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US President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle leave University of Chicago Lab School after parent-teacher conference, 07 Nov 2008 Obama to Meet with Economic Team, Hold News Conference
President-elect will speak to reporters for first time since winning election - Live on VOA at 1930 UTC

Capitol Hill Democratic-Led Congress Could Help Swiftly Implement Obama Agenda  Audio Clip Available
But analysts say no one should expect Democrats to automatically walk in lock-step with a president of their own party

The Pentagon Pentagon Prepares for First Wartime Transition in 40 Years  Audio Clip Available
Preparations being made to ensure that key officials of new administration are ready to take control of world's most powerful military the moment Barrack Obama takes office on January 20

Rebel General Laurent Nkunda (C) walks in the courtyard of a house after speaking with the press in the  town of Kitshoumba, 2 Nov. 2008 Rights Group Accuses Congo Rebels of Killing Civilians  Audio Clip Available
Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior researcher on the DRC for Human Rights Watch says her organization has evidence renegade General Laurent Nkunda's rebels carried out the alleged killings

Governor of the European Central Bank French Jean Claude Trichet (L) and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana arrive for an informal working lunch meeting of EU heads of state and governments in Brussels, 07 Nov 2008 EU Leaders Discuss Global Financial Crisis
Among ideas discussed: giving IMF much larger role in stabilizing financial system

U.S. Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice is presented with a gift by Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas, 7 Nov. 2008 Rice: Creation of Palestinian State Coming
But US secretary of state cautions that Israel's plans for more West Bank settlements are hurting negotiations

Billboard of an information technology company at in Bangalore, India, 06 Nov 2008 India's Technology Industry Fears Cuts in Outsourcing from US  Audio Clip Available
During campaign, Senator Barack Obama said he will give incentives to companies creating jobs at home, stop giving tax breaks to those shipping jobs overseas

Michelle Obama (27 Oct 2008 file photo) Future US First Lady Seeks to be Role Model  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available
Biographer describes Michelle Obama, 44, as a trailblazer who is a very committed wife and mother

The Fifth Druk Gyalpo reviews military troops and police at celebration marking his coronation, 07 Nov 2008 World's Youngest King Admits He Doubted Ability to Reign  Audio Clip Available
5th Druk Gyalpo calls ascension to throne a matter of destiny, promises to work tirelessly to serve people his entire life 

A South Korean woman consults a street fortune teller, who appears to be giving her bad news, in central Seoul (file photo) South Korean Fortunetellers Gather For Peek at Tomorrow  Audio Clip Available
One soothsayer tells VOA's Kurt Achin signs point to improved relations between Seoul, US and global financial recovery after February 4

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