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I'm Dave DeForest reporting. The climate summit begins in Paris: U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders to "rise to this moment," telling them their progress at the U.N. climate summit in Paris will be measured by "the suffering that is averted and a planet that is preserved."

"We have broken the old arguments for inactionWe have proved that strong economic growth and a safer environment no longer have to conflict with one anotherThey can work in concert with one another, and that should give us hope."

The summit participants are trying to reach an agreement on measures to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-Industrial Revolution levels.

Mr. Obama voiced regret Monday to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Turkish shootdown of a Russian jet fighter last weekMr. Obama urged the Russian leader to reduce tensions with Turkey over the incident.

The U-S State Department says it has evidence from its own sources and from Turkey that the Russian jet shot down on the Turkey-Syria border last week had violated Turkish airspace. A spokeswoman says Turkey warned the Russian pilots multiple times but received no response. Russia has insisted that the plane never left Syria.

Pope Francis has ended his African tripThe pontiff's first official visit to Africa took him to three countries. He flew out of the Central African Republic early Monday afternoon after celebrating Mass before a huge gathering at the national stadium in the capital, Bangui. Earlier, at the main mosque in Bangui, the pope said Christians and Muslims are brothers. He said that his visit to the country would be incomplete without meeting Muslims. This is VOA news.

The United States tightened its visa waiver program Monday in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacksIt added new screenings for travelers heading to the U.S. from the 38 countries around the world whose citizens need a visa to enter the country.

The International Monetary Fund Monday added China's yuan to its basket of key global currencies. The IMF said that the yuan is qualified to be added to the U.S. dollar, Europe's euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound as one of the currencies in the world organization's Special Drawing Rights grouping. The action takes effect next October.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there has been a mixed response from opposition parties and civil society to President Joseph Kabila's call for a political dialogue to sort out election issuesThe biggest opposition party has given the president's call a mild welcome, while other opposition parties have mostly rejected itNick Long has more.

"The DRC's biggest opposition party, the UDPS, does not appear to have issued a public communiqué in response to the president's call for a dialogue. But UDPS spokesman Augustin Kabuya told VOA a dialogue is needed to settle electoral issues, without which elections cannot take place. Kabuya rejected accusations that the party plans to reach a power-sharing deal with President Kabila, allowing him to remain in power beyond his constitutional two-term limit. The other two main opposition groupings, known as the G7 and the Opposition Dynamicissued a joint statement. The statement said Kabila's agenda for the dialogue clearly show he intends to stay in officeIt also accused his government of many failings. Nick Long, Kinshasa."

The United Nations says overnight attacks on civilians by Ugandan rebels in an eastern border region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left at least 24 people dead. A U-N spokesman says the attacks in the Beni region by an Islamist group known as the Allied Democratic Forces left one U.N. peacekeeper dead.

Former prime minister Roch March Christian Kabore holds a strong lead as results trickle in from Burkina Faso's presidential election. Partial returns Monday showed Kabore ahead with more than 50 percent of the vote, setting up the possibility he  will win a first-round victory.

A Jerusalem court convicted two Israeli youths Monday for last year's killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager who was burned to death in East Jerusalem. The court postponed its verdict for a third defendant in the case after the man's lawyer submitted a last-minute insanity defense. The two youths are due to be sentenced in January. Abu Khdeir was abducted and then burned to death in retaliation for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens.

In Washington, Im Dave DeForest. Thats the latest world news from VOA.

inaction n.不活动,不活跃, 迟钝, 懒

reach an agreement 达成协议,取得一致意见

jet fighter 喷气式战斗机

airspace n.领空,(某国的)空域

mosque n.清真寺,伊斯兰教寺院

visa waiver 免签

in the wake of adv.随着, 尾随,紧跟,仿效,跟着 

screenings n.筛屑,筛检

sort out v.整理,解决,把…安排妥当

communiqué 公报,公告

power-sharing n.权力分享

postpone v.使延期,延缓

insanity defense [医] 精神病防御,精神障碍防御

retaliation n.报复,反击









“刚果民主共和国最大的反对党—— 民主与社会进步联盟似乎还未就总统呼吁对话的提议发表公报已示回应。但是该政党的发言人奥古斯丁·卡布雅向VOA表示,对话是解决选举所必须的,否则无法举行选举。卡布雅拒绝承认本党计划与总统卡比拉达成一项权力分享协议,并允许其突破宪法连任两届的限制而继续执政。另外两个主要反对党,即G7和反对党动力发表了联合声明。声明指出卡比拉的对话议程清楚的揭示出其寻求继续执政的目的。同时,声明中还对卡比拉政府的诸多失误提出了指责。尼克·隆,金沙萨报道。”