VOA 1分ニュース スクリプト 11/10/12

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The United States Justice Department has brought charges against two Iranians. They are accused of plotting with people in the Iranian government to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. A statement from the White House said President Obama spoke by telephone with Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. Mr. Obama called the plot a flagarent violation of American and international law. Justice officials identified one suspect as Manssor Arbabsiar. He was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on September twenty-ninth. He holds Iranian and American passports. The second suspect is Gholam Shakuri. Officials say he has yet to be captured.



Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas say they have reached an agreement to free an Israeli soldier held in the Gaza Strip. In exchange, Israel will free more than one thousand Palestinian prisoners. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the Egyptian-negotiated agreement late Tuesday. He said if all goes as planned Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit should be home within days. The soldier was captured in June of two thousand six. Hamas leader Khaled Meshel confirmed a deal had been reached. News of the deal set off wild celebrations in Gaza and other areas. Israel's top security official denied reports that the most famous Palestinian prisoner, Marwan Barghouti would be included in the exchange.



The United States Senate has rejected President Obama's plan to create millions of jobs through government work programs and tax help for businesses. Democratic party members of the Senate asked for the vote. They wanted to see if the bill could be brought to a full debate and final consideration. Mr. Obama said the measure would put thousands teachers, police and other Americans back to work. He said taxes for workers and small businesses would be cut. He also said his opponents can try to explain to Americans demanding action why they rejected the plan. He said the Senate vote is not the end of fight and he will now work with Senate leaders to enact parts of the bill one by one.



A peaceful day of voting has ended in Liberia. It was the second time national elections have been held since the end of a civil war. Many people arrived at voting stations during the night so they could be among the first to vote. Election observers told the Voice of America that most voting stations opened as planned. They also reported no major problems, even with heavy rain falling in parts of Liberia. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is facing a difficult fight for a second term. After voting in her home village, she admitted that many Liberians are still poor but said that she has a very good chance for re-election.



The United States Senate has passed a bill that could lead to action against China or any country found to unfairly control the value of its money. The bill would permit American action if the Treasury Department finds a country is manipulating its money and not taking steps to fix it. The proposed law also makes it easier for American companies to seek taxes on foreign imports. Many American lawmakers say Chinese monetary manipulation helps to increase sales of Chinese goods on world markets. They have said the Chinese actions make American goods more costly.