Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, born in rural Illinois in 1906, discovered what became the ninth planet in our solar system – Pluto. Today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is providing the clearest images of this distant body. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the probe's encounter with the dwarf planet
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a battle to secure parliamentary backing for the bailout deal he agreed with the EU. Several lawmakers have vowed to oppose the demands for more austerity, while there have been some protests on the streets of Athens. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.
After two years of negotiations, Iran and six world powers have struck a deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, in exchange for lifting international sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy and, in many ways, isolated the nation. VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from t