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中国时间: 23:16 2016年12月07日星期三

双语新闻(2013年8月7日)


**奥巴马取消与普京的会谈,抗议庇护斯诺登**

奥巴马说,他取消了下个月在莫斯科与俄罗斯总统普京举行会谈的计划。白宫说,奥巴马仍会前往俄罗斯的圣彼得堡出席20国峰会,但会后不去莫斯科而是前往瑞典。

奥巴马政府对俄罗斯上星期批准为前美国情报机构合同工斯诺登提供庇护感到愤怒。斯诺登因泄露有关美国秘密监视项目的情报而受到通缉。奥巴马要求俄罗斯驱逐斯诺登,让他在美国面对间谍指控,但是普京拒绝了这一要求。

最近几个星期,美国和俄罗斯在其他问题上也有分歧,其中包括在欧洲建立导弹防御系统,人权,俄罗斯给叙利亚总统阿萨德运送军火,支持他打击美国支持的叙利亚反政府武装等问题。

Obama, Protesting Snowden Asylum, Cancels Meeting with Putin

In a rare diplomatic rebuke, U.S. President Barack Obama says he is canceling next month's planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

The White House said Mr. Obama still plans to travel to Russia to attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg. But instead of flying to Moscow afterwards, he intends to head to Sweden.

The Obama administration was angered by Russia's grant of temporary asylum last week to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. intelligence contractor who leaked details of clandestine surveillance programs being conducted by the United States. Mr. Obama had asked Russia to expel Snowden to face U.S. espionage charges, but Mr. Putin rejected the request.

In recent weeks, the U.S. and Russia have also disagreed on other fronts, including creation of a missile defense in Europe, human rights and Russia's shipment of arms to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supporting his fight against rebels seeking his ouster. The U.S. supports the Syrian rebels.


**也门7人在疑似美国无人机袭击中被打死**

也门官员说,在一次疑似由美国无人机实施的袭击中,有至少7个也门基地组织武装分子被打死。一天前,由于担心可能发生恐怖袭击,美国国务院下令美国使馆非必要工作人员离开也门。

星期三早些时候发生在舍卜沃省的无人机袭击是不到两个星期以来的第五次袭击。美国近年来不断使用无人机袭击阿拉伯半岛基地组织的目标成员。

也门官员说,他们截获了针对该国首都和其他地区的目标面临袭击的威胁,并在本周早些时候发布了一个据说在计划实施袭击的25个人的名单。

美国将位于中东和非洲的19个使领馆关闭到星期六,其中包括驻萨那大使馆。

美国总统奥巴马说,促使关闭美国驻中东和非洲19个使领馆的威胁是严重的,美国必须采取一切预防措施。

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 7 in Yemen

Officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least seven alleged al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a day after the U.S. State Department ordered its non-essential staff to leave the country amid concerns of a possible terrorist attack.

The drone strike early Wednesday in Shabwa province was the fifth strike in Yemen in less than two weeks. The United States has repeatedly used drone strikes in recent years to target members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Yemeni officials say they have intercepted threats against targets in the country's capital and other locations, and earlier this week released a list of 25 people it says were planning to carry out attacks.

The United States has shut down 19 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa through Saturday, including the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a.

U.S. President Barack Obama says the threat that caused those closures is "significant enough" that the United States is "taking every precaution."
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