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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 of 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 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 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 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 zone 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 Baquda 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 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 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 that we are taking, the action the American state 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, / 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 / 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 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
that we are 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 Democrat Barack Obama participated Tuesday in their second presidential debate. The candidates discuss/ their plans for addressing the economic crisis as well as climate change. And they also discuss/ 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 -- / 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 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'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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