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【整理】VOA 2008-10-08                           【整理人】nativespeaker,  yoyogo

 

I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Global stock markets are posting mixed results today. A key stock index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent at the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Australian central bank and may be hoping other central banks will follow suit in an effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

 

While financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes that central banks will cut interest rates soon. Also improving the moods slightly, a decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in a row, banking stocks in particular faced a rough ride. In Britain, the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over 40% of its value at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s liquidity and solvency. Mark Saunders, the chief UK economist at Citigroup, says the effect of the problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple approach."It's a mix of public sector recapitalization of the banks, emergency liquidity support for the banks and lower interest rate to help improve the economy." In Iceland, the board of directors of Landsbanki, the country’s second largest bank, has been dismissed, and the institution placed into receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to shore up the nation’s finances as it faces a severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London.

 

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bajaur tribal region, accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks, killing at least 1,000 militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan's government is denying media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

Afghanistan has denied talks have been held with the Taliban or its intermediaries. The denial follows reports that representatives of the insurgents or former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials as part of a Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman Humayun Hamidzada told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi King to arrange such discussions, they have not yet occurred. "The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone in the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government, but no such talk has happened, as of yet." Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman as denying that peace talks have taken place. Steve Herman, VOA News. Kabul.

 

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nations' mandate for the multi-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

 

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high-stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nationwide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour.

 

I’m David Deforest. More news on the internet at voanews.com

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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.


Global stock markets reposting most results today, a key stocking index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent of the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea make gains. Today traders are reacting to an interested cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow soon in the effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.


Well, financial generals refund across year up Tuesday, European stocks generally post monetary gains on hopes on central banks will cut interests soon. Also approving the most slightly decision by European Union finance ministers the guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in the roll banking stocks particular faced a rump ride. In burden the world bank of Scard Lanch at over at over 40% as values as one stage at issue were questions over the institutions equality in solvency. Mark xx the keep UK economist at city group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and were require amount of approach.
So, mix a republic central capitation, the banks emergency equality support banks and lowing interest help to pull the economy.


In Island the board of directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to show up the nation’s finances as faces severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London


Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began a forcing of order for Afghans to leave the Bazzar tribal region accusing the refugees having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting at al-Qaeda and Taliban link to militants Bazzar for several weeks killing at least thousands of militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan government has denied media reports that has been holding talks with Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Hurman reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan has denied talks about held with Taliban xx. The denial follows reports at representatives the insurgents were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials is part of softy boil mediation effortless last month. Presidential spokesman H told reporters that was President Hamid Karzai has asked Saudi King to arrange such discussions. They have not yet occurred.


The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government. About not such talks has happened as off yet.


Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman denied the peace talks have taken place. Steve Hurman, VOA News. Kabul.


Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States. It would allow American troops remind in the country beyond the 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of the negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press consequence this US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on the agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s mandate for the muti-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity from crimes commitment in Iraq.


US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential Barack Obama has wilding a lead over Republican John McCain ahead of high sticks debate today. A Washington Post BBC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53-45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nation wide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby points Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.


U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet at voanews.com
        
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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.


Global stock markets are posting  mix results today, a key stocking index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent of the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interests rate cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow soon in the effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.


Well, financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes on central banks will cut interests soon. Also improving the moods slightly decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in the roll banking stocks in particular faced a rump ride. In Briton the royal bank of scotland shed over at over 40% of it's  values at one stage at issue were questions over the institutions equality in solvency. Mark Sounders the chief UK economist at city group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple  approach.
So, mix a public central recapitalization, the banks emergency equality support banks and lower interests help to pull our economy.


In Island the board of directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to show up the nation’s finances as it  faces severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London


Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bazzar tribal region accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting at al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants Bazzar for several weeks killing at least thousands of militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan government has denied media reports that has been holding talks with Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Hurman reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan has denied talks had been held with Taliban lords immediately. The denial follows reports at representatives of the insurgents were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials is part of Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman H told reporters that well President Hamid Karzai has asked Saudi King to arrange such discussions. They have not yet occurred.


