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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Kenya's feuding political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gunned down today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile, in Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend to urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said he will talk with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki today on summit's sidelines, then travel to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for talks with the opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit, the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor of southern Helmand province and 5 other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred today in the capital of Helmand, Lashkar Gah. An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and the other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflationary pressures. Political pressure is also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across the central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snowed-in trains will start running again to take them home for the Lunar New Year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways, cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses, and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen Xiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and fruit has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel Schearf for VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published 2 more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One report said consumer spending edged up two-tenths of a percent in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shot up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda at the US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US central bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve aggressively cut a key short-term interest rate by 3 quarters of 1% in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged amid worries of a possible US recession. Now the Fed has acted again slashing the so-called federal funds rate which banks charge each other on overnight loans by another 0.5% to 3%. In a statement, the Central Bank said given current economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, the credit crunch and market volatility, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news, according to economist Mark Zandi of the credit rating agency Moody's Economy.com. 'With a little bit of luck and good policy-making, the Federal Reserve is lowering rates with some fiscal stimulus, we may be able to get out of this without a full-blown, broad-based recession.' Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US stock market indices fell a sharp 1. 4% as today's trading got underway. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12,266. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hit 1,337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2,315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index soars more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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Kenya's fielding political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gun downed today by a traffic police officer in the Rift valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile in Nairobi chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing the talks would be delayed. So political leaders can attend urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Mr. Ban said he will talk with Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki today on summit sidelines then travel to the Kenyan capital Nairobi for talks of the opposition leader Raila Ordinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Ordinga have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor of southern Helmand Province and five other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast which occurred today in the capital of Helmand Lashkar Gah and an Afghan interior ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and the other victims were preying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflation pressures. Political pressures are also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday as call it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snow storm across the central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are campaigning out in train stations hoping the snowed trains will start running again to take them home for the lunar New Year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen XiWen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. "南方的雪害灾害对冬季农业生产的影响" Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetable and food has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel Schearf, for VOA News, Beijing.

The U.S. government published 2 more disappointing reports on the U.S. economy today. One report said consumer spending edged it up to two tenths of a percent in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for an employment compensation shut up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda, the U.S. senate today as lawmakers hoped to avoid recession. On Wednesday the U.S. central bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling U.S. economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve aggressively cut a key short-term interest rate by three quarters of a percent in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged to make worries of a possible U.S. recession. Now the FED has acted again slashing the so-called federal funds rate which banks charge each other on over night loans by another half percent to 3%. In a statement the central bank said given current economic conditions including a depressed housing market a credit crunch and market volatility. Further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The FED actions are good news according to economist M~ of the credit rating's agency mudieseconomy.com. "The global are looking at some good power to be making for reserve is lowering rates of some fiscal stimulus. We may be looking at it without a full balloon but basic recession." Michael Bowman in VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile the U.S. stock market indexes fell a sharp 1.4% as today's trading get on the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12066. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hold 1337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2315. European stock prices were low in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index source more than 2%.

You can read details on these more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Francis L~. VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Kenya's feuding political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gunned down today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile, in Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend the urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said he will talk with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki today on summit's sidelines, then travel to the Kenyan capital Nairobi for talks with the opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit, the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor of southern Helmand province and 5 other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred today in the capital of Helmand, Lashkar Gah. And Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and the other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflationary pressures. Political pressure is also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across the central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snowed in trains will start running again to take them home for the Lunar New Year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways, cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses, and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen Xiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and food has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel Schearf, for VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published 2 more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One report said consumer spending edged it up to tenths of a percent in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shut up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda of US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve had aggressively cut a key short term interest rate by 3 quarters of 1% in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged to make worries of a possible US recession. Now the Fed has acted again slashing the so-called federal funds rate which banks charge each other on overnight loans by another 0.5% to 3%. In a statement, the Central Bank said given current economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, a credit crunch and market volatility, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news, according to economist Mark Zandi of the credit rating agency Moody's Economy.com. "With a little luck and good policy-making, the Federal Reserve is lowering rates with some fiscal stimulus, we may be to get out of a / recession." Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US Stock Market Indices fell a sharp 1.4% as today's trading get on the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12266. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hold 1337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index source more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.

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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Kenya's feuding political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gunned down today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile, in Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend the urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said he will talk with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki today on summit's sidelines, then travel to the Kenyan capital Nairobi for talks with the opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit, the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor of southern Helmand province and 5 other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred today in the capital of Helmand, Lashkar Gah. And Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and the other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflationary pressures. Political pressure is also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across the central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snowed in trains will start running again to take them home for the Lunar New Year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways, cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses, and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen Xiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and food has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel Schearf, for VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published 2 more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One report said consumer spending edged it up to tenths of a percent in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shut up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda of US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve had aggressively cut a key short term interest rate by 3 quarters of 1% in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged to make worries of a possible US recession. Now the Fed has acted again slashing the so-called federal funds rate which banks charge each other on overnight loans by another 0. 5% to 3%. In a statement, the Central Bank said given current economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, a credit crunch and market volatility, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news, according to economist Mark Zandi of the credit rating agency Moody's Economy. com. "With a little luck and good policy-making, the Federal Reserve is lowering rates with some fiscal stimulus, we may be to get out of a / recession. " Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US Stock Market Indices fell a sharp 1. 4% as today's trading get on the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12266. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hold 1337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index source more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the voa news center in Washington, I'm F.L.

Kenya's / political leader have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition-law maker. Authority said D of the origin democratic movement was gun down today by a traffic police officer in the / city of B. Meanwhile / will-be the chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing the talk would be delayed so the political leaders can attend the urgent matters.

United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon says he will meet Kenya's president and opposition leaders to boost immediate afforts and then ending the country’s post-action violence. Speaking to reporter at the African Union // Mr.B said he would talked with the Kenya president Mwai Kibaki today on some of sidelines and traval to Kenyan capital Nairobi for talks of opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his addresses in the opening session of the summit, the UN leader said Mr Kibaki and Mr Odinga have special responsibility to result Kenya’s crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside M has killed the deputy governor seven / of the Province and five other people. The authorities say eighteen people were wounded in the blast which accrued today in the capital of H. And Afghan / military spearman said the province of deputy governor and other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says a harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to a freshener pressures. Political pressures are also built in the government for it's failed to anticipate and solve the problems, D.S. reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was called by Hong Kong South China Morning Post-newspaper Thursday has called the worst nature disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snow storms across the central land southern parts of the country. Hundreds and thousand are camping out of train stations, hoping the snowed trains will start running again to take them home for the Lunar New Year holiday. And I know numbers of people are strained on the icy highways, cut out from adequate heat and food. Officials say an unusually low temperature and heavy snowfalls have destroyed the crops and greenhouses and severely effected winter food production. Chenxiwen is the deputy director of the communalist party's leading financial team.
Chen says the impact of disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and fruits has been catastrophic in some places.
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The U.S. government published two more disappointing reports on the US's ecomony today. One report said consumer spending ended at up to two-tenth the percent of December. A second report said the number of people of applying for a compliment combinsation shut up sharply. There is economic stimulus plans on the agenda of US senate today as long makers hope to avoid the recession. On Wednesday the US center bank cut the key federal rate, attempt to help struggle US economy. From Washington, voa’s M.B. reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve aggressively cut a key short term interest rate by three quarters of percent in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global finical markets that plunged may worried about possible US recession. Now the fed had acted again, slushing the so-called federal founds rate which banks charge each other long-over loans by another half percent to 3 percent. In the statement the central bank said given a current economic conditions, including the press of US housing market, a credit crunching, market volatility, further rate cut could be force coming. The fed actions are good news according to an economist M of the credit reading's agency, / .com.

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Meanwhile the US stock index fell a sharp one point 4 percent at trading got on the way. The Dow Jones Industrial average was off 177 points at 12066. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hold 1337. The N was down 34 points to reach 2315. European stock prices were low in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index soars more than 2 percent.

You can read detail on these more on our website at voanews.com. I'm F.L., voa news.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington. I am Frances Alonzo.
Kenya's feuding political leaders have postponed talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. uthorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gunned down today by a traffic police officer in the R* Valley city of F*. Meanwhile in N*, chief mediator in former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said, because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend the urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with the Kenya president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union summit in A* A* E*. Mr Ban said he will talk Kenya's president Wi Karbaki today on summits *, and travel to the Kenyan capital N* to talk to the opposition leader R* Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session in the summit, the UN leader said Mr K and Mr O have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan official said a suicide bomb attack inside a m* has killed the deputy governor of southern H* Province and 5 other people. Athorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast which occurred today in the capital of H*, L*g and Afghan interior ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governer and the other victims were preying when the bomber d* himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to an inflationary pressures. Political pressures are also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problem. Daniel S* reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday, as calling it ' the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949'. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out of the train stations, hoping the snowed in trains will start running again and take them home for the lunar new year holiday. And unknown numbers of people are stranded on the icy highways, cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low tempertures and heavy snowstorms have destroyed crops and greenhouses and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen Xiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremly serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and food has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel S*, for VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published 2 more disapointing reports on the US economy today. One report said the consumer spending edged it up to 10th of a percent in December. The separate report said the number of people applying for unenployment comsenpation shut up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans on the agenda of US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert recession. On Wednesday the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the s* US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael B*m* reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve had aggressively cut a key short term interest rate by 3 quarters of 1% what was seen as an emergency move to reassure for global financial markets that plunged to make worries of a possible US recession. Now the fed has acted again, slashing the so-called federal fund rate, which banks charge each other on overnight loans by another half percent to 3%. In a statement, the Central Bank said giving pooring economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, a credit crunch and market volatility, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news according to economist Mark S* of the credit rating agency M*s Economy.com. '***' Michael B*, VOA News, Washington.

