只用一本书提高英语听力能力!重温经典名著双语阅读小编推荐:跟着纪录片学英语不背单词和语法,轻松学英语
返回列表 回复 发帖

[VOA] 【整理】VOA 2008-02-06

提高英语听力能力 找对方法很重要!
VOA 2008-02-06




【电信1】 RealVideo / mp3

【电信2】 RealVideo / mp3



【网通/教育网】 RealVideo / mp3

Standard版听写规则(新手必读)

版主提示:
一、若是自己的听写稿, 请发帖时标注'Homework'.
二、若是改稿, 请发帖时标注'on 某某人'并在修改处标红.
三、为了达到最快的下载速度,推荐使用迅雷高速下载本站音频/视频材料.



【整理】VOA 2008-02-06 【整理人】扶摇而上

Transcript

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

Voters are at the polls on this day, known as Super Tuesday, to choose their Democratic or Republican nominee for the November presidential election. In last-minute appeals, presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge the voters to go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as healthcare and the economy. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more details in this report.

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama will do battle in 22 Democratic contests around the country, including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jersey. The latest national public opinion polls show Obama gaining on Clinton and the race nearly even. But Clinton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of the larger states voting on Tuesday. In the Republican race, 21 states are holding nominating contests on Tuesday. Senator John McCain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee hopes to do well in some of the southern primaries on Tuesday while Texas Congressman Ron Paul is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand Republican delegates are at stake on Tuesday. A total of 1,191 delegates are required to win the Republican nomination. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

France has warned rebels in Chad that it might intervene in the conflict there if rebel forces continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations Security Council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France has about 1,500 troops stationed in Chad, a former French colony.

The Kenyan Red Cross says the death toll from post-election violence in that country has risen to 1,000. Red Cross officials announced the new figures today as government and opposition negotiators were to resolve political differences stemming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Nairobi and has given the two sides 15 days to resolve the crisis. On Monday, the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300,000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush Administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Gollust has more details in this report from the State Department.

Rice's London talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband are being portrayed here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance-wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan, especially in the volatile southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush Administration has made it clear that it would like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contingents as well. Divisions over the issue flared into the open last week, when Germany whose forces are in the relatively stable northern part of Afghanistan bluntly spurned a call by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to send combat troops and aircraft to the south. Canada, meanwhile, threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year unless other allies send reinforcements. David Gollust, VOA News, the State Department.

Meanwhile, Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, literacy and the plight of refugees in the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the beginning of a two-day international conference in Tokyo on Afghan reconstruction aid. Representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thanked the international community for its support and asked for its help and asked for its continued support.

US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading got underway today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1 percent to hit 12,501. The S&P 500 fell one quarter of a percent to reach 1,363. And the NASDAQ resolved 1.5 percent to hit 2,348.

More details on these and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
点!尔何如?鼓瑟希,铿尔,舍瑟而作,对曰:异乎三子者之撰。子曰:何伤乎?亦各言其志也。曰:莫春者,春服既成,冠者五六人,童子六七人,浴乎沂,风乎舞雩,咏而归。夫子喟然叹曰:吾与点也。
祝各位除夕快乐! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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

Voters were at the polls on this day, known as Super Tuesday, to their Democratic or Republican nominee for the November presidential election. And last-minute appeals of presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge the voters to go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as healthcare and the economy. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more details in this report.

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama will do battle in 22 Democratic contest around the country, including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jersy. The latest national public opinion polls show Obama gaining on Clinton and the race nearly even. But Clinton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of the larger states voting on Tuesday. In the Republican race, 21 states are holding nominating contest on Tuesday. Senator John McCain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee hopes to do well in some of the southern primaries on Tuesday while Texas Congressman Ron Paul is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand Republican delegates are at stake on Tuesday. A total of 1,191 delegates are required to win the Republican nomination. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

France has warned rebels in Chad that it might intervene in the conflict there if rebel forces continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena. Frence President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations Security Council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France had about 1,500 troops stationed in Chad, a former French colony.

The Kenyan Red Cross says the death toll from post-election violence in that country has reasoned to 1,000. Red Cross officials announced the new figures today as government and opposition negotiators were to resolve political differences stemming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Nairobi and is giving the two sides 15 days to resolve the crisis. On Monday, the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300,000 people made homeless on more than a month of fighting.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush Administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Gollust has more details in this report from the State Department.

Rice's London talks with British Prime Minister Gorden Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband are being portrayed here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance-wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan, especially in the volatile southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush Administration has made it clear that it would like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contingents as well. Divisions over the issue flared into the open last week, when Germany bluntly spurned a call by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to send combat troops and aircraft to Afghanistan. Canada, meanwhile, threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year unless other allies send reinforcements. David Gollust, VOA News, the State Department.

