Daily Archives: November 28, 2016

NASA Developing Food Bars for Mars Missions

NASA Developing Food Bars for Mars Missions

A journey to Mars presents many challenges, not the least of which will be how to feed the astronauts during what is expected to be a six-month journey to…

November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016

A look at the best news photos from around the world. http://www.voanews.com/a/november-28-2016-day-in-photos/3614898.html…

Leading Merkel Ally Urges Sanctions Against Russia Over Syria

Leading Merkel Ally Urges Sanctions Against Russia Over Syria

BERLIN —  The head of Germany’s foreign affairs committee, an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, called Monday for Berlin to impose sanctions on Russia because of its supporting role…

French Conservatives Back Fillon for President; Left Flounders

French Conservatives Back Fillon for President; Left Flounders

PARIS —  France’s center-right rallied behind free-market reformist Francois Fillon as its candidate for president on Monday after a snap opinion poll showed him clear favorite to…

Ukraine's Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests

Ukraine's Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests

Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on Monday blamed armed nationalist radicals for fomenting violence in the 2014 Maidan protests that led to scores of protesters being killed and…

Castro’s Death Highlights Contrast Between Obama, Trump on Cuba

Castro’s Death Highlights Contrast Between Obama, Trump on Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama reacted diplomatically to the death of former President Fidel Castro, expressing condolences to his family. President-elect Donald Trump has criticized Obama’s Cuba…

White House, Fact Checkers Debunk Trump’s Massive Illegal Voting Claim

White House, Fact Checkers Debunk Trump’s Massive Illegal Voting Claim

WASHINGTON —  The White House, major U.S. media outlets and fact checkers are debunking President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that “millions of people” voted illegally in…

Thirsty Somalis Trek 60 KM for Water as Drought and Conflict Bite

Thirsty Somalis Trek 60 KM for Water as Drought and Conflict Bite

A second poor rainy season in Somalia has pushed livestock herders in the drought-hit Puntland region to trek an average of 60 km (40 miles) to fetch drinking water…

Life Under Islamic State Rule: Khalifa’s Story

Life Under Islamic State Rule: Khalifa’s Story

DOHUK, KURDISTAN, IRAQ —  In the summer of 2014, Khalifa, then a 20-year-old Yazidi mother of one 3-year-old son, was kidnapped by Islamic State militants and sold…

Situation in CAR Can Be Turned Around With Sustained Aid

Situation in CAR Can Be Turned Around With Sustained Aid

GENEVA —  While expressing optimism that the Central African Republic will become a stable, peaceful country, U.N. aid officials have acknowledged that the mission ahead would be a challenge and…