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美国家长就孩子上学戴口罩问题争论不休

发布者: 五毒 | 发布时间: 2022-1-27 06:00| 查看数: 101| 评论数: 0|



This is VOA News. Reporting by remote, I'm David Byrd.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday he had authorized the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine. We get more from AP's Karen Chammas.

The U.S. has fully endorsed the move. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted that Washington supported the nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania "for their longstanding support to Ukraine" against what he calls Russia's "unprovoked and irresponsible aggression."

Moscow has massed tens of thousands of troops at the border with Ukraine, leading to fears of an invasion.

Viktor Yanukovych, a local resident on the Ukrainian side of the border, says tensions are high.

"... like on the edge of something very terrible and scaring ...."

Another local resident, ???Ilya Napolska, says Ukraine would defend itself at all costs.

"... if someone tries to our freedom again, we will fight them."

I'm Karen Chammas.

Fighting raged for a third day Saturday between the Islamic State group and Kurdish forces in Syria after IS attacked a prison housing jihadists, with the violence killing nearly 90 people.

The assault on the prison in the northern city of Hasakeh is one of IS's most significant since its so-called "caliphate" was declared defeated in Syria nearly three years ago.

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, said "At least 28 members of the Kurdish security forces, five civilians and 56 members of IS have been killed" in the violence."

The Islamic State group launched the attack on Thursday night against the prison, housing at least 3,500 suspected members of the jihadist group, including some of its leaders.

Hundreds of jihadist inmates have been recaptured since the attack but dozens were still believed to be on the loose.

This is VOA News.

Saturday was a day of protests against COVID-19 restrictions across Europe, with demonstrations in Helsinki, Athens, London, Paris and Stockholm.

Protesters took to the streets of central London to demonstrate against regulations requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for British National Health Service workers.

Thousands rallied in Paris against France's vaccine pass two days before the new measure takes effect. The French Constitutional Council on Friday approved with conditions the pass which will require people age 16 and above to show proof of vaccination to enter public places like bars, restaurants and cinemas.

In Stockholm, about 9,000 people marched through the streets chanting no to vaccine passes, yes to freedom. The Scandinavian country introduced the passes on December 1. They have been mandatory since January 12 for indoor events of more than 50 people as the country battles an unprecedented surge of infections with around 40,000 cases reported per day in the past week.

The debate over masking children in U.S. schools is heating up across the country. AP's Julie Walker reports.

Arizona's Republican Governor Doug Ducey suing the Biden administration over its demand the state stop sending millions in federal COVID relief money to schools that don't have mask requirements or that close due to outbreaks.

In Virginia, Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin says he is confident his administration will win a court battle over his executive order allowing parents to opt out of school mask mandate. But he advised parents to listen to their principal until the court issues its ruling.

Meanwhile, experts still stress mask-wearing. CDC director Rochelle Walensky: "Cases are still well higher than the threshold to start thinking about taking off some of those measures."

I'm Julie Walker.

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threshold

[ˈθreʃhoʊld]

n.门槛; 门口; 阈; 界; 起始点; 开端; 起点; 入门;


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