Category Archives: As It Is (VOA Learning English)

Search Ends for Malaysia Flight 370, But Mystery Remains – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has officially ended, nearly three years after the plane mysteriously disappeared. Transport ministers from Malaysia, Australia and China announced Tuesday the search had officially been suspended. The Boeing 777 plane disappeared March 8, … Continue reading

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Police Arrest Suspect in New Year’s Eve Attack in Turkey – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

Turkish security forces say they have arrested the main suspect in the attack on a nightclub in Istanbul on December 31. The attack killed 39 people and injured several others. The Hurriyet Daily News said Abdulkadir Masharipov was detained Monday … Continue reading

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China’s President Supports Free Trade at World Economic Meeting – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to reject protectionism at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His speech in support of free trade came during the first day of the yearly meeting of political, business leaders, activists and … Continue reading

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China: ‘One-China’ Policy and Taiwan Not Negotiable – VOA Learning English (Jan 16, 2017)

China has criticized United States President-elect Donald Trump for suggesting that the “one-China” policy is negotiable. Trump’s comments came in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Friday. In future talks with China, he told the newspaper, he … Continue reading

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Future Shines Bright for Solar Energy Use in India – VOA Learning English (Jan 16, 2017)

The falling cost of solar energy technology is helping India increase its production of electricity. Solar energy is electrical power captured from the sun. Last April, India’s energy minister Piyush Goyal reportedly said it is now less costly to produce … Continue reading

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Chinese Commission Approves Anti-Corruption Rules – VOA Learning English (Jan 15, 2017)

The Chinese Communist Party has approved a new set of rules that will increase the party’s control and supervision of corruption investigators. The rules were passed last Sunday at the close of a meeting of the Central Commission for Discipline … Continue reading

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Obama Leaves Healthy US Economy to Trump – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

The American economy appears to be in good health as Donald Trump prepares to become the 45th president of the United States. Trump will be inaugurated on Friday, January 20. Economic conditions were far different when Barack Obama was sworn-in … Continue reading

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Norway to End FM Radio Broadcasts – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

On January 11, Norway became the first country to begin turning off signals from its FM radio network. The Norwegian stations will instead use only digital audio broadcasting, called DAB. FM, or frequency modulation, radio stations have been in operation … Continue reading

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Doubly Difficult: To Be Homeless and an Immigrant in NYC – VOA Learning English (Jan 13, 2017)

Millions of people have immigrated to America with the dream of a new and better life. That dream becomes reality for some. But for others, it does not. Mental health problems, language difficulties, family issues, and the high cost of … Continue reading

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China Launches New Intelligence Gathering Ship – VOA Learning English (Jan 12, 2017)

China has launched a new intelligence gathering ship in the latest addition to the country’s growing navy fleet. The official China Daily reported the new ship arrived to join other military support vessels Tuesday in the eastern port of Qingdao. … Continue reading

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