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BBC News with Marian Marshall

 

The governing party in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF, has lost its majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition parties won more than half the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed to get into the country.

 

There was a streak of joy and a small victory dance as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of the MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country's parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is rampant, jobs are scarce, and people had simply had enough. They feel that Zimbabwe is the on the verge of an historic change, but know that until the results of the presidential race are announced, it's still not guaranteed.
 
NATO has agreed that Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but an official said it wouldn't happen at the summit which just started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said member states agreed it wasn't a matter of whether but when they would join. A BBC correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece has also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.
 
The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank's President Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker has the details.

 

Mr. Zeollick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank estimates that 33 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Program, the United Nations agency, which responds to emergencies, needs at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people will suffer and starve, he said. He said the World Bank could almost double lending to African agriculture to 800 million dollars. That, he argued, could help break the cycle of poverty for smallholder farmers.
 
The chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted that the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but that growth will resume later in the year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that a recession was possible. In his estimation it would be brief and mild.

 

It now appears likely that real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activity to strengthen in the second half of the year. However, in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside."
 
This is the World News from the BBC.
 
The army in the African state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel positions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly tried to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted a Malian official as saying that several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.
 
A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of its competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France-KLM had been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Announcing the news, Alitalia said its chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta. David Willis reports.

 

Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal couldn't go ahead unless there was agreement on the number of Alitalia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised help in resettling former Alitalia staff, the deadline for agreement expired after the unions rejected the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national flag carrier, which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.
 
An Islamist militant accused of involvement in the killing of four French tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody, just as he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in Southern Mauritania in December last year.
 
A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel is being held in port because of a debt allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

 

BBC News.

 

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

The governing party in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF, has lost its majority in Parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition party has won more than half the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed to get into the country.

There was a street of joy and a small victory gangs as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of the MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country's Parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is lumpen, jobs are / ,and people had simply had enough. They feel that Zimbabwe is the on the verge of an historic change, but no that until the results of the presidential votes are known is still not guaranteed.

NATO has agreed that Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but an official said it wouldn't happen at the summit which started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said member states had agreed it wasn't a matter of whether but when they will join. A BBC correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of its legacy. Greece says it also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank's President Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economic correspondent Andrew Walker has the details.

Mr. Zeollick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank estimates that 33 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Programme, United Nations agency, which response to emergencies need at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people will suffer and starve he said. He said the World Bank would almost double aid into African agriculture to 800 million dollars. That he argued could help break the cycle of poverty for smallholder farmers.

The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted that the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but that the growth will resume later in the year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that recession was possible. In his estimation it would be brief and mild.

"It now appears like that real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year. However, in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside."

This is the World News from the BBC.

The army in the African state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel oppositions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly tried to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted a Malian official as saying that several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said the negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of his competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France-KLM had been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Annoucing the news, Alitalia said its Chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta. David Willis reports.

Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal couldn't go ahead unless there was an agreement on a number of Alitalia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised help in resettling former Alitalia staff, the deadline for an agreement expired after the union's reject to the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national flight carrier, which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.

An Islamist militant accused of involvement in the killing of four French tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody, just he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in Southern Mauritania in December last year.

A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel has been held in port because of a debt allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

BBC News.
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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

 

The governing party in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF, has lost its majority in Parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition party has won more than half the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed to get into the country.

 

There was a street of joy and a small victory gangs as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of the MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country's Parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is lumpen, jobs are scarce ,and people had simply had enough. They feel that Zimbabwe is the on the verge of an historic change, but no that until the results of the presidential appraise are announced, it'is still not guaranteed.

 

NATO has agreed that Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but an official said it wouldn't happen at the summit which started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said member states had agreed it wasn't a matter of whether but when they would join. A BBC correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece says it also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank's President Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economic correspondent Andrew Walker has the details.

