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CNN英语新闻:美国参议院就班加西袭击举行听证会(双语)

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2012年9月11日针对班加西这座城市中美国领事馆建筑、政府大楼发动了恐怖袭击。
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I'm Carl Azuz.
我是卡尔·阿祖兹。

Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS.
欢迎收看CNN学生新闻。

First up, a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives .
首先是一场在美国众议院的听证会。

This is about an attack on an American facility that happened last year in Libya.
这是关于去年发生在利比亚对于美国设施的袭击。

It was September 11, 2012, the terror attack targeted the U.S. consulate building, a government building in the city of Benghazi.
2012年9月11日针对班加西这座城市中美国领事馆建筑、政府大楼发动了恐怖袭击。

Four Americans were killed including ambassador Chris Stevens, America's top representative in Libya.
四名美国人丧生,其中包括美国在利比亚的最高代表大使克里斯·史蒂文斯。

Some members of Congress have criticized President Obama and his administration for the response to that attack.
美国国会一些议员批评奥巴马总统和他的政府对于攻击的回应。

What was done, what was said.
所作所为都受到指责。

At first, the administration officials said the attack developed out of a protest over an anti-Islamic film made in the U.S.
首先,美国政府官员表示这次袭击在一部反伊斯兰电影在美国上映后发展成为抗议活动。

Later they said, it was a planned terrorist attack.
之后他们称这是一次有计划的恐怖攻击。

During yesterday's hearing, congressmen talked to former government officials about what information was known and when.
而在昨天的听证会上,国会议员谈论前政府官员们已经知道的信息及何时了解到。

Was there any evidence when you were there in Libya on that day that this was a protest?
有证据表明你在利比亚当的那一天是一次抗议吗?

No, there was none.
不,没有。

And I'm confident that Ambassador Stevens would have reported a protest immediately if one appeared on his door.
而我相信如果抗议一出现在他门前史蒂文斯大使会立即报告。

The protocol , of course, was for us to evacuate immediately the—from the consulate and move to the annex.
协议,当然是用于我们立即从领事馆移动到附属建筑的疏散。

Did you report to anyone in Washington within the first couple of days that there was anything in connection?
在开始的两天你有没有报告给华盛顿任何人,有什么联系?

The protest in connection to a Youtube video.
一段Youtube视频表明了与抗议的联系。

No, the only report that our mission made through every channel was that there had been an attack on a consulate.
不, 我们的唯一的任务报告是通过每一个频道发出领事馆遇袭的报告。

Not a protest?
而不是抗议?

No protest.
没有抗议。

The chairman of the committee said the goal of this hearings is to get answers, because the victims ' families deserve them.
委员会主席表示这次听证会的目的是寻找答案,因为受害者的家庭值得他们这样做。

The British government's legislative branch, its Congress, is called Parliament.
英国政府的立法部门,其国会被称为议会。

And its new session started yesterday with a long standing tradition:
而其新会议按照悠久习惯传统昨天开始:

the Queen's speech,by the British government and then ceremonially read by the British monarch .
女王的演讲,由英国政府然后仪式上由英国君主宣读。

The speech includes some of the big issues that Parliament expects to face during its new session.
这次的演讲包括一些议会将面临的大问题。

In yesterday's speech, Queen Elizabeth II said this:
在昨天的演讲中,英国女王伊丽莎白二世说:

My government will continue to make the case for Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom.
我的政府将继续使苏格兰成为英国的一部分。

OK, here's the deal with that:
好的,这就是问题所在:

the United Kingdom is made up of four places: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
联合王国是由格兰,威尔士,苏格兰和北爱尔兰组成。

Next year, Scots are set to vote on whether they want to stay in the U.K or to become an independent country.
而明年,苏格兰人将投票决定自己是否想要继续身在其中还是成为一个独立国家。

词语解释

1.representative n.代表;众议员;典型

someone who speaks or does something officially for another person or group of people

That representative brought forth an amendment to the press law.
那位代表提出了一项对新闻法的修正案。

2.criticize v.批评;挑剔;评论

to express disapproval of someone or something

You should not criticize him so harshly in his face.
你不应该当面这么严厉地批评他。

3.protocol n.外交礼仪;草案;协议

the system of rules and acceptable behaviour used at official ceremonies and occasions

It was a gross breach of protocol.
这是粗暴违反外交礼节的行为。

4.victim n.受害者;受骗者

someone or something that has been hurt, damaged, or killed or has suffered, either because of the actions of someone or something else, or because of illness or chance

Think of yourself as a survivor, not a victim.
把自己看作幸运儿,不要看作受害者。

5.monarch n.帝王;统治者;君主

a king or queen

They attempted to overthrow the monarch.
他们企图推翻国王。

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