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中国时间: 05:34 2016年12月06日星期二

双语新闻(2013年7月19日)


**美国大城市底特律提出破产申请**

美国大城市底特律提出破产申请,以使这座无力偿付债务的城市获得法院的保护。

星期四,底特律所在的密西根州雇用的一名财政经理向联邦破产法院提交了破产申请,使底特律成为美国有史以来宣布破产的最大城市。有关决定需要密歇根州州长斯奈德签字认可。

底特律面临超过3亿美元的预算赤字,长期债务将近140亿美元。

Major US City, Detroit, Files for Bankruptcy

One of the largest U.S. cities, Detroit, has filed for bankruptcy, a move that gives it court protection from creditors.

A fiscal manager hired by the state of Michigan, where Detroit is located, made the filing Thursday in federal bankruptcy court.

That filing made Detroit the largest city in U.S. history to declare bankruptcy. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder needs to sign off on the decision.

Detroit has been struggling with a budget deficit of more than $300 million and long-term debt of nearly $14 billion.

**俄罗斯反对派领袖获释**

一家俄罗斯法院星期五释放了俄罗斯反对派领导人阿利克塞•纳瓦尔尼,他对自己因侵吞公款罪名被判5年监禁提出上诉。

这家法院裁定,拘留纳瓦尔尼会剥夺他9月8日竞选莫斯科市长的权利。

纳瓦尔尼星期四被裁定2009年在担任州长顾问期间,占有了一家国营公司价值50万美元的木材。宣判之后,纳瓦尔尼被立即收押。

在俄罗斯几座城市,数千人举行示威,反对这项判决。

白宫表示,对这项判决“深感失望”,称这是“镇压俄罗斯公民社会异议人士这一令人不安的趋势当中最新的一起实例。”

欧盟外交政策主管阿什顿表示,她对纳瓦尔尼的宣判和刑期感到担忧,表示这些指控罪名在审判期间一直没有得到证实。

英国外交大臣黑格要求俄罗斯“完全尊重公正的原则,确保法治在没有歧视和正确的方式中得以实施。”

今年37岁的这位反对派领导人曾经揭露政府的贪腐行为。他表示,对自己的指控是出于政治动机,其目的是让他保持缄默。

他的律师米哈伊洛芙娜说,星期四的裁决完全是照抄了检察官的声明。

纳瓦尔尼在从法院发出的推特上,敦促他的支持者继续推进他的事业,不要厌倦或怠惰。

Russian Opposition Leader Freed

A Russian court released opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday, pending the appeal against his five-year sentence on embezzlement charges.

The court ruled that keeping Navalny in custody would deprive him of his right to run in Moscow's mayoral race on September 8.

Navalny was convicted Thursday of embezzling $500,000 worth of timber from a state-owned company, while working as an adviser to a provincial governor in 2009. He was immediately detained following the verdict.

Thousands of people in several Russian cities demonstrated against the conviction.
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