The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government. About not such talks has happened as off yet.


Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman denied the peace talks have taken place. Steve Hurman, VOA News. Kabul.


Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States. that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond the 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of the negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference this US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on the agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s mandate for the muti-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity from crimes committed in Iraq.


US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential Barack Obama has widen a lead over Republican John McCain ahead of high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bring change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53-45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nation wide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.


U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet atvoanews.com
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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Global stock markets reposting most results today, a key stocking index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent of the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea make gains. Today traders are reacting to an interested cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow soon in the effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

 

Well, financial generals refund across year up Tuesday, European stocks generally post monetary gains on hopes on central banks will cut interests soon. Also approving the most slightly decision by European Union Finance Ministers the guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in the roll banking stocks particular faced a rump ride. In burden the world bank of Scard Lanch at over at over 40% as values as one stage at issue were questions over the institutions equality in solvency. Mark Sunder the keep UK economist at city group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and were require amount of approach.

 

'' So, mix a republic central capitation, the banks emergency equality support banks and lowing interest help to pull the economy.''

 

In Island the board of directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to show up the nation’s finances as faces severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London 

 

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began a forcing of order for Afghans to leave the Bazzar tribal region accusing the refugees having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting at al-Qaeda and Taliban link to militants Bazzar for several weeks killing at least thousands of militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down.

 

Afghanistan government has denied media reports that has been holding talks with Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Hurman reports from Kabul.

 

Afghanistan has denied talks about held with Taliban xx in the xx. The denial follows reports at representatives the insurgents were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials is part of softy boil mediation effortless last month. Presidential spokesman H told reporters that was President Hamid Karzai has asked Saudi King to arrange such discussions. They have not yet occurred.

 

The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government. About not such talks has happened as off yet.

 

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman denied the peace talks have taken place. Steve Hurman, VOA News. Kabul. 

 

Iraq’s Foreign Minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States. It would allow American troops remain in the country beyond the 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of the negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press consequence this US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on the agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s mandate for the muti-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity from crimes commitment in Iraq.

 

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic Presidential Barack Obama has wilding a lead over Republican John McCain ahead of high sticks debate today. A Washington Post BBC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53-45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nation wide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby points Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet at voanews.com

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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Global stock markets are posting mixed results today, a key stocking index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent at the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea make gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow suit in the effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

 

Well, financial generals refund across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted monetary gains on hopes on central banks will cut interest rate soon. Also approving the most slightly decision by European Union Finance Ministers the guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in the roll banking stocks particular faced a rump ride. In Britain the world bank of Scard Lanch shielded over  40% as values as one stage at issue were questions over the institutions equality in solvency. Mark Sunders the chief UK economist at City Group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and were require amount to approach.

 

'' So, mix a republic central capitation, the banks emergency equality support banks and lowing interest help to pull the economy.''

 

In Island the board of directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to show up the nation’s finances as faces severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London

 

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began a forcing of order for Afghans to leave the Bazzar tribal region accusing the refugees having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting at al-Qaeda and Taliban link to militants Bazzar for several weeks killing at least thousands of militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down.

 

Afghanistan's government has denied media reports that has been holding talks with Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Hurman reports from Kabul.

 

Afghanistan has denied talks about held with Taliban xx in the xx. The denial follows reports at representatives the insurgents were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials is part of softy boil mediation effortless last month. Presidential spokesman H told reporters that was President Hamid Karzai has asked Saudi King to arrange such discussions. They have not yet occurred.

 

The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government. About no such talks has happened as off yet.

 

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman denied the peace talks have taken place. Steve Hurman, VOA News. Kabul.

 

Iraq’s Foreign Minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States. It would allow American troops remain in the country beyond the 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of the negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference this US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on the agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s mandate for the muti-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity from crimes committed in Iraq.

