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Hot mic moments heat up NATO leaders’ summit (Politico)

Social media sounds off over queen's interaction with Princess Anne, President Trump at royal reception (ABC)

Israeli PM, meeting Pompeo, calls for more pressure on Iran (ABC)

Trump abruptly cancels NATO press conference after summit turns sour (CNBC)

NATO summit 2019: Disputes overshadow anniversary meeting -- Live Updates (CNN)

The Latest: NATO members reaffirm collective defense (ABC)

美国时政 US Politics (to be updated)

Melania Trump says impeachment witness 'should be ashamed' for mentioning son ( The Hill)

Trump impeachment case enters historic next phase in House Judiciary Committee: Live updates (ABC)

Judiciary Committee holds first impeachment hearing — live updates (CBS)

军事 Military

Pearl Harbor Survivor Gets Hero's Welcome as He Arrives to Mark Attack's Anniversary ( Military)

Air Force F-35 Simulator Will Let Pilots Fly in Formation, Talk to Other Aircraft (Military)

旅行 Travel

The world's most beautiful streets (CNN)

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National Geographic : Here are the best trips to take in 2020


英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

noun [ C ] /ˈnem.ə.sɪs/ plural nemeses
Someone's nemesis is a person or thing that is very difficult for them to defeat.(Cambridge) 劲敌

Nikki Haley for veep talk fizzles. Gabriel Sherman: “According to sources, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s effort to draft Nikki Haley to replace Pence on the 2020 ticket has fizzled. During her book tour month, Haley stoked speculation that she was positioning herself to replace Pence when she torched Trump nemeses Rex Tillerson and John Kelly while lavishing praise on Trump… The thinking was that Haley appealed to suburban women, a crucial demographic Trump fares poorly with.”---By Taegan Goddard Dec 04, 2019
veep: vice president
fizzle: If something fizzles, it ends in a weak or disappointing way after starting off strongly.

Someone who struts walks in a proud way, with their head held high and their chest out, as if they are very important.
趾高气扬地走; 高视阔步

Biden struts as his rivals bite the dust. Joe Biden’s feeling awfully confident these days. Biden is dripping with confidence as he tours Iowa two months before the state’s caucuses, after endless predictions his candidacy would have crumbled by now.
-- Politico Dec 04, 2019

hit the gas / hit gas
to push down on the accelerator in a vehicle in a sudden and forceful way

Democrats hit gas on impeachment. House Democrats are keeping their foot on the gas pedal of their fast-moving impeachment effort against President Trump.

the explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing.
男人说教: 用一种居高临下,自信的方式给你解释事情; 用高高在上的态度对别人说教。

Trump and Macron duke it out (fight)in public ahead of NATO summit。 It was a verbal version of their infamous handshake wrestle: Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron locked in an epic blab-fest — more than 40 minutes of mansplaining, rhetorical jousting, glares, glowers, shrugs, smirks and smiles. -- Politico Dec 4, 2019

the practice whereby a man, especially one traveling on public transportation, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.

Although they remained seated throughout, manspreading in gilded chairs, at times they seemed to be circling each other like boxers, scouring for any vulnerability or weak spot, each intent on standing his ground without flinching or showing any fear. -- Politico Dec 4, 2019

The Pratas Islands 东沙群岛 Dongsha
The Paracel Islands [ˈperəsel ˌīləndz] 西沙群岛 Xisha
Macclesfield Bank [ˈmækəlzˌfiːld) ] 中沙群岛 ZS
The Spratly Islands 南沙群岛 Nansha
The Senkaku Islands 钓鱼岛 Diaoyu Islands
Scarborough Shoal 黄岩岛Huangyen Island 斯卡伯勒浅滩

Last weekend. Chin(a) tested an anti-ship missile near the Spratly Islands, in the southern reaches of these waters, and in June it sent J-10 fighters to a deployment on Woody Island in the Paracels.

Macclesfield Bank is an elongated sunken atoll of underwater reefs and shoals in the South China Sea. It lies east of the Paracel Islands, southwest of the Pratas Islands and north of the Spratly Islands.

Dongsha Island, also known as the Pratas Islands will open for three environmental education group tours.

Chin(a) needs third runway in Spratly Islands to break US grip in South China Sea if tensions escalate, experts say.

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