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双重国籍

BBC news 2017-08-25

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The Brazilian government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to commercial mineral exploration. The area covering 46,000 square kilometers and straddling the northern states of Amapa and Para is thought to be rich in gold, iron and magnesium and other minerals. The government said 9 nature conservation and indigenous land areas within the reserve would continue to be legally protected.

Dutch police are questioning the driver of a van that was stopped following a tip-off from Spanish police about a possible terrorist attack on a concert venue in the city of Rotterdam. Police stopped the Spanish registered van which was found to be carrying gas canisters after deciding to call off the concert.

The US Vice President Mike Pence has said that the Trump Administration is ready to put more pressure on the government in Venezuela to return to democracy. He said the collapse of the country would affect the whole region, leading to an increase in drug trafficking and illegal migration.

President Trump and the Top US Republican Senator Mitch McConnell have both distanced themselves from reports that their relationship had disintegrated. The White House said Mr. Trump and Mr. McConnell remained united on many shared priorities.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said migrants who entered the country illegally would not gain any advantage over those who do not. The Canadian authorities are struggling to cope with thousands of people who recently entered illegally from the US.

Judges at the Australian high court have begun their first hearings in a case aimed at clarifying whether several senior ministers are entitled to hold office. The status of the deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and 4 other politicians was put in doubt when it was reviewed they were apparently breaking the law by holding dualcitizenship.

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