AP News一分钟新闻:2017-05-24


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。


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1. In his first visit to Israel as president, Donald Trump says the U.S is ready to assist in bringing peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Appearing with Israeli prime minister, Trump says there are many hopeful signs pointing towards peace. He also toured the western wall, a Jewish holy site, their first visit for a sitting president.

2. Former national security advisor Michael Flynn will not hand over documents to the senate intelligence panel, investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. A person with direct knowledge of the matter says Flynn is citing 5th amendment protections against self-inCRImination. Lawmakers say they will get to the truth one way or another.

3. Bill Cosby arrived at a Pittsburgh courthouse for the start of a jury selection in the assault case against him. Lawyers hoped to find jurors and alternates, willing to be sequestered some 300 miles away from home.

4. In Siberia, tourists wandered amidst a  fairytale forest. Hundreds of artists from around the world carved mythical figures for annual sculpture festival there. This year's theme was hope.

Padmananda Rama,  the Associated Press with AP NEWS Minute.

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