 

Mr. Zeollick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank estimates that 33 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Programme, United Nations agency, which response to emergencies need at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people will suffer and starve he said. He said the World Bank would almost double aid into African agriculture to 800 million dollars. That he argued could help break the cycle of poverty for smallholder farmers.

 

The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted that the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but that the growth will resume later in the year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that recession was possible. In his estimation it would be brief and mild.

 

"It now appears like that real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year. However, in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside."

 

This is the World News from the BBC.

 

The army in the African state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel oppositions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly tried to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted a Malian official as saying that several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said the negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

 

A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of his competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France-KLM had been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Annoucing the news, Alitalia said its Chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta. David Willis reports.

 

Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal couldn't go ahead unless there was an agreement on a number of Alitalia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised help in resettling former Alitalia staff, the deadline for an agreement expired after the union's reject to the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national flight carrier, which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.

 

An Islamist militant accused of involvement in the killing of four French tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody, just he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in Southern Mauritania in December last year.

 

A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel has been held in port because of a debt allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

 

BBC News.

 

 

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The governing party in Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s PF has lost its majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition parties won more than half of the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe. But Ennen Panel has managed to get into the country. There was a shrink of joy and more victory * as related results from parliamentary elections came through. We join supporters of the NBC in their office as news would release that they will take control of the country’s parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous. Inflation is rampant. Jobs scare and people have simply had enough. They say Zimbabwe is on the verge of a historical change. But not until a total result for the presidential race announced is still not guaranteed.

 

NATO has agreed Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but the officials say it wouldn’t happen at the summit which started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said member states agreed it wasn’t a matter of whether but when they will join. A BBC’s correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece has also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinated efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The Bank’s president Zalic said food crises have soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economics correspondent has the details.

 

Mr. Zalic said high and volatile food crises are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank has the most of 30 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Program, the UN’s agency which responsible for emergencies need at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people would suffer and starve. He said the World Bank will almost double its Africa agriculture to 800 million dollars, that he argued could help break the cycle of poverty for small hold of farmers.

 

The chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bemanke has predicted the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but the growth will resume later this year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Benmanke acknowledged that a recession is possible. Its estimation would be brief and mild. It now appears likely that real gross domestic product will not grow much if not all over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year. However in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attaining this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside.

 

The army in the African state of Denali has used helicopter gun ships to attack * rebel positions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly try to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted Denali officials as saying several people were killed by the helicopters. The * came just hours after Libyan mediators said negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

 

A deal to sell the lost making Italian airline Italian to one of its competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France has been negotiating to take over Italian. Announcing the news, Italian said its chairman had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a workout by Air France’s chief executive *. David Willis reports.

 

Mr. Spenato told unions the deal could go ahead unless over an agreement to a number of Italia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. Although Air France promised help in resettling former Italia staff, the deadline for agreement expired after the unions rejected the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national * which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.

 

An Israel militant has accused the involvement in the killing of four French tourists in * has escaped from police custody just as he is about to go on trial. The suspect Sydner is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in southern * in December last year.

 

A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portugil island of *. The vessel is being held in port because of the date allegedly owned by a company which is to operate which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

 

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 (Your very appearance at the second floor.........really challenged us...)

 

BBC News with Marian Marshall.

 

The governing party in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF, has lost its majority in Parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition party has won more than half the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed to get into the country.

 

There was a street of joy and a small victory gangs as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of the MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country's Parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is rampant, jobs are scarce ,and people had simply had enough. They feel that Zimbabwe is the on the verge of an historic change, but no that until the results of the presidential appraise are announced, it'is still not guaranteed.

 

NATO has agreed that Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but an official said it wouldn't happen at the summit which started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said members tend to agreed it wasn't a matter of whether but when they would join. Our("a" here falls short of formality, I suppose) BBC correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece has also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank's President Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker has the details.

 

Mr. Zeollick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank estimates that 33 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Programme, United Nations agency, which response to emergencies need at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people will suffer and starve he said. He said the World Bank would almost double lending to African agriculture to 800 million dollars. That he argued could help break the cycle of poverty for smallholder farmers.

