In U.S. presidential politics, Democrats are furious and Republicans excited by the prospect of another presidential run by consumer advocate Ralph Nader. Many Democrats believe Mr. Nader's 2000 campaign for president cost Democrat Al Gore the White House. But this time around could be a different story.
Leaders from across Africa have formally reaffirmed their intention to set up a multinational standby force to deal with crisis situations, as part of a common defense and security policy. The leaders also approved a continent-wide program to harness Africa's water resources and boost its agricultural productivity.
Some of U.S. professional basketball's top players are heading to China later this year. It's part of efforts to encourage closer cultural and business ties between the United States and China.
Scientists last year predicted SARS would return to infect thousands more people during the colder months in northern Asia. But the disease, which killed about 700 people in 2003, appears to have infected just four people in the past few months.
A national debate over whether homosexuals should be allowed to marry one another intensified Tuesday when President Bush announced that he favors a constitutional amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriages. The question of gay marriages could become a central issue in the U.S. presidential election this year.
The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said today that the war against terrorism has done serious damage to Al-Qaeda, but the network and its imitators remain the greatest threat to America and its allies.
The transfer of American jobs overseas to cut the cost of doing business has emerged as a key issue in the battle for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination between Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and North Carolina Senator John Edwards.
In May, the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union will take new members from Eastern Europe. Among them are three former Soviet republics ? Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Does Russia view this as a threat or an opportunity? What will happen to the countries between Russia and the West like Belarus, Ukraine or Moldova, and to Russia?s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad? V-O-A?s Jaroslaw talks to several scholars on Russian and international policy.
The White House has released more documents relating to the president's military service during the Vietnam War to answer opposition charges that Mr. Bush failed to show up for some of his National Guard duty.