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BBC英语新闻:意大利终于达成组建联盟政府协议(双语)

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意大利经过一个月的政治不确定状态终于达成组建联盟政府的协议,周一将宣誓实施该协议
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BBC News with John Jason
约翰·杰森为你播报BBC新闻。

A deal has been reached in Italy to form a coalition government after a month of political uncertainty. It will be sworn in on Sunday. From Rome here's Bethany Bell.
意大利经过一个月的政治不确定状态终于达成组建联盟政府的协议,周一将宣誓实施该协议。贝珊·毕尔在罗马报道。

It's been a long and painful process but Italy's about to get a new government, a grand coalition between the centre-left and their arch-rivals from the centre-right. Italy's next Prime Minister Enrico Letta expressed what he called sober satisfaction with his new team of ministers. Silvio Berlusconi himself won't be in the cabinet, but one of his closest political allies, Angelino Alfano will be interior minister. The cabinet includes what Mr. Letta called a record number of women including the former EU commissioner Emma Bonino who'll be Italy's foreign minister.
这是个漫长而痛苦的过程,但意大利终于要组建新政府了,这是中间左翼和对手中间右翼之间的大联盟。意大利下届总理恩里科·莱塔表示对新的部长团队感到“清醒的满意”。西尔维奥·贝卢斯科尼本人将不在内阁,但他的一位亲密政治助手安赫利诺·阿尔法诺将担任内政部长。内阁中还有被莱塔称之为创纪录数量的女性,包括将担任意大利外长的前欧盟委员罗马诺·普罗迪。

The Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said he's absolutely appalling that Sri Lanka should be allowed to host the Commonwealth summit later this year. He told the BBC that being no progress on concerns over human rights abuses in Sri Lanka and no meaningful attempt to reconciliation with the Tamil population. Lyse Doucet reports.
加拿大外长约翰·贝尔德说,听闻斯里兰卡将被允许主持今年晚些时候的英联邦峰会,他对此感到非常震惊。他告诉BBC,在斯里兰卡人权问题的担忧并无改善,也没有与泰米尔人达成有意义和解的努力。

In recent months Sri Lanka has been under growing pressure on its human rights record including accusations of war crimes during the last month of its brutal civil war which ended in 2009. Now Canada has taken the issue to the commonwealth. Its Foreign Minister John Baird told me, Colombo should not be allowed to host this year's summit until, as he put it, Sri Lanka adheres to commonwealth values including accountability for war crimes. Sri Lanka's cabinet's spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella accused Canada of bending to pressure from its large Tamil Diaspora.
斯里兰卡被控在2009年结束的残酷内战最后几个月内犯下战争罪,最近几个月来该国因人权纪录面临越来越大的压力。如今加拿大将此事提交英联邦,其外长约翰·贝尔德告诉我,不应该允许科伦坡主办今年的峰会,除非“斯里兰卡能遵守英联邦的价值观,包括对战争罪负责。”斯里兰卡内阁发言人朗布卫拉指责加拿大因迫于大批泰米尔侨民的压力而做出此举。

Federal agency in the United States said they've charged a man in connection with poison letters sent to President Obama and two other officials earlier this month. Everett Dutschke, a martial arts instructor was arrested at his home in Mississippi on Saturday. David Willey reports.
美国联邦机构称已指控月初向总统奥巴马发送有毒信件的男子和另外两名官员。武术指导Everett Dutschke周六在密西西比家中被捕,大卫·维利报道。

Officials initially arrested another Mississippi man, Paul Kevin Curtis who works as an Elvis impersonator, but then released him for lack of evidence. The discovery of the poisoned letters led to a brief shutdown of part of the US Capitol building and rattled nerves at the time when officials were also engaged in a hunt for the Boston bombers. The charges leveled against Everett Dutschke carry a possible penalty of life imprisonment. He is expected to appear in court in Mississippi on Monday.
官方最初指控的是另一名来自密西西比的男子保罗·凯文·柯蒂斯,他是一名模仿猫王的艺人,但后因缺乏证据获释。由于发现有毒信件,美国国会大楼部分暂时关闭,而当时警方正在追捕波士顿爆炸者,这令人们越发紧张。对Everett Dutschke的指控可能导致终身监禁,他有望周一出席密西西比法院。

Anti-war protesters have demonstrated outside a Royal Air Force based in eastern England which’s been used to control armed drone flights in Afghanistan. Until this week, Britain operated its unmanned aircraft from a base in Nevada in the United Sates. The campaigners say the change is a major expansion of Britain's use of drones which they’ve blamed for increased civilian casualties in Afghanistan. The government says drones are bound by the same rules of engagement as manned aircraft and have saved countless military and civilian lives.
反战抗议者在英格兰东部皇家空军基地外游行,这里过去被用来控制阿富汗的武装无人机。直到本周,英国开始在美国内华达一处基地操作无人机,游行者称这种改变说明英国在扩大无人机的使用,称阿富汗越来越多的平民伤亡也要归咎于此。政府称这些无人机和载人飞机遵守同样的规则,并挽救了无数军人和平民的生命。

