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The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told NATO leaders they have an opportunity to strengthen the unity of purpose that's made NATO the most successful alliance in history. Mr. Johnson was speaking as he formally opened NATO's 70th anniversary gathering near London.
The fact that we live in peace today, demonstrates the power of the simple proposition at the heart of this alliance: that for as long as we stand together, no-one can hope to defeat us and therefore, no-one will start a war.
Mr. Johnson said that friends and allies must never shy away from discussing new realities. He highlighted the emerging threat from hybrid warfare and disruptive technologies.
There have been fractious exchanges on Tuesday between President Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who has said NATO is in the throes of brain death. Footage has emerged of NATO leaders discussing President Trump's behavior during the NATO meeting on Tuesday. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heard explaining that others were late, because Mr Trump talked so much at his press meetings and later saying how of the US President's team's jaws dropped to the floor although the context to the remark is not clear.
Officials in southern Pakistan are exhuming the body of a 10-year-old girl amid concerns she may be murdered by her family and other villagers. Here is Jill McGivering.
Gul Sama is buried in a simple dirt grave, its outline marked by rocks. She died two weeks ago in a remote, mountainous region of Sindh province. Her parents said she fell in a landslide. Then disturbing reports surfaced, which suggested she'd actually been stoned to death on the orders of a village council. The allegation is that she was accused of damaging the family's honor, but it's not clear exactly how. Officials say they now need to examine her body to find out how she died.
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1.He highlighted the emerging threat from hybrid warfare and disruptive technologies.
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2....who has said NATO is in the throes of brain death.
in the throes of 处于...困境中
This country is in the throes of war.