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    BBC news 2019-01-19 with transcript and audio

    BBC news with Julie Candler. President Trump will hold a second summit with the North Korean Kim Jong Un near the end of February. It’s expected to focus on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The White House didn’t say anything about how to advance the nuclear talks that made very little progress since the first summit last year. The White House has condemned the “categorically false” allegations that President Trump ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to congress about his business links with Russia before he took office. If substantiated, the allegations could trigger impeachment proceedings. Mr. Trump’s current lawyer has denied the claims. The U.S government…

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    VOA news 2019-01-19 with transcript and audio

    This is VOA news. I’m David Byrd in Washington. The White House has announced that a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held at the end of February. The announcement was made after Trump met in the Oval Office for 90 minutes Friday with Kim Yong Chol, a former spymaster in North Korea’s top nuclear envoy. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the administration is continuing “to make progress” on this front. “We continue to make progress. We’re continuing to have conversations. The United States is going to continue to keep pressure and sanctions on North Korea until we see full…

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    How to Use the Word ‘Ever’

    Have you ever noticed the number of times that a native English speaker uses the word “ever”? Ever is an adverb that we Americans say a lot. Here’s today’s question, from Zanoni in Venezuela: Question: Hello. I would like to get some tips about the right usage of the adverb “ever.” Thanks in advance. – Zanoni, Venezuela Answer: Hello, Zanoni! There are many ways to use the word “ever,” but some of them are very formal, less modern, or more common in British English. So it might help more if I tell you how Americans most often use the word. There are a few ways we use it. At any time The first way means “at any time.” For…

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    CNN 10 news 2019-01-18 with transcript and audio

    Prime Minister Teresa May Narrowly Wins Vote of Confidence; Defense Missiles Are Discussed and How They Are Made; 3D Bridge in China Opens CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10. After substantial investigative journalism, I can now confirm definitely that Fridays are awesome. It is great to be wrapping up the week with you. We have a report out of the United Kingdom to kick things off today. We told you on Wednesday how an agreement on Brexit, a plan for how Britain would leave the European Union failed. The deal was made between the EU and the Administration of British Prime Minister Teresa May…

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    VOA news 2019-01-18 with transcript and audio

    This is VOA news. I’m David Byrd in Washington. President Donald Trump has sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday, saying that a proposed trip to visit troops in Afghanistan and allies in Europe is canalled. AP Washington correspondent Sagar Meghani reports. Pelosi yesterday moved to delay the president’s state of the union address. “… and we haven’t heard, very silent, more than 24 hours.” In remarks at the Pentagon, the president did not address the request but re-upped his demand for border wall money. “We need strong barriers and walls.” And hours later, he did flex his executive power, denying Pelosi the use of a government aircraft…

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    BBC news 2019-01-18 with transcript and audio

    BBC news with Fiona McDonald. The African Union has urged the Democratic Republic of Congo to postpone the release of its presidential election results. The final results are due later today. But the AU says a series of doubts about provisional results released last week. Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner but another candidate Martin Fayulu insists he won. President Trump has canceled a trip by a high-level US delegation to next week’s world economic forum at the Swiss mansion resort of Davos. Mr. Trump cited the ongoing government shutdown in America. Earlier, he postponed an overseas fact-finding mission by the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives…

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    BBC news 2019-01-17 with transcript and audio

    BBC news with Neil Nunes. One of North Korea’s main nuclear negotiators is in Beijing en route to the United States to help with preparations for a second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Kim Yong Chol is thought to be carrying a message for President Trump from the North Korea’s leader. A Ghanaian investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in Ghanaian football has been killed in the capital Accra. Ahmed Husein Suale was shot three times on Wednesday night as he drove home. Taiwan has asked its allies to condemn China for asking multinational firms not to refer to the island as a separate country. As a…

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    VOA news 2019-01-17 with transcript and audio

    VOA news. I’m Christopher Cruise reporting. The death toll in an attack on American and coalition troops in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday is rising, with the bombing raising questions about what happens once American forces pull out for good. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the bombing which was claimed by the Islamic State terror group has left 20 people dead, including five American troops. Associated Press Washington correspondent Sagar Meghani reports from the White House. The military says the troops were on a routine patrol in Manbij when a bomb went off nearby. The attack comes weeks after President Trump caught aides and allies off…

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    CNN 10 news 2019-01-17 with transcript and audio

    Terror Attacks in Syria and Kenya; World Economic Forum Faces Challenges; Plant-Based Versions of Sushi and Nutrition Bars CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz. Thank you for taking 10 for CNN 10. U.S. military officials are investigating a terrorist attack that happened in Northern Syria Wednesday. U.S. Central Command says four Americans were killed. Two were U.S. service members. One was a civilian with the Department of Defense and one was a DOD contractor. The attack apparently took place while U.S. troops were on a routine patrol in the city of Mambidge and the terrorist group ISIS which stands for Islamic State In Iraq and Syria claimed…

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    Theresa May’s statement after surviving no confidence vote

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement after a victory confidence vote in parliament. The Brexit movement faced a devastating setback after May’s deal failed to pass parliament by a historic 230 vote margin. This evening the Government has won the confidence of Parliament. This now gives us all the opportunity to focus on finding a way forward on Brexit. I understand that to people getting on with their lives, away from Westminster, the events of the past 24 hours will have been unsettling. Overwhelmingly, the British people want us to get on with delivering Brexit, and also address the other important issues they care about. But the deal…