[VOA標準英語]Iranian Opposition Holds Silent Memorial for Protest Victims2009-07-31
Iran's opposition movement is holding what is being described as a "silent memorial" to remember the victims of the unrest that erupted following last month's contested presidential election. The Iranian government banned the gathering, leading to fears of more violence.
[VOA標準英語]Moldova's Ruling Communists Face Defeat2009-07-31
According to preliminary election results from Moldova, a group of pro-Western parties has narrowly defeated Europe's last ruling Communist Party in parliamentary elections.
[VOA標準英語]Small Businesses Struggle in Border City of Tijuana2009-07-31
The city of Tijuana, across the U.S.-Mexico border from California, is coping with a recession and drop off in tourism. Small loans from a U.S.-based international charity, typically several hundred dollars, are helping some residents weather the downturn.
[VOA標準英語]Nigerian Authorities say Islamist Sect Fleeing2009-07-31
Nigerian government forces say they are in hot pursuit of a fundamentalist Islamic sect in the northern city of Maiduguri.
[VOA標準英語]Kenya Forest at Center of Tribal Dispute2009-07-31
A fight to save a sensitive Kenyan forest is threatening to derail one of the major tribal alliances within Kenya's government. But this time a frustrated Kenyan population is running out of patience with political power plays. Environmentalists say nothing less than the very future of the country is at stake.
[VOA標準英語]US Prepared to Give Further Aid to Somali Government2009-07-31
The State Department's top Africa envoy said Thursday the Obama administration is prepared to provide more military help to Somalia's embattled Transitional Federal Government, the TFG. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a seven-nation Africa trip next week that will include a Nairobi meeting with the TFG President, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed.
[VOA標準英語]Indian MPs Protest Joint Statement with Pakistan2009-07-31
Opposition politicians in the Indian Parliament have staged a noisy walkout to express their anger about the joint statement with Pakistan signed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier this month.
[VOA標準英語]Kenya Police: 4 Men Arrested Monday Have Terror Ties2009-07-31
New details are emerging about the arrest in Kenya of three Dutch nationals and a Moroccan with Dutch residence status Monday near the Somali border. The men are accused of trying to aid Somalia's al-Qaida-linked extremist group, al-Shabab.
[VOA標準英語]S. Korea Demands Return of Crew from Fishing Boat Seized by North2009-07-31
South Korea is demanding that North Korea return a fishing boat and its crew that crossed into the North's waters in a possible case of mistaken navigation. The demand has not yet received a response.
[VOA標準英語]Jakarta Governor Says City Returning to Normal After Bombings2009-07-31
It has been nearly two weeks since suicide bombers attacked two luxury hotels in Indonesia. The blasts killed seven people and injured more than 50, but appears to have had little long-term economic or political impact. The governor of Jakarta said measures were taken to increase security and quickly restore confidence following the terrorist attacks.
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Nigerian government forces say they are in hot pursuit of a fundamentalist Islamic sect in the northern city of Maiduguri.
voa常速英語:China to Allow 2 Children in Some Shanghai Families2009-07-31
For decades, most couples in China were allowed to have just one child. But in some cities, that policy is changing - most recently in Shanghai. The reason: China needs more young people to care for its rapidly rising elderly population.
[VOA標準英語]Clinton Deplores Reported Iranian Prisoner Abuse2009-07-30
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she deplores the reported abuse in custody of Iranians rounded up in protests of the country's disputed June 12 presidential election. Clinton discussed the situation in Iran with visiting British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
[VOA標準英語]Britain Will Stick with Afghan Combat Mission, says Envoy2009-07-30
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Wednesday that his country is determined to carry on with its combat mission in Afghanistan despite a rise in casualties and skepticism in domestic opinion polls. Miliband discussed the Afghan situation and related issues with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here in Washington.
[VOA標準英語]More US Troops May Be Needed in Afghanistan, says Pentagon Advisor2009-07-30
A member of the strategic assessment team working with the new U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says the U.S. government and its allies need to be more realistic about what is needed to win the Afghan war, and he says that may include more troops.
[VOA標準英語]Obama Campaigns for Health Care Reform, Predicts Victory in September2009-07-30
U.S. President Barack Obama is taking his campaign for health-care reform on the road, with events in the southern states of Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Obama has pushed back his timetable for Congressional action, saying he expects to get the necessary legislation in September.
[VOA標準英語]UN Ambassador Says US Committed to Peacekeeping2009-07-30
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, says the Obama administration is committed to supporting international peacekeeping operations, including reforms to address issues such as misconduct by peacekeepers. Rice also addressed specific trouble spots in Africa, including the conflict in Somalia.
[VOA標準英語]UN Chief Willing to Go to North Korea to Foster Dialogue2009-07-30
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is willing to go to North Korea if it would help foster dialogue on Pyongyang's nuclear program. The U.N. chief also said he has made overtures to the authorities in the North on behalf of two imprisoned American journalists.
[VOA標準英語]Gates Spends Final Day in Iraq Meeting Kurds2009-07-30
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates sounded an optimistic note about the possibility of speeding up U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq, Wednesday, after meeting for a second day with top Iraqi leaders and talking with U.S. and Iraqi military commanders.
[VOA標準英語]Two British Hostages Held in Iraq Likely Dead2009-07-30
Families of two of the three remaining British hostages held in Iraq for two years are deeply troubled to hear the men are likely dead. The news was broken to them last week by British officials.
[VOA標準英語]Satellite Imagery Shows South Sudan Undergoing Arms Buildup2009-07-30
A recent report by the respected Jane's Defense Weekly is raising concerns about an arms buildup in Southern Sudan. Analysts are concerned that any renewed conflict between North and South could be far more destructive that the previous civil war.
[VOA標準英語]Indian PM Defends Engagement with Pakistan2009-07-30
India's Prime Minister says Pakistan's pledge to fight terrorism should be trusted, but its actions need to be verified. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh notes some cooperation with Islamabad on the investigation into last year's terror attack on Mumbai, but says it has not gone far enough.
[VOA標準英語]Sanha Wins Presidential Vote in Guinea-Bissau2009-07-30
Ruling party candidate Malam Bacai Sanha has won Guinea-Bissau's presidential election. It was a vote to replace long-time leader Joao Bernardo Vieira, who was killed by mutinous troops five months ago.
[VOA標準英語]WTO: Successful Conclusion of Doha Round More Important than Ever2009-07-30
The World Trade Organization says the global economic troubles make it more important than ever to successfully conclude the Doha Development Round of trade negotiations. The WTO says a free-trade agreement is possible by the end of next year.
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