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WORLD NEWS --- May 8th, 2010

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WORLD NEWS --- May 8th, 2010

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It is 00:30 universal time, I'm Bob Casteen in Washington.

President Obama says government agencies are closely examining the sharp drop in stock prices Thursday on the New York Stock exchange. He said officials are concerned about protecting investors and preventing such incidents in the future. On Thursday the leading major of American stock prices fell nearly 1000 points in less than one hour. This cause the stock values around the world to drop by almost one trillion dollars. When the market close Thursday, stock prices have recovered more than half of the loss. The market pushed down nearly 347 points. Experts say a trading mistake may have let to the large number of stock sells. Congress and several government agencies planned investigations of the incident.

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning European leaders that fixing the debt crisis in Greece will not be enough to prevent more financial unrest. Ms. Merkel urged all countries using the Euro to control their own spending budgets. She also called for new reforms of financial markets and she said Euro countries must change the treaties the governed their joined economy. Ms. Merkel arrived in Brussels for meeting with other European Union leaders to sign a 145-billion-dollar aid plan for Greece. Earlier, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon promised to protect Greece. He said concerns that Greece may fail to payback its debt an attack on all countries using in Euro. European countries have been attempting to come fears that Greece's financial problems could cause a larger financial crisis.

Workers from the oil company BP have lowered the huge container over the leaking under water oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Company official say under water robots are trying to place container over the main leak 1500 meters under water. BP officials hoped the device could capture the oil and transport it a ship by early next week. BP also says the device of this can has never been used in such deep water and did not guarantee to work. The damage oil well has been leaking hundreds of thousands of liters oil a day for the past two weeks. The oil has begun reaching wild life from the coast islands in the surface near United States.

American Mideast Diplomat George Mitchell met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank Friday. The meeting comes as the Palestine Liberation Organization to sights on whether to begin indirect peace talks with Israel. The Palestinian leader has agreed to join the so-called "proximity talks" in which each side meet softly with the negotiator. But Mr. Abbas says his participation still requires the official permission of the PLO. The PLO Executive Committee is to meet Saturday. The Chief Palestinian Negotiator says Palestinian want to give negotiations chance but that Israel must choose his words either peace or settlement.

In Bangkok, new violence Friday night left one Thai policeman dead and several others injured. Police in Thailand say it not clear who was responsible for shooting and serious explosions in anti-government demonstrators and security force. The attack comes as protesters in government officials negotiate to turn them off the plan that could end the two month long disagreement. The protesters are demanding that earlier election to replace the government they see as undemocratic. At least twenty eight people been killed in fighting since protest began in March. On Thursday, Thailand's Prime Minister warned protesters he would not move head with an offer to hold earlier elections unless they end their eight-week long occupation of Bangkok's business center.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Official set the American state department say the United States diplomat may visit Burma next week if certain demands are met. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is considering visiting Burma to discuss the country's election plans. But he will do so only if he can meet with operation opposition leaders. Last November, Mr. Campbell met with governmental officials in Burma and with detained Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In last few days, the United States has criticized Burma for election plans that prevent Aung San Suu Kyi and her political party from taking in part.

A spokesman for the American State Department says Iran and representatives of the United Nations Security Council had a good discussion about Iranian nuclear program. The meeting took place during a dinner given by Iran Thursday night. The spokesman says Security Council representatives urged Iran to meet its international responsibilities. The spokesman said the United States refused the meeting as another meet's opportunity by Iran to meet its international responsibilities. The dinner took place as Iran faces a possible fourth set of UN restrictions.

Officials in the Netherlands and Germany have large new investigations into sex abuse charges against Roman Catholic Church. The head of Dutch committee called for officials to investigate sex abuse claims dating back to 1945. Wim Deetman said it is necessary to get answers that public can trust. The Dutch committee has received more than 1,500 cases about the issue. Fifty two legal complaints have been entered in court.

In Costa Rica, president elected Laura Chinchilla is set to be sworn to office on Saturday. She was become the first woman to lead the Center American Country. Ms. Chinchilla campaigned on promises to continue free market economic policies fight rising crime. Ms. Chinchilla is a social conservative who opposes gay marriage and ending pregnancy by abortion.

Briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

American officials are closely examining the suddenly extreme drop in share prices Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. Germany chancellor Angela Merkel is warning European leaders that there could be more financial unrest. And oil company workers have lowered the huge container over the leaking under water oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

That is the news in VOA Special English. I'm Bob Casteen.

