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BBC News with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its value since an all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports. 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern about the carmaker’s performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets are twitchy and volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic prime minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo, have officially recognized it as independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so. Shortly before the Macedonian decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegrin ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister, Milan Rocen, said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of the EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting in Hungary agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it to be bad news for the pirates.”

World News from the BBC.

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge Del Castillo had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The minister has denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go.

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

The Peruvian Prime Minister Jorge Del Castillo flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by opposition members of parliament, he told reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man, is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

Officials in northwestern Pakistan say at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft. They said the missiles targeted the house of a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border

There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent time living with indigenous peoples in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view. His early work was marked by an experimental approach, but from the late 70s onwards, his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

 
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BBC news with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge of the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s not last more than a third of its values since an old-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.   

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concerns about the carmakers’ performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the market had twitched in volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tide and the fear is that before too long, companies will start laid people off and there will be a global recession.

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde had expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic Prime Minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s large remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized that it is independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

Shortly before the Macedonia decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegro ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government are also taken into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting at Hungry agreed to dispatch them to the region where within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it would be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World news from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation / allegations of their accepted bribe to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied of any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the Prime Minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by the opposition members of parliament, he told the reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignation to the President and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA Party as he discussed the money he would receive if they favor Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwest Pakistan say at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drove aircraft.

They said the missile targeted a house of local Taliban leader in north within / a stronghold of Islamic militants [near] the African border  

 

There’s been no command from the US led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The secretary of the academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent the time living with indigenous people in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At the press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else…

 

 

 

 

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BBC news with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge of the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s not last more than a third of its values since an old-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.   

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concerns about the carmakers’ performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the market had twitched in volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and now will be a global recession.

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic Prime Minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized that it is independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

Shortly before the Macedonia decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegro ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government /  also took it into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy of the coast of Somalia. NATO Defense Ministers meeting at Hungry agreed to dispatch them to the region / within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it would be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World news from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation neighbor allegations of their accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied of any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the Prime Minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by the opposition members of parliament, he told the reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignation to the President and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA Party as they discussed the money he would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwest in Pakistan said at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft.

They said the missile targeted a house of local Taliban leader in north where there is a stam, a stronghold of Islamic militants [near] the Afghan border  

 

There’s been no command from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The secretary of the academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent the time living with indigenous people in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At the press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness...

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BBC news with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge of the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its values since an all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concerns about the carmakers’ performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the market had twitched in volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tide and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde had expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic Prime Minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized that it is independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

Shortly before the Macedonia decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegro ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government are also taken into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting at Hungry agreed to dispatch them to the region (去掉where)within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it should be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World news from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations of their accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the Prime Minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by the opposition members of parliament, he told the reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the President and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA Party as they discussed the money he would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan said at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drove aircraft.

They said the missile targeted a house of  a local Taliban leader in north within / a stronghold of Islamic militants [near] the African border 

 

There’s been no commnets from the US led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The secretary of the academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent the time living with indigenous people in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else

 

 

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BBC news with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the seventh day in a row. A sudden plunge of the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s not last more than a third of its values since an old-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concerns about the carmakers’ performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the market had twitched in volatile. Despite the US government’s bailout plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic Prime Minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized that it is independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

Shortly before the Macedonia decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegro ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government /  also took it into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of the EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy of the coast of Somalia. NATO Defense Ministers meeting at Hungry agreed to dispatch them to the region / within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it would be bad news for the pirates.”

World news from the BBC.

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation neighbor allegations of their accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied ofany involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the Prime Minister to go.

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

The Peruvian Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by the opposition members of parliament, he told the reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignation to the President and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA Party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

Officials in northwest in Pakistan said at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft.

They said the missile targeted a house of local Taliban leader in north where there is a stam, a stronghold of Islamic militants [near] the Afghan border 

There’s been no command from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The secretary of the academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent the time living with indigenous people in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At the press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness...

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BBC news with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its values since an all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern/ about the carmaker’s performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets had twitched in volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde had expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic Prime Minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized that it is independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

Shortly before the Macedonia decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegro ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government / also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting at Hungry agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it to be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World News from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by the opposition members of parliament, he told the reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA Party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan said at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft.

They said the missile targeted a house of  a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border 

 

There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent the time living with indigenous people in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

 

 

 

 

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BBC news with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its values since its all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern about the carmaker’s performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets were twitchy and volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic Prime Minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized / it is independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

Shortly before the Macedonian decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegro ambassador to Belgrade in protest at its decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting at Hungary agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it to be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World News from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denying any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by / opposition members of parliament, he told / reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA Party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan said at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft.

They said the missile’s targeted a house of  a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border  There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent / time living with indigenous peoples in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

BBC News.

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BBC news with Julie Candler

 

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its values since its all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

 

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern about the carmaker’s performance, so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets are twitchy and volatile. Despite the US government’s bailout plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic Prime Minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

 

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized it as independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

 

Shortly before the Macedonian decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegrin ambassador to Belgrade in protest at its decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

 

 

Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of the EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

 

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers, meeting at Hungary, agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

 

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and, as it should be, bad news for the pirates.”

 

 

 

World News from the BBC.

 

 

 

The Prime Minister of Peru, Jorge DEL CASTILLO, has said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go. From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

 

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by / opposition members of parliament, he told reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and then allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA Party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

 

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan said at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft.

 

They said the missile’s targeted a house of a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border. There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

 

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent time living with indigenous peoples in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

 

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

 

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

 

BBC News.

