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Russia Suspends Cooperation With NATO俄罗斯中止与北约一切军事合作 Russia has stopped all military cooperation with NATO after alliance foreign ministers said future ties depend on Russia pulling back troops in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The Bush administration says Russia is violating an agreement to withdraw those troops. 俄罗斯中止了与北约的一切军事合作,在此之前北约外长表示,北约和俄罗斯的关系取决于俄罗斯是否从前苏联加盟共和国格鲁吉亚撤军。布什政府说,俄罗斯违反了撤军协议。Russia has notified NATO that it is halting international military cooperation with the alliance until further notice. 俄罗斯通知北约,它决定停止与北约的国际军事合作,直到另行通知为止。NATO last week suspended plans for a Russian ship to join counterterrorism patrols in the Mediterranean Sea following Russia's invasion of Georgian territory outside the breakaway republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 北约在俄罗斯入侵南奥塞梯和阿布哈兹的格鲁吉亚领土后于上星期决定暂停与俄罗斯舰艇在地中海进行联合巡逻的计划。Given NATO's own action, White House Spokesman Gordon Johndroe says Russia's decision to end military cooperation with NATO does not mean much. 白宫发言人约翰德罗说,鉴于北约本身的行动,俄罗斯中止与北约军事合作的决定并没有什么意义。"For all practical purposes, military-to-military cooperation had really aly been suspended with the Russians," he said. "NATO canceled some exercises, and I can't imagine a circumstance right now that we would engage in military cooperation with the Russians until the situation in Georgia is resolved." 他说:“鉴于种种实际因素,与俄罗斯的军方对军方的合作其实已经中止。北约取消了一些演习行动,而且在目前情况下我难以想象在格鲁吉亚的局势得到解决前我们会跟俄罗斯进行军事合作。”Under a 2002 agreement with NATO, Russia agreed to cooperate on a number of projects including anti-missile technology, sea rescues, and combating heroin trafficking in Afghanistan. 根据2002年与北约签订的协议,俄罗斯同意在许多项目中进行合作,其中包括反导弹技术、海上救援和打击在阿富汗的毒品贩运。Johndroe says the ed States is hopeful for the day that military cooperation will resume, but he says right now Russia is making decisions that he says are not in line with becoming part of a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace. 约翰德罗说,美国盼望重新恢复军事合作的那一天到来,但是他又说,俄罗斯目前作出的决定使之不适合成为完整、自由及和平共处的欧洲大家庭一员。Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia intends to keep 500 troops at a series of checkpoints in a security zone surrounding South Ossetia. 俄罗斯外长拉夫罗夫说,俄罗斯打算让五百名俄罗斯军人留驻南奥塞梯四周安全地带的一系列检查关卡。Johndroe says Russia is violating its commitment to withdraw to previous positions in South Ossetia and Abkhazia as part of a French-brokered cease-fire. 约翰德罗说,俄罗斯违反了把军队撤到以前在南奥塞梯和阿布哈兹阵地的承诺,这是法国调停的停火协议的一部分。"The Russians need to honor their commitment," he said. "They made a commitment to withdraw. We expect them to withdraw." 约翰德罗说:“俄罗斯人必须信守自己的诺言。他们答应要撤军。我们期待他们撤军。”Russia is promising to complete that withdrawal by Friday. 俄罗斯答应在星期五前完成撤军。U.S. military spokesman Bryan Whitman says Russian movements are minimal and there is no evidence of a significant military withdrawal. 美国军方发言人怀特曼说,俄罗斯军队只是略有移动,还没据显示有大规模的撤军行动。U.S. President George Bush says South Ossetia and Abkhazia are part of Georgia's international recognized borders and Russia must not lay claim to the territories. 美国总统布什说,南奥塞梯和阿布哈兹在国际承认的格鲁吉亚疆界内,俄罗斯不该要求它们的领土主权。Foreign Minister Lavrov last week said Georgia can forget about getting back the separatist regions as Russian President Dmitri Medvedev met with the self-declared leaders of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 上星期当俄罗斯总统梅德韦杰夫会见南奥塞梯和阿布哈兹的自封领袖时,拉夫罗夫外长说,格鲁吉亚别想收回这些主张分裂的地区。The upper house of Russia's parliament is set to begin debate Monday on recognizing the independence of the two republics. 俄罗斯议会上院预定星期一开始就承认这两个分裂共和国独立的问题展开辩论。200808/46475

