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President-elect Barack Obama waves after giving his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago, 04 Nov 2008 America Looks Ahead to Obama Administration  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Former Clinton adviser Rahm Emanuel offered chief of staff position; Paul Volcker, Robert Rubin mentioned as possible candidates for treasury secretary


President-elect Barack Obama waves after giving his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago, 4 Nov. 2008 Political Experts Say Obama Faces Major Challenges  Audio Clip Available
President-elect and his team begin to face many choices that confront them as they prepare to assume office in January


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, 05 Nov 2008 Pelosi Urges Congressional Bipartisanship in Working with President-Elect Obama  Audio Clip Available
US House of Representatives Speaker says increased number of Democrats should enable Congress to accomplish more


Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks at the opening ceremony of the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, 24 Oct 2008 China Looking at Possible Meeting Between Hu, Obama
Chinese President Hu Jintao could meet president-elect Barack Obama on sidelines of G-20 meeting in Washington, DC next week


IMF logo entrance wall 150 em may01.jpg IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast
Report says world economic growth will slow from 5 percent in 2007 to just over 2 percent in 2009


Pakistan Bomb Kills 9 at Pakistani Tribal Leader Meeting
Officials say attack occurred in semi-autonomous Bajaur region, bordering Afghanistan


Pro-Taiwan supporters stand on top of police barricades and shout slogans in protest against the visit of China's top negotiator with Taiwan, Chen Yunlin, in Taipei, Taiwan, 06 Nov 2008 Taiwan President Meets With Senior Mainland Official  Audio Clip Available
Despite rowdy protest on streets of Taipei, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met with Chinese envoy who signed historic cross-strait transportation deals earlier this week


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (file photo) Rice in Middle East for More Peace Talks
US secretary of state says Bush administration will pursue Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking efforts until President Bush leaves office in January


US soldiers (L) secure area as Iraqi soldiers inspect car damaged by roadside bomb in Sadr City, Baghdad, 06 Nov 2008 US Responds to Iraq Security Pact Changes
Iraqi officials did not give details on pact that would allow US troops to remain in country after UN mandate expires at end of December


The Fifth Druk Gyalpo proceeding to the Kuenra following his crowning Bhutan Hands Raven Crown to New King  Audio Clip Available
At precise time pre-determined by Buddhist astrologers, Jigme Khesar Namgyel became small nation's 5th king 


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