The U.S. State Department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fly home two Americans in Liberia who are very sick with the Ebola virus. A spokeswoman for the State Department Thursday said it has already sent a top medical expert to the West African country to help facilitate the possible evacuation. Both Texas doctor Kent Kent
U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors and the Japanese Panasonic Corporation agreed to build the world’s largest battery manufacturing plant. According to a deal signed Thursday, the plant - known as Gigafactory - will be built in the U.S. and managed by Tesla, while Panasonic will supply equipment for the mass production of lithium-ion cells. The fini
Beijing's anti-corruption policies have become the subject of a debate amongst many Chinese netizens (Internet users) following China's announcement that it will investigate its former security chief. Legions of supporters are celebrating the investigation of security tsar, Zhou Yongkang, praising the government for its efforts. A number of netizen
The U.S. unemployment situation is improving gradually but unevenly, with women, especially, recovering the jobs they lost in the recession and adding more. Hispanic Americans were hit harder by the downturn and are recovering more slowly. VOA’s Jim Randle spoke with employment analysts to find out why.
Chum Mey, an 82-year-old survivor of the Khmer Rouge, sits on a plastic chair outside his book kiosk in the courtyard of the former prison that once held him. He sells books about the Khmer Rouge and about himself in what is now called the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. He said he is now awaiting the verdict from the United Nations-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal f