英语资讯
News

BBC在线收听下载:欧盟新一任领导人选举进行时

Source: 恒星英语学习网    2019-07-08   English BBS   Favorite  

Hello, I'm Neil Nunes with the BBC News.

The leaders of the European Union's 28 member states are continuing negotiations in Brussels seeking to break the deadlock over who should fill the block's top jobs. Several central European countries and Italy are opposed to the Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans to head the European Commission. Gavin Lee is in Brussels. It's the third day of this special meeting with all 28 leaders to decide what's become almost impossible Rubik's Cube seventeen hours of negotiation so far, choosing these new top jobs, who ultimately the top job itself, who will be the next European Commission President, a salary basic of 306,000 euros. A team of thirty thousand people under you and it seems to believe this table along with the president of European Council, the president of European Parliament, the Foreign Affairs Chief and the Head of the European Central Bank. They're trying to balance politics, geography, the size of countries, the experience that countries have had within the EU and ultimately for three days they haven't got a solution.

There have been notes of discord too, at the first session of the new European Parliament in Strasbourg. A group of British MEPs from the new Brexit Party did not stand up for a live performance of the European anthem. On being admonished, they stood up and turned their backs. Adam Fleming has more details from Brussels. I don't think any action will be taken against them. I don't think it's a breach of protocol here in the European Parliament. All the rules I think the other MEPs might suspect it's a little bit of bad manners. As the Brexit Party themselves describe it is that it's cheerful defiance. They say they don't want to be here cause they wanted the UK to have left by now. But if they have to be here they're gonna play nicely but not too nicely.

Torrential rain in Indian's financial capital Mumbai has left at least eighteen people dead and caused massive disruption to the city's transport system. Officials say it's the heaviest deluge the city has experienced in more than a decade. Schools are closed and the authorities have declared a public holiday urging people to stay indoors.

The mother of a Ugandan man who died in police detention has won 6500 dollars in compensation, eleven years after lodging her complaint. Catherine Byaruhanga reports from Kampala. In 2007, Ronald Bikyahaga was at a video hall in a town just outside the capital when he was arrested by the police. He was then beaten, left with injuries and found dead the following morning. His mother Joyce Bikyahaga Namata filed a civil suit against the government the following year, but it could prove difficult for her to receive the money. An auditor general's report for the year ending 2018 showed the government owed nearly a hundred eighty million dollars in quarter wards.

BBC World news


将本页收藏到:
上一篇:BBC在线收听下载:伊朗违反核协议
下一篇:BBC在线收听下载:特朗普政府取消2020年人口普查中的国籍身份问题

最新更新
论坛精彩内容
网站地图 - 学习交流 - 恒星英语论坛 - 关于我们 - 广告服务 - 帮助中心 - 联系我们
Copyright ©2006-2007 www.Hxen.com All Rights Reserved