Peace Corps News
Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanes
Space station's Joe Acaba had home flooded by one hurricane, family's homeland hit by another
Cambodian leader, angry with US, wants Peace Corps out
Cambodia's leader has escalated his feud with the United States, calling for U.S. Peace Corps volunteers doing development work to be withdrawn.
What slashing the State Department budget by one-third would really mean
When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke to the State Department on his first day on the job, he sought to reassure America’s army of diplomats by praising their dedication and intelligence and asking them to “work as one team.” But he also promised some reforms that would challenge what he
Elaine Chao: Everything You Need to Know about Trump's Pick for Secretary of Transportation
Donald Trump has selected Elaine Chao, who was labor secretary in the George W. Bush administration, to serve as transportation secretary. Chao, who is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , holds the record of having the longest tenure as labor secretary of any since World War II ,
Clinton Touts National Service Agenda While Taking a Few Shots at Trump
Hillary Clinton on Thursday touted her plans to increase national service as president, while taking shots at her opponent Donald Trump, who, she said, in contrast thinks only of himself. “You may have noticed that my opponent and I have different views about, well, nearly everything,” the
President Obama Announces The Peace Corps Coming To Vietnam For First Time
The Peace Corps is officially coming to Vietnam for the first time. In a press conference in Hanoi, President Obama announced the Vietnamese government approved the volunteer organization setting up operations in the country Their group’s main focus will be teaching English to Vietnamese students.
Peace Corps Victims' Advocate Claims She Was Pushed Out
The woman hired by the Peace Corps to help fix the way the government agency treats its volunteers who are victims of sexual assault has been pushed out of her position on what she claims were trumped up charges to silence her dissent in the agency, as newly revealed documents indicate the Peace
Hillary Clinton Knew American Killed in Mali, Describes Her as 'Loving Mother'
Hillary Clinton knew Anita Datar, an American woman who died in the violent hostage crisis in Mali , describing her a "loving mother" and the representation of "the best of America's generous spirit." "I knew Anita as the loving mother of a wonderful 7-year-old boy and the former partner of David
Mali Hotel Attack Survivor Barricaded Himself as Gunmen Stormed Grounds
A man who survived an attack on a popular hotel in Mali 's capital described barricading himself in a room with his employees in an effort to avoid the gunmen. Mukesh Chellani, a businessman from Indian, said he and his employees locked themselves in a room at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's
Mali Hotel Attack: US Citizen Among 21 Dead, American Govt. Looking for Others
At least 21 people died Friday -- including a U.S. citizen, the State Department said -- after 170 people were taken hostage at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali in West Africa, according to the Mali Ministry of Interior. The attack, conducted by at least two people, began in Mali's capital city of