As migrants continue to die trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa, Europe says it wants to stem the flow by targeting the people smugglers. But experts say such action would be difficult because of the vast web of organized crime that controls the trafficking.
Western leaders are boycotting a massive military victory parade in Moscow this week that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II because of Russia's actions in Ukraine. But many Asian leaders, including China's President Xi Jinping, will be attending.
President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have discussed efforts to fight Islamic State militants. However, another effort to combat the group’s violent extremism is underway at the State Department. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
Police in southern Thailand have found two more camps believed to have held human trafficking victims -- one containing a buried skeleton. This comes just days after officials announced arrests in connection with the grisly discovery of 26 bodies in a mass grave at another location.
President Barack Obama has announced a new phase in his initiative to provide more opportunities for young men from underprivileged communities. The president traveled to New York Monday to launch the independent non-profit group My Brother's Keeper Alliance.