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VOA常速新闻:2015-08-25 朝鲜半岛紧张局势缓和

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From Washington, this is VOA news. I'm Dave DeForest reporting.

Tensions ease on the Korean peninsula: South Korea agreed Tuesday to halt propaganda broadcasts into North Korea after the North expressed "regret" about a recent land mine explosion that maimed two Southern soldiers. The agreement, reached after 30 hours of negotiations, defused the latest confrontation on the Korean peninsula that had threatened to turn into a military conflict.

Worries about a slowdown in the rate of increase in China's growing economy is fueling a drop in stock and oil prices around the world. In Asia, Shanghai's stock index plunged more than 8 percent.  Markets were down in Europe and the U.S. as well.

Three Americans and a Briton who tackled gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani on a train Friday were awarded France's highest medal. Lisa Bryant takes a look.

"French President Francois Hollande pinned the medals on the polo shirts of Americans Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, and on the suit of Briton Chris Norman. Mr. Hollande embraced the four men and saluted them for their courage. The French President also saluted the other passengers who helped to raise the alarm and subdue gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani, who the president described as a terrorist. Lisa Bryant, Paris."

Health officials in Sierra Leone released the country's last confirmed Ebola patient from a hospital Monday.  The release of the patient begins a 42-day countdown to begin declared free of the virus. Adama Sankoh left an Ebola treatment center on the outskirts of the city of Makeni after receiving her second negative test result. This is VOA news.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called new parliamentary elections, after a deadline passed for forming a government with the opposition. The move, announced Monday, was widely expected after two months of coalition talks failed to produce a new government. The statement did not say when the new election will be held, but government officials have previously said it likely will take place November 1.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Monday in Tehran that international sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as next March. The top British diplomat says Iran and the United States could endorse the accord by October.  Britain and Iran reopened embassies in London and Tehran Sunday.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech Monday in Las Vegas that focuses on cleaning up the country's energy production.  The president will offer the keynote address Monday at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada.

The head of the Syrian government's department of antiquities says Islamic State militants have blown up an iconic Roman-era temple in the historic desert oasis of Palmyra. Edward Yeranian reports.

 "Syrian state TV announced the destruction of the well-known temple of Baal Shamin Monday, quoting government antiquities chief Ma'amoun Abdul Karim.  Islamic State militants blew up the temple, which they rigged with explosives, damaging nearby stone columns. Word of the temple's destruction follows the recent killing of Palmyra's long-time archeological chief, Khaled al Assad.  Photos of his headless body strung up to a lamp post were posted on social media. Edward Yeranian, Cairo."

Thousands of troops marched Monday in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, to mark the 24th anniversary of the country's independence from the former Soviet Union. Veterans of the government's ongoing campaign against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine were cheered by throngs of civilians.  

A Sudanese migrant who walked the length of the Channel Tunnel from France to Britain has pleaded not guilty to charges in a British court. Abdul Haroun entered the plea on a charge of obstructing the use of a railway. Haroun was arrested August 4 after spending as much as 12 hours walking along the tracks in the dark as high speed trains passed by.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met privately for lunch with President Barack Obama on Monday as speculation mounts about a possible Biden candidacy for president. If Biden were to join the race for the Democratic Party nomination, he would face another key official from Mr. Obama's White House tenure, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  

From the VOA news center in Washington, I’m Dave DeForest. That’s the latest world news from VOA.

Key Phrases/Words
 
parliamentary election:议会选举
 
coalition talk:联合会谈
 
endorse v.支票的背书,签名,签署,批准
 
blow up v.(使) 爆炸, 产生, 爆发, 发怒
 
strung v.( string的过去式和过去分词 ) 装弦于,上弦
 
throngs of 成群的,挤满的
 
obstruct v.阻碍, 阻止, 阻塞, 堵塞 
 
speculation n.投机活动, 投机买卖, 思考, 推断
 
candidacy for 候选人资格 

 来自华盛顿,这里是VOA新闻。我是大卫·迪福斯特报道。

朝鲜半岛紧张局势缓和:韩国对朝鲜因地雷爆炸导致两名士兵受伤的事件表达“遗憾”后,朝鲜方面同意停止向韩国进行广播宣传。双方在长达30个小时的谈判后,努力达成了一项协议,化解了朝鲜半岛这起即将转化为一场军事冲突最新对抗。

