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VOA 2008-02-22




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【整理】VOA 2008-02-22 【整理人】奥斯卡尔查尔

 

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

 

US defense officials say a missile launched from a Navy ship has hit a derelict US spy satellite more than 200 kilometers above the Earth. The Pentagon said the missile successfully hit the target at about 3:30 Universal Time Thursday. It says officials should have confirmation within a day that the fuel tank which was the main cause for concern was fragmented. US officials said that if the satellite had crashed to earth, the 450 kilograms of toxic fuel called hydrazine could have posed a health hazard.

 

China, meanwhile, which faced international criticism for destroying one of its satellites in space last year, says it is monitoring the US destruction of the satellite. VOA's Stephanie Ho has a report from Beijing.

 

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao gave a measured response when asked about Thursday's apparently successful US operation. He says China is closely monitoring the effect the US move may have on safety in outer space and the possible harm it could cause to other countries. The newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party - the People's Daily took a harsh review Thursday of the US action, accusing Washington of hypocrisy in criticizing other countries' space ambitions. When China tested an anti-satellite missile and destroyed one of its own satellites in deep space a year ago, the Bush administration and other governments condemned the act as dangerous. There were some differences in the two situations. Debris from the destroyed Chinese satellite remains in space, where the US and other governments have said it could potentially damage operating satellites. The US satellite that was destroyed Thursday was already out of control and falling toward earth. The US Defense Department said the satellite had a tank full of toxic fuel called hydrazine, which could have harmed humans if it had fallen to earth intact. Stephanie Ho, VOA News, Beijing.

 

The leaders of Pakistan's two main opposition parties are meeting in the capital Islamabad to discuss creating a coalition government. Today's meeting between Asif Ali Zardari, the leader of the Pakistan People's Party and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, head of the Pakistan Muslim League-N Party, took place as lawyers demanded the reinstatement of judges deposed during the imposition of emergency rule last year. Hundreds of protestors fought with police throughout Pakistan's major cities today including in Islamabad, where deposed Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, called for the immediate restoration of the judiciary. Mr. Sharif briefly joined a crowd of protestors outside Chaudhry's home, where he called President Pervez Musharraf's rule illegal.

 

Independent investigators have cleared South Korea's president-elect of fraud and stock manipulation allegations. VOA's Kurt Achin has a report from Seoul.

 

Korean President-elect Lee Myung-bak's political rivals have insisted for months he made millions of dollars using fraudulent financial practices. On Friday, independent investigators closed the book on those allegations once and for all. Chung Ho-young, spokesman for the special counsel, told a nationally televised news conference Lee was not involved in stock price manipulation. Lee's political rivals tried hard to draw attention to the accusations during December's presidential election campaign. They pointed to Lee's alleged involvement with a US financial services company called BBK. Lee, who was scheduled to be sworn in as president Monday, has denied the charges, saying he had no connection to BBK. Chung Says investigators agree. He says the independent counsel has concluded the president-elect has no involvement in BBK. Kurt Achin, VOA News, Seoul.

 

President Bush says the United States wants to help Liberians recover from what he called "a terrible period". Mr. Bush made the comments after he and first lady Laura Bush landed today in the Liberian capital Monrovia. It is the last stop on his five-nation tour of Africa. "I do want to thank the people of Liberia for the warm welcome we have received. I loved all the smiles and the enthusiasm along the route." Mr. Bush is meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf before returning to Washington late in the day. The US president is expected to announce a program to provide Liberian school children with 1 million textbooks by the start of the next school year.

 

Taking a brief look at stock activities on Wall Street at this hour, US stock indexes are higher. East Asia-Pacific stock markets were mostly higher at the close of trade today.

 

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


Vocabulary

 

derelict: worn and broken down by hard use.废弃的
hydrazine: a powerful reducing agent; used chiefly in rocket fuels. n.
,联氨
hypocrisy: insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have. n.
伪善
debris: the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up. n.
碎片,残骇
judiciary: the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government. n.
司法部,司法制度
close the books: vt.
结帐(断绝关系)
once and for all: in a conclusive way. ad.
彻底地(一劳永逸地)

 

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