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Trump Not First US President Who Wants Greenland

Trump Not First US President Who Wants Greenland

The government of Greenland is dismissing the idea that the island is for sale, following media reports that U.S. President...

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

17 Chinese, Ukrainian Seamen Kidnapped off Cameroon Coast

17 Chinese, Ukrainian Seamen Kidnapped off Cameroon Coast

Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted Thursday when two merchant vessels came under attack in Cameroonian waters in...

Iranian Oil Tanker Freed by Gibraltar Despite US Appeal

Iranian Oil Tanker Freed by Gibraltar Despite US Appeal

Updated Aug. 15, 8:20 p.m. VOA Persian’s Katherine Ahn contributed to this report.The British overseas territory of Gibraltar turned back U.S....

US Diplomat: Dodik Rhetoric Undermining Bosnian Government Deal

US Diplomat: Dodik Rhetoric Undermining Bosnian Government Deal

This story originated in VOA’s Bosnian Service. WASHINGTON — U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer says the U.S....

Exclusive: North Macedonia President Says ‘Vital Institutions’ Failing

Exclusive: North Macedonia President Says ‘Vital Institutions’ Failing

This story originated in FILE – Public prosecutor Katica Janeva, right, takes an oath in Skopje, Macedonia, Sept. 16, 2015.EU...

Iranian Oil Tanker Allowed to Leave Gibraltar Despite US Appeal

Iranian Oil Tanker Allowed to Leave Gibraltar Despite US Appeal

Gibraltar media is reporting that the government has decided to release the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker after receiving formal written...

France Honors Allied Veterans of World War II Landings

France Honors Allied Veterans of World War II Landings

French President Emmanuel Macron is celebrating U.S. and African veterans as well as French resistance fighters who took part in...

UK Labour’s Plan to Stop No-Deal Brexit Gets Mixed Reception

UK Labour’s Plan to Stop No-Deal Brexit Gets Mixed Reception

Britain’s fractious opposition politicians are giving a mixed reception to a plan by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to block...

Emotional Paris Ceremony Near Notre Dame for Assumption Day

Emotional Paris Ceremony Near Notre Dame for Assumption Day

Catholic pilgrims have held an emotional procession past fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral, singing and parading with a statue of the...

Concerns Mount Over Proposed Albanian  Media Law

Concerns Mount Over Proposed Albanian  Media Law

This story originated in VOA’s Albanian Service. TIRANA, ALBANIA – Press freedom advocates and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

Norway’s First Electric Plane Crash-Lands on Lake

Norway’s First Electric Plane Crash-Lands on Lake

Norway’s first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the country’s aviation strategy, although police...