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You can read details on these and more on voanews.com. I am Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Kenyan feuding political leaders have postponed their talk till Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Tool of the Orange Democratic Movement was gundowned today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile, In Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said because the killing the talks would be delayed so that political leaders can attend urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said he would talk with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki today on summit's sidelines, then travel to the Kenya's capital Nairobi for talks with the opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit, the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor in Helmand province and five other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred today in the capital of Helmand's Lashkar Gah. And the Afghan Interior ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflationary pressures. Political pressure is also built up on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. Daniel Shorf reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across the central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snowed in trains will start running again to take them home for the Lunar New Year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses, and are severely affecting winter food production. Jiang Qiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Jiang says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and food has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel Shorf for VOA news, Beijing.

The US government published two more disappointing reports on US economy today. One reports said consumer spending edged it up to two tenth of a percentage December. A separate reports said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shut up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda of US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggle of US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve had aggressively cut a key short term interest rate by three quarters of a percent in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged to make worries about a possible US recession. Now the Fed has acted again, slashing the so-called Federal Funds rate which banks charged each other on overnight loans by another 0. 5% to 3%. In a statement, the Central Bank said given the current economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, a credit crunch and market volatilities, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news according to economist M S of credit rating agency Moody's Economy. com. "With a little luck and good policy-making, the Federal Reserve is lowering rates with some fiscal stimulus, we may be to get out of a / recession. " Michael Bowman, VOA news, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US Stock Market Indices fell a sharp 1. 4% as today's trading got under way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12066. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hold 1337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index soared more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.





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Kenya's feuding political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gunned down today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile, in Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend the urgent matters.

The US government published 2 more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One report said consumer spending edged it up to tenths of a percent in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shut up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda at the US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.
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Kenyais building political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after their shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David two of the Anch democratic movement was gun down today by a traffic police officer in the rift valley city of Velderap. Meanwhile in Niroby chief mediator and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan said that because of the killing the talks would be delayed so political leaders can attend urgent matters.
United Nations secretary general Bankinmoon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed ata ending the country's post election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union summit in Adi Sababa Ethiopean Mr. Ban said he would talk with Kenya's president Muwai Kibaki today on summit sidelines then travel to the Kenyan capital of Niroby for talks with the opposition leader Riola Odingar on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit. The UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odingar have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.
Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governer, southern the Helman province and five other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast which occured today in the capital of Helman, Lashigargar. And the Afghan interior ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and the other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.
A chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflational pressures. Political pressures also built on the government for its failure to inticipate and solve the problems. Danial Shaff reports from Beijing. A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hongkong south China morning post newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the people's republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snow storms across the central along southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations hoping the slowed in trains will start running again to take them home for the lunar new year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on the icy highways cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snow falls have destroyed crops and green houses, and are severely affecdting winter food production. Chen xiwen is the deputy director of communist party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impactd of fresh vegetables and food has been catastrapic in some places. Danial Shaff, for VOA news, Beijing.
The US government published two more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One reports said cosumer spending urge it up to tens of percentage in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for employment, compensation shut up sharply. Various economic stimulous plans on the agenda at the US senator today as lawmakers hope to a vert recession. On Wednesday the US central bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to a help struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michal Boman reports. Last week the federal reserve aggresively cut a key short term interest rate by 3 quarters of percent in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged to mid worries of a possible US recession. Now the FED has acted again slashing the so called federal funds rate which banks charge each other on overnight loans by another half percent to 3 percent. In a statement the central bank said giving current economic conditions including a dipressed US housing market, the credit cranch and market volertility further rate cuts could be forth common. The FED actions are good news according to economy magzandy of the credit raidins agency Moodiseconomy.com.
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Fame on the US stock market indexes fell a sharp 1.4% at today's trading get onto way, the Dow Johns industrial average was off 177 point at 2,266. US anpa 500 was down 19 points to had 1,333. announcedacry is down 34 points to reach 2,315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's financial times indexes are more than 2%.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Kenya's building political leaders have corresponded talks on Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Tool of arched democratic movement was gun down today by a traffic police office in the west Bally city of Dret. Meanwhile in Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend the urgent matters. United Nation Secretary General Barn Kimoon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation effort and that ending the country’s post election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit on Amesarbaba Ethiopia Mr.Barn said he will talk with Kenya's President Mwile Kibaki today on some excited line, then travel to the Kenyan capital Nairobi for talks of opposition leader Wila Odinga on Friday. And his address in the opening session of the Summit, the UN leader said Mr.Kibaki and Mr.Odinga have a special responsibility to resort Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside the mast is killed the deputy governor of Southern Herman Province and fired other people. Authority said 18 people were wounded in the blast situate curse of in the capital Harman Largergor. And Afghan interim government spokesman said the problem is deputy governor and the other victims were praying, when the bomber denated himself.

