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[SE 1530 NEWS] 【整理】2008-06-16

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It is 15:30 Universal Time. I’m Karen Leggett in Washington.

 

Britain says it taking step against Iran largest bank to punish Iranian government for feeling to ease west concern about its nuclear activities. Prime Minister Golden Brown says its government is ? movement of the bank’s money and property. He announced the suspension join press conference with President Bush in London. The British leader says he plan to urge other European agreement to agree new action against Iranian government. Mr. Brown also promised to send more British troops to find Taliban militants in Afghanistan and he say Britain will keep troops in Iraq.

 

Pakistan has called for its ambassador from Afghanistan to a peer for Afghanistan government. It plan to official protest a statement by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Mr.Karzai said he might send Afghan’s troops to find Taliban militants. Mr. Karzai said Afghan will defend itself against militant who come into the countries from Pakistan to attack Afghan and Coalition troops. He also says Afghan force will make a special effort to capture Taliban leader ? and other militant. The Pakistan Foreign Office called Mr. Karzai statement threatening and said Pakistan will defend its territory right.

 

An International Human Rights Group has criticized west countries for failing to help almost 5 million refugees from Iraq. ? International says many refuges have gone to Syria and Jordan. It says those countries are not able to meet refugee’s need. The  ? International report also criticized European countries for make it difficult for Iraqi refugee seeking a site ? . The European Union has announced it will give about 31 million dollar to help Iraq refugee. The EU also promised about 37 million dollars for United Nation agencies helping Palestinian refugee.

 

Worker in a building industry have join the truck driver in South Korea who are protesting raise oil prices. The labor strike is in the 14 day. The strike has call huge problem for shipping ports.  There is not enough space for keep all the shipment container that normally be remove by trucks. South Korea truck drivers also want the government to lower fuel’s costs. They also want a law to guarantee a weight level.

 

Oil price rose to a record high level on Monday, a single container of unprocessed oil sold for almost 140 dollar in New York City. The prices increased follow a drop in the value of American dollar. In the United States the average price for a liter of gasoline also reach a new record high price of 1.7cents. That is increase of 28 cents a liter from last year at this time.

 

The Olympic Torch will be traveling through Xinjiang in province in far west China this week on its way to Beijing for the Olympic Game in August. The government is warning people to stay home for safety reasons. There are million of ? in Xinjiang . The government has try to stop separated activities by this largely muslin group. And Official with World Regard Conference says government try to present a ? image of Xinjiang as quite and peaceful

 

Human right activity says China should order a ban of execution of criminal during the Olympic Games in August. A group called World Coalition Against Death Penalty made appear. It also urge China to publish the number of people who have been execute in the past. The group says China has executes more people than other nation of the world combine.

 

The head of North Atlantic Treaty Organization has arrived in Ukraine to talk about Ukraine’s interest to join the alliance. NATO Secretary General ? meet with Ukraine President Victor ? in ?.   NATO membership is important to go for Mr.  Russia oppose to Ukraine membership plan . Last week, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister ? will probably lose it right to travel the Russia without a visa if Ukraine join the NATO’s alliance.

 

You are listening to the news in VOA special English.

 

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