Meanwhile, Japan sasy it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, literacy in the plight of refugees in the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the beginning of a two-day international conference in Tokyo on Afghan reconstruction aid. Representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thanked the international community for its help and asked for its continued support.

US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading got underway today. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 1 percent to hitch 1,501. The S&P 500 fell one quarter of 1 percent to reach 1,369. And the Nasdaq resolved 1.5 percent to hit 2,348.

More details on these and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
立即获取| 免费注册领取外教体验课一节
on 扶摇

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

Voters were at the polls on this day, known as Super Tuesday, to choose their Democratic or Republican nominee for the November presidential election. In last-minute appeals of presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge the voters to go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as healthcare and the economy. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more details in this report.

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama will do battle in 22 Democratic contests around the country, including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jersey. The latest national public opinion polls show Obama gaining on Clinton and the race nearly even. But Clinton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of the larger states voting on Tuesday. In the Republican race, 21 states are holding nominating contest on Tuesday. Senator John McCain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee hopes to do well in some of the southern primaries on Tuesday while Texas Congressman Ron Paul is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand Republican delegates are at stake on Tuesday. A total of 1,191 delegates are required to win the Republican nomination. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

France has warned rebels in Chad that it might intervene in the conflict there if rebel forces continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations Security Council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France had about 1,500 troops stationed in Chad, a former French colony.

The Kenyan Red Cross says the death toll from post-election violence in that country has risen to 1,000. Red Cross officials announced the new figures today as government and opposition negotiators were to resolve political differences stemming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Nairobi and has given the two sides 15 days to resolve the crisis. On Monday, the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300,000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush Administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Gollust has more details on this report from the State Department.

Rice's London talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband are being portrayed here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance-wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan, especially in the volatile southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush Administration has made it clear that it would like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contingents as well. Divisions over the issue flared into the open last week, when Germany whose forces are in the relatively stable northern part of Afghanistan bluntly spurned a call by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to send combat troops and aircraft to the site. Canada, meanwhile, threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year unless other allies send reinforcements. David Gollust, VOA News, the State Department.

Meanwhile, Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, literacy in the plight of refugees in the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the beginning of a two-day international conference in Tokyo on Afghan reconstruction aid. Representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thanked the international community for its help and asked for its continued support.

US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading got underway today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1 percent to hit 12,501. The S&P 500 fell one quarter of a percent to reach 1,363. And the NASDAQ resolved 1.5 percent to hit 2,348.

More details on these and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
实现无障碍英语沟通
on Beelzebob

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

Voters were at the polls on this day, known as Super Tuesday, to choose their Democratic or Republican nominee for the November presidential election. In last-minute appeals of presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge the voters to go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as healthcare and the economy. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more details in this report.

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama will do battle in 22 Democratic contests around the country, including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jersey. The latest national public opinion polls show Obama gaining on Clinton and the race nearly even. But Clinton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of the larger states voting on Tuesday. In the Republican race, 21 states are holding nominating contest on Tuesday. Senator John McCain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee hopes to do well in some of the southern primaries on Tuesday while Texas Congressman Ron Paul is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand Republican delegates are at stake on Tuesday. A total of 1,191 delegates are required to win the Republican nomination. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

France has warned rebels in Chad that it might intervene in the conflict there if rebel forces continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations Security Council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France has about 1,500 troops stationed in Chad, a former French colony.

The Kenyan Red Cross says the death toll from post-election violence in that country has risen to 1,000. Red Cross officials announced the new figures today as government and opposition negotiators were to resolve political differences stemming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Nairobi and has given the two sides 15 days to resolve the crisis. On Monday, the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300,000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush Administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Gollust has more details on this report from the State Department.

Rice's London talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband are being portrayed here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance-wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan, especially in the volatile southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush Administration has made it clear that it would like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contingents as well. Divisions over the issue flared into the open last week, when Germany whose forces are in the relatively stable northern part of Afghanistan bluntly spurned a call by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to send combat troops and aircraft to the south. Canada, meanwhile, threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year unless other allies send reinforcements. David Gollust, VOA News, the State Department.

Meanwhile, Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, literacy in the plight of refugees in the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the beginning of a two-day international conference in Tokyo on Afghan reconstruction aid. Representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thanked the international community for its support and asked for its help and asked for its continued support.

US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading got underway today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1 percent to hit 12,501. The S&P 500 fell one quarter of a percent to reach 1,363. And the NASDAQ resolved 1.5 percent to hit 2,348.

More details on these and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
Stay foolish. Stay hungry.
口译专员推荐—>口译训练软件IPTAM口译通
Homework: (Happy Spring Festival)

From the VOA news center in Washington, I am Frances Alonzo.