 

The Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted that the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but that the growth will resume later in the year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that recession was possible. In his estimation it would be brief and mild.

 

"It now appears likely that real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year. However, in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside."

 

This is the World News from the BBC.

 

The army in the African state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel positions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly tried to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted a Malian official as saying that several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said the negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

 

A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of his competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France-KLM had been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Announcing the news, Alitalia said its Chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta. David Willis reports.

 

Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal couldn't go ahead unless there was an agreement on a number of Alitalia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised help in resettling former Alitalia staff, the deadline for an agreement expired after the union's reject to the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national flight carrier, which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.

 

An Islamist militant accused of involvement in the killing of four French tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody, just as he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in Southern Mauritania in December last year.

 

A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel has been held in port because of a debt allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

 

BBC News.

 

 

 

 

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The governing party in Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s PF has lost its majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition parties won more than half of the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe. But Ennen Panel has managed to get into the country. There was a shreak of joy and s small victory ? as related results from parliamentary elections came through. We join supporters of the NBC in their office as news were released that they will take control of the country’s parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous. Inflation is rampant. Job's scare and people has simply had enough. They say Zimbabwe is on the verge of a historical change. But no that until a  result for the presidential race is announced is still not guaranteed.

 

NATO has agreed Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but the officials say it wouldn’t happen at the summit which started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said member states agreed it wasn’t a matter of whether but when they will join. A BBC’s correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece has also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinated efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The Bank’s president Zalic said food prices have soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economics correspondent has the details.

 

Mr. Zalic said high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank has the most of 30 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Program, the UN’s agency which responsible for emergencies need at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people would suffer and starve. He said the World Bank will almost double lending to Africa agriculture to 800 million dollars, that he argued could help break the cycle of poverty for small hold of farmers.

 

The chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bemanke has predicted the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but the growth will resume later this year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Benmanke acknowledged that a recession was possible. It is estimated it would be brief and mild. It now appears likely that real gross domestic product will not grow much if at all over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year. However in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attaining this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside.

 

The army in the African state of Denali has used helicopter gun ships to attack * rebel positions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly try to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted Denali officials as saying several people were killed by the helicopters. The * came just hours after Libyan mediators said negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

 

A deal to sell the loss making Italian airline Italian to one of its competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France has been negotiating to take over Italian. Announcing the news, ? said its chairman had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France’s chief executive *. David Willis reports.

 

Mr. Spenato told unions the deal could go ahead unless there is an agreement to a number of Italia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised help in resettling former ?staff, the deadline for agreement expired after the unions rejected the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national flight area which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.

 

An Israel militant has accused the involvement in the killing of four French tourists in * has escaped from police custody just as he is about to go on trial. The suspect Sydner is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in southern * in December last year.

 

A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portuguese island of *. The vessel is being held in port because of the date allegedly owned by a company which used operate which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

 

 The governing party in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF, has lost its majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition parties won more than half the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed to get into the country.

 

 “There was a streak of joy and a small victory dance as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of the MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country's parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is rampant, jobs are scarce ,and people had simply had enough. They feel that Zimbabwe is the on the verge of an historic change, but no that until the results of the presidential race are announced, it's still not guaranteed.

 

NATO has agreed that Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but an official said it wouldn't happen at the summit which started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said members tend to agree/ it wasn't a matter of whether but when they would join. Our("a" here falls short of formality, I suppose) BBC correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece has also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank's President Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker has the details.

 

Mr. Zeollick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank estimates that 33 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Programme, the United Nations agency/ which responds to emergencies need at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people will suffer and starve he said. He said the World Bank would almost double lending to African agriculture to 800 million dollars. That he argued could help break the cycle of poverty for smallholder farmers.

 

The Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted that the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but that the growth will resume later in the year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that a recession was possible. In his estimation it would be brief and mild.

 

"It now appears likely that real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year. However, in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside."

 

This is / World News from the BBC.

