, the country's National Oil Corp. said Friday, describing the development as an attempt to thwart the resumption of halted oil production in the war-torn country.In divided Libya, Russia is a leading backer of the east-based forces led by commander Khalifa Haftar, who has been waging war against the U.N.-supported government in the capital,...

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NY Times: Russia Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill US Troops

NY Times: Russia Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill US Troops

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 26, 2020 07:06 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence has concluded that the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces, The New York Times reported Friday.Citing officials briefed on the matter, the Times said the United States determined months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit linked to assassination attempts in Europe had offered rewards for successful...

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Native Americans Protesting Trump Trip to Mount Rushmore

Native Americans Protesting Trump Trip to Mount Rushmore

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 27, 2020 07:29 AMSIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA - President Donald Trump's plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore have angered Native Americans, who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to Indigenous people.Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump's July 3 visit, part of Trump's "comeback" campaign for a...

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Judge Orders Trump Adviser Roger Stone to Report to Prison by July 14

Judge Orders Trump Adviser Roger Stone to Report to Prison by July 14

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 27, 2020 01:08 AMWASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday ordered Roger Stone, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and adviser, to report to prison by July 14 to begin his sentence after being convicted of seven criminal counts last year, granting him a 14-day extension over concerns about the coronavirus.The 67-year-old veteran Republican operative and self-described “dirty trickster,” who lives in South Florida, had been scheduled to report...

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Biden Leads in Polls with Seniors

Biden Leads in Polls with Seniors

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaSorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you canto view it offline.Download FileCopyThis program will begin atThis program has ended.Polls show that U.S. President Donald Trump is losing support among older Americans, who helped the Republican win election four years ago. Mike O’Sullivan reports on recent polling that is viewed as good news for his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.Latest Episodes

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Bolton, in VOA Interview, Calls Trump Erratic, Dangerous

Bolton, in VOA Interview, Calls Trump Erratic, Dangerous

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 25, 2020 07:26 PMFormer White House national security adviser John Bolton defended his scathing critique of President Donald Trump as an “erratic” leader, willing to undercut American security to improve his reelection prospects, during a VOA interview on Wednesday.“I think the way he makes decisions is dangerous,” Bolton told Greta Van Susteren, host of "Plugged in," a Voice of America television program that examines U.S. and foreign policy...

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Tight Polish Election Featuring Trump Ally Seen as Political Bellwether

Tight Polish Election Featuring Trump Ally Seen as Political Bellwether

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 26, 2020 07:19 PMPolish President Andrzej Duda hopes a midweek meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump will determine the course of his electoral fortunes — and his country's politics. Duda is hoping a pledge from the U.S. leader to move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland — as well as an emphatic electoral endorsement from Trump — will boost his chances in Sunday's presidential election, say analysts. But it is unclear whether the...

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Study: Female Reporters More Credible on COVID-19

Study: Female Reporters More Credible on COVID-19

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaUpdated June 25, 2020 03:00 PMRecent research finds that women are more likely than men to produce trustworthy news reports on the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Factual, a technology company in San Mateo, California, that measures the credibility of hundreds of news outlets.Phillip Meylan, a political analyst at The Factual, said he began crunching data on coronavirus reporting early in the pandemic and started to notice that many of the...

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TikTok Users, K-Pop Fans Credited With Swaying Trump Rally Attendance

TikTok Users, K-Pop Fans Credited With Swaying Trump Rally Attendance

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 21, 2020 12:49 PMTikTok users and Korean pop music fans are being partly credited for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at President Donald Trump's first political rally in months, held in Tulsa on Saturday. Social media users on different platforms, including the popular video-sharing app TikTok, have claimed in posts and videos that they registered for free tickets to the rally as a prank, with no intention of...

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Turkey Seeks Diplomatic Gains After Risky Libya Military Intervention

Turkey Seeks Diplomatic Gains After Risky Libya Military Intervention

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 20, 2020 01:43 PMISTANBUL - Turkey is seeking to reap diplomatic rewards from its military success in Libya. Recent gains by Turkish-backed forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) are enhancing Ankara’s influence in Libya and with the European Union.Turkey sent military personnel to Libya in January to support the Tripoli-based GNA. It had been under sustained attack from forces led by Libyan General Khalif Haftar, who has a power...

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$6.9 Billion US Military Initiative Would Benefit Taiwan, Vietnam

$6.9 Billion US Military Initiative Would Benefit Taiwan, Vietnam

Live TVLive RadioEnglishEastern & Central EuropeEurasiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaEast & Southeast AsiaAfricaMiddle East/North AfricaLatin AmericaJune 18, 2020 11:01 PMTAIPEI, TAIWAN - A $6.9 billion U.S. military initiative that's moving through the Senate would aid beleaguered Taiwan and Vietnam by thwarting major threats from their rival China, analysts say.Senators are working on the Pacific Deterrence Initiative with a budget of $1.4 billion in the initiative's first year for U.S. military activity in Asia and $5.5 billion in its second year. The bill is seen as an outgrowth of the 2018...

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