 

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has wilding a lead over Republican John McCain ahead of high sticks debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53-45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nationwide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby points Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet at voanews.com

[ 本帖最后由 nativespeaker 于 2008-10-8 13:54 编辑 ]
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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Global stock markets are posting mix results today, a key
stock index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent of the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest/ rate cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow suit
in the effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

Well, financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes
that central banks will cut interest rate soon. Also improving the moods slightly is decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in the roll banking stocks in particular faced a rough ride. In Briton the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over at over 40% of its values at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s liquidity and solvency.
Mark Sounders the chief UK economist at City Group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple approach.
So, mix a public central recapitalization
of the banks, emergency liquidity supports the banks and lower interests to
help to pull our economy.

In Island the board of directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to
shore up the nation’s finances as it faces a
severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the
Bajaur tribal region accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting / al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks killing at least a thousand militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan government has denied media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Herman
reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan has denied talks had been held with
the Taliban or intermediaries. The denial follows reports that representatives of the insurgents who were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials who is part of Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman H told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi King to arrange such discussions, t
hey have not yet occurred.

The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government
, but not such talk
has happened as off yet.

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman denied
that peace talks have taken place. Steve Herman
, VOA News. Kabul.

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond
/ 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of / negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s mandate for the multi-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity for
crimes committed in Iraq.

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential Barack Obama has
 widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to
45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nation wide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet atvoanews.com

 

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US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents gave Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nation wide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Global stock markets are posting 
mixed results today, a key stock index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent of the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow suit in an effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

Well, financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes that central banks will cut interest rate soon. Also improving the moods slightly is decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in
a roll banking stocks in particular faced a rough ride. In Briton, the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over at over 40% of its values at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s liquidity and solvency. Mark Sounders the chief UK economist at City Group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple approach.
So, mix a public central recapitalization of the banks, emergency liquidity supports
for the banks and lower interests to help to pull our economy.

In Island the board of directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to shore up the nation’s finances as it faces a severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bajaur tribal region accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting / al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks killing at least a thousand militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan government has denied media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan has denied talks had been held with the Taliban or intermediaries. The denial follows reports that representatives of the insurgents
who were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials who is part of Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman H told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi King to arrange such discussions, they have not yet occurred.

The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government, but
no such talk has happened as off yet.

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman
denying that peace talks have taken place. Steve Herman, VOA News. Kabul.

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s mandate for the multi-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nation wide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet atvoanews.com

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It’s 15….News.

I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Global stock markets are posing mix results today. The key stock Index in Hong Kong was down 5 percents of the closing trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today the trading reacting to an interest rate cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central bank follow // to ease the tight credit markets. European markets are meanwhile nervous again as the banking crisis continue to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

 

Well, financial // were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes with central banks will cut interest rate soon. Also improving the moods slightly is decision by European Union Financial ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in the roll banking stocks in particular faced a rough wide. In Briton the // of share 40 percent of its values at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s //. // the chief UK economist at City Group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and require a multiple approach. The mix a public central // of the banks, emergency liquid the supports the banks and lower interests to help to pull our economy.

 

In Island the board of directors of //, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4 billion dollar loan from Russia to // finances as it face a severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London.

 

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an  order for Afghans to leave the // trial region accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants in // several weeks killing at least a thousand militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan shut in trial area also were shut down. Afghanistan government has denied the media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA correspondent // reports from Kabul.

 

Afghanistan has denied talks had been held with the Taliban or immediately. That denial follows reports that representatives of the insurgents who were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials who is part of // last month. Presidential spokesman // told reporters that President // has asked the // to arrange such discussions. They have not yet occurred.  

 

The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government, but not such talk has happened as off yet.

 

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman denied that peace talks have taken place. // VOA News, Kabul.