 

The army in the African state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel positions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly tried to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted a Malian official as saying that several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said / negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

 

A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of his competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France-KLM had been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Announcing the news, Alitalia said its Chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta. David Willis reports.

 

Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal couldn't go ahead unless there was an agreement on a number of Alitalia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised help in resettling former Alitalia staff, the deadline for /agreement expired after the union's rejected the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national flag carrier, which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.

 

An Islamist militant accused of involvement in the killing of four French tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody, just as he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in Southern Mauritania in December last year.

 

A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel has been held in port because of a debt allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

 

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The governing party in Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s PF has lost its majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition parties won more than half of the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe. But Ennen Panel has managed to get into the country. There was a shrink of joy and a small victory gangs as related results from parliamentary elections came through. We join supporters of the NBC in their office as news would release that they will take control of the country’s parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous. Inflation is rampant. Job's scarce and people haven't simply had enough. They say Zimbabwe is on the verge of historic change. But not until a total result for the presidential race announced is still not guaranteed.

 

NATO has agreed Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but the officials say it wouldn’t happen at the summit which started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said member states agreed it wasn’t a matter of whether but when they will join. A BBC’s correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece has also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinated efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The Bank’s president Zalic said food crises have soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economics correspondent Andre Walker has the details.

 



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BBC News with Marian Marshall.

 

The governing party in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's Zaru-PF has lost the majority in Parliament for the first time since independence in 1980's. Official results show the opposition party has won more than half the available seats with the movement forDemocratic change getting the largest chairs. The BBC is banned from reporting in Zimbabwe, but I P has managed to get into the country.

 

There was a street of joy and small victory dance as the latest results of parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of the MDC in their office, as news was releasted that they will take the control of the country's parliament for the first time. The economy is disasterous, inflation /, jobs scarce, and people has simply had enough. They feel that Zimbabwe is on the verge of unhistoric change. But no / results of the presidential race are announced, it's still guaranteed.

 

Nato has agreed Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing  membership of the military alliance, but officials said it wouldn't happen in summit, which just started in Bucharest. After working dinner of 26 governments, a Nato spokesman said members agreed that it wasn't a matter of whether but when they would join. The BBC correspondent at the summit said that this could be seen  as a significant setback for President Bush, who wants Nato enlargement as his legacy. Greece said it also stopped Macedonia continuing assession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international commuinity to co-odinate efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The Banks President, Robert Zoellick, said food prices had soared recently as the financial markets tumbled. Our economic correspondent Adrew Walker has the details.

 

Mr Zoellick said the high and / food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank has estimated 33 countries faced potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the world food program, the United Nations agency, which responses to emergencies, needs at least half a billion dollars, otherwise maybe more people will suffer and starve, he said. He said, " the World Bank will almost double their lending to Africa agriculture to 800 million dollars, that he argued could help break the cycle of poverty for small hold of farmers.

 

The Chairman of US Fedaral Reserves, B R, has predicted that the American economy may shrink in the coming month as a result of credit crunch. But the growth will resume late in the year. Speaking to a congressional commity in Washington, Mr b acknowleged that the recession was possible. In his estimation it will be brief and mild.

 

 "It now appears that the real gross demostic product will not grow much, if at all, over the two first half of 2008, and could even contract slightly. We expect the economic activities to strenthen in second half of the year. However in light of turbulence in finantial markets, the uncertainty of attending this forecast is quiet high, and the risks remain to the downside."

 

This is the world news from the BBC.

 

The army in African state of Mali has used helicopter gangships to attack twelve / positions in the northeast of the country, after the rebels reportedly tried to ambolish military /. Reuters news agency quoted Mali officials say several people were killed by the helicopters. The skirmish came just hours after Libean mediators said negotiations would be progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

 

A deal to sell a loss-making Italian airline---Italian to one of its competitive has collapsed. Another European airline, air France ,//, has been negotiating with Air Italian. Announcing to the news, Air Italian said its chairman, M Z, had resigned.  Negotiations with Trade Unions in Roma, and it was worked out by the Air France chief executive,//. David Relly reports.

