AP News一分钟新闻:2017-08-19


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. More than a dozens of people are dead, dozens more have been injured in a terror attack in Barcelona, Spain. A motorist drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians, 2 suspects have been taken into custody. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

2. Top US and Japanese military leaders and diplomats met in Washington Thursday to discuss how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear threat. Defense Secretary James Mattis said the US and its allies will deter and if necessary defeat any threats from North Korea.

3. Two Russian cosmonauts climbed out of the International Space Station and launched a number of small satellites, called Nanosatellites. They also performed maintenance and collected research samples in this year’s 7th spacewalk at the International Space Station.

4. A new ocean speed record between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba was set Thursday when this red Lucas oil racing boat sped into Havana Bay after crossing the Florida straits in an hour and 18 minutes. The boat made the crossing at speeds up to 127 miles per hour.  

Ned Baker,  the Associated Press with AP NEWS Minute.

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