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WORLD NEWS - April 29th, 2011

发布日期:4-29-2011

我们勤劳的会员“babyface”于2011年4月30日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

It is 00:30 universal time and here is the news in Special English.

President Obama has announced major changes to his national security team. He nominated Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The president said Mr. Panetta has played an important part in the nation's fight against violent extremism. Mr. Obama named Army General David Petraeus to replace Mr. Panetta as head of AIC. General Petraeus is now leading military operations in Afghanistan. Mr. Petraeus will be replaced by the deputy commander of the United States Central Command Lieutenant General John Allen. Mr. Obama also announced diplomat Ryan Crocker, as his choice as the next American embassador to Afghanistan. All four positions require approval from the Senate.

American officials say the number of people killed in a series of tornadoes and thunderstorms has risen to 292. The increase makes the tornado outbreak the deadliest in almost 40 years. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says the tornadoes that hit his state on Wednesday killed at least 194 people. Alabama has been hardest hit by the storms. Late Wednesday, President Obama approved Governor Bentley's request for emergency federal aid, including search and rescue support. Mr. Obama plans to visit Alabama Friday to see the damage and meet local families.

The United States says it will reconsider assistance to the Palestinian Authority, if the Islamist group Hamas joins the American-supported Palestinian government. Also, several United States lawmakers have warned of possibly suspending aid. The State Department said Thursday the United States will continue its aid programs at the present time. But it will seek more information on the developing alliance between the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip. A State Department spokeswoman said $400 million in yearly aid will be reconsidered as the policies of Palestinian leadership become clear. American lawmakers warned that American aid could be cut, if Hamas continues to deny Israel's right to exist and refuses to reject violence.

Turkey's intelligence chief has led a delegation to Syria to urge its neighboring country to start reforms quickly. The Turkish delegation comes after at least 200 members of Syria's ruling Baath Party resigned Wednesday. They resigned in protest of President Bashar al-Assad's use of deadly force against pro-democracy demonstrators. Turkish Anatolia news agency reported that the National Intelligence Agency chief discussed reform and other measures with Mr. Assad. The agency said meetings are planned with other Syrian officials.

Libyan military officials say forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi have regained control of a border crossing in the western Wazin area. Rebels had taken control of the crossing last week. Witnesses say some rebels fled into neighboring Tunisia on Thursday. The French news agency reports the witnesses as saying the rebels were being chased by pro-government forces.

You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.

American news media are reporting that Afghan officials say Pakistan's prime minster says Afghanistan should seek new friends. Unidentified officials say Yousuf Raza Gilani told Afghan Presdient Hamid Karzai that Afghanistan should look to ally itself with China. The Wall Street Journal newspaper first reported details of the meeting in Kabul that took place on April 16. The newspaper reported Mr. Gilani told Mr. Karzai that American military planning in Afghanistan had no chance of success. The Wall Street Journal also reported that Afghan officials said Mr. Karzai stated that Pakistan and Afghanistan should take control of the peace process in Afghanistan. He said the United States is a decreasing economic power. Pakistani government officials have rejected the media reports.

The United States is placing new import taxes on Chinese aluminium products. The decision comes after an international trade commission ruling. The ruling found that American aluminium manufacturers are being hurt by Chinese products that are being sold at less than fair market value. The American agency said special taxes of about 33 percent on the Chinese imports. It also added as much as 374 percent in taxes to balance government support received by Chinese manufacturers. The ruling covers trade valued at $500 million last year.

In Uganda, opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been arrested for the fourth time this month. Mr. Besigye was arrested less than 24 hours after being released from jail. Security forces stopped Mr. Besigye's car as he drove from his house into Kampala. Video from the scene shows police smashing in a window of his car and spraying the opposition leader with tear gas before taking him into custody. They then fired more tear gas to break up a crowd of his supporters who had gathered.

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

President Obama has announced major changes to his national security team. American officials say the number of people killed in a series of tornadoes and thunderstorms has risen to 292. And the United States says it will reconsider assistance to the Palestinian Authority if the Islamist group Hamas joins the American-supported Palestinian government.

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

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