A Chinese official said harsh winter weather was threatening food productions and adding to inflation precious, political precious is also building a government for its value twenties pay and solve the problems. Dennial Sharp reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was called by Hong Kong South China Morning Post news paper Thursday, as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of Millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms that cross the central land of the southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snow in trains will stop, running again to take them home for the lunar New Year holiday. And unknown numbers of people are strapped on icy high ways, cut off for adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperature and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses and they are civilly affecting with food production. Chen Xiwan is the deputy director of the Communist Parties leading financial team. Since the impact of the disaster in Southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious, he says the impact on fresh vegetables and fruits has been catastrophic in some places. Dennial Sharp, from VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published two more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One report said the consumers spending each up 2 to 10 percent in December. A separate report that a number of people are applying for unemployment compensation shut up sharply. Various economy stimulus plans are on the agenda the US Senate today as lawmakers hope to a further reception. On Wednesday, the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Boman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve of grasserly cut the key short-term interest rate by three-quarter of percent in what have seen in the emergency mood to read ashore global financial markets that plunged to make worries of a possible US reception. Now the effect has acted again, sloshing the so-called Federal Funds rate which banks charge each other when overnight loans by another 0.5% to 3%. In a statement the Central Bank said giving current economic conditions including a depress US housing market, a credit crunch and market voluntary for the rate cuts could be forth coming. The further actions or good news are according to an economist Moker Zendy of the credit raiding agency Moody’s economy.com. "good policy making for Federal Reserve stimulate. We maybe all gather about for base reception." Michael Boman VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US stock market indexes fell ashocked 1.4% as today's trading cut on the way. The Johanson index was off 177 points thousand 166, the was down 19 points to have 1337. Then was down to reach 2315. European stock prices were lower on afternoon trading, London's financial time indexes are more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.


Kenya's feuding political leaders have postphoned talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gun down today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile in Nairobi, the chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Anna said that because of the killing, the talks would be delayed, so political leaders can attend the urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and an opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said he would talk with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki today on Summit's sidelines then travelled to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for talks of the opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the Summit, the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga have the special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan official say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor of southern Helmand province and five other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast which occured today in the capital of Helmand, Lashkar Gah. An Afhgan Interior Ministry spokesman said that province's deputy governor and the other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflationary pressures. Political pressure is also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. D. reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese Disaster Relief official was quoted by Hongkong South China Morning Post Newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across the central land and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snowed trains will start running again to take them home for the lunar new year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snow fall have destroyed crops and greenhouses, and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen Xiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and fruit has been catastrophic in some places. Dannial Sharf for VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published two more disapointing reports on the US economy today. One report said consumers spent things edged it up to 10th of a percent in December. The second report said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shut up sharply. VOA's economic stimulus plans are on the agenda at the US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's M. reports.

Last week, the Federal Reserve aggressively cut a key short term interest rate by three quarters of a percent in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged to make worries of a possible US recession. Now, the FED has acted again slashing the so-called federal funds rate which banks charge each other round overnight loans by another half percent to three percent. In the statement, the Central Bank said given current economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, a credit crunch and a market volatility, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news, according to economist Mark Zandi of the credit rating agency Moody's Economy.com. "With a little luck and good policy-making, the Federal Reserve is lowering rates with some fiscal stimulus, we may be /////recession." M., VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US Stock Market Indices fell a sharp 1.4% as today's trading get on the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12266. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hold 1337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index source more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews.com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.




