EU Agrees to $1.3 Trillion Budget
From VOA Learning English, this is the Economics Report in Special English.
European Union countries have struggled to find common ground as they worked out a budget agreement in Belgium this month. European leaders finally had success last week. They agreed on the European Union’s multiannual financial framework, or MMF, for the period from 2014 to 2020.
President Obama Sets His Goals for 2013
From VOA Learning English, this is IN THE NEWS in Special English.
President Obama set out goals for his second term earlier this week during his fifth State of the Union message to Congress. The president spoke largely about his economic goals for the United States. He noted the need for the two main political parties to support his efforts to help the middle class, create jobs and reduce the deficit.
Traditional Test for Cervix Cancer Being Used to Test for Other Cancers
This is SCIENCE IN THE NEWS, in Special English. I’m Kelly Jean Kelly.
And I’m Avi Arditti. Today, we tell about a new way to test for cancers of the female reproductive system. We tell how a diabetes drug can help ovarian cancer patients. And we report on a finding that overweight people have a lower risk of death than those of normal weight. We also tell about a proposal to store documents, videos and other information in genetic material.
Famous New York Train Station Turns 100
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English.
I’m June Simms.
Today, we play new music from the twin sister band, Tegan and Sara.
We also get to know a teenager from Maryland who was a guest at the State of the Union gathering at the United States Capitol Tuesday.
But first, we visit a famous New York City train station that is 100 years old this month.
Nigerian Doctor Honored for Fight Against River Blindness
From VOA Learning English, this is the Health Report in Special English.
Nigerian doctor Uche Amazigo has received the Prince Mahidol Award for outstanding efforts in public health. Dr. Amazigo recently traveled to Thailand to receive the award. She has been a leader in sub-Saharan Africa in the fight against the disease known as river blindness.