Wild Europe - Genesis 肇始之初- 12...Africa. The African plate has been drifting north over millions of years. And when it pushes against the European plate, huge folds of rock have been forced up and over one another into great mountain ranges. Europe's southern mountains, the Pyrenees, Carpathians, and the Alps, all rose from this collision. Pieces of primeval ocean floor have been lifted thousands of meters up into the sky. The Alps are still rising, as Africa continues to push north. The volcanoes of southern Europe are vivid reminders of the great tectonic forces, lurking beneath our feet. The Vesuvius in Southern Italy is a sleeping giant. Nearly 2000 years ago, a huge eruption buried Pompeii. Today the city of Naples lies sprawled across its lower slopes. Who knows when another nudge from Africa would set it off again? It isn't just Europe's southern mountains that owe their existence to the advancing African plate. So too, does the Mediterranean Sea. This sea is one of the defining boundaries of the continent. With its spectacular coastline and clear blue waters, it's one of Europe's great natural treasures. Much of the Mediterranean's extraordinary history hinges on the narrow seaway at its western end. At the Rock of Gibraltar, only 14 kilometers now separate Europe from Africa. About 6 millions years ago, the northward push of Africa, combined with a drop in sea level, created a vast dam, cutting off the Mediterranean from the Atlantic.words and expressionsfold: (n.) To form bends in (a stratum of rock). 【地质学】地层褶曲(在地层的岩石上)形成弯曲Pyrenees: (n.) A mountain range of southwest Europe extending along the French-Spanish border from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea. It rises to 3,406.2 m (11,168 ft) at Pico de Aneto. 比利牛斯山脉Carpathians: (n.) (Carpathian Mountains)(中欧)喀尔巴阡山脉tectonic: (n.) Relating to, causing, or resulting from structural deformation of the earth's crust. 【地质学】地壳构造的关Vesuvius: (v.) An active volcano, 1,281 m (4,200 ft) high, of southern Italy on the eastern shore of the Bay of Naples. A violent eruption in a.d. 79 destroyed the nearby city of Pompeii. 维苏威山nudge: (n.) A gentle push. 轻推hinge: (v.) To attach by or equip with or as if with hinges or a hinge.给…装铰链,用铰链接合Gibraltar: (n.) A British colony at the northwest end of the Rock of Gibraltar, a peninsula on the south-central coast of Spain in the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean between Spain and northern Africa. 直布罗陀200809/47653

Bush Begins Mideast Trip布什总统出访中东关注以巴和谈   President Bush has departed on a five-day trip to the Middle East, his second visit to the region this year, with stops in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. White House aides say the trip will be both ceremonial and substantive. 美国总统布什准备前往中东进行为期五天的访问,这是他今年第二次访问中东地区。这次布什将访问以色列、沙特阿拉伯和埃及。白宫助理表示,布什总统的这次访问将是礼节性的,但也具有实质性意义。Hours before the president and Mrs. Bush were to fly to Tel Aviv, White House officials were cautioning against any expectations for major breakthroughs in the quest for peace in the Middle East. 在布什总统和夫人飞往特拉维夫的几个小时前,白宫官员警告说,在为中东寻求和平方面不要抱有取得重大突破的期望。Spokeswoman Dana Perino said the Israelis and Palestinians have complex issues to resolve, adding that if agreements were easily reached, the situation would have been solved long ago. She said President Bush cannot do the two parties' work for them, but noted that negotiations have yielded what she termed "halting" progress. 白宫女发言人佩里诺说,以色列人和巴勒斯坦人有复杂的问题需要解决。她补充说,如果能够轻松地达成协议的话,这一局势早就在很久以前得到解决了。她说,布什总统不能够代替他们做他们两个政党的工作,但是她指出,谈判在有停、有进的情况下进展。In an interview with CBS Radio, Mr. Bush said he does not expect to encounter "a perfect political environment", but said he hopes to see Israelis and Palestinians make progress on defining a Palestinian state. 布什总统在接受哥伦比亚广播电台采访时说,他没有期望一个“完美的政治环境”,但是他说,他希望看到以色列和巴勒斯坦在确定巴勒斯坦国的问题上取得进展。"It is the vision that is going to make it clear for the Palestinians to see a way forward," said President Bush. "I would not assume that, if this vision gets defined, that people in the Gaza will not say, 'We are sick of the life we have now.' And that is why it is going to be so important to convince the Palestinians and the Israelis to define that state." 布什说:“我们的看法是,那就会让巴勒斯坦人看到一个明确的前途。我不能设想,如果巴勒斯坦国得到确定的话,加沙地带的人就不会抱怨说‘我们对目前的生活感到厌烦’。这就是说巴勒斯坦人和以色列人确定巴勒斯坦国的重要性所在。”Shortly after arrival, Mr. Bush is to meet with his Israeli counterpart as well as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem. Thursday, the president addresses the Israeli Knesset, followed by a reception in honor of Israel's 60-year anniversary. 