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BBC英语新闻:巴西前总统卢拉被判入狱9年

2017-07-17    来源:BBC    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

BBC news

2017-07-14


BBC News with Marion Marshall.

The former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silv, has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison in the first of five corruption cases. He was found guilty of accepting bribes of over one million dollars in the form of a beach resort apartment secretly renovated for him by a Brazilian construction company. The ruling represents a stunning setback for Lula.

President Trump's nominee to be the next director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has promised to pursue justice impartially. Under the questioning from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Wray said he did not consider the investigation into Russian interference in the election to be a witch hunt, as Mr. Trump has claimed.

The United Nations says it's identified an additional thirty-eight probable mass graves from recent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 3,000 people have been killed and a million displaced since August.

Iraqi government forces are continuing operations against suspected members of the Islamic State group in Mosul, two days after victory was declared over the jihadists. Helicopters have fired at areas where IS fighters are holding out.


King Felipe of Spain has said he is confident that his country and Britain can reach agreement over Gibraltar. Addressing Parliament in London, the King said he was certain they would find an arrangement acceptable to all.

A court in France has ruled that Google doesn't have to pay more than 1.2 billion dollars in back taxes claimed by the French state. Google employs hundreds of people in France, but roots its lucrative advertising business through Ireland, which has lower taxes.

The top two seats in the men's tennis tournament at Wimbledon, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have failed to make it through to the semi-finals. Murray lost to Sam Querrey of the United States. Djokovicand was hit by injury, forcing him to abandon his match with Tomas Berdych.

BBC News.



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