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[VOA] 【整理】VOA 2008-02-06

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13:46 From the VOA News Center in Washington, I am Fransis Alenzil.
Voters around the polls on this day known as super Tuesday to choose their democratic republican nominee for the November presidential election. In last minute appeals presidential candidates appeared on various television networks today to urge their voters go to the polls and to reiterate their positions on topics such as health caring the economy. VOA national correspondent Jimlown has more details in this report.
Senator Hilliry Cliton and senator Brark Obama will do battle in 22 democratic contest around the country including states with large numbers of delegates like California, New York and New Jerzy. The latest national public oppinion polls show Obama gaining on Cliton and the race nearly even. But Cliton continues to hold narrow leads over Obama in most of its largest states voting on Tuesday. In a republican race 21 states are holding nominating contest on Sunday.
Senator John Macain is trying to fend off a challenge from former Massachusetts governor Mid Ramly. Former Akensa governor Mike Hakbee hopes to do well in some of the southern primiaries on Tuesday well Texas congressman Run Poll is looking for a strong showing in Alaska. More than a thousand republican delegates are at stack on Tuesday a total of 1191 delegates are required to win the republican nomination. Jim Loan, VOA news, Washington.
France has warned rebel in Chad that it might interveren the conflict there if the rebels forces continue to threaten the capital of Gemena. French president Nikula Sokuzi said today that France will do its duty and has the means to respond to continued rebel aggression. He was speaking a day after the United Nations security council called on all member states to support the Chadian government. France has about 15 hundred troops station in Chad, a former French colony. 13:57
18:43 The Kenyan red cross says the death toll from post election violence in that country has risen to 1000. Red cross officials announce the figure today as government and opposition negotiators work to resolve political differences daming from December's disputed elections. Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan is meeting in the talks in Niroby and has given the two sides 15 days to resovle the crisis. On Monday the rival sides agreed on plans to assist 300,000 people made homeless by more than a month of fighting.
US secretary of state Kondoleeza Rice departs later today for London where she will meet with British officials to discuss growing concerns about NATO troop levels in Afghanistan. The Bush administration wants NATO countries to commit more troops there. VOA's David Galus has more details in this report from the state department.
Rice's London tour with British prime minister Gorden Brown and foreign secretary David Miliband are being for trade here as strategy sessions in advance of alliance wide ministerial meetings on Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain are moving to increase their troop commitments in Afghanistan especially in the voletal southern part of the country where insurgent activity by the Taliban has been increasing. The Bush administration has made it clear with like other NATO countries to boost their Afghan contintions as well. The visions over the issue flarid into the open last week. When Germany whose forces are in the relatively stable northern part of Afghanistan. Bloodly spend a call by US defense secretary Robert Gates to send cambat troops and aircraft to the south. Canada meanwhile threatened to pull its troops out of Afghanistan next year and less other allies send reinforcements. David Galus, VOA news, the state department.
Meanwhile Japan says it will give Afghanistan 110 million dollars in aid to help with border security, litercy and the polite refugees on the country. Japan announces its pledge today at the begining of a two day international conference in Tokyo on its reconstruction aid. but representatives from 24 countries and international organizations are attending the meeting. Speaking in Tokyo today. 18:55
19:43 In Tokyo today, the Afghan foreign minister thank the international community for its support and ask for its help and efforts to conitunes to support. US stock market indexes dropped sharply as trading get under way today, the Dow Johns industrial average lost 1% to hit 12,501. US MP500 fell 1 quarter of a % to reach 1,333. And the Nadaq was 1.5% to hit 2348. More details on this and more at voanews.com 24 hours a day. I am Fransis Alenzil in Washington, VOA news. 19:48.
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