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Monday, January 22, 2018
She waited 90 years and saw a trail of men and Disney princesses get there before her, but on Monday Minnie Mouse finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Minnie Mouse made her movie debut in the 1928 film "Steamboat Willie," and her co-star and beau Mickey Mouse got his bronze plaque on Hollywood Boulevard back in 1978. But it took another 40 years for Minnie, who appeared in more than 70 animated movies, to join him on the Walk of Fame. "In true Hollywood... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
China invited Latin American and Caribbean countries to join its "One Belt, One Road" initiative on Monday, as part of an agreement to deepen economic and political cooperation in a region where U.S. influence is historically strong. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the region was a natural fit for the initiative, which China has leveraged to deepen economic and financial cooperation with developing nations. "China will always stay committed to the path of peaceful... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison a man who helped track down the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. Pakistanis are apt to ask a different question: How could the United States betray its trust and cheapen its sovereignty with a secret nighttime... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
Young Rwandan bloggers and filmmakers are working to re-shape the narrative about their country. They want to move away from stories of the 1994 genocide and its aftermath, and toward stories of the new generation in what is now one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. Chika Oduah reports for VOA from Kigali. (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the front-runner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote. In the past week, the three top contenders for the July election have all said Mexico will not pay for the wall the U.S. president wants to build on the U.S. southern border. None has made the point more forcefully than Andres... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
The deadly assault on the Hotel Intercontinental in Kabul over the weekend, which devastated one of Afghanistan's three main airlines with the killing of many of its foreign pilots, has exposed again how vulnerable the city is to militant attacks. Even in a country long inured to violence, the attack by five gunmen dressed in army uniforms shocked people, with questions raised about how they were able to penetrate security  at one of the capital's most prominent... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh's generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement Monday. Gambia's current President Adama Barrow was sworn in a year ago as a West African regional intervention force closed in on the capital Banjul forcing Jammeh, who had refused to accept his defeat in elections, to flee to Equatorial Guinea. Umpa Mendy, Jammeh's principal protection officer, and... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
The United States is expressing concern about Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria and top officials are appealing for restraint and expressing concern the conflict could spread.  At Monday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. understands Turkey’s “legitimate security concerns” and is “committed to working with Turkey as a NATO ally.”   “Increased violence in Afrin disrupts a relatively stable area of Syria," she said. "It... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria concluded a training course for 500 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces this week. The goal is to prepare them to protect their borders after the removal of IS in northern Syria. Without giving a timetable, Kurdish commanders at the training camp in the northern Syrian city of Hasakah told VOA the new graduates will join a 30,000-strong border army that the coalition announced it would form last week. "All borders of Syria... (Full Story)
Monday, January 22, 2018
The global economy and geopolitical tensions are taking a back seat to a more immediate problem at this year's Davos summit of political and business leaders: heavy snow is burying the venue. High in the Swiss alps on Monday, on the eve of the opening sessions, many of the roughly 3,000 delegates struggled to reach the ski resort. Part of the main train line into Davos had been buried in snow over the weekend, forcing people onto buses, and helicopters were disrupted by poor... (Full Story)
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