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[SE 1530 NEWS] 【整理】2008-06-04

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It is 15:30 Universal Time, I am Steve Ember in Washington.

1) Senator Barack Obama has claimed presidential nomination of the American’s Democratic Party. The Senator spoke late Tuesday to a crowed of thousands of supporters in Simpo Minnesota. He won the 2118 Democratic delegates needed to capture the party’s nomination. Mr. Obama is the first African American to become the expected presidential candidate for a major political party. The senator praised his opponent Harry Clinton as the leader who influenced millions of Americans. Senator Clinton has refused to admit the defeat. She said she planed to meet with her supporters and party officials before making a final decision.

 

2) American navy ships are preparing to leave waters near the coast of Burma because the country’s government has refused to accept American aid. American Admol Timify Kitting says the USS Essex and its support ships will leave Thursday. The ships has been waiting for Burma’s permission to take the aid to survivors of the Cyclone Nargis. The storm stroke the area Irrawaddy Delta more than a month’s ago. Admol Kitting said the United States attempted 15 times to persuade Burma Military leaders to let the ships enter Burmese ports. He said the ships will return if Burma’s leaders change their decision. The French navy also suspended its efforts to send aids and is leaving the area.

 

3) The United Nations says it will take 15 dollars to 20 billion dollars each year to ease the problem of rising food price. UN Secretary Bang Ki-moon urged the countries to work together and quickly to fight the problem. The UN chief spoke Wednesday to an international conference in Rome Italy. Delegates from more than 180 countries are attending the conference. World Bank President Robert Zalic also spoke to the delegates. He urged governments to lift trade barriers. He said those barriers are partly to blame for sharp price increases for many products.

 

4) South Korea says it is ready to provide 50000 tons of corn to North Korea. In a vacation, Minister Kin Ha-Jung said South Korea had offered the corn to last months, but he said the North has yet to comment on the offer. Mr. King told news reporters in Seoul that he hopes North Korea government will accept ,” if not”, he said, his country will share the food through international aid agencies.

 

5) The India government has raised country’s fuel prices for the second time this year. The government says the price fuel for automobiles will be raised by about 12 cents a liter . Diesel fuel will be increased by about 7cents, but the price of kerosene will be not raised, many poor people use kerosene for cooking. A official says the price increasing are necessary to help India’s State Oil Companys . The oil companies have suffered tens of thousands of dollars in losses. You are listening to the news in VOA

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