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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.

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


Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off a global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shock since the 1930s. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today. The U.S. central bank says it is cutting the benchmark interest rate by half a percent to 1.5 percent because of a marked slowdown in economic activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said  nations will deal with the current economic problems together. "The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economic problem. And I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the action we are taking, the action the American states are taking, and the action taken in other countries in Europe is action that is  designed  to together solve the problem we face." British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

 

In the U.S., Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economic crisis as well as climate change. And they also discussed some foreign policy issues. As we hear from VOA's Brian Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.


The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq, and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for U.S. military forces in Iraq, while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted from major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt. He said a tough stance is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agreed that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenges to the United States and the country's next president. In less than a month, U.S. voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. Brian Wagner, VOA news, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self-declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia in a withdrawal, Russian authorities say, will be completed today. The pullback from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region of Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zones by Friday.

 

European Union monitors say Russian military trucks and armor began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and  says it plans to keep more than 7,000 troops inside the regions despite Western protests.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba that's north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers,  two of them officers, are among the dead.


Pakistani lawmakers have met for an intelligence briefing on the threat posed by Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Lawmakers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special session in the capital of Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.


Malaysian Prime Minister  Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia's ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades this year. Today Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship  elections for the United Malays National Organization. He says he's doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, U.S. stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.
I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stabilize global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. the US Federal Reserve announces the emergency rate cut earlier today, the US central banks says it is cutting the bank margin interest rate by half a percent to 1.5% because a marked slowdown in economy activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gorden Brown says nations will will deal with the current economy problems together.

 

The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economy problem, and I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the actions that we are taking, the actions the Americans are taking and the actions taken by other countries in Europe is action that it’s designed to together solve the problem we face.   

British Prime Minister Gorden Brown.

 

In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participate Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economy crisis as well as climate change and they also discuss some foreign policy issues as we hear VOA Brian Wagner in Nashville Tennessee.

 

The two major presidential candidates use shock criticism of each other to defense their positions on the war on Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allow Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama says the continued military effort in Iraq has destructed from major security challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supported of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain says his approach to foreign security issues is to speed softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words       of former US president Teddy Roosevelt. He says a tough stand is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agree that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenge to the United States and the country’s next president. In lest than a month, US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues.

Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self declared Buffer Zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russia authorities say will be completed today. The pull back from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zone by Friday.

European Union Monitors say Russian military trucks and armors began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it has planned to keep more than 7000 troops inside the regions despite western protects.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba, that is north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them offers are among the dead.

 

Pakistani law makers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Law makers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special sections in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong   domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years   before his term in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defect in decades earlier this year. Today, Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship election for the united   Malaysia National Organization. He says he is doing this to unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour.

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.

 

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It's 15:00, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.

 

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

 

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stable off global recession. The cuts come as the international monitory fund that says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. The US Federal Reserve have announced the emergency rate cut early today. The US Central Bank says it is cutting the bank market interest rate by half percent to 1.5 percent because of mart slow down in economic activity and reduce threat of inflation. The European Central Bank and Central Banks in Britain and Canda, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said nations will deal with the current economic problems together.

 

"The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economic problem. And I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the action that we are taking, the action the American States are taking and the action taken in other countries in Europe is action that is designed to together solve the problem we face." British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

 

In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing economic crisis as well as the climate change, and they also discussed foreign policy issue. Just we here from VOA's Brian Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

The two major presidential candiates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their postions on the war in Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The twon hall debate in Nashville allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq, while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted for major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry in big stick, echoing the words of former US president Teddy Roosevelt, he said a tough stance is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agreed that Iran and continuation of its nuclear programme pose serious challenges to the United States and the country's next president. In less than a month, US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have began pulling back from a self-declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawl, Russian authority say will be completed today. The pullback from the territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of the peace deal brokered by French president Nicolas Sakozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zones by Friday. European Union monitor say Russian military trucks and armer began withdrawing to postions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states, and says it plans to keep more than 7,000 troops inside the regions despite western protests.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed 9 people and wounded 21 others in Baquba - north of Baghdad. Offical say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. 5 Iraqi soldiers, 2 of the them officers are among the death.

