BBC News with Jonathan Izard.
Donald Trump has begun the task of filling the top posts in his administration. In a significant move he has relegated the governor of New Jersey Chris Christy from head of his transition team, he's substituted him with the vice president-elect Mike Pence.
The European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Donald Trump's election poses risks to EU-US relations. Mr. Juncker said Mr. Trump 's statement on security and NATO might have pernicious consequences and Europe had to teach the president-elect what the Union was and how it worked.
The International Chemical Weapons Watchdog has condemned the use of banned toxic agent against civilians by the Syrian government and Islamic State militants. Russia and Iran which support the Syrian government voted against the US proposition. The British foreign secretary said the international community was determined to hold perpetrators to account.
United Nation's human rights official say they have new evidence that Islamic State militants have carried out atrocities in and around Mosul. They have been told that IS has shot and killed scores of Iraqi civilians, accusing them of treason.
Germany has urged other developed countries to support its plans to boost Africa's economy and slow its flow of migrants to Europe. Germany's development minister said the government would release details of what he called a martial plan for Africa, a reference to the US program which helped rebuild Europe after the second world war.
The International Monetary Fund has given approval to a 12-billion-dollar loan to Egypt designed to help it out of its deep economic crisis. Earlier a big security operation was put in place in Cairo and other cities to deal with expected mass demonstrations against austerity. The rallies didn't materialize.
And the American actor Robert Vaughn has died aged 83 after a short illness. Vaughn sprang into international frame through the 1960s television espionage spoof series “The Man from UNCLE” that makes it cool and camp.
Time would appear to be the significant factor in this whole drama.
Might it not be better to relegate the King to a purely ceremonial function?
The principle had been pernicious from beginning to end.
You came to see me at my office the other day with a business proposition.
Treason in this country is still punishable by death.
A reformed party would have to win the approval of the people.
Their much vaunted reforms did not materialize.
1.The British foreign secretary said the international community was determined to hold perpetrators to account.
be determined to决定； 执意； 下决心
I am ill - affected, also cannot abandon, be determined to begin new trial.
我不服气, 也不能放弃, 下决心开始新的尝试 。
2.Earlier a big security operation was put in place in Cairo and other cities to deal with expected mass demonstrations against austerity.
The United States plans to tighten the economic sanctions currently in place.
唐纳德·特朗普开始着手任命新政府高级职位的任务。在一个重大举动中，他把新泽西州州长克里斯·克里斯蒂(Chris Christy)从过渡委员会主席的职位撤下，替换为当选副总统迈克·彭斯(Mike Pence) 。
欧盟委员会主席容克(Jean-Claude Juncker)表示，唐纳德·特朗普的当选会对欧盟与美国的关系带来风险。容克表示，特朗普关于安全和北约的声明会产生有害的结果，欧洲必须教给特朗普欧盟是什么，是如何运作的 。
国际化学武器监督组织谴责叙利亚政府和伊斯兰国激进分子对平民使用禁用毒剂。支持叙利亚政府的俄罗斯和伊朗投票反对美国的提议 。英国外交大臣表示，国际社会决心让行凶者承担责任 。
国际货币基金组织批准向埃及发放120亿美元的贷款，帮助它走出深切的经济危机。早些时候，开罗和其他城市采取了大型安全行动，以应对抗议紧缩措施的大规模示威活动 。示威集会并未实现 。
美国男演员罗伯特·沃恩(Robert Vaughn)短期疾病后去世，享年83岁。上世纪60年代，他因讽刺类电视剧《秘密特工》迅速在国际上赢得声誉 。