 

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BBC News with Julie Candler

 

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its value since its all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern about the carmaker’s performance, so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets are twitchy and volatile. Despite the US government’s bailout plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic prime minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized it as independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

 

Shortly before the Macedonian decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegrin ambassador to Belgrade in protest at its decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of the EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

 

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers, meeting at Hungary, agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and, as it should be, bad news for the pirates.”

 

 

World News from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru, Jorge DEL CASTILLO, has said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go. From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by opposition members of parliament, he told reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and / allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan say at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft.

 

They said the missiles targeted the house of a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border. There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent time living with indigenous peoples in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

 

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

 

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

 

BBC News.

 

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BBC News with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its value since an all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern/ about the carmaker’s performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets are twitchy and volatile(还是有点问题). Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

 

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic prime minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo have officially recognized it is as independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so.

Shortly before the Macedonian decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegrin ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Milan Rocen said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government / also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of the EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting at Hungary agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it toconsent斑斑好像这个挺常用的) be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World News from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The ministers denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by opposition members of parliament, he told reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and/ allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan said at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft.

They said the missile’s targeted the house of a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border 

 

There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent time living with indigenous peoples in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view.

His early work was marked by an experimental approach but from the late 70s onwards his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

 

 

 

 

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BBC News with Julie Candler

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its value since an all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern/ about the carmaker’s performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets are twitchy and volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic prime minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo, have officially recognized it / as independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so. Shortly before the Macedonian decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegrin ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister, Milan Rocen, said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of the EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting in Hungary agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it to be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World News from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The minister has denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister Peru Jorge DEL CASTILLO flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by opposition members of parliament, he told reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and allow him to decide. Mr. Del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man, is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan say at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft. They said the missiles targeted the house of a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border 

 

There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent time living with indigenous peoples in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view. His early work was marked by an experimental approach, but from the late 70s onwards, his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.


I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

 

BBC News.

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BBC News with Julie Candler

 

Share prices in New York have fallen sharply again for the 7th day in a row. A sudden plunge in the last hour of trading on Wall Street left the key Dow Jones Index below 9000 for the first time in five years. It’s now lost more than a third of its value since an all-time high a year ago. Laura Trevelyan reports.  

 

US stocks fell for the seventh day in a row, with the Dow Jones Index of 30 leading American companies sinking rapidly in the last hour of trading. Shares in General Motors, a company in the Dow, have been falling all day because of concern about the carmaker’s performance so that dragged the index down. But beyond that, the markets are twitchy and volatile. Despite the US government’s bail-out plan, and the coordinated interest rate cuts worldwide, investors are still nervous. Credit remains tight and the fear is that before too long, companies will start to lay people off and there will be a global recession.

 

The Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde has expressed confidence that the country will recover from its current severe financial crisis. Mr. Haarde said measures to restructure the banking system were allowing normal banking services to resume. Earlier the Icelandic prime minister had accused Britain of contributing to the collapse of his country’s last remaining but independent bank which was taken over by the Icelandic government on Thursday.

 

Two neighbors of Europe’s newest self-declared independent state, the former Serbian province of Kosovo, have officially recognized it as independent. Macedonia and Montenegro rejected strenuous objections from Serbia in doing so. Shortly before the Macedonian decision was announced, Serbia expelled the Montenegrin ambassador to Belgrade in protest at this decision. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister, Milan Rocen, said the decision was guided by the government’s desire to have better relations with its neighbors.

 

“Kosovo is above all a political reality, and our biggest interest is to have stable borders, a fact that also guided us in making this decision. The Montenegrin government also took into consideration the prevailing positions of key countries in the world, members of the EU, and NATO. And their assessment of such a move is an important contribution to the security and stability of the region.”

 

The NATO military alliance has agreed to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia. NATO defense ministers meeting in Hungary agreed to dispatch them to the region within weeks. The NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the task force would serve two purposes.

 

The bottom line here is the following, huh, there will soon be NATO military vessels off the coast of Somalia hopefully deterring piracy and escorting food shipments.  And I think that’s good news for the people of Somalia and as it to be bad news for the pirates.”

 

World News from the BBC.

 

The Prime Minister of Peru Jorge del Castillo had said the entire cabinet including himself are to offer their resignation over allegations that they accepted bribes to influence the awarding of lucrative oil contracts. The minister has denied any involvement. But there have been strong calls across the political spectrum for the prime minister to go.

 

From Lima, Dan Colen reports.

 

The Peruvian Prime Minister / Jorge del Castillo flanked by his cabinet ministers marched into a session of Congress. After being shouted down by opposition members of parliament, he told reporters that he and all his ministers would offer their resignations to the president and allow him to decide. Mr. del Castillo, the president’s right-hand man, is mentioned in a taped conversation between two prominent members of the governing APRA party as they discussed the money they would receive if they favored Norwegian Discover Petroleum in an auction of oil concessions.

 

Officials in northwestern Pakistan say at least 9 people including 6 Arab militants have been killed in a suspected missile attack by United States drone aircraft. They said the missiles targeted the house of a local Taliban leader in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Islamic militants near the Afghan border 

 

There’s been no comment from the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan.

 

This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The Secretary of the Academy described Le Clezio as a citizen of the world. Le Clezio has spent time living with indigenous peoples in Central America and described the experience as crucial to his world view. His early work was marked by an experimental approach, but from the late 70s onwards, his style became more conventional. At a press conference Le Clezio said he didn’t want to define his work.

 

I’m just a writer, that’s all. I don’t have any definition of writing, just, I’m just a writer. A writer is a witness, nothing else than a witness.

 

BBC News.

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