BBC新闻[翻译]:哈蒂尔赢得马来西亚大选 朝鲜释放三名美国人


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In a dramatic combat, the former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has won the majority in the general election, defeating the governing Barisan Nasional which has been in power for more than 60 years. Ninety-two-year-old Doctor Mahathir came out of retirement, to take on his former protege, Najib Razak and the party he himself led for years. At a news conference in the last hour, Mr. Mahathir announced his victory.

We have, in fact, achieved a very substantial majority, not just a few votes, not just a few seats, but a very substantial majority.

Mr. Najib's government has been beset by corruption allegations and Malaysia has faced rising living costs and increased ethnic tensions.

A day after he pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump has warned Iran there will be serious consequences if it restarts its nuclear program. He added that Iran would negotiate or something would happen. Other signatories to the 2015 deal have been trying to salvage the agreement. The French President Emmanuel Macron and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have agreed to work together.

President Trump says three Americans imprisoned by North Korea have been released. They are flying home with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And Mr. Trump said he'd welcome them when they landed Andrews Air Force Base early on Thursday. Here's Laura Becca.

This is a diplomatic victory for President Trump. The release of the three prisoners will be seen as a sign that Pyongyang is sincere in its efforts to improve relations with the United States. Pastor Kim Dong-chul was arrested in October 2015, and charged with stealing military secrets on behalf of South Korea. He was sentenced to 10 years hard labour. Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song both worked at a university in Pyongyang, they were detained last year accused of committing hostile act against the state. As the three men were brought out, North Korean officials were quoted as saying that the release was a "hard decision". They also issued a warning that the men should take care, not to make the same mistakes again.

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