2017年3月16日 星期四

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Turkey threatens to unilaterally suspend EU refugee deal

Days before the first anniversary of the deal, Turkey's top diplomat has
vowed to "cancel" it if the EU fails to deliver on its part of the
agreement. Relations with Germany and The Netherlands have taken a dive.

Working for this show is always a treat; very few network news shows dedicate 8 or 9 minutes to dive into a single story.





Inside the world's most energetic melting pot

Hand-picked by editor and author Angelika Taschen, New New York InteriorsTerence Koh, artist and director Julian Schnabel, musician Rufus Wainwright, porn diva Vanessa del Rio, and actress Julianne Moore—among many others—to get an idea of the myriad and arvelous ways New Yorkers love to live.

Putin's handpicked successor offered him a path to stay in power. Dmitry Medvedev said he wants Putin to assume the prime minister's post to ensure the government's continuity, but it's not clear if he will take it.

dive
IN BRIEF: n. - A steep nose-down descent by an aircraft; A headlong plunge into water; A cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall v. - Swim under water; Plunge into water; Drop steeply.
Tutor's tip: You would not expect a "diva" (an opera singer, usually quite temperamental) to "dive" (a rapid descent) into the audience like a rock star.



hand-picked

adjective
Someone who is hand-picked has been carefully chosen for a special job or purpose:
a hand-picked audience

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