Politics this week
Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who have taken Mosul, Iraq's second city, swept on southwards, but their advance stalled once they reached the Shia heartland and mixed provinces close to Baghdad. The government urged Iraqis to unite and fight the insurgents. The American administration pondered whether and how much to help Nuri al-Maliki's beleaguered Iraqi government—and whether to co-operate with Iran, his closest regional ally.
Three young Israeli settlers, two of them 16-year-olds, were kidnapped near the West Bank city of Hebron. Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, blamed Hamas, an Islamist movement which, to the chagrin of Israel's government, has recently endorsed a new Palestinian unity government. Hamas denied the charge. But hundreds of its supporters were rounded up by Israeli security forces.
Egypt's prime minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, who was reappointed earlier this month by the country's newly elected president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, kept most ministers in their posts. But he put a veteran banker, Ashraf Salman, in charge of foreign investment.
Islamist terrorists belonging to the Shabab, a Somali group, killed at least 65 non-Muslims in villages on the mainland opposite the Kenyan island ofLamu. Many of the victims were members of the Kikuyu tribe to whichKenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, belongs. He blamed opposition politicians inKenya, rather than the Shabab, for fomenting the attacks. Tourism inKenya is likely to plummet.
Brought to justice
In a midnight operation on the outskirts of Benghazi American special forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man suspected of organising the attack in the Libyan city in 2012 that killed the American ambassador. The commandos took Mr Abu Khattala to an American navy ship to prepare him for travel to theUnited States, where he will appear in court.
After the shock defeat of Eric Cantor by the Tea Party in a primary election, the Republicans in the House of Representatives moved quickly to choose a new Majority Leader. Kevin McCarthy, a congressman from centralCalifornia, emerged as the strong favourite, distinguished by good looks, excellent fundraising skills and a troubled relationship with the English language.
Afghanistan held a run-off presidential election to decide who will replace Hamid Karzai. Abdullah Abdullah, who is expected to win, demanded a halt to the count over allegations of widespread fraud. He said that ballot boxes had been stuffed and that the system was working to the benefit of his rival, Ashraf Ghani. The result is expected next month.
Cambodia blamed Thailand's new military rulers for causing an exodus of Cambodian migrant workers from the country. Around 200,000 Cambodians are thought to have fled across the border amid rumours thatThailand's government was about to crack down on illegal workers. The government said the rumours were unwarranted.
Japan banned the possession of child sex-abuse images, one of the last developed countries to do so. Its new law states that anyone found with such images can be jailed for up to a year, or fined up to $10,000. The ban does not apply to comics known as manga.
A senior Chinese diplomat visited Vietnam for talks aimed at calming relations between the two neighbours, but the two sides ended up exchanging sharp views over their dispute in theSouth China Sea.
China handed down lengthy jail sentences to three anti-corruption activists. Their crime was asking officials to disclose their wealth.
Barack Obama proposed using his executive powers to protect a vast area of the central Pacific Ocean from fishing and other industrial activities. The plan is to expand protected seas around islands and atolls controlled byAmerica.
Up in the air
The United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Argentina against a lower-court ruling obliging it to pay a small group of creditors who have been chasing payment following its 2001 debt default. The Argentine government must now decide whether to pay these “holdout” creditors, sidestep the reach of the American courts or risk another default.
The Jamaican government announced that it plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of marijuana. Parliament is expected to approve the changes by the autumn.
The Canadian government approved the Northern Gateway pipeline project to bring tar-sands oil fromAlberta to the Pacific coast ofBritish Columbia. But objections from the First Nations mean that it remains uncertain whether the pipeline will go ahead.
Juan Manuel Santos won a second term as Colombia's president, taking 51% of the vote in a run-off against óscar Iván Zuluaga. Mr Santos's victory means peace talks with the country's leftist guerrillas will continue.
Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's new president, announced a unilateral ceasefire in the fighting with pro-Russian rebels in easternUkraine. This came after the separatists shot down a military transport jet killing 49 people, the deadliest incident so far in the fighting.Russia meanwhile cut off gas supplies toUkraine in a dispute over payments, and a big gas pipeline in the country was bombed.
Marek Belka, the governor of Poland's central bank, kept his job, despite calls for his and the entire government's resignation. In an obscenity-laced recording leaked by Wprost, a news weekly, Mr Belka appears to be striking a deal last July to support the government of Donald Tusk by propping up the economy, in return for the sacking of the then finance minister, Jacek Rostowski.
A rail strike in France prompted outrage when it disrupted the first day of the all-important baccalauréat, the school-leaving test. Rail workers walked off the job as French teenagers struggled with exam questions about epistemology and what it means to be human.
1.operate with 操作
All stages operate with protection priority.
Some businesses operate with an objective other than to maximize profits.
2.in charge of 主管，负责
And third, send a succinct email to the person in charge of lining up speakers.
He was also in charge of over 45000 jewish laborers.
3.prepare for 为…作准备
Kleiner says he relied heavily on the guide to help him prepare for the interview.
It will probably take time to win back that respect, so prepare for the long haul.
4.crack down 采取严厉措施，制裁；打击
But is china starting to crack down on piracy?
Pemex is using the american courts to crack down.