Voters were at the polls on this day known as Super Tuesday. They choose their democratic or republican naminee for Noveber presidential election. In last minute of appeals, the presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge their voters to got to the polls to reiterate the positions on the topics such as health cares and economy. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more details in this reports.

Senator Hillary Clinton and senator Barack Obam will do better in 22 democratic contests around the country, including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jersey. The lastest national public opinion polls show Obama gains on Clinton and races nearly even. But Clinton continues to hold a narrow lead over Obma in most of large states voting on Tuesday. In the republican race, 21 states are holding nomination contests on Tuesday. Senator John McCain is trying to defend off challenge from former Massachusetts governor Mit Romney. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckebee hopes to do well in some of southern primaries on Tuesday While Texas congress man Ron Paul is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than 1000 republican delegates are at stake on Tuesday. A total of 191 delegates are required to win the republican nomination. Jim Malone, VOA news, Washinton.

France has warned rebels in Chad that it might intervene the conflict there if rebel forces continue to threaten the capital N'Djamena. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to the continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after United Nations Security Council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France has about 1500 troops stationed in Chad, the former French colony.

The Kenyan Red Cross says the death toll from post-election violence in that country has risen to 1000. Red Cross officials announced the new figures today as the government and opposition negotiators worked to resolve political differences steming from December diputed election.

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has a meeting of talks in Nairobi and he is giving two sides 15 days to resolve the crisis. On Monday, the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 3000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.

US Secretary of State C Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. Bush Administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's Steven Gullus has more details in this report from the State Department.

Rice's London talks with Prime Minister Gorden Brown and Foreign Secretary Devid M have be portrayed here as strategy sessions in advance of the alliance-wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitment in Afghanistan especially in the volatile southern part of the country where insurgent activity by Tabliban has been increasing. The Bush Administration has made it clear it would like other NATO country to boost their Afghan contingents as well. Divisions over the issue flared into the open last week when Germany, whose forces were relatively stable in the northern part of Afghanistan, bluntly spurned a call by US defense minister Robert Gates to send combat troops and aircrafts to the south. Canada meanwhile threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year unless other allies send reinforcements.
Steven Gullu, VOA news, he State Department.

Meanwhile Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, literacy and in-the-plight refugees in the country. Japan announced its pledge toay at the beginning of a two day international conference in Tokyo on Afghan reconstruction aid. Representatives from 24 countries and internatioal organizations are atteding the meeting.
Speaking in Tokyo today the Afghan Foreign Minister thanked the international community for help and asked for its continued support.

US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading got under way today. The Dow Jones Industry Average lost 1% to hit 12501. The S & P 500 fell one quarter of one percent to reach 1363 and Nasdaq was off 1.5% to hit 2348.

More details on this and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I am Frances Alonzo.


homework:
13:46 From the VOA News Center in Washington, I am Fransis Alenzil.
Voters around the polls on this day known as super Tuesday to choose their democratic republican nominee for the November presidential election. In last minute appeals presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge their voters go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as health caring the economy. VOA national correspondent Jimlown has more details in this report.
Senator Hilliry Cliton and senator Brark Obama will do battle in 22 democratic contest around the country including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jerzy. The latest national public oppinion polls show Obama gaining on Cliton and the race nearly even. But Cliton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of its largest states voting on Tuesday. In a republican race 21 states are holding nominating contest on Sunday.
Senator John Macain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts governor Mid Ramly. Former Akensa governor Mike Hakbee hopes to do well in some of the southern primiaries on Tuesday well Texas congressman Run Poll is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand republican delegates are at stack on Tuesday a total of 1191 delegates are required to win the republican nomination. Jim Loan, VOA news, Washington.
France has warned rebel in Chad that it might interveren the conflict there if the rebels forces continue to threaten the capital of Gemena. French president Nikula Sokuzi said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations security council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France has about 15 hundred troops station in Chad, a former French colony. 13:57
18:43 The Kenyan red cross says the death toll from post election violence in that country has risen to 1000. Red cross officials announce the figure today as government and opposition negotiators work to resolve political differences daming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Niroby and has given the two sides 15 days to resovle the crisis. On Monday the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300,000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.
US secretary of state Kondoleeza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Galus has more details in this report from the state department.
Rice's London tour with British prime minister Gorden Brown and foreign secretary David Miliband are being for trade here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan especially in the voletal southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush administration has made it clear with like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contintions as well. The visions over the issue flarid into the open last week. When Germany whose forces are in the relatively stable northern part of Afghanistan. Bloodly spend a call by US defense secretary Robert Gates to send cambat troops and aircraft to the south. Canada meanwhile threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year and less other allies send reinforcements. David Galus, VOA news, the state department.
Meanwhile Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, litercy and the polite refugees on the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the begining of a two day international conference in Tokyo on its reconstruction aid. but representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today. 18:55
19:43 In Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thank the international community for its support and ask for its help and efforts to conitunes to support. US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading get under way today, the Dow Johns industrial average lost 1% to hit 12,501. US MP500 fell 1 quarter of a % to reach 1,333. And the Nadaq was 1.5% to hit 2348. More details on this and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I am Fransis Alenzil in Washington, VOA news. 19:48.
为英语哪可曾半日闲空,我也曾用过了好多苦功。
交流时不能够自由运用,身不爽瞌睡朦胧。
on uivb tongue.gif

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

Voters are at the polls on this day, known as Super Tuesday, to choose their Democratic or Republican nominee for the November presidential election. In last-minute appeals / presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge the voters to go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as healthcare and / economy. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more details in this report.