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It is 00:30 universal time, I'm Bob Galkan in Washington.

President Obama says government agencies are closely examining the sharp drop in stock prices Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. He said officials are concerned about protecting investors and preventing such incidents in the future. On Thursday the leading measure of American stock prices fell nearly 1000 points in less than one hour. This caused stock values around the world to drop by almost one trillion dollars. When the market closed Thursday, stock prices had recovered more than half of the loss. The market was down only 347 points. Experts say a treaty mistake may have led to the large number of stock sales. Congress and several government agencies planned investigations of the incident.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning European leaders that fixing the debt crisis in Greece will not be enough to prevent more financial unrest. Ms. Merkel urged all countries using the euro to control their own spending budgets. She also called for new reforms of financial markets and she said euro countries must change the treaties that govern their joint economy. Ms. Merkel arrived in Brussels for a meeting with other European Union leaders to sign a 145-billion-dollar aid plan for Greece. Earlier, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon promised to protect Greece. He said concerns that Greece may fail to pay back its debt are an attack on all countries using the euro. European countries have been attempting to come fears that Greece's financial problems could cause a larger financial crisis.

Workers from the oil company BP have lowered a huge container over a leaking under water oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Company officials say under water robots are trying to place the container over the main leak 1,500 meters under water. BP officials hoped the device could capture the oil and transport it to a ship by early next week. BP also says the device of this kind has never been used in such deep water and does not guarantee to work. The damaged oil well has been leaking hundreds of thousands of liters oil a day for the past two weeks. The oil has begun reaching wildlife on coastal islands in the southeastern United States.

American Mid-East Diplomat George Mitchell met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank Friday. The meeting comes as the Palestine Liberation Organization decides on whether to begin indirect peace talks with Israel. The Palestinian leader has agreed to join the so-called "proximity talks" in which each side meets separately with the negotiator. But Mr. Abbas says his participation still requires the official permission of the PLO. The PLO executive committee is to meet Saturday. The chief Palestinian negotiator says Palestinians want to give negotiations a chance but that Israel must choose in his words "either peace or settlements."

In Bangkok, new violence Friday night left one Thai policeman dead and several others injured. Police in Thailand say it is not clear who was responsible for shooting and a serious of explosions near anti-government demonstrators and security forces. The attack comes as protesters and government officials negotiate the terms of a plan that could end the two-month long disagreement. The protesters are demanding that an earlier election to replace the government they see as undemocratic. At least 28 people have been killed in fighting since protests began in March. On Thursday, Thailand's prime minister warned protesters he would not move ahead with an offer to hold earlier elections unless they end their eight-week long occupation of Bangkok's business center.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

Officials said the American State Department say United States diplomat may visit Burma next week if certain demands are met. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell is considering visiting Burma to discuss the country's election plans. But he will do so only if he can meet with opposition leaders. Last November, Mr. Campbell met with government officials in Burma and with detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In the last few days, the United States has criticized Burma for election plans that prevent Aung San Suu Kyi and her political party from taking part.

A spokesman for the American State Department says Iran and representatives of the United Nations Security Council had a good discussion about the Iranian nuclear program. The meeting took place during a dinner given by Iran Thursday night. The spokesman says Security Council representatives urged Iran to meet its international responsibilities. The spokesman said the United States views the meeting as "another missed opportunity" by Iran to meet its international responsibilities. The dinner took place as Iran faces a possible fourth set of UN restrictions.

Officials in the Netherlands and Germany have launched new investigations into sex abuse charges against the Roman Catholic Church. The head of a Dutch committee called for officials to investigate sex abuse claims dating back to 1945. Wim Deetman said it is necessary to get answers that the public can trust. The Dutch committee has received more than 1,500 calls about the issue. Fifty-two legal complaints have been entered in court.

In Costa Rica, President-elect Laura Chinchilla is set to be sworn into office on Saturday. She will become the first woman to lead the center American country. Ms. Chinchilla campaigned on promises to continue free market economic policies, fight rising crime. Ms. Chinchilla is a social conservative who opposes gay marriage and ending pregnancy by abortion.

Briefly, here again is the major news of the hour. American officials are closely examining the sudden extreme drop in share prices Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning European leaders that there could be more financial unrest. And oil company workers have lowered a huge container over a leaking under water oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

That's the news in VOA Special English. I'm Bob Galkan.

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