VOA Newscast - Voice of America http://learningenglish.voanews.com/archive/voa-newscast/latest/4616/4616.html Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show about major stories in the news. The newscast is delivered in normal speed for advanced English learners. http://www.voanews.com/Content/responsive/VOA/img/rssLogo.gif VOA Newscast - Voice of America http://learningenglish.voanews.com/archive/voa-newscast/latest/4616/4616.html en 2016 - VOA 60 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:42:30 +0000 Pangea CMS – VOA 1300 UTC Newscast of November 15, 2016 From Washington, this is VOA News. I’m Frances Alonzo reporting. President Barack Obama is in Athens Tuesday. It’s a start of his final foreign trip as U.S. leader. He said that he would press upon European allies that his view that austerity alone "cannot deliver prosperity." Speaking with the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, at the start of his final trip, he said: "In my message to the rest of Europe I will continue to emphasize our view that austerity alone cannot deliver prosperity." Meanwhile, before leaving Washington Monday, Mr. Obama discussed his trip. Aside from Greece, he will meet European leaders in Germany and take part in a two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru: "I'll meet with the leaders of countries that have been the focus of our foreign policy through our re-balance in the Asia-Pacific. This is a time of great change in the world, but America's always been a pillar of strength and a beacon of hope to peoples around the globe, and that's what it must continue to be..." You can read more details on the president’s trip at VOANews.com. An Egyptian appeals court has overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in one of four trials since his 2013 overthrow, according to a judicial official. The Court of Cassation ordered that Morsi be retried on charges of taking part in prison breaks and violence against policemen during a 2011 uprising. Russia's Investigative Committee said Tuesday that it had charged the country’s Economy Minister with bribe-taking. He was detained on suspicion of taking a two-million-dollar bribe over a deal involving state oil giant Rosneft. The committee, in a statement, charged the minister with "receiving bribes." This is VOA News. We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section.   http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/english-newscast-for-november-15/3596502.html http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/english-newscast-for-november-15/3596502.html Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:24:25 +0000 VOA Newscasthttp://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/english-newscast-for-november-15/3596502.html#relatedInfoContainer 1100 UTC Newscast for November 9, 2016 From Washington, this is VOA News. I’m Michael Brown reporting. Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, after pulling off a stunning and unexpected win over the Democratic (Party) candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Trump said Clinton called to congratulate him. Trump appealed for unity as he addressed supporters at his election headquarters in New York City. “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division--(we) have to get together. To all Republicans, and Democrats, and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. … I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.” Trump's victory denied Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman elected president in the U.S. (UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN) “I had a feeling that a lot of people were not really, they were embarrassed to tell that they were supporting him (Trump), but we would see a lot of people voting for him at this Election Day. And I’m so happy to see that this is possible, that you can go against political correctness.” (UNIDENTIFIED MAN) “So this is a Brexit (Britain's plan to withdraw from the European Union)  vote. This is the U.S. equivalent of a Brexit vote. All of the polls didn’t believe it. All of the polls said it wasn’t going to happen…” Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager addressed supporters at her election headquarters in New York Tuesday night. But no timetable was given on when Clinton will speak publicly, although political observers expect she will make a statement sometime on Wednesday. Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election sparked a drastic plunge in stock prices on global markets, weakening the U.S. dollar, and pushed down oil prices. Some analysts in New York tell VOA Trump’s plan to reduce regulation could be helpful to the oil drilling and banking sectors. This is VOA News.   We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section. http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/english-newscast-for-november-9/3588979.html http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/english-newscast-for-november-9/3588979.html Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:54:40 +0000 VOA Newscasthttp://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/english-newscast-for-november-9/3588979.html#relatedInfoContainer