 

Pakistani lawmakers have met for an intelligence Breifing on the threat posed by Al-Qaida and Taliban militants. Lawmakers heard today from top military officals about the fight against militants in the tribal areas in north-western Pakistan near the Afghan border. Offical say the special session in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad says he will step down next March, 4 years before his turn ends in 2013. Calls for Mr.Abdullah to step down have been growing since he let the Malaysia's ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades earlier this year. Today, Mr.Abdullah comfirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship elections for the United Malays National Organization. He says he is doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

I'm David Deforest, VOA News. More news on the internet at voanews.com.

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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.

 

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

 

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stabilize global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. the US Federal Reserve announces the emergency rate cut earlier today, the US central banks says it is cutting the bank margin interest rate by half a percent to 1.5% because a marked slowdown in economy activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gorden Brown says nations will will deal with the current economy problems together.

 

The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economy problem, and I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the actions that we are taking, the actions the Americans are taking and the actions taken by other countries in Europe is action that it’s designed to together solve the problem we face.

 

British Prime Minister Gorden Brown.

 

In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participate Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economy crisis as well as climate change and they also discuss some foreign policy issues as we hear VOA Brian Wagner in Nashville Tennessee.

 

The two major presidential candidates use shock criticism of each other to defense their positions on the war on Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allow Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama says the continued military effort in Iraq has destructed from major security challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supported of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain says his approach to foreign security issues is to speed softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former US president Teddy Roosevelt. He says a tough stand is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agree that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenge to the United States and the country’s next president. In lest than a month, US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. 

 

Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russia authorities say will be completed today. The pull back from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zone by Friday.

 

European Union Monitors say Russian military trucks and armors began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it has planned to keep more than 7000 troops inside the regions despite western protects.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba, that is north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them officers are among the dead.

 

Pakistani law makers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Law makers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special sections in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defect in decades earlier this year. Today, Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship election for the united Malaysia National Organization. He says he is doing this to unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.

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It’s 15 hours universal time and here is the news from the Voice of America.

 

I am David Forest from the VOA news center in Washington.

 

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off the global recession. The cuts come has the international monetary fund says the world economy is entering a major down turn that faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. The US Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today. The US central bank says it is cutting the bank market interest rate to 0.5% to 1.5% because of the marked slowdown in economic activity and to reduce threat of the inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Briton, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says nations will deal with current economic problems together.

 

“The cooperated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economic problem. And I believe that it comes at a right time to show that the action we are taking, the action the American States are taking, and the action taking all over the countries in Europe, that is action to design to together solve the problem we face,” British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

 

In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participate Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discuss their plans for dressing the economic crisis, as well as climate change, and they also discuss things for the policy issues, as we hear from VOA’s Bright Whitener in Nashville Tennessee.

 

“The two major presidential candidates use sharp criticism on each other to defense their positions in the war in Iraq and nuclear threats presented by Iran and Korea. The town-hold debate in Nashville allowed senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq; while senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted for major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive for possible military strikes in Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former US president Teddy Roosevelt…

 

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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.

 

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

 

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stabilize global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. the US Federal Reserve announces the emergency rate cut earlier today, the US central banks says it is cutting the bench mark  interest rate by half a percent to 1.5% because a marked slowdown in economy activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gorden Brown says nations will deal with the current economy problems together.

 

The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economy problem, and I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the actions that we are taking, the actions the Americans are taking and the actions taken by other countries in Europe is action that it’s designed to together solve the problem we face.

 

British Prime Minister Gorden Brown.

 

In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participate Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economy crisis as well as climate change and they also discuss some foreign policy issues as we hear VOA Brian Wagner in Nashville Tennessee.

 

The two major presidential candidates use shock criticism of each other to defense their positions on the war on Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allow Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama says the continued military effort in Iraq has destructed from major security challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supported of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain says his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former US president Teddy Roosevelt. He says a tough stand is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agree that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenge to the United States and the country’s next president. In less than a month, US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. 

 

Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russia authorities say will be completed today. The pull back from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zone by Friday.

 

European Union Monitors say Russian military trucks and armors began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it has planned to keep more than 7000 troops inside the regions despite western protects.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba, that is north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them officers are among the dead.

