President Barack Obama turned his attention to the state of the U.S. economy Monday, in a statement issued at the White House to underscore challenges ahead. In the wake of recent disappointing economic news, the president met with advisers and then spoke to the media to reinforce his commitment to ensuring progress made so far in the economic recovery is not lost.
voa常速英语:'Mad Men,''Modern Family' Big Winners...2010-08-31
U.S. television honored its best programs Sunday at the annual Emmy awards in Los Angeles. Mad Men was named best dramatic series. Modern Family was named best comedy. Key Emmys also went to television movies and a mini-series based on real-life stories.
voa常速英语:Massive Egg Recall Raises Food Safety Questions2010-08-31
Shortly after New Year's Day last year, his 80-year-old mother, Nellie, became sick with several days of severe diarrhea.
voa常速英语:American Muslim Builds Bridges Among Faiths2010-08-31
He was born in 1975 to Muslim Indian parents, and emigrated with them from Bombay to Chicago when he was an infant. Patel grew up with friends of different religious backgrounds.
The southern U.S. state of Louisiana on Sunday observed the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city of New Orleans, killed more than 1,800 people in the region and caused some $125 billion in damage. President Barack Obama visited New Orleans to pay tribute to its reconstruction - an effort that continues today.
voa常速英语:Kenya Defends Bashir Visit as Necessary...2010-08-30
Kenya has rejected international criticism over the inclusion of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in Friday's Promulgation Day festivities. The east African nation has defended its actions as necessary for regional stability and national security.
voa常速英语:Rival Rallies Held on Anniversary of MLK Speech2010-08-30
Many at the Reclaim the Dream rally felt the tea party movement started in opposition to Barack Obama, the first African American U.S. president.
voa常速英语:Louisiana Hit Hard By Moratorium on...2010-08-30
Both Republican and Democrat officials in Louisiana say the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, put in place after the BP oil spill, is now that state's biggest problem.
Merri Shaffer is unemployed. She's searching for a job, like many of the 81 million other young people out of work worldwide.
voa常速英语:Indonesian Muslims React to NYC Mosque...2010-08-28
Some of the people attending prayer service in Jakarta did not know of the controversy in the United States over the construction of a mosque in New York. The proposed mosque and Islamic center are very near the location of the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks.
voa常速英语:Landmark Moment as New Kenyan...2010-08-28
Despite gray skies and light rain, an estimated 10,000 packed into Nairobi's Uhuru Park to take part in the much anticipated Promulgation Day festivities.
voa常速英语:Honoring Unsung Hero of Women's Rights Movement2010-08-28
August 27 2010, It's the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
voa常速英语:Israelis,Palestinians Hold Little Hope...2010-08-27
Mustafa Murar owns a paint shop in the West Bank town of El Bireh, near Jerusalem. It is on the way to a Jewish settlement, on a road where horrific fighting took place in the Palestinian uprising 10 years ago. The fighting devastated his business.
voa常速英语:Halal Cosmetics Founder Hopes to Broaden Appeal2010-08-27
When you open the website, saminapuremakeup.com, a flash movie featuring several beautiful models greets you. All the women have flawless, smooth skin, moist lips, and alluring eyes. Midway through the movie a model appears in a head scarf, but that is one of the few clues that the product line appeals to Muslim women.
voa常速英语:Controversial Trial of 4 Terrorist Suspects...2010-08-27
There is a mountain of evidence the jury will be asked to consider in the trial of the Newburgh Four, as prosecutors and the defense try to frame that evidence in ways that lead to conviction or acquittal for the men, all of whom have criminal pasts.
voa常速英语:Cameroon's Banks,Microfinance Institutions...2010-08-27
A group of financial experts has ordered all commercial banks in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, CEMAC, to raise the minimum amount of their capital reserves.
Palestinian politicians and influential businesspeople gathered in the West Bank town of Ramallah to call on President Mahmoud Abbas not to attend U.S.-brokered peace negotiations with Israel planned next week.
voa常速英语:Tiger Woods and Ex-Wife Speak Out2010-08-26
The divorce between world number-one golfer Tiger Woods of the United States and his Swedish-born wife Elin Nordegren became official on Monday, and two days later comments from both became public.
voa常速英语:Does Less Clothing Reduce Stress?2010-08-26
That daily question often consumes time and causes stress. Some people might even stand before a stuffed closet and still think, There's nothing to wear.
voa常速英语:Muslims Wearied,Offended,by Islamic...2010-08-26
Nine years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, and a massive effort by clergy and secular groups to promote interfaith dialogue, some observers find the demonization of Islam has not diminished.
The announcement comes ahead of an August 31 deadline to switch the U.S. mission in Iraq from combat to training and counter-terrorism.
voa常速英语:Rare Russia Crop Collection At Risk2010-08-25
In September of 1941, Nazi forces were closing in on Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg. The town of Pavlovsk, 45 kilometers to the southeast, was already coming under fire.
voa常速英语:Oxfam Warns International Community of...2010-08-25
Oxfam says Niger is at the height of a months-long food crisis. An earlier severe drought destroyed crops, and now heavy rains are ruining what little was left.
voa常速英语:Germany Considers Major Restructuring...2010-08-25
German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has presented German lawmakers with proposals to cut the country's armed forces to about 160,000 troops from about 250,000. In addition to shrinking the German military, Guttenberg wants to end the system where Germans have to do either military or civil service after they finish secondary school.
Days after hopes were raised at the Southern Africa Development Community summit that Zimbabwe is set to make substantial political progress, President Robert Mugabe has once again turned his back on reforms he signed to nearly two years ago.
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