AP News一分钟新闻:2017-05-22


AP NEWS一分钟,是美联社(Associated Press)推出的长度约一分钟的新闻简讯形式的报道。它因短小简洁、时效性强,深受广大英语爱好者追捧。美联社是美国最大的通讯社,也是国际性通讯社之一,全称为“美国联合通讯社”,英文简称AP。 马克·吐温曾说:“给地球各个角落带来光明的只有两个:天上的太阳和地上的美联社。”“美联社时事精华,一分钟展现鲜活世界”不但是英语听力训练的好素材,也是通晓国际时事的窗口。


This is AP NEWS minute.

1. President Donald Trump left White House early Friday afternoon for the flight to Saudi Arabia, in the start of his first international trip as president. He will also visit Israel, the Vatican and Belgium. He left without announcing his choice for FBI director.

2. On Capitol Hill, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein briefed members of the house representatives on the FBI investigation. He told members he agreed with the president's decision to fire James Comey. And he added he stands by the memo he wrote on the issue.

3. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says his legal team will contact with UK officials to seek way forward to resolving his status. Sweden has dropped the rape charges against Assange. And now he wants to discuss his case with the U.S department of Justice.

4. And in Bangkok, the chunky monkey is on the diet after gorging on junk food from tourists in a local park, nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by the locals. He is now eating lean protein, fruits and vegetables.

Tom Ritchie,  the Associated Press with AP NEWS Minute.

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