布什总统将在抵达以色列后不久在耶路撒冷会晤以色列总统以及以色列总理奥尔默特。布什总统将于星期四在以色列议会发表讲话,然后参加为庆祝以色列建国60周年举行的招待会。Friday, Mr. Bush travels to Saudi Arabia, where the president says a tightening of the world's oil supply is sure to arise in talks with King Abdullah. 布什总统将于星期五抵达沙特阿拉伯。布什总统说,他在和阿卜杜拉国王会谈时肯定会提到世界石油供应紧张的问题。"When you analyze the capacity for countries to put oil on the market, it is just not like it used to be," Mr. Bush said. "The demand for oil is so high relative to supply these days that there just is not a lot of excess [production] capacity." 布什总统说:“当你分析国家在市场上出售石油的能力时,现在的情况不再和以往一样。现在对石油的需求量比供给量要高,以至于石油的生产能力不够。”The final stop will be Egypt, where Mr. Bush will meet with President Hosni Mubarak, as well as the leaders of Afghanistan and the Palestinian Authority. White House officials say they would like to include Lebanon's prime minister in the discussions in Egypt, but that nothing has been finalized. 布什总统将最后访问埃及。他将在埃及会晤埃及总统穆巴拉克,以及阿富汗和巴勒斯坦权力机构的领导人。白宫官员说,他们愿意让黎巴嫩总理也参加在埃及举行的会谈,但是目前还没有最后决定。President Bush is not the first U.S. leader to devote significant efforts to Middle East peace initiatives in the latter years of his administration. His predecessor, Bill Clinton, brought Israeli and Palestinian officials together in Maryland in 1998 to negotiate an agreement implementing a previous accord on the future of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.  布什总统在他执政后期为中东和平计划做出重大的努力,但他并不是第一位这么做的美国领导人。1998年,美国上一届总统克林顿让以色列和巴勒斯坦官员共同聚集在马里兰州,商谈如何执行先前关于加沙地带和约旦河西岸前途问题的协议。Mr. Bush's efforts have taken various forms, beginning with the "road map" for peace crafted in 2002, which aimed to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and lay the groundwork for an eventual Palestinian state.  布什总统在这方面的努力是采取各种方式的,2002年制定的和平“路线图”是为了结束以色列人和巴勒斯坦人之间的冲突,并为最终建立巴勒斯坦国打下基础。 200805/38956

Matt Lauer: George, good morning! George Clooney: Good morning. Matt Lauer: Welcome back. George Clooney: Thank. Matt Lauer: I like the fact we get to talk about movie like this because it appears to me it's a labor of love. (en, sure. ) And so often actors come through here and they're talking about their big paycheck or their, or their blockbuster. Tell me why you made this movie exactly. George Clooney: Money. (haha. . . ) Is that , that's where it would be, there is some,big money in the,(in the black and white film) in the black and white film about something that happened 50 years ago. Em, I did. My father is an anchorman . I grew up with the idea of how great the Fourth Estate is and how important it is , especially in broadcast journalism. And this was the high point one of the, probably the High Water Marks, this and when Cronkite came back from Vietnam, were two times you could point directly to a policy change and sort of an attitude change on the country. And I thought it was a great time to talk about those things again. I don't, er, I don't think it's necessarily the same issues any more. But I think it's always a good time to talk about responsibility. Matt Lauer: When you screened this movie I was ing that you were somewhat surprised by how few people or what percentage of the people, knew the story of McCarthy, knew who he was, knew who Edward R. Murrow was . George Clooney: Murrow was, but most people knew of McCarthyism. They asked us who the actor played McCarthy was and(Which in the movie is him) who is Joe McCarthy . I would say fifty percent of the people didn't know who Murrow was . Matt Lauer: You talk about so many things in this movie that, that when you are a viewer of it, you are watching it, you have to say , ok, there's got to be a message for journalists today. It seems to me as if there is a bit of a shot across the bow here. Maybe a call to arms would be a better way to describe it. That you've been somewhat disappointed with what you see on television today. And you'd like us, those of us in the media to maybe hold ourselves and our art to a better standard. George Clooney: I don't think it's