Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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USA Votes Newsletter, with its new community site, will carry the English coverage on election day starting with 10-minute newscasts every hour from 2300-0200 UTC, then the live video program starting at 0300 UTC (Wednesday). We'll track the vote as returns come in on a U.S. map reflecting the popular and electoral counts, as well as the balance of power in Congress, and we'll offer blogs from VOA reporters and a live T2A online chat starting at 0000 UTC (Wednesday), so users can share their thoughts and experiences. Also watch for USAVotes2008 and VOA updates on Twitter!

US President-elect Barack Obama speaks to press in Chicago, 07 Nov  2008 Obama Promises New Focus on Diplomacy  Video clip available
President-elect Barack Obama is promising new foreign policy leadership, with more emphasis on diplomacy

World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC World Bank Slashes Economic Growth Forecast  Audio Clip Available
World Bank to boost lending, other aid to developing nations by $100 billion over next three years

International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA director general Mohamed ElBaradei answers journalists' questions during a news conference at the Cernin Palace in Prague, Czech Republic, 11 Nov 2008 ElBaradei Welcomes Obama Iran Pledge
Mr. Obama pledged to meet with Iranian leaders and Mohamed ElBaradei says discussions between two sides could help ease tensions

[insert caption here] Expert on US Politics Talks About Historic Implications of  Obama's Victory
Norman Ornstein says Barack Obama's victory shattered racial barriers, will now change way world looks at US

US President-elect Barack Obama speaks to press in Chicago, 07 Nov  2008 Obama Sets His Agenda  Video clip available
Mr. Obama has a heavy mix of leftover problems and his own initiatives when he assumes the presidency. 

A Starbucks store inside the Beachwood Mall in Beachwood, Ohio, 10 Nov 2008 Economic Troubles Boost Budget Restaurants
Starbucks shares down more than three percent, McDonald's sales up worldwide

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