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Lebanese Businessman Pleads Guilty of Violating US Sanctions

Lebanese Businessman Pleads Guilty of Violating US Sanctions

A Lebanese businessman accused of providing millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group pleaded guilty Thursday and admitted his role in a money-laundering conspiracy to evade U.S. sanctions,
New Zealand China Scholar 'Targeted' by Beijing

New Zealand China Scholar 'Targeted' by Beijing

An academic who has been exposing the back-door methods of the Chinese seeking to influence New Zealand politics as well as the country's media and universities says she is being targeted and harassed

US fails in bid for UN condemnation of Hamas

A US resolution championed by Ambassador Nikki Haley to condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement at the United Nations for firing rockets at Israel failed to win enough votes for adoption on Thursday.
Reports: Trump to Name State Department's Nauert as UN Ambassador

Reports: Trump to Name State Department's Nauert as UN Ambassador

President Donald Trump will name State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. news agencies said late Thursday. Trump was expected to make the
November Border Arrests Jump to Highest in Trump Presidency

November Border Arrests Jump to Highest in Trump Presidency

Border Patrol arrests in November jumped 78 percent from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump's presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight

Trump nominates former Fox News anchor as UN ambassador

US President Donald Trump nominated State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert Friday as ambassador to the United Nations.
All-Clear After Bomb Threat at CNN Offices

All-Clear After Bomb Threat at CNN Offices

Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN’s offices in New York. Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and
Both Political Parties Use Ballot Harvesting, But What is It?

Both Political Parties Use Ballot Harvesting, But What is It?

An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread
Storm Smacks Southern California with Floods, Mudslides

Storm Smacks Southern California with Floods, Mudslides

The second storm in a week brought record-breaking rainfall to parched Los Angeles on Thursday, jamming traffic on Southern California highways and prompting evacuations in wildfire-scarred areas.A
Trump Blames Russia Probe for Weak Poll Ratings

Trump Blames Russia Probe for Weak Poll Ratings

President Donald Trump is now blaming the Russia probe for his historically weak poll ratings. Trump's latest attack on the investigation comes as prosecutors are expected to reveal more information
President Bush's Statesman Legacy Complicated by Divisive Politics

President Bush's Statesman Legacy Complicated by Divisive Politics

Former President H.W. Bush managed the peaceful aftermath of the Soviet Union's breakup in 1991 and used American military force to oppose Iraqi aggression. Yet, as VOA's Brian Padden reports, Bush's
James Comey Testifies Before House Committee

James Comey Testifies Before House Committee

Lawmakers from two House committees are interviewing former FBI Director James Comey behind closed doors Friday, the last time they will do so before Republicans in the chamber cede power to Democrats
Texas Bids President George H.W. Bush Final Farewell

Texas Bids President George H.W. Bush Final Farewell

After formal services at the National Cathedral in Washington, the final journey for President George H.W. Bush takes place in the state that launched his political career, and where he is now finally
Texas Bids President George HW Bush Final Farewell

Texas Bids President George HW Bush Final Farewell

At the end of rows of carefully placed flags along this Houston sidewalk, just outside the metal gates of West Oak Drive South, is a makeshift memorial filled with flowers and teddy bears, honoring a
Final Salutes for Bush in DC, Texas

Final Salutes for Bush in DC, Texas

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who died Friday at age 94 at his Houston home, was honored with a series of services and memorials from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6 in Texas and
US Hiring Slowed to 155K Jobs, Jobless Rate Unchanged

US Hiring Slowed to 155K Jobs, Jobless Rate Unchanged

U.S. employers added just 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market.The
Trump Names State Department's Spokesperson Nauert as UN Ambassador

Trump Names State Department's Spokesperson Nauert as UN Ambassador

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced he will nominate State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations."She's [Nauert is] going to work with Nikki

Trump picks William Barr as new US attorney general

President Donald Trump said on Friday he had chosen former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to once again lead the Justice Department, a role that would put him in charge of the federal probe into
Trump to Nominate William Barr as Attorney General

Trump to Nominate William Barr as Attorney General

A former U.S. attorney general known for supporting sweeping presidential powers is President Donald Trump's choice to again run the U.S. Department of Justice.Trump said Friday that William Barr, who
Survivors Gather at Pearl Harbor for Attack Remembrance

Survivors Gather at Pearl Harbor for Attack Remembrance

About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.The youngest of the veterans are in their mid-90s.