Before you make a beeline for the bathroom.
Gunboat Diplomacy Trap: How Ecuador Used Assange to School the Brits
By Tim Padgett
U.S. and British diplomats should read up on Latin American history before they try to strong-arm regional governments and their embassies.
By R. P. HARRIS. Illustrated by TAEEUN YOO.
Reviewed by SARA GRUEN
In the bustling Thailand of R. P. Harris's novel, a special bond is formed.
In Tokyo's bustling Shibuya district, a woman makes a beeline for the Michael Jackson display on the second floor of the HMV music store. Crying under her green knit cap, she reaches for "Visionary," a black box of video singles from the King of Pop and a few of the Michael Jackson boxed figurines on display.
Human rights group Amnesty International urged the theatre to "read up" on the reality of North Korea before going there. "No tragic play could come close to the misery that the 100,000 people trapped in the country’s prison camps endure -- where torture, rape, starvation and execution are everyday occurrences," Amnesty said in a statement.
read up on：動詞片語，指仔細研讀、研究某事，如Read up on the places you plan to visit before you travel.（旅遊前應先仔細研究你想要造訪的地點。）
((米略式))[形]腕ずくの, 高圧的な.━━[動](他)…に暴力をふるう；…から強奪する；〈人に〉（…するよう）強制する((into ...)).
A direct, straight course.
intr.v., -lined, -lin·ing, -lines.
To move swiftly in a direct, straight course.
[From the belief that a bee returns to its hive in a straight course.]
By ALISON TUDOR TOKYO--The head of Citigroup Inc. in Japan, Douglas Peterson, is returning to New York after overseeing the swift sale of assets in Japan to ...
adj., swift·er, swift·est.
- Moving or capable of moving with great speed; fast. See synonyms at fast1.
- Coming, occurring, or accomplished quickly; instant: a swift retort.
- Quick to act or react; prompt: swift to take steps.
Swiftly. Often used in combination: swift-running.
- A cylinder on a carding machine.
- A reel used to hold yarn as it is being wound off.
- Any of various small dark insect-eating birds of the family Apodidae, related to the hummingbirds and noted for their long strong wings and swift flight.
- Any of various small, fast-moving North American lizards of the genera Sceloporus and Uta.
[Middle English, from Old English.]swiftly swift'ly adv.
swiftness swift'ness n.