Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, announced that Britain’s Department for International Development would be folded back into the Foreign Office. British aid will now focus less on ending poverty and more on advancing British foreignpolicy goals.
英国首相鲍里斯·约翰逊宣布，英国国际发展部将并入外交部 。英国的援助现在将不再关注于消除贫困，而更多地关注于推进英国的外交政策目标 。
Yousef al-Otaiba, a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates, wrote in an Israeli newspaper that any unilateral annexation of West Bank territory would harm Israel’s relations with Arab countries. It is thought to be the first-ever opinion piece written by an official from the Gulf for an Israeli newspaper.
阿联酋外交官优素福·奥泰巴(Yousef al-Otaiba)在一份以色列报纸上撰文称，任何对约旦河西岸领土的单方面吞并行为都将损害以色列与阿拉伯国家的关系 。这被认为是海湾地区官员为以色列报纸撰写的首篇评论文章 。
America imposed new sanctions on Syria that target any person, company or institution—Syrian or foreign—that does business with or provides support to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
美国对叙利亚实施了新的制裁，制裁目标是任何与巴沙尔·阿萨德(Bashar al-Assad)总统政权有业务往来或提供支持的个人、企业或机构，无论是叙利亚境内还是外国力量 。
There were more demonstrations in Lebanon. The government began injecting more American dollars into the market in an effort to support the local currency. Early talks with the imf over a bail-out package have been shaken by concerns that the government is not serious about reform.
黎巴嫩发生了更多的示威活动 。政府开始向市场注入更多美元，以维持本国货币 。由于担心政府对改革不认真，早期政府与国际货币基金组织就纾困方案进行的谈判受到动摇 。
A judge overseeing a corruption trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered. Police initially said that the judge had had a heart attack, but an autopsy showed he had died from brain injuries after being stabbed in the head.
刚果民主共和国一名监督腐败审判的法官被谋杀 。警方最初表示，法官死于心脏病发作，但尸检结果显示，他死于头部被刺导致的脑损伤 。
A randomised trial conducted by scientists at Oxford found that dexamethasone, a cheap steroid drug found in many countries, reduced the death rates for patients on ventilators by 35% and by 20% for those needing oxygen.
The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, said he and his wife have COVID-19.
The remaining lockdown restrictions were lifted in France, enabling bars and restaurants to reopen fully. In England all shops were allowed to open their doors to customers again.
法国解除了其余的封锁限制，酒吧和餐馆因此可以恢复营业 。在英国，所有的商店都获准开门迎客 。
Next year’s Oscars ceremony was postponed by two months until April 25th. It is not yet clear whether the event will be held in a theatre or virtually.
明年的奥斯卡颁奖典礼推迟了两个月，直到4月25日 。目前还不清楚这次活动是在剧院还是通过网上举行 。
The English Premier League resumed its season, three months after it was suspended. The football matches are being played behind closed doors.
英超联赛在停赛三个月后恢复了赛季 。这场足球赛以闭馆的方式进行 。
Traffic is expected to be resumed shortly.
Trading on the stock exchange may be suspended.
He postponed his trip at the eleventh hour.
The government has agreed to lift restrictions on press freedom.