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Homework. From the VOA news center in Washington,I'm Frances Alonzo. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says he will tell Turkey's leaders that they must conclude their military operations in northern Iraq within the next two weeks.Gates is touring Ankara today almost one week after Turkey's ground troops lauched the military incursion into northern Iraq to battle rebels of the Kurdishtan Workers' Party. The US defence chief says he will reiterate Washington's position that Turkey's military operation should end as quickly as possible.However a senior Turkish envoy says Ankara will not set a timetable for withdrawing its forces until the rebels are dealt with. Meanwhile millions of pilgrims are streaming into the Iraqi city of Karbala ahead of one of the holiest religious ceremonies on the Shiite Muslim's calendar.The celebrations are expected to climax on Thursday when pilgrims gather to pay homage to at the burial ground of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson.Many of the pilgrims made the journey by foot from the capital Bagdad. US Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice says it is very important that North Korea make a full declaration of its nuclear activities and she's ordered Washington's chief nulcear negotiator to remain in China to continue talks.US assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill was supposed to accompany Rice to Japan today.But Rice told reporters in Tokyo that discussions in Beijing were going well and it seemed wise to leave Hill to continue them. International agencies are helping Indonesia prepare for a massive country-wide election in 2009 that will include local offices and hundreds of districts.Election officials hope to avoid past mistakes./ reports."Indonesia is getting in early start as the country prepares for presidential and local elections next year.It would be the second democratic presidential election since president Suharto stepped down in 1998.The UN Development Program"s Country Director in Indonesia / says the international community wants Indonesia elections to be clean and fair."We predict in 2009 that all eyes will be on Indonesia to see if the election and the system will work in a good way."Indonesia's parliament is considering a bill that will set up a system to certify political parties and schedule elections for April 5th next year.Election officials fear delays in passing the bill could postpone the elections./ for VOA news,Jakarta. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates,who is on the visiting that's increasing US-Indian strategic relations,has told officials in New Delhi that Washington's commitment to a deeper relationship with India is not likely to change no matter who the next American president is.Gates also repeated his hope that the current Turkish incursion into northern Iraq was short and merrily focused.VOA's Steve Herman reports from the Indian capital."The US Defence Secretary says he told India's leaders that whether the Democrat or Republican succeeds president Bush in the White House,the next US administration will not change course when it comes to the growing partnership between India and the United States."The steadly improving relationship with India is one we'll continue regardless of who is elected president in the United States in November.I think there is very broad bipartisan support in the United States for continuing to expand its relationship between the world's two biggest democracies."As a sign of India's changing strategic outlook,New Delhi has moved away from almost exclusive reliance on Moscow for its military hardware.Russia still supplies much of the armaments and technology for India's military.But the US and European companies are currently in competition with the Russian manufacturer for the sale of 126 jet fighters to India.Formal bidding for the ten billion dollar fighter contract is scheduled to close next Monday.Steve Herman,VOA news,New Delhi. Financial experts will be closely watching today's congressional testimony by the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve,Ben Bernanky .He is expected to signal another cut in the prime interest rate during his appearance before the US House of Representatives' Financial Services Committee. The European Union has fined Microsoft the record 1.3 billion dollars for failing to comply with anti-trust order.The EU also said the company charged unreasonably high royalties to competing soft developers who are trying to make their products compatible with Microsoft. And US stock market index has declined in today's early trading with the Dow Jones industrial average falling six tenth one percent at 12,611.The SNP 500 dropped 7 tenth one percent at 1,372. More details on these and more 24 hours a day at voanews.com.I'm Frances Alonzo,VOA news.
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