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欧盟解除对美国等地的入境限制

发布者: 五毒 | 发布时间: 2021-6-20 01:09| 查看数: 265| 评论数: 1|



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

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin held their first summit on Wednesday, with both men saying the talks were constructive and straightforward. We get more from AP's Sagar Meghani.

In Geneva, both leaders described constructive talks lasting about three hours.

"There were no threats, just simple assertions."

Through an interpreter, Putin says he and the president generally spoke the same language.

"I think there was no hostility, quite the contrary."

They'd agreed to return their ambassadors to Washington and Moscow and work toward a new nuclear arms treaty. But there's sharp disagreement on cyberattacks. Putin denies Russia is involved while U.S. intelligence indicates otherwise.

The president says he made clear attacks on major American infrastructure are unacceptable.

"Whether I stopped it from happening again, he knows I will take action."

Sagar Meghani, Washington.

The U.S. Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it might act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest-rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from the pandemic recession but have also coincided with rising inflation.

The Fed's policymakers forecast that they would raise their benchmark short-term rate, which influences many consumer and business loans, twice by late 2023. They had previously estimated that no rate hike would occur before 2024.

In a statement after its latest policy meeting, the FED also said it expects the pandemic to have a diminishing effect on the economy as vaccinations increase, thereby allowing for more growth.

The news from the Federal Reserve unnerved investors on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrials dropped .77 percent, the S&P 500 lost .54 percent while the NASDAQ fell by .24 percent.

This is VOA News.

The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for Central American migrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum. AP's Jackie Quinn reports.

There's a new policy for judges announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland, saying they should drop previous rules that made it tougher for immigrants facing domestic or gang violence to be granted asylum in the United States.

An immigration attorney in Washington DC said he recently represented a family from El Salvador. The husband was killed and gang member started coming after his children. But still the immigration judge denied that claim under the Trump rules. The lawyer says even with the changes it will still be hard to win asylum cases.

A key architect of some of Trump's immigration policies, Jean Hamilton, says he thinks the Biden announcement will lead to more asylum claims being based on crime and he says that's not a reason for the humanitarian protection.

Jackie Quinn, Washington.

The European Union is recommending member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the United States. AP's Charles De Ledesma reports.

EU members have agreed to add America to the list of countries in whose cases restrictions on non-essential travel should be lifted. The move was adopted during a meeting in Brussels of permanent representatives of the 27-nation bloc.

The recommendation is non-binding, and national governments have authority to require test results or vaccination records and to set other entry conditions if they want.

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

flee

[fliː]

v.迅速离开; (尤指害怕有危险而)逃避,逃跑;


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贺贝加 发表于 2021-6-20 16:59:44
解除吧,新冠也是随之而去的
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