 

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is very close to // an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond the 2008. // discussed the progress of the negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State //. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s manmade for the multinational forces expires December 31st. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US service immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

 

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the Midwestern State of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents gave Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another national wide poll by // puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet atvoanews.com

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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Global stock markets are posting mixed results today, a key stock index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent of the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Australia Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow suit in an effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

Well, financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday. European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes that central banks will cut interest rate soon. Also improving the moods slightly is decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in a roll banking stocks in particular faced a rough ride. In Briton, the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over at over 40% of its values at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s liquidity and solvency. Mark Sounders the chief UK economist at City Group says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple approach.
So, mix a public central recapitalization of the banks, emergency liquidity supports for the banks and lower interests to help to pull our economy.

In Island the board of directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to shore up the nation’s finances as it faces a severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bajaur tribal region accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks killing at least a thousand militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan government has denied media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan has denied talks had been held with the Taliban or intermediaries. The denial follows reports that representatives of the insurgents were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials who are part of Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman Humayun Hamidzada
told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi King to arrange such discussions, they have not yet occurred.

The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government, but no such talk has happened as off yet.

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman denying that peace talks have taken place. Steve Herman, VOA News. Kabul.

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nation’s mandate for the multi-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another national wide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour, I’m David Deforest. More news on the Internet atvoanews.com

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I'm David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Global stock markets are posting mixed results today and Key stocks index in Hongkong was down 5% of closing trading.But Taiwan and Korea may gains.Today traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Austrilia Central Bank.And maybe hoping other central banks will follow soon in the effort to ease the tight credit markets.

European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many.Tom Rivers reports from London.

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Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country's border tribal area .Pakistani authority today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave Bajuar tribal region, accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area.Pakistani troops have been targeting al-Qaeda and Taliban- linked militants in Bajuar in several weeks,killing at least thousand militants so far.

Official today said at least 40 Afghans that have been arrested will  be deported to their homeland .Some Afghan old shops in the tribal area also were shot down.Afghanistan denied the Media reportes that has been holding talks with Taliban.VOA correspondent Steve Hermen reports from Kabul.

Afganistans denied talks and help with Taliban * media area.I'll  follow some reports and  representatives of the insurgents were former Taliban officials . And without Afghan officials, part of Saudi oil mediation effort last month,President spokesman H H told reporters about President Hamid Karzir has asked Saudi King to arrange such  discussions  they have not yet occured.

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Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman .* peace talks have taken place.Steve H VOA news , Kabul.

Iraq's Foreign Minister says his country is very close to  finalizing an agreement with Unite States.That would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. B B discussed the progress of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US deputy Secretary of State John Negropanta. Two sides have been working the agreement that will keep US forces in Iraq after the  United Nations mandate from multinational forces expired December 31.Update has been divided over the issue of granting  US serviceman immunity for crimes committ  in Iraq.

US public opinion poll show that Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has wipen a lead over Republic rival John McCain ahead of high stage's debate today.A Washington polls to ABC news poll release today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45. Middle western state of Ohio , a key state in the race for the White House, a poll said responding to *  Obama higher marks by handling the enonomy and bring change to Washington. CNN poll found Obama leads McCain 53 to 45%. Double is lead from a September servey  .But another nationwide poll by Reuter S  exactly put Obama in the lead by just 3% points.Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nationia Tenacy.

US stock indexes are uo this hour. I'm David Deforest . More news on the intenet at voanews.com.

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I’m David Deforest, from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Global stock markets are posting mixed results today. A key stock index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent at the close of trading, But Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Australian Central Bank and maybe hoping other central banks will follow soon in an effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again, as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

While financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes that central banks will cut interest rates soon. Also improving the mood slightly, a decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. But for the second day in a row, banking stocks in particular faced a rough ride. In Britain, the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over 40 percent of its value at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s liquidity and solvency. Mark Saunders, the chief UK economist at Citigroup says the effect of the problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple approach. “It’s a mix of public sector recapitalization of the banks, emergency liquidity support for the banks and lower interest rates to help the pull of the economy.” In Iceland, the board of directors of Landsbanki–the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed and the institution placed into receivership. The country’s also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to shore up the nation’s finances as it faces a severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London.

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bajaur tribal region, accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks, killing at least a thousand militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down.

