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一月份 第 08 課

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  • Indian Diplomat Leaves US
  • 印度女外交官柯布拉加德離開美國
  •   An Indian diplomat at the center of a disagreement with the United States for allegedly lying on a visa application for her maid has left the U.S.
  • 印度女外交官柯布拉加德已經離開美國,她涉嫌在為其保姆申請簽證時撒謊,此事導致印度與美國之間的分歧。

  •   Devyani Khobragade flew out of the U.S. Thursday night after India turned down a U.S. request to waive her diplomatic immunity.
  • 柯布拉加德星期四晚間乘飛機離開美國,此前印度拒絕了美國提出的免除其豁免權的要求。

  •   Khobragade had been serving as India's deputy consel general in New York. However, on Thursday - following standard procedure - U.S. officials accepted India's request to change her accreditation to the United Nations as a diplomat, giving her full immunity.
  • 柯布拉加德本是印度駐紐約的副總領事,但按照標準程式,美國官員星期四接受印度方面的要求,將柯布拉加德的駐美身份改為駐聯合國的外交官,給予她全面豁免權。

  •   Once she had full immunity, the State Department asked India to waive it so that Khobragade could face charges. But India denied the request.
  • 在柯布拉加德獲得全面豁免權後,美國國務院要求印度免除她的這一權利,以便美方對她提出起訴,但印度拒絕了這一要求。

  •   The spokesman said the charges against her will not be dropped upon leaving the country, and she will face them if she returns.
  • 美國國務院發言人說,柯布拉加德離境後,針對她的指控不會撤銷,而一旦她返回美國,將會面臨起訴。

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  • Israel Announces Plans for New Settlement Homes in West Bank
  • 以色列宣佈計劃在西岸增建定居點住房
  •   Israel has announced plans for 1,400 new settlement homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, a move certain to upset Palestinians during a time of already fragile peace talks.
  • 以色列宣佈計劃在約旦河西岸和東耶路撒冷修建 1400 個新住宅;在脆弱的巴以和談進行之際,以色列的決定肯定會讓巴勒斯坦人感到不安。

  •   The Israeli Housing Ministry on Friday announced that 800 homes would be built in the West Bank and 600 in East Jerusalem, both areas occupied by Israel's military since 1967.
  • 以色列住房部星期五宣佈將在以色列軍隊 1967 年以來佔領的約旦河西岸和東耶路撒冷分別修建 800 和 600 個定居點住房。

  •   The move had been expected as part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to calm concerns by some in his government about the release of Palestinian prisoners.
  • 據信以色列總理內塔尼亞胡企圖以此來平息部份內閣成員對釋放巴勒斯坦囚犯的不滿。

  •   The 26 prisoners were freed last month as part of a peace effort brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
  • 根據由美國國務卿克里斡旋達成的協議,以色列上個月釋放了 26 名巴勒斯坦囚犯。

  •   Israeli officials said they waited until Kerry left the region to announce the settlements.
  • 以色列官員說,他們等克里離開中東之後才宣佈了增建定居點住房的計劃。

  •   Palestinians have threatened to walk out of the talks, and possibly pursue legal action, if Israel goes ahead with the settlements, which are built on land Palestinians want as part of a separate state.
  • 巴勒斯坦人威脅說,如果以色列實施這個計劃,他們就會退出談判,甚至可能採取法律行動;這些住宅將建在巴勒斯坦人希望未來建立的巴勒斯坦國的土地上。

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