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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Kenya's feuding political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gunned down today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile, in Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend to urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said he will talk with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki today on summit's sidelines, then travel to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for talks with the opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit, the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor of southern Helmand province and 5 other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred today in the capital of Helmand, Lashkar Gah. And Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and the other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflationary pressures. Political pressure is also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across the central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snowed-in trains will start running again to take them home for the Lunar New Year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways, cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses, and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen Xiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and fruit has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel Schearf, for VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published 2 more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One report said consumer spending edged / up two-tenths of a percent in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shot up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda of US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US Central Bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve had aggressively cut a key short term interest rate by 3 quarters of 1% in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged amid worries of a possible US recession. Now the Fed has acted again slashing the so-called federal funds rate which banks charge each other on overnight loans by another 0. 5% to 3%. In a statement, the Central Bank said given current economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, a credit crunch and market volatility, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news, according to economist Mark Zandi of the credit rating agency Moody's Economy. com. "With a little bit of luck and good policy-making, the Federal Reserve is lowering rates with some fiscal stimulus, we may be able to get out of this without a full-blown, broad-based recession. " Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US Stock Market Indices fell a sharp 1. 4% as today's trading got under way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12266. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hold 1337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index soars more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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From the VOA News Center in Washington, I'm Frances Alonzo.

Kenya's feuding political leaders have postponed their talks until Friday after the shooting death of an opposition lawmaker. Authorities say David Too of the Orange Democratic Movement was gunned down today by a traffic police officer in the Rift Valley city of Eldoret. Meanwhile, in Nairobi, chief mediator and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that because of the killing, the talks will be delayed so political leaders can attend to urgent matters.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will meet with Kenya's president and opposition leader to boost mediation efforts aimed at ending the country's post-election violence. Speaking to reporters at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said he will talk with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki today on summit's sidelines, then travel to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for talks with the opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday. In his address to the opening session of the summit, the UN leader said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga have a special responsibility to resolve Kenya's crisis peacefully.

Afghan officials say a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque has killed the deputy governor of southern Helmand province and 5 other people. Authorities say 18 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred today in the capital of Helmand, Lashkar Gah. An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said the province's deputy governor and the other victims were praying when the bomber detonated himself.

A Chinese official says harsh winter weather is threatening food production and adding to inflationary pressures. Political pressure is also building on the government for its failure to anticipate and solve the problems. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing.

A top Chinese disaster relief official was quoted by Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper Thursday as calling it the worst natural disaster since the People's Republic was founded in 1949. Tens of millions of Chinese have been affected by the snowstorms across the central and southern parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands are camping out in train stations, hoping the snowed-in trains will start running again to take them home for the Lunar New Year holiday. An unknown number of people are stranded on icy highways, cut off from adequate heat and food. Officials say unusually low temperatures and heavy snowfalls have destroyed crops and greenhouses, and are severely affecting winter food production. Chen Xiwen is the deputy director of the Communist Party's leading financial team. Chen says the impact of the disaster in southern China on winter crop production is extremely serious. He says the impact on fresh vegetables and fruit has been catastrophic in some places. Daniel Schearf for VOA News, Beijing.

The US government published 2 more disappointing reports on the US economy today. One report said consumer spending edged up two-tenths of a percent in December. A separate report said the number of people applying for unemployment compensation shot up sharply. Various economic stimulus plans are on the agenda at the US Senate today as lawmakers hope to avert a recession. On Wednesday, the US central bank cut the key interest rate in an attempt to help the struggling US economy. From Washington, VOA's Michael Bowman reports.

Last week the Federal Reserve aggressively cut a key short-term interest rate by 3 quarters of 1% in what was seen as an emergency move to reassure global financial markets that plunged amid worries of a possible US recession. Now the Fed has acted again slashing the so-called federal funds rate which banks charge each other on overnight loans by another 0. 5% to 3%. In a statement, the Central Bank said given current economic conditions including a depressed US housing market, the credit crunch and market volatility, further rate cuts could be forthcoming. The Fed actions are good news, according to economist Mark Zandi of the credit rating agency Moody's Economy. com. "With a little bit of luck and good policy-making, the Federal Reserve is lowering rates with some fiscal stimulus, we may be able to get out of this without a full-blown, broad-based recession. " Michael Bowman, VOA News, Washington.

Meanwhile, the US stock market indices fell a sharp 1. 4% as today's trading got underway. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 177 points at 12, 266. The S&P 500 was down 19 points to hit 1, 337. The NASDAQ was down 34 points to reach 2, 315. European stock prices were lower in afternoon trading. London's Financial Times Index soars more than 2%.

You can read details on these and more on our website at voanews. com. I'm Frances Alonzo, VOA News.
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