Afghanistan’s government is denying media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan is denying talks have been held with the Taliban or its intermediaries. That denial followed reports that representatives of the insurgents or former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials as part of a Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman Humanyun Hamidzada told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi King to arrange such discussions, they have not yet occurred. “The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government. But no such talks have happened, as of yet.” Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman as denying the peace talks have taken place. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is very close to finalizing an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nations mandate for the multinational force expires December 31st. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45, in the mid-western state of Ohio—a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents gave Obama higher marks by handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, doubled his lead from a September survey. But another nationwide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just 3 percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

US stock indexes are up at this hour. I’m David Deforest, more news on the internet at voanews.com.

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I am David Deforest, from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Global stock markets are posting mixed resorts today, a key stocking index in Hong Kong was down 5% at the close of the trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today,traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Australia’s Central Bank, and maybe hoping other central banks will follow suit in an effort to ease the tight credit market.

 

European markets, meanwhile, are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many.

Tom Rivers reports from London.

While financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally post a moderate gains on hopes the Central Bank will cut interest rate soon, also improving the move slightly in a position by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits of up to 68’000 dollars. For the second day in a roll, banking stocks are particular faced a rough ride. In Britain, the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over 40% of its value at one stage, and issue were questions were institution’s liquidity and solvency. Mark Sounders, the Chief U.K. economist at City Group, says the effort of the problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple approach.

“So, mix a public central recapitalization of the banks, emergency liquidity supports for banks and lower interests to help to pull our economy.”

In Iceland, the Board of Directors of Lands Banky, the country’s second largest bank, has been dismissed, and institution placed in the receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russian to assure of the nation’s finances as it faces a severe financial crisis.

Tom Rivers, for VOA news, London.

 

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area.

Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bajaur tribal region, accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting Al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks, killing at least 1000 militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and will be deported to their homeland. Some Afghans owned shops in the tribal area, also were shut down.

 

Afghanistan’s government is denying media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban.

VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan is denying talks have been held with the Taliban, or its intermediaries. The denial follows reports of representatives of the insurgents were former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials as part of Saudi Royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman Humayun Hamidzada told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi Arabia King to arrange such discussions, they have not yet occurred.

“The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone, and the opposition, and the … people and Afghan government, but no such talks have happened, as of yet.”

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman as denying the peace talks have taken place.

Steve Herman, VOA news, Kabul.

 

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is very closed to finalizing an agreement with the United States, that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of the negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today, during a joint-press conference with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that will keep U.S. forces in Iraq after the United Nations mandate for the multi-national force expires December 31. But they have divided over the issue of granting U.S. service-man immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

 

U.S. public opinion poll show that Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama has widen a lead over Republican rival John McCain, ahead of a high… debate today. A Washington post ABC news poll released today, found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the middle-western state of Ohio, a key state in the raise for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from the September survey. But another nationwide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just 3 percentage points.

Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

U.S. stocking indexes are up at this hour.

 

 I am David Deforest, more news on the internet, at voanews.com.

 

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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Global stock markets are posting mixed results today, a key stock index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent
at the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest-rate cut by Australia’s central bank and may be hoping other central banks will follow suit in an effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

While financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes that central banks will cut interest rate soon. Also improving the mood slightly, a decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in a row banking stocks in particular faced a rough ride. In Britain, the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over 40% of its value/ at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s liquidity and solvency.
Mark Saunders, the chief U.K. economist at Citigroup says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and it will require a multiple approach.
So, mix
of public sector recapitalization of the banks, emergency liquidity support/ for the banks and lower interest rates to help the pool with our economy.

In
Iceland the board of directors of Landsbanki, the country’s second largest bank has been dismissed. And the institution placed into receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to shore up the nation’s finances as it faces a severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bajaur tribal region, accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting al-Qaeda and Taliban
-linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks, killing at least a thousand militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan’s government is denying media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

Afghanistan has denied talks ha
ve been held with the Taliban or its intermediaries. The denial follows reports that representatives of the insurgents or former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials as part of a Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman Humayun Hamidzada
told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi King to arrange such discussions, they have not yet occurred.

