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十一月份 第 09 課

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  • (2013-11-12)------

  • International Relief Efforts Picking up in Typhoon-Hit Philippines
  • 國際社會加緊救援菲律賓颱風災區
  •   The Pentagon is sending an aircraft carrier as part of U.S. efforts to accelerate aid to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, where 10,000 people are feared dead and many more displaced.
  • 美國國防部派遣一艘航空母艦,加緊援助遭到颱風侵襲的菲律賓中部地區,當地可能有多達一萬人死於風災,並有很多人無家可歸。

  •   Some of the affected areas had still not been reached Tuesday, four days after Typhoon Haiyan plowed through the remote island region with historically powerful winds and tsunami-like waves.
  • 星期二,救災人員仍無法進入一些災區;四天前,颱風 “海燕” 橫掃菲律賓中部地區;“海燕” 是自有記錄以來最猛烈的颱風,掀起的海浪如同海嘯。

  •   The U.N. estimates 660,000 people were displaced by the storm.
  • 聯合國估計無家可歸的災民多達 66 萬。

  •   Many have no access to food, water or medicine and there have been reports of widespread looting in Tacloban, the worst-hit city.
  • 很多人得不到食物、水和藥品;有報導說,災情最重的獨魯萬市出現廣泛的搶劫行為。

  •   International relief efforts have begun to pick up. The U.S. on Monday announced it is providing $20 million in humanitarian aid.
  • 國際社會開始加緊救援行動;美國星期一宣佈,將提供 2 千萬美元人道援助。

  •   It is also sending the USS George Washington, an aircraft carrier with 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft on board.
  • 美國還派出 “喬治‧華盛頓號” 航空母艦參與救災,這艘航母載有 5 千名軍人和 80 多架飛機。


  • (2013-11-12)------

  • Iran, World Powers Optimistic but Trading Blame Over Nuclear Talks
  • 伊朗和世界強國仍對達成核協議保持樂觀,但互相指責
  •   Diplomats from Iran and a group of world powers seeking to limit its uranium enrichment say they remain committed and optimistic about reaching a deal, despite trading blame for failing to agree at their latest meeting.
  • 伊朗和爭取限制伊朗鈾濃縮活動的世界六強國的外交官們相互指責對方造成最近一次會談無疾而終,但他們表示將繼續致力於達成一項協議,並對此持樂觀態度。

  •   Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said late Monday the two sides made "considerable progress" during days of talks that ended last weekend in Geneva.
  • 伊朗外交部長扎里夫星期一晚間說,雙方在會談中取得了 “很大進展”;在日內瓦舉行的本次會談於上週末結束。

  •   But he blamed the lack of a deal on divisions among the so-called P5+1 group that includes the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany.
  • 但扎里夫說,由於所謂的 “五常加一” 六國之間存在分歧,導致會談未能達成協定;五常加一包括美國、英國、法國、中國、俄羅斯和德國。

  •   U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague each said their group was united in their proposal.
  • 美國國務卿克里和英國外交大臣黑格說,五常加一對協議的立場保持一致。

  •   Kerry said it was Iran that could not accept the deal, and said he hoped the two sides would reach an agreement within months.
  • 克里說,不肯接受有關協議的是伊朗;他還表示,希望雙方在數月內達成一致立場。

  •   The negotiations resume next week.
  • 談判將於下星期繼續進行。

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