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WORLD NEWS - Dec 21st, 2011

发布日期:12-21-2011

我们勤劳的会员“哈哈泰”于2011年12月21日发布了关于这篇文章的精华帖子,全文如下:

  1. Syrian activists say government troops have killed at least 49 civilians and many dissident army soldiers. Tuesday was one of the most violent days in the country since the clashes between protesters and government forces began in March. The Syrian Observatory for human rights told VOA that the army surrounded and attacked civilians in the Italian province and other parts of the country. And it says 14 security force members were killed in *. The group also said the troops killed or wounded at least 100 soldiers who had rejected the Syrian government. The observatories reports cannot be independently confirmed. On Monday, Syria agreed to let Arab League observers enter the country. They will report whether the government is honoring a peace plan meant to stop the campaign against protests.
  2. The North Korea's apparent new leader visited the *, the Memorial Palace in Pyongyang on Tuesday to honor his father Kim Jong-Il. Kim Jong En is the third and youngest son of the former North Korean leader. The official Korean Central News agency described his visit to the palace as part of a solemn ceremony. Other North Korean officials attended the ceremony. The North Korean report is the first to describe the activities of Kim Jong En since the news agency announced the death of his father. The body of Kim Jong Il lies near that of his father Kim Il-sung. He was North Korea's first president. Kim Jong-Il's funeral will be held on December 28. On Tuesday Kim Jong En received important recognition from China. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said China expects the North Korean people to strongly support their new leader.
  3. A South Korean company and three South Korean citizens have been charged with wrongdoing in the United States. The ecosystem company and three South Koreans are accused of illegally exporting defense technology to South Korea. The Department of Justice released a statement Tuesday. It said that in 2005, the accused help export five defense-related telescopes to South Korea.
  4. India's government has approved an anti corruption measure that many people protested against earlier this year. The law would create a binder member office to investigate top politicians and other officials suspected of corruption. The office could also bring charges against them. Activists and opposition members say the measure is too weak to stop corruption. The bill will be given to Parliament later this week.
  5. You are listening to the news in VOA Special English.
  6. An American woman held in Peru has returned to the United States. Lori Berenson arrived early Tuesday with her two-year-old son at an airport in New Jersey. Approving in court found Lori Berenson guilty 15 years ago of helping the rebels in the country. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but she was released last year. However, the ruler said she must remain in the country for the rest of her sentence. Lori Berenson told a reporter at the airport in Peru that she will return to the country.
  7. Spain's parliament has voted to approve Mari Otto Roared as the new prime minister. The vote comes one month after Mr. Rory ousted the Socialists. Mr. Rory will introduce his new government on Wednesday. He says conditions in Spain will be difficult, but he says he will create opportunities and listen to all sides. He has promised to make deep spending reduction, but he says he will not touch retirement payments.
  8. Egyptian security forces have fought with protesters in Cairo's Carear square for a fifth day. Medical officials say at least two people were killed on Tuesday, after security forces raided the area at least 14 people have died in the most-recent unrest. Later Tuesday thousands of Egyptians gathered to protest the way security forces were treating women. The television video has shown soldiers beating female protester's and sometimes removing their clothing. The United States has condemned the violence. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that abusing women dishonors the revolution. Egypt's military expressed regret, and said it would take legal action against those responsible for the abuse.
  9. Vice President Joe Biden is urging the Iraqi leaders to settle their political differences. His comment follows charges against the Sunni Muslim vice president of Iraq. He is accused of plotting to kill a government official. Leader says the charges against him are political. American officials say Mr. Biden telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Almonte to say Mr. Biden repeated that the Prime Minister and other political leaders meet and solve their differences. The American vice president also said again that the United States promises to be a partner to Iraq.
  10. The United States has expanded its restrictions on Iran's tenant companies have been included in the restrictions the businesses are accused of helping Iran improve its missile programs and transport military goods. Now they will be barred from use of American financial and trading markets. The Treasury Department announced the restrictions on Tuesday.
  11. Weather experts say a huge winter storm has moved deeper into the central part of the country. The National Weather Service is blaming the storm for six deaths on Monday. In New Mexico and Colorado, 60 cm of snow fell on. New Mexico snow was as deep as 3 m in some parts of Colorado. However, states like Texas and Oklahoma welcomed the snow after suffering a long drought. Weather experts say the storm is coming to end.
  12. Briefly here again is the major news of the hour.
  13. North Korean media have shown pictures of the country's apparent new leader paying respect to his father Kim Jong-Il, who died Saturday. Egyptian security forces have fought with protesters in Cairo for a fifth day. And thousands of Egyptians gathered to protest the way security forces were treating women beating some of them, and some had their clothes put off. Egypt says it will punish those security forces responsible for the abuse. And India's government approved an anti corruption measure. I am Robert from Washington. This is VOA special English.
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