对中国经济增长速度放缓的担忧正推动全球股票和原油价格的下跌。在亚洲,上海股票指数下跌8%以上。欧洲和美国市场也同样下跌。

于周五在列车上制伏枪手汗扎尼的三名美国人和一名英国人被授予法国最高级别荣誉奖章。丽莎·布莱特带来报道。
 
“法国总统奥朗德将奖章别在美国人斯通、斯卡利特、和塞德勒的保罗衫上,诺曼的奖章别在他的西装上。奥朗德拥抱了四人,并向他们奋不顾身的精神致敬。总统奥朗德也向那些帮助发出警告,帮助制伏枪手的乘客致敬。总统称枪手汗扎尼是恐怖分子。丽莎·布莱特,巴黎报道。”
 
周一,塞拉利昂卫生官员允许本国最后一批确诊的埃博拉病毒患者出院。在经历了42天的病毒观察后,患者们被允许出院。在收到第二次反测试的结果后,阿达玛·桑科离开了位于马卡尼郊区一个埃博拉治疗中心。这就是VOA新闻。
 
与反对派组阁的截止日期过期之后,土耳其总理雷杰普·塔伊普·埃尔多安呼吁进行新一届议会选举。在两个月的联合会谈都未能形成一个新政府的情况下,周一宣布的举措被寄予广泛希望。声明中没有提到新选举何时进行,但是政府官员预先表示选举将在十一月举行。
 
周一,英国外交部长菲利普·哈蒙德在德黑兰表示将在明年三月放松针对伊朗的国际制裁。这位英国高级外交官员称伊朗与美国将在十月签署协议。周日,英国和伊朗在德黑兰与伦敦重开了两国大使馆。
 
周一,美国总统巴拉克·奥巴马在拉斯维加斯发表演讲。演讲聚焦于本国清洁能源生产方面。周一,总统将在内华达州举行的国家清洁能源峰会上做专题演讲。
 
叙利亚政府文物部门负责人称,伊斯兰国武装分子炸毁了一座位于帕尔米拉绿洲上具有历史意义的罗马帝国时期的标志性寺庙。爱德华·耶瑞利安报道。
 
“叙利亚国家电视台播出了著名的巴尔夏明神庙被毁坏的画面,并引用了政府文物部门负责人马·阿姆·阿卜杜卡琳的话。伊斯兰国武装分子用炸药炸毁了神庙并破坏了附近的石柱。神庙毁坏之前,长期研究帕尔米拉的考古学泰斗卡勒德·阿萨德也于最近遭到杀害。他吊在灯柱上的无头尸体照片被发到了社交媒体上。爱德华·耶瑞利安,开罗报道。”
 
周一,成千上万名乌克兰军人在首都基辅阅兵,以纪念乌克兰从前苏联独立24周年。广大民众向参加在东部乌克兰打击俄罗斯支持的叛乱分子的老兵们发出阵阵欢呼。
 
一名苏丹移民徒步从法国穿过海底隧道到达英国,他对英国法院对其提出的指控予以否认。阿卜杜勒.哈伦被控妨碍铁路的运营,故提出上述申诉。8月4日,阿卜杜勒.哈伦在黑暗中沿轨道步行长达12小时,身边高速列车呼啸而过。随后遭到逮捕。
 
周一,美国副总统乔·拜登与美国总统巴拉克·奥巴马共进私人午餐,外界猜测拜登有可能竞选总统。如果拜登加入民主党提名候选人的竞争,那他将受到来自奥巴马政府任期内的另一名重要官员,前国务卿希拉里·克林顿的挑战。来自华盛顿VOA新闻中心报道。我是大卫·迪福斯特。以上就是来自VOA的最新世界新闻。


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