经济学人:一周要闻 特朗普发表国情咨文演讲
日期:2019-02-14 17:23





The world of this week Politics
本周要闻 政治
Donald Trump gave his state-of-the-union speech to Congress, delayed by a week because of wrangling over government spending. He again called for tougher curbs on illegal immigration, calling it a “moral duty”. He also said that any new trade deal with China “must include real, structural change to end unfair trade practices…and protect American jobs”. In a rare cordial moment, Mr Trump welcomed the record number of women in work, drawing whoops and cheers from Democratic congresswomen, who had dressed in white for the occasion.




Virginia’s state government seemed unable to find anyone to run the place who has not either applied boot polish to his face while at college or been accused of sexual assault. Ralph Northam, a Democrat who was initially unsure whether he was one of those depicted in a photo of a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan robes, remains the state’s governor.
维吉尼亚州政府似乎很难找到一位既没在大学期间往脸上涂鞋油也没有被控性侵的人来管理该州!IKLG.t-!VEfYtQeA。民主党人拉尔夫·诺瑟姆(Ralph Northam)最初并不承认自己是否是照片中的黑脸男子和三k党(Ku Klux Klan)成员之一,但他仍然担任该州州长xyjEC0ous]y
Cory Booker joined the race to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2020. The first black senator to represent New Jersey, Mr Booker is the fourth heavy-hitter to enter the campaign.
A friend indeed
French warplanes bombed a convoy carrying rebels who had crossed into Chad from Libya. The air strikes in support of Chadian troops are a sign of the willingness of France to use force to prop up the government of Idriss Déby, one of its more important regional allies in the fight against jihadists.
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The government and rebel groups in the Central African Republic signed a peace deal aimed at ending more than five years of fighting. Their conflict broke out in 2013 after Islamist groups overthrew the then government.
The armed forces of Burkina Faso said they had killed 146 jihadists near the border with Mali. Security in the country has deteriorated since a jihadist uprising in Mali in 2012.
Pope Francis celebrated mass in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It was the first visit by a pope to the Arabian peninsula, the birthplace of Islam. The pope lamented the region’s wars, including the one in Yemen, where the UAE is involved. He also called on Gulf countries to allow more members of religious minorities to become citizens.
Things can only get better
Robert Biedron, Poland’s first openly gay mayor, founded a new pro-EU party to contest the European Parliament elections in May. The party, Wiosna (“Spring”), supports higher social spending, civil partnerships for gay couples and ending Poland’s reliance on coal. It is polling at about 10%.
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The EU established a special-purpose corporation to help it evade sanctions that America has imposed for doing business with Iran. The company, Instex, will co-ordinate barter exchanges to allow Iran to do business with companies from European countries still participating in the nuclear non-proliferation deal, from which America withdrew last year.






1.moral duty 道义责任


Protecting environment is every citizen's responsibility and moral duty.



2.presidential nominee 总统候选人


Tonight, America gets a few steps closer to finding out who the GOP presidential nominee will be in November.



3.peace deal 和平协议


They are likely to be well disposed to an offer of a separate peace deal.



4.doing business with 做生意


Actually I don't like doing business with him.


  • campaignn. 运动,活动,战役,竞选运动 v. 从事运动,参加竞
  • assaultn. 攻击,突袭 vt. 袭击,突袭
  • establishedadj. 已被确认的,确定的,建立的,制定的 动词est
  • disposedadj. 愿意的,想干的,有 ... 倾向的 动词dis
  • socialadj. 社会的,社交的 n. 社交聚会
  • bartern. 物物交换,实物交易 v. 物物交换,交换
  • separaten. 分开,抽印本 adj. 分开的,各自的,单独的 v
  • securityn. 安全,防护措施,保证,抵押,债券,证券
  • democraticadj. 民主的,大众的,平等的
  • willingnessn. 乐意,愿意