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G20 Reveals Names and Dates for Next Week's Crypto Talks

Cryptocurrencies are "an important item" on the agenda for next week's G20 summit, documents show.

US Says Russia Hacked Energy Grid, Punishes 19 for Meddling

Associated Press: Pushing back harder on Russia, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of a concerted hacking operation targeting the U.S. energy grid, aviation systems and other
Mueller 'subpoenas Trump Organization' in Russia probe

Mueller 'subpoenas Trump Organization' in Russia probe

The special counsel investigating Moscow's influence on the US election has subpoenaed the company founded by Donald Trump to turn over documents related to Russia, a report said Thursday, bringing
Ex-Russian Chemical Weapons Specialist: Moscow Was Sure No One Would Find Poison

Ex-Russian Chemical Weapons Specialist: Moscow Was Sure No One Would Find Poison

Vil Mirzayanov is a Russian emigre to the U.S. and chemical weapons specialist who helped develop the poison believed to have been used in the attack in Britain on Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in
FDA Plans to Slash Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

FDA Plans to Slash Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Cigarette smoking kills nearly a half-million Americans every year and costs the U.S. economy $300 billion in health care and lost productivity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Mattis Calls Tillerson Firing a 'Washington, DC, Story'

Mattis Calls Tillerson Firing a 'Washington, DC, Story'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that Rex Tillerson's firing as U.S. secretary of state did not come up during his talks overseas this week, describing interest in the issue as largely a
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Accused of Luxury Travel on Taxpayer Dime

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Accused of Luxury Travel on Taxpayer Dime

An ethics organization in Washington accused U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday of bilking U.S. taxpayers by needlessly traveling on military and noncommercial jets to the tune of $1
Reports: Trump Ready to Oust McMaster

Reports: Trump Ready to Oust McMaster

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to replace H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, The Washington Post reported Thursday.The Post said the president did not want to rush to announce
Asylum Seekers Sue Trump Administration Over Prolonged Detention

Asylum Seekers Sue Trump Administration Over Prolonged Detention

A group of asylum seekers being held in U.S. detention centers since applying to enter the country filed a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday.The American
US Moving Forward with Proposed US- North Korea Talks

US Moving Forward with Proposed US- North Korea Talks

A major shakeup in U.S. President Donald Trump's Cabinet has not derailed plans for an unprecedented meeting between the president and the leader of North Korea, according to the State Department. But
Experts: US, North Korea Heading for Collision Over Meaning of ‘Denuclearization’

Experts: US, North Korea Heading for Collision Over Meaning of ‘Denuclearization’

A difference in how the United States and North Korea define denuclearization could potentially derail the summit scheduled for May between President Donald Trump and Kim Jon Un, according to
After Britain, US Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia

After Britain, US Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia

The United States has imposed sanctions on several Russian organizations and individuals for alleged destructive cyberattacks and interference in the 2016 U.S. election. The 19 entities sanctioned
US Congress Weighs Next Steps in Gun Law Debate

US Congress Weighs Next Steps in Gun Law Debate

What comes next in the U.S. Congress to address gun violence, after thousands of students walked out of their classrooms to demand action in the wake of the Florida school massacre? As VOA's
Washington's Famous Cherry Trees Blossoming Soon

Washington's Famous Cherry Trees Blossoming Soon

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Washington in the spring to see the cherry blossoms bloom. The buds on the trees can survive chilly temperatures but need warm days to burst open
Change in Secretary of State Restarts US Diplomacy in Disputed South China Sea

Change in Secretary of State Restarts US Diplomacy in Disputed South China Sea

Rex Tillerson’s ouster as U.S. Secretary of State this month will reset Washington’s foreign policy on the widely contested South China Sea, analysts say.The former oil company CEO, fired by President
Georgian President: West Awakening to Russian Security Threat in Historic ‘Moment’

Georgian President: West Awakening to Russian Security Threat in Historic ‘Moment’

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is calling for American and European leaders to capitalize on what he calls a palpable, growing international consensus about the scope, magnitude and
Trump Wildlife Protection Board Stuffed with Trophy Hunters

Trump Wildlife Protection Board Stuffed with Trophy Hunters

A new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with

Chinese Hackers Hit US Firms Linked To South China Sea Dispute

Chinese hackers have launched a wave of attacks on mainly U.S. engineering and defense companies linked to the disputed South China Sea, the cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said. From a report: The
Steve Jobs Pre-Apple Job Application Fetches $174,000 at Auction

Steve Jobs Pre-Apple Job Application Fetches $174,000 at Auction

A one-page job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflected the Apple founder's technology aspirations sold for $174,000 at a U.S. auction, more than three times its
'Troll Factory' Workers, 'Putin's Chef' Among Russians Hit by New US Sanctions

'Troll Factory' Workers, 'Putin's Chef' Among Russians Hit by New US Sanctions

The latest U.S. sanctions against Russians are aimed at punishing those responsible for cyberattacks and attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections.Washington said the issuing of the