 

Mr / told the unions that the deal could go head. And they said there was an agreement on the number of Air Italian pilots, cabin crew and maintainance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised to help in resettling former our Italian staff, the deadline for agreement expired after the unions rejected the deal. The Italian government's been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9 percent share in the national / area, which is certainly to losing more than a million dollars a day.

 

And an Israeli militant accused of an involvment of killing four French tourists in / has escaped from police custody, just as he was about to go on trial. The suspect, s s, is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in southern / in December last year.  

 

A British cruise ship with more than four hundred passengers on board is being detained by authorities on the Portugese island in /. The vessel is being held in port because of a debit allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it, which went into administration. The new owners say that they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible.

 

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BBC news with Marian Marshall;

The governing party in Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe Zanu-PF has lost majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980.official results show opposition parties won more than half of the available seats with the movement for democratic change getting the largest chair.
The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed getting into the country.

“There was a street of joy and a small victory dance as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country’s parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is rambled, jobs are scarce and people had simply had enough, they feel that Zimbabwe is on the verge of an historic change, but no // until the results of the presidential race were announced, it’s still not guaranteed.


NATO has agreed Ukraine and Georgina will be allowed to start discussing the membership of the military alliance, but officials says it wouldn’t happen at the summit which is started in Bucharest. After a working dinner 26 governments a NATO spokesman said member state agreed it wasn’t a matter of whether but when they will join.
The BBC correspondent at the summit says this will be seen as a significant setback by President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy.
Greece says it also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank’s president Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled;
Our economic correspondent Andrew Walker has the details.

“Mr. Zoellick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come, the World Bank estimates that 32 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy crisis, he said the world food program, United Nation’s agency which response to emergencies need at least half of a billion dollars, otherwise many more people were suffered and staved he said, he said the World Bank would almost double aid into Africa agriculture to 800 million dollars, that he argued could help break the cycle of poverty the smallholder farmers”.

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted the American economy may shrink in the coming month as a result of the credit crunch, but the growth will resume later in the year. Speaking into a congressional committee in Washington Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that the recession was possible; his estimation will be brief and mild.

"It now appears like that real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the half of the 2008 and even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year, however in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risk remains to the downside.

This is World News from the BBC.

The army in the Afghan state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel oppositions in the northeast of the country, after the rebels reportedly try to ambush a military convoy. Reuter’s news agency quoted a Malian official as saying several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said negotiations were progressing over the fate of Government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.
 
A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of its competitors has collapsed, another European airline Air France KLM have been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Announcing the news Alitalia said its chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta.
David Willey reports;

“Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal could go ahead, unless there was an agreement on a number of Alitalia pilots, cabinet crew and maintenance workers who lose their jobs; although Air France promised help in resettling the former Alitalia staff, the deadline for agreement expired after the unions rejected the deal. The Italian government has been trying more than a year to sell its 49.9 percent share in the National Flight Carrier, which is set to be losing more than 1 million dollars a day.

An Islamist militant accused involvement in the killing of 4 France tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody just he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused shooting dead four French tourists in southern Mauritania in December last year.

A British crew’s ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel is being held in port because of a debt    allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration; new owners say they are working together to get the ship release as soon as possible.

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BBC News with Marian Marshall. The governing party in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF, has lost its majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Official results show opposition parties won more than half the available seats with Movement for Democratic Change getting the largest share. The BBC is banned from reporting from Zimbabwe, but Ian Pannell has managed to get into the country. “There was a streak of joy and a small victory dance as the latest results from parliamentary elections came through. We joined supporters of the MDC in their office as news was released that they will take control of the country's parliament for the first time. The economy is disastrous, inflation is rampant, jobs are scarce ,and people had simply had enough. They feel that Zimbabwe is the on the verge of an historic change, but know that until the results of the presidential race are announced, it's still not guaranteed.

