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WORLD NEWS --- Jun 11th, 2010

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It is 1:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

A top United States official says reports show that possibly forty thousand barrels of oil have been leaking daily into the Gulf of Mexico. BP had estimated earlier that twelve to nineteen thousand barrels had been leaking daily. The company has now put a cover on the oil well to capture some of the leaking oil. Also the speaker of the House representatives said BP needs to pay victims of the disaster before it pays investors' dividends. But the government said BP had agreed to quickly pay people affected by the oil spill. And president Obama met at White House with family members of the eleven people killed in the explosion of the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

United States Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the arrests of more than two thousand people. He says they were arrested as part of an investigation of Mexican drug dealers. Mr. Holder described the operation as the most complete and successful law enforcement effort yet against Mexican drug dealers. He said more than one hundred fifty million American dollars were seized during the investigation called "project deliverance". Officials also seized more than two tons of the drug cocaine and sixty nine tons of marihuana. They also captured weapons and vehicles.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met in Barbados with officials from several Caribbean nations. Ms. Clinton promised continued American support in fighting the illegal drug trade and other security issues. On Thursday Ms. Clinton and members of a Caribbean community launched a new security partnership. It is called the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. The initiative calls for spending one hundred twenty four million dollars over a two-year period to help countries fight illegal drugs and arms. Another goal is to strengthen the ability of defense law enforcement and others organizations to capture and try criminals in the Caribbean.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced an end to electricity saving measures put in place in January. President Chavez said Thursday that recent rains have brought water levels back to normal at electricity producing dams. He also said the government will invest in new electricity centers. The government limited electricity use after severely dry weather caused lake levels to drop that country's main hydroelectric dam.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

British Prime Minister David Cameron says it is important that NATO forces show progress in their campaign against Taliban militants in Afghanistan. But he said his government will not send more troops. Mr. Cameron spoke at a joint press conference with Afghan president Hamid Karzai in Kabul. The Prime Minister said he fully supports President Obama's plan for Afghanistan. Also on Thursday the top NATO and American commander in Afghanistan said efforts to oust the Taliban from Kandahar province will take longer than expected. General Stanley McChrystal said the military operation will move slowly to help guarantee support from local leaders and Afghans.

Iranian opposition leaders have canceled plans for a demonstration on the anniversary of the presidential election last year. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi decided to cancel the protest to protect lives and property. They say officials denied their request for a permit to demonstrate. Under the current Iranian administration government permission is required to hold a political gathering. The Iranian constitution however does not require such permission. Eight opposition groups announced last week that they also had required a permit to demonstrate. It is unclear if the groups will continue with their plans.

The Palestinian President has warned that people are losing hope for a two-state solution that would end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas said the idea of a peaceful and secure Palestinian state next to Israel is starting to disappear. On Wednesday the Palestinian leader met with President Obama in Washington. Also Thursday Israel's Foreign Minister said his country should not lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip unless Hamas agrees to let aid workers visit a captured Israeli soldier. Avigdor Lieberman said Hamas leaders should let the Red Cross visit Gilad Shalit as a condition for lifting the three-year-long blockade. Hamas rejected the proposal. The group reportedly called it an attempt to mislead and cover up international efforts to end the blockade.

South Africa's Public Service Unions are threatening to strike during the World Cup because of a dispute over wages.  The Unions represent more than one million workers. On Thursday the Unions rejected the government's offer of a 6% pay increase. The Unions are demanding an 8.5% increase. The strike could mean that nurses and police officers would refuse to work. Other South African Unions have also demanded pay increases before the World Cup. Recently railroad and port workers received an 11% increase after a three-week strike.

And finally this news, in South Africa, famous musicians from around the world have performed before the World Cup Opens. Tens of thousands of people crowded into the Soweto Orlando Stadium Thursday night.  The musicians included Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas, Hugh Masekela and Kenan. A-month of World Cup Games start Friday with South Africa playing Mexico in Johannesburg.

And now briefly, here again is the major news of the hour.

A top United States official says reports show that possibly forty thousand barrels of oil have been leaking daily into the Gulf of Mexico. The United States Attorney General announced the arrests of more than two thousand people as a result of an investigation of Mexican drug dealers. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met in Barbados with officials from Caribbean nations to discuss efforts to fight illegal drugs and crime in the area.

That's the news in VOA Special English coming to you from Washington.

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