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【BBC】英安德鲁王子深陷性丑闻,将暂停履行王室公务

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千缘 发表于 2019-11-25 03:26:24 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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BBC news.

A top US diplomat has said he was following President Trump's orders to put pressure on Ukraine to open politically motivated investigations. Gordon Sondland told the impeachment inquiry that he believed the military aid to Ukraine was withheld to try to force its government to launch the probes. The Democrats chairing the impeachment hearings Adam Schiff said Mr.Sondland's testimony made it clear that awareness of the scheme included other senior officials, including the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

Queen Elizabeth's second son Prince Andrew has announced that he's stepping back from public duties, because what he called his ill-judged association with the convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein. It follows a BBC television interview widely deemed to be a public relation disaster.

Angry crowds have gathered outside parliament in Malta after the arrest of a top businessman in connection with the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Protesters shouting “Mafia” and get out, demanded the resignation of prime minister Joseph Muscat. Before her death two years ago, Mrs.Caruana Galizia has been investigating allegations of corruption in Malta.

Six wildlife experts have reportedly been sentenced in Iran to between six and ten years in jail. The authorities accused them of using their work tracking in dangerous species as cover to collect classified information. They denied the charges.

A prominent Somali rights activist has been shot died in the capital Mogadishu. Almaas Elman was traveling by car inside the compound of the city's airport. A Somali security official said she was killed by a straight bullet.

And the ride-healing app Uber is to begin trials of a feature, which allows customers to record audio of their car journey if they have safety concerns.

BBC news.

withhold/wɪðˈhəʊld/

v. 拒绝给,不给

probe/prəʊb/

n. 调查,盘问,追究

chair/tʃeə(r)/

v. 主持(会议)



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