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发表于 2019-9-29 00:58:49 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式


This is VOA news. I'm Marissa Melton.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday was talking with both U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, hoping to ease rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

The story from VOA's White House bureau chief Steve Herman at the United Nations.

Trump appears to be rebuffing Macron's efforts with Iran.

"... we're not looking for any mediators. They know who to call."

In a joint statement, Britain, France and Germany are holding Iran responsible for recent attacks on Saudi oil installations, which has prompted concerns about the possibility of war between the West and the Islamic Republic.

Trump says "We'll be talking about Iran's aggression" in his address Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly.

Steve Herman, VOA news, at the United Nations.

Also Monday, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg scolded world leaders at the United Nations summit calling for climate action.

"You are failing us! But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you."

She said the science has been clear for 30 years and they are still not doing enough.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres admitted his generation has failed in its responsibility to protect our planet. He called for the phasing out of fossil fuels and an end to construction of new coal power plants.

"Is it common sense to build ever more coal plants that are choking our future? Is it common sense to reward pollution that kills millions with dirty air and makes it dangerous for people in cities around the world to sometimes even venture out of their homes?"

He said it's time to end subsidies to the fossil fuel industry and shift taxes from salaries to carbon.

This is VOA news.

An American soldier is facing charges for allegedly sharing bomb-making instructions online and talking about conducting attacks.

AP Washington correspondent Sagar Meghani has more.

Prosecutors say Jarrett William Smith discussed a plan to kill far-left-leaning activists and suggested bombing a major news network, which was not identified.

They say Smith also described how to build a cell phone-triggered bomb and that he was interested in going to Ukraine to fight with a paramilitary group.

The 24-year-old Smith was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Sagar Meghani, Washington.

Almost a week after Israel's deadlocked election, Israelis are not closer to knowing who their prime minister will be. President Reuven Rivlin [has finished just] has just finished two days of consultations with all of the party heads. He'll ask either Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or challenger Benny Gantz to try to form a coalition.

Linda Gradstein reports for VOA from Jerusalem.

It looks like neither Netanyahu nor Gantz has enough votes to form a majority coalition of 61 in the 120-seat Knesset. After two days of consultations, Netanyahu continued his attacks on Israel's Arab citizens.

He said that either there will be a minority government based on those who praise attacks on Israelis or there will be a broad unity government.

A unity government would mean a deal between Netanyahu and Gantz, who together would have a majority even without any of the smaller parties.

President Rivlin, who has to task either Netanyahu or Gantz with forming a government, has made it clear that is the outcome he prefers. But Netanyahu is facing a series of corruption allegations and is likely to be indicted in the next few weeks.

Linda Gradstein, for VOA news, Jerusalem.

Annual Pacific heat wave is threatening Hawaii's iconic coral reefs. The AP's Ed Donahue has more.

It's called coral bleaching. Warmer ocean temperatures can eliminate algae that can help protect coral reefs.

NOAA oceanographer Jamison Gove says their maps of the Hawaiian islands show fewer areas are blue protected from coral bleaching.

"... and as we get into green and yellow this is where we expect to see coral bleaching and then the reds are where we expect to see severe coral bleaching."

A major marine heat wave killed nearly half of the coastline's coral four years ago.

Cynthia Kennedy with the Kahalu'u Bay Education Center says the water may be warming but humans can do their part to stop coral bleaching. "... avoid stepping on the corals or feeding the fish."

NOAA says this could be related to the warming of the oceans and other effects of human-made climate change.

I'm Ed Donahue.

The British travel company, Thomas Cook, shut down without warning Monday, leaving about 600,000 vacationers stranded.

The firm collapsed. Staff to the British government failed to approve a bailout.

I'm Marissa Melton. You're listening to VOA news.

bleach/bliːtʃ/

v.(使) 变白,漂白,晒白,退色;

n.漂白剂;

bailout/ˈbeɪlaʊt/

n.紧急财政援助;



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