for me, it's, I am not a journalist. I'm a son of a journalist and I've grown up around it. I don't think it's for me to try and say: "Hey, straighten up!" I think that everyone(Is it about your potential, would that maybe. . ) I would argue that over the past couple, 3 years, we do this you know every thirty forty years we get a little scared you know, we get a little beat up by somebody and, or something and we start to worry if it's unpatriotic to ask tough questions. And I find that I don't know a journalist that doesn't want to ask the tough questions. It's usually the issues, my father's fights were never about. With reporters to ask tough questions, he asked tough questions of the Carter administration. He asked tough questions of the Ford administration. His job was to question power that's what the Fourth Estate does. Matt Lauer: Murrow says at the end of the movie. And I love the speech he gets at the Salute Dinner, but part of that speech is, when talking about television and its potential and its power. This instrument can teach can illuminate and yes it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it towards those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. Matt Lauer: Was that the real speech by the way? George Clooney: Every word of it, yeah, we use , we are very careful with this because of the way that people can marginalize uh... things. If you get one thing wrong now, people throw the whole thing out. (whole thing is going)So we double-sourced every scene, every single scene in the film happened and that was important to us. We had the people who are still alive: Don Hewitt, Joe and Shirley Wershba , M , Those're the ones who are still around. On the set and we'd say tell us what we got wrong , tell us what we are doing wrong 'cause it was important not to get it wrong. Matt Lauer: So the message to journalists maybe do a better job, the messages to viewers and the general public hold your journalists to higher standards? George Clooney: Maybe , you know. I love when Morrow says, "The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves". (Right) This is about saying all power must always be checked, all power, by anyone, whoever is in charge. And the best people to do that is the press. Matt Lauer: The movie is uh obviously near and dear to you right now but your health has been in the headlines as well, you had a, I mean, a real bump-back spinal cord raging headache type situation. So how do you feel now?George Clooney: It's all fine now. Matt Lauer: Is it fine, completely fine? George Clooney: Sure. Oh , yeah it's good . (Yeah?...)Yeah. It's actually pretty good. It's not so bad . It's..Matt Lauer: You can hold you head this way rather than that. George Clooney: It's fine. Here, turn me away. Turn me. Matt Lauer: Yeah. You're right. yeah. Very scary?George Clooney: It was scarier when I didn't know what it was and I thought I was having aneurism, which our family, you know. Matt Lauer: And technically what it is now is? George Clooney: It's a spinal leak. Matt Lauer: I am not gonna let you go without congratulating you, because you are recently named to the very first list of uber sexuals, at what I would say you are straight , actually, which is , you know . . . George Clooney: Uber? Is that like a German sexual ? Is that what it is? Matt Lauer: As a ultra sexual. That is, it was you and Clinton, (right. )and Bono, (really? ) (in) good company , congratulations.George Clooney: I didn't know that. Matt Lauer: Yeah. You feel uber? George Clooney: Well, I'm just, I am excited about the after party. Matt Lauer: Yeah, beautiful lies. Good seeing you. All right, the movie is great. George Clooney: Thank you. Matt Lauer: Thank you so much.200807/44821

