The American president Wednesday defended the historic agreement reached with Iran Tuesday. Barack Obama said the deal represents the world's best way to ensure that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon.
The agreement, in his words, "cuts off every single path" for Iran to build a nuclear bomb. And, he said that makes the United States and the world safer.
Also Wednesday, the United States proposed a United Nations measure to end all international restrictions linked to Iran's nuclear program. However, a U.N. ban on trading arms with Iran would remain in place for five years. A ban on ballistic missiles trade would continue for eight years.
Greeks protest new austerity measures
Greek anti-austerity demonstrators threw explosives at police in Athens Wednesday. Police sprayed tear gas in return.
The protest took place near the Parliament building. Lawmakers inside were debating terms for a new debt agreement from Greece's European lenders.
The violent activists ended otherwise peaceful demonstrations. Thousands of people had marched through Athens to protest the latest austerity measures.
Greek lawmakers are to vote on the measures early Thursday.
German court sentences Auschwitz bookkeeper
A German court has sentenced a 94-year-old former Nazi officer to four years in prison. Oskar Groening was found guilty of involvement in the murders of hundreds of thousands of people. The crimes took place at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland over a two month period.
Oskar Groening admitted "moral guilt" at the start of the trial. He worked in the death camp for several years, collecting and counting the belongings of the Jews as they arrived. The trial dealt only with a two month period in 1944 of his time at the camp.
Solar plane grounded until 2016
The Switzerland-based team attempting to fly a solar-powered plane around the world says the flight has been delayed until next April because of damage to its batteries.
The team says the batteries on the Solar Impulse 2 overheated during its five-day flight from Nagoya, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii on June 30.
Pilot Andre Borschberg landed the Solar Impulse 2 near Honolulu on July 3, after traveling a record-breaking 118 hours across the Pacific Ocean. It was the most dangerous part of the plane's 35,000-kilometer trip around the world because there was no place to land in an emergency.
1.ballistic adj. 弹道的；射击的
Ballistic tests have matched the weapons with bullets taken from the bodies of victims.
2.austerity n. 紧缩；朴素；苦行；严厉
War was followed by many years of austerity.
3.overheat vi. 过热；愤怒起来 vt. 使过热；使愤怒 n. 过热；激烈
Don't overheat the oil when cooking.
4.record-breaking adj. 破纪录的 n. 破纪录
Woods won record-breaking performance of the year for winning four majors in a row.
1.However, a U.N. ban on trading arms with Iran would remain in place for five years.
in place 适当，适当的；在适当的地方，在恰当的位置
The United States plans to tighten the economic sanctions currently in place.
A strong community cannot be built until the basics are in place.
2.Greek anti-austerity demonstrators threw explosives at police in Athens Wednesday. Police sprayed tear gas in return.
I'll sell at a discount in return for a speedy sale.
These are gestures of genuine friendship with no favours expected in return.
该团队称这架Solar Impulse 2飞机上的电池6月30日从日本名古屋到夏威夷火奴鲁鲁进行5天飞行过程中出现过热现象。