voa常速英语:Indonesia Reverses Law Banning Books2010-12-17
Indonesia's Constitutional Court has reversed a law that gave the attorney general's Office the power to ban books. Rights activists and authors hail the verdict as a victory for free expression, but some officials say curbs on free speech are still necessary in this young democracy.
voa常速英语:Interest in Learning Chinese May be Growing...2010-12-17
Chinese media has come out with a report saying that more than 40 million foreigners around the world are learning Chinese. The reports quote a senior official with the Confucius Institute Headquarters.
voa常速英语:Russia,Seeking to Modernize,Showers...2010-12-17
Russia spent much of 2010 trying to mend fences with the West. It settled a big border dispute with Norway, and normalized relations with Ukraine, after a pro-Kremlin leader took over. But Russia's biggest change is with two big adversaries: Poland and the United States.
voa常速英语:European Austerity Measures Draw Protests2010-12-16
A new wave of strikes in Greece disrupted transportation and closed schools, banks and courts Wednesday, while similar protests took place in other European Union countries against government austerity measures.
voa常速英语:US Tax Bill Clears Senate2010-12-16
The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping federal tax bill that will swell America's national debt by hundreds of billions of dollars and, it is hoped, stimulate a lagging U.S. economy. Attention now shifts to the House of Representatives, where some Democrats want to alter the tax deal struck between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans.
voa常速英语:Moose on the Loose in New York2010-12-16
New York, the state with the nation's largest metropolitan area, is also home to 2.5 million hectares of protected mountain wilderness. Conservationists believe that protection is why moose - which were nearly wiped out in the area - have started to return, highlighting the value of letting nature take its course.
voa常速英语:Russia,Seeking to Modernize,Showers...2010-12-16
Russia spent much of 2010 trying to mend fences with the West. It settled a big border dispute with Norway, and normalized relations with Ukraine, after a pro-Kremlin leader took over. But Russia's biggest change is with two big adversaries: Poland and the United States.
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Chinese economic authorities have signaled that fighting rising prices will be their top priority next year.
voa常速英语:Malaria:New Partnership Aims to Stop...2010-12-15
A new partnership is being launched to develop a malaria vaccine that would prevent parasites from entering the liver. Most of the symptoms of the disease develop after parasites have had time to replicate there.
voa常速英语:Lebanon Storms Crush Palestinian Settlement2010-12-15
After months of drought, storms pounded Lebanon during the weekend, destroying or damaging most of the 60 homes in Jal al-Bahr, one of Lebanon's poorest communities of Palestinian refugees.
voa常速英语:Family Struggles Could Dash Man's Dream...2010-12-15
Oscar nominations could go to Mark Wahlberg and co-star Christian Bale for their performances in a new drama directed by David O. Russell and based on the true story of a boxing champion from a working-class Boston neighborhood. Here's a look at The Fighter.
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The United Nations agency predicts 720,000 people in three regions could be severely affected in the next few months by a drought and lack of basic resources.
voa常速英语:India Parliament Deadlocked Over Corruption...2010-12-14
India's parliament ended its winter session deadlocked over a massive corruption scandal. The government and the opposition disagree over how to investigate the allegations of graft that have erupted over the sale of telecommunication spectrum licenses two years ago.
voa常速英语:White House Prepares Afghan Policy Review2010-12-14
Top U.S. defense officials say the new strategy for the war in Afghanistan announced by President Barack Obama a year ago is working. Some military and intelligence analysts, however, say the fight is far from over. The comments come as the White House prepares to deliver a widely anticipated year-end review of the administration's Afghan policy.
voa常速英语:North Korean Defectors Ask to Help Fight...2010-12-14
Since the November 23 shelling of Yeonpyeong island, there has been rising anger in South Korea. Many South Koreans are angry at what they consider their government's mild response to the attack, which killed four people. Among those who want tougher action is a group of North Korean defectors.
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The European Union and Russia have reached an agreement on trade issues that paves the way for Moscow's entry into the World Trade Organization as early as next year.
voa常速英语:Human Trials Start for Universal Flu Vaccine2010-12-13
The World Health Organization says about 500,000 people die every year from seasonal flu. To combat that, doctors recommend getting a flu vaccine at the beginning of each flu season and researchers are now working on a universal vaccine that could protect people from all strains of the flu. What's more, they say the vaccine could work for several years.
voa常速英语:WikiLeaks Supporters Step Up Cyber Attacks2010-12-12
Computer hackers used to be mostly sophisticated criminals, high tech spies or new media pranksters. But now a new breed of hacker is engaged in what some call a cyber war of political activism.
voa常速英语:Gulf Oil Spill Video Archive Goes Online2010-12-12
For the first time, all of the underwater video taken during the Gulf oil spill will be available, online, to the public. Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana is hoping those videos will help experts be better prepared for future disasters.
voa常速英语:New York Burger Company Hopes to...2010-12-12
New York City has every kind of restaurant imaginable, from Albanian to Zambian. A French family of restaurateurs of Romanian and Vietnamese ancestry will soon enter this international mix.
voa常速英语:Cancun Climate Conference Shielded from...2010-12-12
Participants at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico are complaining about long delays amid heavy security.
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Despite concerns in Estonia about the future of Europe's common currency, banks in the capital city Tallinn are having trouble keeping up with demand for euro coin start-up sets.
voa常速英语:Keith Urban Sings of Appreciation on 'Get Closer'2010-12-11
Country singer Keith Urban credits his wife, Nicole Kidman, with saving him from a life of alcoholism and drug addiction. That appreciation is heard throughout Keith's new album, Get Closer.
voa常速英语:Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global...2010-12-11
The largest effort ever to protect global food supplies against climate change was announced Friday in Rome.
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European defense ministers are meeting in Brussels to examine how to remain militarily effective, including sharing resources, at a time of fiscal austerity.