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama will do battle in 22 Democratic contests around the country, including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jersey. The latest national public opinion polls show Obama gaining on Clinton and the race nearly even. But Clinton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of the larger states voting on Tuesday. In the Republican race, 21 states are holding nominating contests on Tuesday. Senator John McCain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee hopes to do well in some of the southern primaries on Tuesday while Texas Congressman Ron Paul is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand Republican delegates are at stake on Tuesday. A total of 1,191 delegates are required to win the Republican nomination. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

France has warned rebels in Chad that it might intervene in the conflict there if rebel forces continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations Security Council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France has about 1,500 troops stationed in Chad, a former French colony.

The Kenyan Red Cross says the death toll from post-election violence in that country has risen to 1,000. Red Cross officials announced the new figures today as government and opposition negotiators were to resolve political differences stemming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Nairobi and has given the two sides 15 days to resolve the crisis. On Monday, the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300,000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush Administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Gollust has more details in this report from the State Department.

Rice's London talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband are being portrayed here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance-wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan, especially in the volatile southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush Administration has made it clear that it would like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contingents as well. Divisions over the issue flared into the open last week, when Germany whose forces are in the relatively stable northern part of Afghanistan bluntly spurned a call by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to send combat troops and aircraft to the south. Canada, meanwhile, threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year unless other allies send reinforcements. David Gollust, VOA News, the State Department.

Meanwhile, Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, literacy and the plight of refugees in the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the beginning of a two-day international conference in Tokyo on Afghan reconstruction aid. Representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thanked the international community for its support and asked for its help and asked for its continued support.

US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading got underway today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1 percent to hit 12,501. The S&P 500 fell one quarter of a percent to reach 1,363. And the NASDAQ resolved 1.5 percent to hit 2,348.

More details on these and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
这个慢慢陌生的普特

那些渐渐远去的记忆
实现无障碍英语沟通
on April18 smile.gif

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

Voters are at the polls on this day, known as Super Tuesday, to choose their Democratic or Republican nominee for the November presidential election. In last-minute appeals, presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge the voters to go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as healthcare and the economy. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more details in this report.

Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama will do battle in 22 Democratic contests around the country, including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jersey. The latest national public opinion polls show Obama gaining on Clinton and the race nearly even. But Clinton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of the larger states voting on Tuesday. In the Republican race, 21 states are holding nominating contests on Tuesday. Senator John McCain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee hopes to do well in some of the southern primaries on Tuesday while Texas Congressman Ron Paul is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand Republican delegates are at stake on Tuesday. A total of 1, 191 delegates are required to win the Republican nomination. Jim Malone, VOA News, Washington.

France has warned rebels in Chad that it might intervene in the conflict there if rebel forces continue to threaten the capital, N'Djamena. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations Security Council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France has about 1, 500 troops stationed in Chad, a former French colony.

The Kenyan Red Cross says the death toll from post-election violence in that country has risen to 1, 000. Red Cross officials announced the new figures today as government and opposition negotiators were to resolve political differences stemming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Nairobi and has given the two sides 15 days to resolve the crisis. On Monday, the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300, 000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.

U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush Administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Gollust has more details in this report from the State Department.

Rice's London talks with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband are being portrayed here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance-wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan, especially in the volatile southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush Administration has made it clear that it would like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contingents as well. Divisions over the issue flared into the open last week, when Germany whose forces are in the relatively stable northern part of Afghanistan bluntly spurned a call by U. S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to send combat troops and aircraft to the south. Canada, meanwhile, threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year unless other allies send reinforcements. David Gollust, VOA News, the State Department.

Meanwhile, Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, literacy and the plight of refugees in the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the beginning of a two-day international conference in Tokyo on Afghan reconstruction aid. Representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thanked the international community for its support and asked for its help and asked for its continued support.

US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading got underway today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1 percent to hit 12, 501. The S&P 500 fell one quarter of a percent to reach 1, 363. And the NASDAQ resolved 1. 5 percent to hit 2, 348.

More details on these and more at voanews. com 24 hours a day. I'm Frances Alonzo in Washington, VOA News.
返回列表