VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国务卿与普京展开坦诚对话
日期:2015-05-15 12:24

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had "frank" -- or direct -- discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday in the city of Sochi. The two leaders discussed Ukraine, Syria and Iran.

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Mr. Kerry has not visited Russia since tensions rose between the two countries over disagreements on Ukraine and Syria.

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Mr. Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier. Mr. Lavrov later said it was "absolutely necessary" to avoid steps that could further harm relations between the two countries. He also said that Tuesday's meeting had helped leaders in Moscow and Washington better understand each other.

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Phillippines, Japan hold military drills in South China Sea

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The Philippines and Japan have held their first-ever bilateral naval training. Both countries are in a maritime territory dispute with China.

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The day-long exercises Tuesday in the South China Sea reportedly involved two Japanese destroyers and a Philippine Navy warship.

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Philippines officials said the training was not meant to send a message to China but to improve military abilities.

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However, a Chinese foreign ministry official said her country remained concerned about the drills. She also accused the Philippines of repeatedly violating international laws and inciting tensions.

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Yemen cease-fire begins late Tuesday

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A five-day cease-fire began Tuesday between a coalition of Arab countries and Houthi rebels in Yemen. Hours earlier, the new UN envoy to Yemen arrived in the country. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will seek to move Yemen's warring groups toward peace.

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The cease-fire is designed to permit humanitarian aid to reach civilians inside the country. Many are in need following the more than six weeks of ground battles and Saudi-led airstrikes.

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Also, on Tuesday, Islamic militant websites reported the deaths of four leading al-Qaida members in Yemen. The reports say a suspected U.S. drone strike Monday killed the men.

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Pakistani PM voices strong support for Afghanistan

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Kabul Tuesday, along with the Pakistani army chief, General Raheel Sharif.

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Mr. Sharif condemned the Afghan's Taliban's spring offensive. He warned that the Pakistani government will consider continuation of the attacks as "terrorist acts." He promised to take shared action with Afghanistan against militant hideouts along the countries' border.

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Mr. Sharif's comments were considered his strongest ever in support of peace in Afghanistan.

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词汇解释

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1.maritime adj. 海的;海事的;沿海的;海员的

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He had sole jurisdiction in maritime and seafaring causes.
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2.incite vt. 煽动;激励;刺激

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He incited his fellow citizens to take their revenge.
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3.destroyer n. 驱逐舰;破坏者;起破坏作用的事物

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A destroyer escorted our ship to London.
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4.hideout n. 隐匿处

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A crafty person has more than one hideout.
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内容解析

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1.The cease-fire is designed to permit humanitarian aid to reach civilians inside the country.

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design to 为…专门设计

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The pavements are designed to provide easy access for people in wheelchairs.
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The plan is designed to reduce some of the company's mountainous debt.
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2.Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will seek to move Yemen's warring groups toward peace.

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seek to 追求;争取;力图

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Those who seek to grab power through violence deserve punishment.
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He also denied that he would seek to annex the country.
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参考译文

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美国国务卿约翰·克里称他周二在索契与俄罗斯弗拉基米尔·普京进行了坦诚或直接的对话,两位领导人讨论了乌克兰、叙利亚和伊朗!i26Gqd83x48

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自从两国因乌克兰和叙利亚产生分歧且局面加剧以来,克里尚未访问过俄罗斯Peq3t!K-PQm_tJ=x-

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克里早些时候与俄罗斯外长谢尔盖·拉夫罗夫会面,拉夫罗夫称“绝对有必要”避免采取进一步损害两国关系的步骤,他还说周二的会谈帮助莫斯科和华盛顿领导人们更好地相互了解GRb,9H2I*jPP0~q1]

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菲律宾和日本进行了首次双边军事演习,两国都与中国有着海上领土争端w[QB-Xq4K1,Q]5RIFd

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据悉,周二在南中国海进行的为期一天的演习包括有两艘日本驱逐舰和一艘菲律宾海军战舰8bj#D5Z5F8!anAQPV%

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菲律宾官员称这次演习并不意味着向中国发布信号,只是为了加强军事能力dDY%04*T;O.^y.SNbv

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然而,中国外交部官员称本国仍担心演习事件,她还指责菲律宾多次违反国际法并挑起紧张局面TuVVBo@~Lg

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周二,阿拉伯国家联盟和胡塞叛军在也门开始为期五天的停火,几小时之前,联合国赴也门新使者抵达该国,伊斯梅尔·乌尔德·谢赫·艾哈迈德将寻求也门交战各方走向和平7ZBGn.Ht]NYuyY8Zh2

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这次停火是为了让人道主义援助抵达该国平民手中,在进行了6周的地面战斗和沙特为首的空袭后,很多人都需要援助).g||K6Q-ZXCYdz~W@0#

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同时也是在周二,伊斯兰武装分子的网站报道基地组织4名主要头目在也门死亡的消息,报道称周一一架嫌疑美国无人机杀死了他们!(0K!h4W6]o

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周二,巴基斯坦总理纳瓦兹·谢里夫和巴基斯坦陆军参谋长拉希勒·谢里夫上将一起抵达喀布尔QQ8SYSlO=T;

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谢里夫谴责阿富汗塔利班的春季攻势,他警告称,巴基斯坦政府将考虑将这次袭击的继续视作“恐怖活动”,他承诺与阿富汗一起采取行动来对付两国边境上的武装分子老巢g#I]|m_G)Eei

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谢里夫的言论被视为是有史以来他在支持阿富汗和平问题上的最严厉言辞9.|dT6WY*B2;

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