The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone and the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government, but no such talk has happened as off yet.

Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman
as denying that peace talks have taken place. Steve Herman, VOA News. Kabul.

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nations
mandate for the multi-national force/ expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News
Poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN Poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nationwide poll by Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour.

 I’m David Deforest. More news on the internet at voanews.com

 

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I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Global stock markets are posting mixed results today. A key stock index in Hong Kong was down 5 percent at the close of trading, but Taiwan and Korea made gains. Today traders are reacting to an interest rate cut by Australia Central Bank and may be hoping other central banks will follow suit in an effort to ease the tight credit market. European markets meanwhile are reacting nervously again as the banking crisis continues to worry many. Tom Rivers reports from London.

 

While financial jitters were felt right across Europe Tuesday, European stocks generally posted moderate gains on hopes that central banks will cut interest rates soon. Also improving the moods slightly, a decision by European Union finance ministers to guarantee bank deposits up to 68,000 dollars. For the second day in a row, banking stocks in particular faced a rough ride. In Britain, the Royal Bank of Scotland shed over 40% of its values at one stage. At issue were questions over the institution’s liquidity and solvency. Mark Saunders, the chief UK economist at Citigroup, says the effect of problem will take time to resolve and will require a multiple approach."It's a mix of public sector recapitalization of the banks, emergency liquidity support for the banks and lower interest rate to help improve the economy." In Iceland, the board of directors of Landsbanki, the country’s second largest bank, has been dismissed, and the institution placed into receivership. The country is also negotiating a 5.4-billion-dollar loan from Russia to shore up the nation’s finances as it faces a severe financial crisis. Tom Rivers for VOA News, London

 

Pakistani officials have ordered Afghan refugees out of the country’s border tribal area. Pakistani authorities today began enforcing an order for Afghans to leave the Bajaur tribal region, accusing the refugees of having links to militants in the area. Pakistani troops have been targeting al-Qaeda and Taliban linked militants in Bajaur for several weeks, killing at least 1,000 militants so far. Officials today said at least 40 Afghans have been arrested and would be deported to their homeland. Some Afghan-owned shops in the tribal area also were shut down. Afghanistan's government has denied media reports that it has been holding talks with the Taliban. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

Afghanistan has denied talks have been held with the Taliban or its intermediaries. The denial follows reports that representatives of the insurgents or former Taliban officials met with Afghan government officials who is part of a Saudi royal mediation effort late last month. Presidential spokesman Humayun Hamidzada told reporters that while President Hamid Karzai has asked the Saudi King to arrange such discussions, they have not yet occurred. "The government of Afghanistan is open to speaking with anyone in the opposition and the people who are fighting against the Afghan people and the Afghan government, but no such talk has happened, as of yet." Media reports in the region have also quoted a Taliban spokesman as denying that peace talks have taken place. Steve Herman, VOA News. Kabul.

 

Iraq’s foreign minister says his country is “very close” to finalizing an agreement with the United States that would allow American troops to remain in the country beyond 2008. Hoshyar Zebari discussed the progress of negotiations between Baghdad and Washington today during a joint press conference with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. The two sides have been working on an agreement that would keep US forces in Iraq after the United Nations' mandate for the multi-national forces expires December 31. But they have been divided over the issue of granting US servicemen immunity for crimes committed in Iraq.

 

US public opinion poll showed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened a lead over Republican rival John McCain ahead of a high-stakes debate today. A Washington Post ABC News poll released today found Obama ahead of McCain 51 to 45 in the mid-western state of Ohio, a key state in the race for the White House. The poll said respondents give Obama higher marks on handling the economy and bringing change to Washington. A CNN poll found that Obama leads McCain 53 to 45 percent, double his lead from a September survey. But another nationwide poll by Reuters, C-Span and Zogby puts Obama in the lead by just three percentage points. Senator McCain and Senator Obama will debate tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

U.S. stock indexes are up at this hour.

 

I’m David Deforest. More news on the internet at voanews.com

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