- U.S. officials say Russian forces may have been behind a strike on trucks delivering aid in Syria. Calling the bombers cowards, United Nations officials have suspended the convoys.
A gift horse or a Trojan horse? That about summed up the latest, almost farcical encounter between Moscow and Kiev, as a mammoth convoy thundered across Russia toward Ukraine.
By ISABEL KERSHNER and MICHAEL R. GORDON
Israel carried out a strike deep inside Syria, American officials reported, saying they believed the target was a shipment of antiaircraft weapons meant for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Capping U.S. Withdrawal, Final Convoy Leaves Iraq
By TIM ARANGO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
The last American military convoy crossed into Kuwait three days after a ceremony in which the United States marked the end of its nearly nine-year war in Iraq.
A Pakistani woman gave birth to a baby girl in an auto-rickshaw stuck in a traffic jam when police closed roads to let President Asif Ali Zardari’s motorcade drive by.
The woman was being driven to hospital in the city of Quetta on Thursday evening when police blocked roads for Zardari and his convoy to pass.
"We pleaded with the policemen as it was an emergency but they refused citing orders that no one should be allowed to move until the president passed," the woman’s bother, Mohammad Zafar, told reporters.
"It’s outrageous. People suffer unduly whenever a top government official moves," he said.
Security for government leaders is tight in Pakistan where Islamist militants have carried out numerous bomb attacks. Former president Pervez Musharraf survived two bomb attacks on his convoy.
plead with︰片語，懇求。例句︰She pleaded with me to give up the plan.（她懇求我放棄這個計畫。）
unduly︰副詞，不適當地、過分地。例句︰This attitude seems to me unduly fussy.（在我看來這個態度過度大驚小怪。）
carry out︰片語，執行、實現、完成。例句︰We all have certain jobs to carry out.（我們都有一些工作要完成。）
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A motorcade is a procession of cars carrying VIPs, especially political figures.
Usually motorcades consist of several vehicles, sometimes accompanied by police escort. When it comes to politicians, presidents and state heads, the motorcade consists of anywhere from 4 to 6 armored cars/SUVs, with police motorcycles and cars leading the way and closing as well.
The President of the United States motorcade has at least 20 to 30 vehicles to carry all the security staff, White House officials, journalists and VIP guests.
John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, was assassinated within a motorcade in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
- 発音記号[kɑ'nvɔi | kɔ'n-]
1 [U]護送, 護衛, 警護
3 護衛されている船団［輸送車隊, 軍隊など］
4 （同一命令を受けて行動する）軍用車隊.5 （スピード取り締まりを避けるための）トラックやトレーラーの集団.
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