 

Pakistani law makers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Law makers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the especial sections in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defect in decades earlier this year. Today, Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship election for the united Malaysia National Organization. He says he is doing this to help unifying the party.

 

On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.

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It's 15:00 hours Universal Time and here is the news from the VOICE of America.I'm David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Central banks across the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off a global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shock since the 1930s.The US Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today.The US Central Bank says it's cutting the benchmark interest rate by 0.5% to 1.5% because of a marked slowdown in economic activity and reduced threat of inflation.The European Central Bank and Central Banks in Britain,Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates.British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said nations will deal with the current economic problems together.


"The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with economic problem and I believe that it is come at right time to show that the action that we are taking,the action the American states are taking and the action taken in other countries in Europe,it's action that is designed to together solve the problem we face."British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

 

 

In the US,Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate.The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economic crisis as well as climate change and they also discussed foreign policy issues as we hear from VOA's Bryan Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.


"The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea.The town hall debate in Nasvil allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war.Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted from major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan.He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea.McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick,echoing the words of former US President Theodore Roossevelt.He said a tough stance is needed,especially with Russia. Both candidates agreed that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program posed serious challenge to the United States and the country's next president.In less than a month,US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues.Bryan Wagner,VOA news,Nashville,Tennessee."

 

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from the self-declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia and the withdrawal,Russian authorities say,will be completed today.The pullback from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicholas Sakozy.Under the agreement,Russia is to withdraw from the zones by Friday.European Union monitors say Russian military trucks and armor began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today.Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it plans to keep more than 7000 troops inside the regions despite western protests.


Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed 9 people and wounded 21 others in Baquba that's north of Bagdad.Officials say the attack occurred today outside a chat house in the capital of Diyala province.Five Iraqi soldiers,two of them officers,are among the dead.


Pakistani lawmakers have met for an intelligence briefing on the threat posed by Al Qaeda and Taliban militants.Lawmakers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in Northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special session in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March,four years before his term ends in 2013.Calls for Mr.Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia's ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades earlier this year.Today Mr.Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship elections for the United Malays National Organization.He says he is doing this that help unify the party.


On Wall street,US stock indexes are down at this hour.
I'm Davide Deforest,VOA news.More news on the internet at voanews.com.

 

 

 

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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.
I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. the US Federal Reserve announces the emergency rate cut earlier today, the US central banks says it is cutting the bench mark interest rate by half a percent to 1.5% because a marked slowdown in economy activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gorden Brown says nations will will deal with the current economy problems together.

 

The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economy problem, and I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the actions that we are taking, the actions the Americans are taking and the actions taken in other countries in Europe is action that it’s designed to together solve the problem we face.     

British Prime Minister Gorden Brown.

 

In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economy crisis as well as climate change and they also discussed some foreign policy issues as we hear VOA Brian Wagner in Nashville Tennessee.

 

The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war on Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted from major security challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supported of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words       of former US president Teddy Roosevelt. He said a tough stance is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agree that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenge to the United States and the country’s next president. In less than a month, US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues.

Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self declared Buffer Zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russia authorities say will be completed today. The pull back from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zones by Friday.

European Union Monitors say Russian military trucks and armors began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it has planned to keep more than 7000 troops inside the regions despite western protests.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba, that is north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them officers are among the dead.

 

Pakistani law makers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Law makers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special session in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong   domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years   before his term ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades earlier this year. Today, Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship election for the united   Malaysia National Organization. He says he is doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour.

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com

 

 

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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.
I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Central banks around world are cutting key interest rate in the coordinate attend to stay the global reception. The cuts come is the international monetary fund world the economy. It is entering a major downtown, and faces most dangerous shocks since the 1930s.  The US federal resident announces the emergency rate cut early today. The US Central Bank says it is cutting bank much interest rate by half of percent the 1.5%, because of market slow down economy activity and reduce thread the reflection. The European Central Bank and Central Banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also saying they’re cutting their key rates. Britain Prime Minister Godden Brown says nation will reduce economic problems together.

 

The coordinate cut in the interest rates is an important the signal that the world will come together to deal with this economic problems. And I believe that it is to come that is right time to show the action that we are taking the action, the Americans are taking the action taken in the other countries in Europe is action that it’s designed to together solve the problem we face. British Prime Minister Godden Brown.

