Hello Gemma Veness with the top stories from ABC News.
Australia is pleading its case with the Trump administration to be spared heavy tariffs that the US President is about to slap on steel imports. But China which will certainly be hit is taking a tougher stand. It's warning that it won't stand by and let its interests suffer.
Voting is underway in Italy after a campaign marked by anger over the economy, unemployment and immigration. Pollsters have predicted that former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his far-right allies could emerge as the largest bloc in parliament. The 81 year-old cannot himself hold public office until next year due to a tax fraud conviction.
Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White is sticking by her policy to rid the state's hotels and clubs of poker machines despite her party's emphatic loss in the state election. The re-elected liberal party has vowed to keep the machines in pubs and clubs until 2043.
And there's widespread relief as rains continue to drench parts of drought-stricken western Queensland. While some celebrate the rain, others have missed out and are crossing their fingers for falls in the coming days.
美国总统特朗普计划对进口钢铁征收重税，而澳大利亚则在向特朗普政府寻求关税豁免权 。但是肯定会受到影响的中国则采取了更为强硬的立场 。中国警告称，他们不会坐视本国利益遭受影响 。
在抗议经济、失业和移民问题的活动发生之后，意大利展开投票 。民调专家预测称，前总理西尔维奥·贝卢斯科尼及其极右翼盟友可能成为议会中最大的政治集团 。因为逃税罪名成立，现年81岁的贝卢斯科尼要到明年才能担任公职 。
塔斯马尼亚工党领袖丽贝卡·怀特坚持清除该州酒店和俱乐部内的老虎机，虽然她所在政党在州选举中遭遇惨败 。获得连任的自由党则承诺，将酒吧和俱乐部内的老虎机保留至2043年 。
雨水持续浸湿昆士兰州西部旱区，这令人颇感欣慰 。虽然一些地区在庆祝降雨，但是其他地区则错过了降雨，这些地区的民众仍在祈祷未来几天会迎来降雨 。
1. be about to do sth. 即将（做…）的；快要（发生…）的；
例句：The ideal is about to come true.
2. stand by 坐视不理；袖手旁观；
例句：The Secretary of Defence has said that he would not stand by and let democracy be undermined.
3. stick by 遵守，坚持(诺言、协议、决定或原则等)；
例句：But I made my decision then and stuck by it.
4. miss out 没有参加，错过(对自己有益或有趣的事)；
例句：Well, I'm glad you could make it. I didn't want you to miss out.