You're listening to the latest World News from the BBC
这里是BBC新闻报道。

Iraqi security forces have imposed an overnight curfew in the Sunni Muslim majority province of Anbar after five soldiers were killed by militants. The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has reiterated his warning of what he called a plague of sectarianism after the worst week of violence since US troops withdrew in 2011. Mr. Maliki said the violence that's seen some 200 people killed since Tuesday had returned to Iraq from outside, an apparent reference to the Syrian conflict.
由于5名士兵被武装分子杀害,伊拉克安全部队在逊尼派穆斯林占多数的安巴尔省实施宵禁。伊拉克总理努里·马利基多次发出警告,称这是2011年美军撤出后最恶劣暴力周后的宗派祸害。马利基说周二以来已有200多人丧生的暴力事件已从外国蔓延到伊拉克,他显然指的是叙利亚冲突。

Meanwhile, Syria has dismissed as a barefaced lie, allegations from Britain and the US that it may have used chemical weapons in its fight against rebels. Our Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher reports.
英国和美国称叙利亚可能使用化学武器来对付叛军,叙利亚称这种说法是无耻的谎言。阿拉伯事务编辑Sebastian Usher报道。

The Syrian government has already denied using chemical weapons, but the country's information minister has now launched its first big rhetorical salvo against the charges dismissing them as inconsistent with reality. He repeated the government's line that it would never use such weapons on moral and humanitarian grounds. He also expressed Damascus' distrust of US and British membership of a UN team waiting to enter Syria to gather evidence. On Friday President Obama said that if chemical weapons were proved to have been used, it would be a game changer.
叙利亚政府否认使用过化学武器,但美国情报部长开始首次做出言辞华丽的反击,称指控与事实不符。他反复提及政府的辞令,即永远不会以道德和人道主义原因使用此类武器。由于联合国一个等待进入叙利亚收集证据的小组成员包括有美国和英国人,他也表达了大马士革对此事的不信任。周五,总统奥巴马说,如果证明确实使用过化学武器,这将是改变游戏规则的一件事。

The French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has asked Chad to keep its troops in Mali in order to avoid what he described as a security vacuum. Mr. Le Drian who is in Chad said he'd been speaking with the Chadian President Idriss Deby about how the troops could become part of the United Nations' force.
法国国防部长让·伊夫·勒德里安请求乍得保持军队驻扎在马里,以避免所谓的安全真空。目前在乍得的勒德里安一直与乍得总统伊德里斯·代比商讨如何将军队成为联合国军队的一部分。

The famous Maracana football stadium in Rio de Janeiro reopened shortly after nearly three years of renovations to prepare for Brazil's hosting of the 2014 World Cup. The refurbishment cost nearly half a billion dollars and has faced criticism over delays, alleged overspending and government plans to privatize the stadium's management. A demonstration against privatization is scheduled outside the stadium during the opening event.
经过近三年的修复,里约热内卢著名的马拉卡纳足球馆重新开馆,以迎接巴西2014年主办的世界杯。这次整修耗资近5亿美元,因延误而遭受指责,批评称修复耗资过高,且政府有将体育馆管理私有化的企图。开幕之日体育馆外将举行反对私有化的游行。

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 词汇解释

1.arch-rival n. 主要竞争对手;劲敌

We whomped our arch rival in the season's climactic football game.
我们在该季最精彩足球赛中打败了我们主要的对手。

2.sober adj. 冷静的,清醒的;未醉的

He talked to us in a sober friendly fashion.
他以冷静而又友好的方式同我们交谈。

3.appalling adj. 可怕的;令人震惊的

The search was hampered by appalling weather conditions.
恶劣的天气妨碍了搜寻工作。

4.martial arts 武术

She is expert at martial arts.
她的武术练到家了。

5.bind vt. 绑;约束;装订;包扎;凝固

It will loose if you don't bind it fast.
你不把它系紧它会松的。

6.reiterate vt. 重申;反复地做

He reiterated the importance of good health in his speech.
他在讲话中一再重申健康的重要性。

7.barefaced adj. 公然的;厚颜无耻的;不戴面具的

The most furious anarchist become the most barefaced apostate.
最激烈的无政府主义者,居然成了最露骨的变节者。

8.refurbishment n. 整修;翻新;重新磨亮

After 2003 the hotel after renovation in the absence of any refurbishment.
整个酒店经过2003装修后在无任何整修。

内容解析

1.Sri Lanka's cabinet's spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella accused Canada of bending to pressure from its large Tamil Diaspora.

bend to 屈从于;向(某方向)弯曲,弯向,转向:

He bent them to his will.
他使他们服从他的意志。

She used to bend us to her wishes.
她老是使我们屈服于她的意愿。

2.The discovery of the poisoned letters led to a brief shutdown of part of the US Capitol building and rattled nerves at the time when officials were also engaged in a hunt for the Boston bombers.

engage in 从事于(参加)

He engaged in a serious study of the problem.
他对这个问题进行了认真的研究。

The committee concluded that the senators had engaged in improper conduct.
委员会断定议员们从事了不正当活动。

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