 

NATO has agreed that Ukraine and Georgia would be allowed to start discussing membership of the military alliance, but an official said it wouldn't happen at the summit which just started in Bucharest. After a working dinner of the 26 governments, a NATO spokesman said member states agreed it wasn't a matter of whether but when they would join. Our BBC correspondent at the summit said this would be seen as a significant setback for President Bush, who wants NATO enlargement as part of his legacy. Greece has also stopped Macedonia continuing accession talks.

 

The World Bank has called on the international community to coordinate its efforts in a new deal to fight global hunger. The bank's President Robert Zoellick said food prices had soared recently as financial markets tumbled. Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker has the details. Mr. Zeollick said that high and volatile food prices are likely to be with us for years to come. The World Bank estimates that 33 countries face potential social unrest because of high food and energy prices. He said the World Food Programme, the United Nations agency, which responds to emergencies ,need at least half a billion dollars, otherwise many more people will suffer and starve ,he said. He said the World Bank could almost double lending to African agriculture to 800 million dollars. That, he argued ,could help break the cycle of poverty for smallholder farmers.

 

The Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has predicted / the American economy may shrink in the coming months as a result of the credit crunch, but that / growth will resume later in the year. Speaking to a congressional committee in Washington, Mr. Bernanke acknowledged that a recession was possible. In his estimation it would be brief and mild. "It now appears likely that real / domestic credit will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly. We expect economic activities to strengthen in the second half of the year. However, in light of the recent turbulence in financial markets, the uncertainty attending this forecast is quite high and the risks remain to the downside."

 

This is World News from the BBC.

 

The army in the African state of Mali has used helicopter gunships to attack Tuareg rebel positions in the northeast of the country after the rebels reportedly tried to ambush a military convoy. Reuters News Agency quoted a Malian official as saying that several people were killed by the helicopters. This skirmish came just hours after Libyan mediators said / negotiations were progressing over the fate of government soldiers captured by the rebels in March.

 

A deal to sell the loss-making Italian airline Alitalia to one of its competitors has collapsed. Another European airline Air France-KLM had been negotiating to take over Alitalia. Announcing the news, Alitalia said its Chairman Maurizio Prato had resigned. Negotiations with trade unions in Rome ended with a walkout by Air France's Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta. David Willis reports. Mr. Spinetta told the unions that the deal couldn't go ahead unless there was / agreement on a number of Alitalia pilots, cabin crew and maintenance workers who would lose their jobs. And although Air France promised help in resettling former Alitalia staff, the deadline for agreement expired after the union's rejected the deal. The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national freight carrier, which is said to be losing more than a million dollars a day.

 

An Islamist militant accused of involvement in the killing of four French tourists in Mauritania has escaped from police custody, just as he was about to go on trial. The suspect Sidi Ould Sidna is accused of shooting dead four French tourists in Southern Mauritania in December last year.

 

 A British cruise ship with more than 400 passengers on board is being detained by the authorities on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The vessel is being held in port because of a debt allegedly owed by a company which used to operate it which went into administration. The new owners say they are working to get the ship released as soon as possible. BBC News.

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It now appears likely that real gross domestic product will not grow much,

gross domestic product: GDP

The Italian government has been trying for more than a year to sell its 49.9% share in the national flag carrier,

national flag carrier: 挂本国旗帜的航空公司,这里应该是指意大利国家航空公司


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The governing party in Zeababuway, President Robert Mugunby zoned PF has lost his majority in parliament for the first time since independence in 1980. Officials results show opposition party won more than half of available seats with the movements of democratic change getting largest share. The BBC respondent reporting from Zeababuway, but Inham is managing to get into the country. There would shrink joy and small victory dance as related results from parliamentary election come through, which are reporters from NBC in the office, as the news was needed there will take control the country’s parliament for the first time. The economy is disaster, inflation to its rapid, jobless scarce, and people have simply had enough. They feel the Zeababuway is on the verge of its historic change. But no that told results perpencotial is announced is still guaranteed.

 

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