  

In the US Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participate Tuesday in their second president debate. The candidate discussed the plan for address economic crisis as well as climate change and they also discussed the policy issues as we hear VOA // in Nashville Tennessee.  

 

Two major president candidates used sharp criticize each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq and nuclear threat pose by Iraq and North Korea. The Town Hall debate in Nashville allowed senator McCain a chance to new his support for US military forces in Iraq. Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continuing military effect in Iraq has distrait to from major security challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of the being too supported of possible military strike on Iraq and North Korea. McCain says his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, // the words the foreign US president // he said a top stand is a need especially with Russia. Both candidates agree that Iraq and continuation of nuclear program pose serious challenge to the United States and the country’s next president.  In less than a month, US voters design which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. // VOA News, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Russian forces has began // back from a self declared Buffer Zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russian authorities say it will be completely today. The // back from territory around South Ossetia and another poll Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zone by Friday.

 

European Union // say Russian military trucks and armors began withdrawing to position inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says the plans keep more than 7,000 troops inside the regions despite western protestors.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has 9 people and wounded 21 others in //, north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a court house in the capital of DL province. 5 Iraqi soldiers, two of them officials are among the dead.

 

Pakistani lawmakers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Lawmaker heard today form top military officials about the fight against militants in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say this secession in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades earlier this year. Today Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March // election for the United Malaysia National Organization. He says he is doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour.

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com

 

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It is 15:00 hours Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.

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

 

Central Banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to the stable of global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today. The U.S. Central Bank says it is cutting its bench-mark interest rate by half a percent to 1.5 percent because of a marked slowdown in economic activity and a reduced threat of the inflation.

The European Central Bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they will cut in their key rates. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said nations will deal with the current economic problems together.

“The coordinate of cutting the interest rates is an important signal that the world would come together to deal with the economic problem, and I believe that it come the right time to show that the actions we are taking, the actions the Americans are taking, and the actions taken by other countries in Europe. It is an actions that is designed to take together to solve the problem we face.”

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

 

In the U.S., Republican John McCain and Democratic Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their 2ed presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economic crisis as well as climate a change, and they were also discussing foreign policy issues, as we hear from VOA’s Brian Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.

The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq, and nuclear threats posted by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville, allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for the U.S. military forces in Iraq, while Senator Obama repeated his position to the War. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted for major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea.

McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick. Echoing the words of the former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt, he said a tough stance is needed, especially with Russia. Both candidates agreed that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenges to the United States and the country’s next president. In less than a month, U.S. voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues.

Brian Wagner, VOA news, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from the self-declared buffer-zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. And the withdrawal, Russian authority say will be completed today. The pull back from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russia breakaway region of Abkhazia is a key element of the peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zones by Friday. European monitors say Russian military trucks and armor began withdrawing to positions inside South Occetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states, and says the plan to keep more than 7’000 troops inside the regions, despite western protests.

 

Iraqi police say a female-suicide bomber has killed 9 people and wounded 21anothers in Baquba, that’s north of Baghdad. Official say the attack occurred today, outside a court house, in the capital of Diyala province. 5 Iraqi soldiers, 2 of them officers, are among the dead.

 

Pakistani lawmakers have met for an intelligence briefing on the threat posed by Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Lawmakers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan, near the Afghan boarder. Official say this special session in the capital of Islamabad was designed to help government to develop strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malayan Prim Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next march, four before his term ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been grown since he led Malayan’s ruling coalition to its worse delegation defeating decades early this year. Today Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March Chairmanship Elections for the United (Malays National Organization), Malayan’s National Organization, he says, he is doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, U.S. stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

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

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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.


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

 

 

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off a global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. The US Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today, the US central banks says it is cutting the bench mark interest rate by half a percent to 1.5% because of a marked slowdown in economy activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gorden Brown said nations will / deal with the current economy problems together.

 

The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economy problem, and I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the action/ that we are taking, the action/ the Americans are taking and the actions taken in other countries in Europe is action that is designed to together solve the problem we face.     

British Prime Minister Gorden Brown.

 

In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economy crisis as well as climate change and they also discussed some foreign policy issues as we hear VOA Brian Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted from major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words       of former US president Teddy Roosevelt. He said a tough stance is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agree that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenges to the United States and the country’s next president. In less than a month, US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues.

Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self-declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russian authorities say will be completed today. The pullback from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region, Abkhazia, is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zones by Friday.

European Union monitors say Russian military trucks and armor/ began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it / plans to keep more than 7,000 troops inside the regions despite western protests.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba, that is north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them officers are among the dead.

 

Pakistani lawmakers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Lawmakers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special session in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong   domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

 

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades earlier this year. Today, Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship elections for the United Malays/ National Organization. He says he is doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

I'm David Deforest, VOA News. More news on the internet at voanews.com

 

 

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It’s 15 hours Universal Time, and here is news from the Voice of America. I’m David Deforest, from the VOA News Center in Washington.

Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off a global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today. The U.S. Central Bank says it is cutting the benchmark interest rate by half a percent to 1.5 percent because of a marked slowdown in economic activity and reduced threat of inflation. The European Central Bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they’re cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said nations will deal with the current economic problems together. “The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economic problem. And I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the action that we’re taking, the action the Americans are taking and the action taken in other countries in Europe is action that is designed to together solve the problem we face.” British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

In the U.S., Republican John McCain and Democratic Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economic crisis as well as climate change. And they also discussed some foreign policy issues as we hear from VOA’s Brian Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.

The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for U.S. military forces in Iraq, while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted from major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt. He said a tough stance is needed, especially with Russia. Both candidates agreed that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenges to the United States and the country’s next president. In less than a month, U.S. voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville, Tennessee.

Russia forces have begun pulling back from a self-declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russian authorities say it will be completed today. The pullback from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region—Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zones by Friday. European Union monitors say Russian military trucks and armor began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it plans to keep more than 7,000 troops inside the regions, despite Western protests.

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba, that’s north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala Province. Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them officers, are among the dead.

Pakistani lawmakers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Lawmakers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special session in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades earlier this year. Today Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship elections for the United Malays National Organization. He says he is doing this to help unify the party.

On Wall Street, U.S. stock indexes are down at this hour. I’m David Deforest, VOA News. More news on the internet at voanews.com.

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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.

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


Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off a global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today. The U.S. central bank says it is cutting the benchmark interest rate by half a percent to 1.5 percent because of a market slowdown in economic activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks of Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the nations will deal with the current economic problem together. "The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economic problem. And I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the action we are taking, the action the Americans are taking, the actions taken by other countries in Europe is action that is  designed  to together solve the problem we face." British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

 

In the U.S., Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economic crisis as well as climate change. And they also discussed foreign policy issues. As we hear from VOA's Brian Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.


The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq, and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for U.S. military forces in Iraq, while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted from major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt. He said a tough stance is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agreed that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenges to the United States and the country's next president. In less than a month, U.S. voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. Brian Wagner, VOA news, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self-declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia in a withdrawal, Russian authorities say, will be completed today. The pullback from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region of Abkhazia is a key element of the peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zone by Friday.

 

European Union monitors say Russian trucks and armor began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and  says it plans to keep more than 7,000 troops inside the regions despite western protests.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 other in Baquba that's north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers,  two of them officers. are among the dead.


Pakistani lawmakers have met for an intelligence briefing on the threat posed by Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Lawmakers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special session in the capital of Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.


Malaysian Prime Minister  Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia's ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades this year. Today Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in March chairmanship  election for the United Malays National Organization. He says he's doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, U.S. stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.


 

