2014年大学专四英语听力文本素材(4)
作者:Spinner's_End
2015-09-11 09:54:23

BBC World News with Steve Titherington

The media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has made a personal apology to the family of a murdered British schoolgirl, Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly hacked by one of his newspapers. News International said Mr Murdoch would also apologise for what he called "serious wrongdoings" in advertisements to be placed in British newspapers on Saturday. Mr Murdoch met the Dowler family at a London hotel. When he came out, he was besieged by reporters.

传媒大亨默多克亲自向被谋杀的英国女孩米莉的家人道歉,她的电话曾被默多克旗下一家报纸窃听。新闻国际表示,默多克还将在周六出版的英国报纸广告上为他们的“严重错误”公开道歉。默多克在伦敦一家酒店与米莉的家人会面。当他出来的时立即被记者包围。

"I want to say it was a totally private meeting."

“我想说,这是一个完全私人会面。”

"Did you apologise to the Dowler family?"

“你有没有向Dowler的家人道歉呢?”

"Of course I did. Of course I did."

“当然有。当然有。”

"Can you tell us exactly what you said?"

“你能不能告诉我们,你们具体谈论了什么?”

"No, I’m not going any further. I just said that as founder of the company, I was appalled to find out what had happened."

“不,我不会进一步讲诉。我只能说,作为该公司的创始人,对于所发生的一切我感到非常震惊。”

Earlier, one of his most senior executives, Rebekah Brooks, resigned as chief executive of News International. She’d been under intense pressure over the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World newspaper, which she edited until 2003.

此前,默多克的最高层管理人员,新闻国际首席执行官丽贝卡?布鲁克斯(Rebekah Brooks)宣布辞职。由于世界新闻报的窃听丑闻,她受到了巨大的压力。在2003年之前,世界新闻报一直由她负责编辑。

The European Banking Authority says eight European banks are not strong enough to withstand further financial shocks. A total of 90 banks were tested. Five banks in Spain, two in Greece and one in Austria did not pass the test. The President of the European Union, Herman van Rompuy, has called an emergency meeting next week of the 17 leaders of eurozone countries to discuss the financial situation of the eurozone as a whole and additional aid for Greece.

欧洲银行业管理局(European Banking Authority, 简称EBA)今天公布,共有八家欧洲银行不能承受进一步的金融冲击。共有90家银行进行了测试。西班牙五家,希腊两家,奥地利一家银行未通过测试。欧盟总 统范龙佩(Herman Van Rompuy)已经呼吁欧元区17个成员国首脑于下周召开紧急会议,商讨欧元区的整体形势和对希腊的进一步援助。

The lower house of the Italian parliament has approved a tough austerity package, which was passed on Thursday by the Senate. The package includes tax measures and cuts of $68bn over three years. It’s designed to end speculation on the markets about the Italian economy.

意大利议会下院批准了一项严厉的紧缩措施,该计划上周四已经通过参议院的批准。这些措施包括税收措施和三年内削减680亿美元的计划。此举的目的是终止市场对意大利经济的猜测。

President Obama has said time is running out for a political deal to raise America’s debt limit and stabilise the economy by cutting spending. American officials and economists are warning of national and global consequences if the US starts to default on its obligations. From Washington, Paul Adams reports.

奥巴马总统曾表示,达成政治协议,提高美国债务上限,通过削减支出来稳定经济的时间已经很紧迫。美国官员和经济学家警告称,如果美国开始拖欠债务,将在全国和全球范围造成严重的后果。来自华盛顿,Paul Adams报道。

Most of the country’s political leaders agree that the debt ceiling must be raised and that this protracted debate is not good for economic confidence. But after long hours of meetings and with various competing solutions on the table, a deal is still not in sight. Barack Obama said he wanted to see the logjam broken in the next couple of days and urged members of Congress to think in ambitious terms.

全国大多数政治领导人赞同必须提高债务上限,这场旷日持久的辩论不利于市场对经济的信心。但是经过长时间的会议和不同解决方案之间的较量,协议仍然遥遥无期。奥巴马称,他希望未来几天能够打破僵局,敦促国会成员从更长远的眼光考虑问题。

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