We were invited to open up a store there. We did very well. And then all of a sudden it was reported by a local blogger that perhaps we were being disrespectful of the history and culture of China. And I think for us as soon as that occured, you know we took a step back and said we don't wanna do anything that would dilute the integrity of the heritage of culture of the Chinese people. And if they want us to leave, we will leave. And I think we did that very respectfully and walked away. And I think many other companies probably would have fought it, but we didn't. And there's lots of opportunities for us and we don't want to do anything that would be inconsistent with how people would view an outsider. I'd like to open this up now to our audience here the China Europe International Business School and our first question today comes from Robert Zhang. Robert. OK. Thank you. I'm Robert CEIBS first year student. I want to ask you a question about the price. Price? Yeah. Starbucks' products are expensive but it also means a fashionable experience, right? So can you tell me the reason can you tell me why people want to keep, er, want to get a premium?I wouldn't say Starbucks' coffee is expensive. I would say it's a premium product in a premium price based on what it is we deliver to the consumer. And the price of coffee that we buy is significantly higher in price than most people in the coffee business. And then in terms of what it is we do to deliever on the experience, people really do feel that there is good value for the experience and what happens in the Starbucks store. Hi, I'm Aleksandra Krainski CEIBS exchange student from Germany. Uh, we know that China is a nation of tea drinkers. How do you make it a nation of coffee drinkers and have you ever thought of adding a tea chain to your business, Starbucks tea? Another good question. So you know where they came from. I think it's, it's, I was talking about coming to China and being respectful of the heritage here. Starbucks is not coming to China to displace the love that people have for tea. We are coming to China to create a complementary beverage experience. So we have been in the tea business for over 30 years, but it's less than 1% of our sales. I don't think that there's an economic model that I can see for traditional tea store in our future. Let's go to Sher Le now. Sher Le? My question is we've heard of the cappucino and other different products you have introduced. Well I was wondering what products have not needed or any ideas that did not work? I'll give you one idea that was a big failure, and it was my personal idea. A few years back I had the brilliant idea that we should publish our own magazine. And you know on paper it looked like a great opportunity. All the people coming into our stores, you see them ing, uh, we sell lots of newspapers in our stores. Why don't we just create our own magazine? You know there's a hundred magazines or a thousand magazines out there that are fantastic. Not good enough for us, we'll do our own. And we got a great partner. And it was a timing. And we invested millions of dollars, fantastic-looking magazine, great editor and no one bought it. And we lost our shirt. And I have a rack of those magazines sitting permanently in my own office to try and remind myself and others a very important I think business lesson and that is, it's one thing to learn from your mistakes but sometimes you have to celebrate them. And the one thing that I do not wanna do at Starbucks is, is have the kind of failure where we start discouraging creativity and entrepreneurship. I'm very fond of encourging our people to recognize that our success is not an entitlement. It has to be earned. And we have no right to enduring success unless we continue to be relevant and close to the consumer. But there's a real balance here. The world is changing so quickly and the consumer has so many choices that the important thing is not only staying relevant but the important thing is preserving and enhancing your core business. So that it is not diluted by other things that you do. And this is a, an art not a science.Notes:Lose one's shirt: Face financial ruin, go bankrupt200807/43621

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