It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America. I’m David Deforest from the VOA News Center in Washington. Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stabilize global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. the US Federal Reserve announces the emergency rate cut earlier today, the US central banks says it is cutting the bank margin interest rate by half a percent to 1.5% because a marked slowdown in economy activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks in Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gorden Brown says nations will will deal with the current economy problems together. The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economy problem, and I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the actions that we are taking, the actions the Americans are taking and the actions taken by other countries in Europe is action that it’s designed to together solve the problem we face. British Prime Minister Gorden Brown. In the US, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participate Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economy crisis as well as climate change and they also discuss some foreign policy issues as we hear VOA Brian Wagner in Nashville Tennessee. The two major presidential candidates use shock criticism of each other to defense their positions on the war on Iraq and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allow Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for US military forces in Iraq while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama says the continued military effort in Iraq has destructed from major security challenge in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supported of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain says his approach to foreign security issues is to speed softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former US president Teddy Roosevelt. He says a tough stand is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agree that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenge to the United States and the country’s next president. In lest than a month, US voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. Brian Wagner, VOA News, Nashville Tennessee. Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self declared Buffer Zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. In a withdrawal, Russia authorities say will be completed today. The pull back from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region Abkhazia is a key element of a peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zone by Friday. European Union Monitors say Russian military trucks and armors began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it has planned to keep more than 7000 troops inside the regions despite western protects. Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba, that is north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province. Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them offers are among the dead. Pakistani law makers have met foreign intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Law makers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special sections in the capital Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism. Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia’s ruling coalition to its worst election defect in decades earlier this year. Today, Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in the March chairmanship election for the united Malaysia National Organization. He says he is doing this to unify the party. On Wall Street, US stock indexes are down at this hour. I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.
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It's 15:00 hours, Universal Time, and here is the news from the Voice of America.

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


Central banks around the world are cutting key interest rates in a coordinated attempt to stave off a global recession. The cuts come as the International Monetary Fund says the world economy is entering a major downturn and faces the most dangerous shocks since the 1930s. The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the emergency rate cut early today. The U.S. central bank says it is cutting the benchmark interest rate by half a percent to 1.5 percent because of a market slowdown in economic activity and a reduced threat of inflation. The European central bank and central banks of Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and China also say they are cutting their key rates. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the nations will deal with the current economic problem together. "The coordinated cut in interest rates is an important signal that the world will come together to deal with this economic problem. And I believe that it has come at the right time to show that the action we are taking, the action the Americans are taking, the actions taken by other countries in Europe is action that is designed to together solve the problem we face." British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

 

In the U.S., Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discussed their plans for addressing the economic crisis as well as climate change. And they also discussed foreign policy issues. As we hear from VOA's Brian Wagner in Nashville, Tennessee.


The two major presidential candidates used sharp criticism of each other to defend their positions on the war in Iraq, and nuclear threats posed by Iran and North Korea. The town hall debate in Nashville allowed Senator McCain a chance to renew his support for U.S. military forces in Iraq, while Senator Obama repeated his opposition to the war. Obama said the continued military effort in Iraq has distracted from major security challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also accused McCain of being too supportive of possible military strikes on Iran and North Korea. McCain said his approach to foreign security issues is to speak softly and carry a big stick, echoing the words of former U.S. president Teddy Roosevelt. He said a tough stance is needed especially with Russia. Both candidates agreed that Iran and the continuation of its nuclear program pose serious challenges to the United States and the country's next president. In less than a month, U.S. voters will decide which candidate will take over those security and foreign policy issues. Brian Wagner, VOA news, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Russian forces have begun pulling back from a self-declared buffer zone outside the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia in a withdrawal, Russian authorities say, will be completed today. The pullback from territory around South Ossetia and another pro-Russian breakaway region of Abkhazia is a key element of the peace deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Under the agreement, Russia is to withdraw from the zone by Friday.

 

European Union monitors say Russian trucks and armor began withdrawing to positions inside South Ossetia early today. Moscow has recognized both territories as independent states and says it plans to keep more than 7,000 troops inside the regions despite western protests.

 

Iraqi police say a female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 21 others in Baquba that's north of Baghdad. Officials say the attack occurred today outside a courthouse in the capital of Diyala province.Five Iraqi soldiers, two of them officers (多了一个句号)are among the dead.


Pakistani lawmakers have met for an intelligence briefing on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. Lawmakers heard today from top military officials about the fight against militants in tribal areas in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Officials say the special session in the capital of Islamabad was designed to help the government develop a strong domestic strategy for fighting terrorism.


Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says he will step down next March, four years before his term ends in 2013. Calls for Mr. Abdullah to step down have been growing since he led Malaysia's ruling coalition to its worst election defeat in decades this year. Today Mr. Abdullah confirmed that he was not running in March chairmanship election for the United Malays National Organization. He says he's doing this to help unify the party.

 

On Wall Street, U.S. stock indexes are down at this hour.

 

I'm David Deforest, VOA news. More news on the internet at voanews.com.

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