Daily Archives: December 21, 2016

Ancient Chinese Herb Aids Fight Against TB

Ancient Chinese Herb Aids Fight Against TB

Scientists have found that a drug used to treat malaria may also aid in the treatment of tuberculosis. The ancient Chinese herb, artemisinin, has the potential to shorten how long…

China Extends Its Clampdown on Foreign Nonprofits

China Extends Its Clampdown on Foreign Nonprofits

WASHINGTON —  Beijing has extended its clampdown on the activities of 7,000 international nonprofit groups in China, its latest effort aimed at curbing foreign influences in the country. Expanding on…

December 21, 2016

December 21, 2016

A look at the best news photos from around the world. http://www.voanews.com/a/december-21-2016-day-in-phothos/3645541.html…

Taliban Militants Storm Afghan MP’s House in Kabul

Taliban Militants Storm Afghan MP’s House in Kabul

ISLAMABAD —  Taliban gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed the house of an Afghan lawmaker in Kabul, killing at least five people, according to local media and insurgent sources. The assailants are…

US Refutes Russian Claim of Broken Communication

US Refutes Russian Claim of Broken Communication

STATE DEPARTMENT —  U.S. officials expressed bafflement Wednesday over Kremlin comments that relations between Washington and Moscow are practically frozen. “I was just as much surprised as you,&#8221…

Political Satire as Old as Politics

Political Satire as Old as Politics

The comic playwright Aristophanes was ridiculing Athenian leaders more than 2,000 years ago in Greece.  The “Mother Goose” rhymes of the 1600s were veiled commentary on the…

Europe Braces for Russian Cyber Assault Before 2017 Elections

Europe Braces for Russian Cyber Assault Before 2017 Elections

LONDON —  Amid ongoing accusations that Russia attempted to influence and subvert the U.S. presidential election, Europe is bracing for a similar operation by Moscow before a series of elections…

‘No Doubt’ Russian Envoy’s Killer Linked to Gulen

‘No Doubt’ Russian Envoy’s Killer Linked to Gulen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the assassination of Russia’s ambassador earlier this week was “no doubt” carried out by a member of the network of…

Rahul Gandhi Accuses India's PM Modi of Being Paid Bribes

Rahul Gandhi Accuses India's PM Modi of Being Paid Bribes

Leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi has demanded an investigation into allegations that two Indian conglomerates paid millions of rupees as bribes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2013-14 when…

Afghan Taliban Reiterate Demands for Peace Talks With US

Afghan Taliban Reiterate Demands for Peace Talks With US

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN —  A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban says the group is ready for peace talks with the United States, if their demands are met. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said…