A Look Back at Washington Marches

A look at more than 50 years of marches in Washington, by the numbers: 1995 — Organized and hosted by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, an estimated 850,000 to 1 million* African-American men came together for the Million Man March to rally for unity and revitalization of African-American communities. 2000 — More than 750,000 …

Thousands of Kosovo Albanians Call for Ex-premier’s Release in France

Thousands of people protested Saturday in the Kosovo capital of Pristina to urge France to release their former prime minister who was detained there on a Serbian arrest warrant. The protesters — mostly opposition party members and former guerrilla fighters of the 1998-1999 war for independence from Serbia — consider Ramush Haradinaj’s detention illegal. Haradinaj, …

14 School Children Killed in Bus Crash in Italy

A bus carrying school children crashed in northern Italy overnight and burst into flames, killing 14 of the young passengers, Italian media reported Saturday. The bus was carrying students, mostly boys from Hungary between the ages of 14 and 18, when it struck a pylon and caught fire on a motorway near Verona shortly before …

World Reaction to Trump Inauguration Mixed 

Hundreds of thousands of people at the National Mall in Washington looked on Friday as Donald Trump became the 45th U.S. president, and a far larger audience around the country and throughout the world witnessed the event through live broadcasts. VOA reporters talked to people around the globe who said they are looking at the …

Trump Era Begins With Promise of Change

Signaling a new era in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump takes the reins of power with the intent to undo much of his predecessor’s legacy. He vowed to act on behalf of “forgotten” Americans, in a speech that sounded the themes of last year’s election campaign. VOA’s National correspondent Jim Malone looks at the transfer of …