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Russia’s war on Ukraine tested U.S. ties with India this year as New Delhi abstained from condemning Moscow’s aggression and imported vastly more Russian energy. Sarah Zaman reports that despite their differences over Russia, the U.S. and India’s shared concern about China kept the allies close.
With two of the country’s oldest presidents poised to compete for the office in 2024, Americans are increasingly asking how old is too old to lead a nation where the average resident is in their 30s? VOA’s Anita Powell reports from the White House.
From major climate and social funding to protections for same-sex marriage and investigations into former President Donald Trump, Democratic lawmakers had a busy year holding the majority in both the Senate and House. VOA's Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson looks back at the year on Capitol Hill. Videographer: Adam Greenbaum
Leaders of the United States and China agreed to maintain open lines of communication after their first in-person talks since Biden became U.S. president. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the November G-20 summit in Bali. But after years of tension over issues including trade and Taiwan, many expect frictions will persist. State Department Bureau Chief Nike Ching has the report.
In a one-on-one interview with VOA's Russian White House correspondent Mykhailo Komadovsky, NSC spokesperson discusses U.S. support for Ukraine and Saudi Arabia, ties between Russia and Iran
The mayor of Reynosa, Mexico, near the US border, is warning migrants to stay away because his city has been overwhelmed by the thousands of migrants already there and can't help any more who are making their way to the United States. Victor Hugo Castilllo reports. Camera: Victor Hugo Castilllo.
In Washington, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — known as RFK stadium – which hosted many of the capital’s beloved sports teams – is decades old and now defunct. It holds many memories for fans but is now being deconstructed in phases through 2023 to make way for something new. As part of a farewell campaign, fans are being invited to buy some of the old stadium seats. Maxim Moskalkov has the story. Camera: Artyom Kokhan
In 2012, actress Chulpan Khamatova was campaigning for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now based in Latvia, she speaks out against Putin and his war on Ukraine. Anna Rice narrates this story from VOA's Russian Service.
The U.S. Africa Leaders Summit concluded with bonhomie and billion-dollar goals, plus a hint of a presidential visit to the continent. President Joe Biden stressed his administration’s commitment to Africa – and urged its leaders to respect the will of their people. VOA’s Anita Powell reports.
The United States is finalizing plans to send Patriot missiles to aid Ukraine’s fight against the unprovoked Russian invasion, according to U.S. officials. Lawmakers are also nearing a deal on new humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine. VOA Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson has more.
Thousands of migrants are in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez — just south of El Paso, Texas — awaiting the December 21 end of Title 42, a Trump-era policy allowing the swift expulsion of migrants at the U.S. border. Cesar Contreras reports from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
President Joe Biden enumerated billions of dollars' worth of U.S. investments in Africa in remarks to African leaders and the continent’s business community at a three-day summit. VOA White House correspondent Anita Powell reports from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.
Donald Trump is running for president again, hoping to become the second president in U.S. history to win nonconsecutive terms. To find out how he's doing in one of his strongholds, VOA chief national correspondent Steve Herman went to Mount Storm, West Virginia. Camera: Saqib Ul-Islam.