Daily News: WikiLeaks Founder Arrested in London

(12Apr19) A removed president, an arrest, a deadline extension, an abortion ban and an election are in today's news.

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  • In Sudan, the Defense Minister announces the removal of President Omar al-Bashir...
  • ...and declares a state of emergency for three months,...
  • ...after nearly four months of demonstrations against his autocratic 30-year rule.
  • In Britain, British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange...
  • ...after the Ecuadorian embassy in London evicted him,...
  • ...the latest step in a legal drama dating back more than seven years..
  • Also from Britain,...
  • ...British Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed with the European Union...
  • ...to extend the Brexit deadline until October 31,...
  • ...four months longer than the deadline she was seeking.
  • In South Korea, the Constitutional Court has overturned...
  • ...the country's 65-year-old ban on abortion effective January 1, 2021,...
  • ...unless lawmakers draft legislation to do so more gradually.
  • Finally from India, voters began choosing hundreds of lawmakers...
  • ...in the country's general election...
  • ...that will determine the fate of incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

特色词汇 难度级别

  • OVERTURN (Verb) 7
  • REMOVAL (Noun) 7
  • EVICT (Verb) 7
  • ABORTION (Noun) 6
  • ARREST (Verb) 4


Comprehension Questions

  1. When was Julian Assange arrested?
    1. after he was kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy
    2. after he had a fight inside the Ecuadorian embassy
    3. after he hacked a computer at the Ecuadorian embassy
    4. after he was found hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy

  2. What agreement did Prime Minister Theresa May reach with the European Union?
    1. She agrees to no longer proceed with Brexit.
    2. She agrees to have Britain leave EU immediately.
    3. She agrees to the extension of Brexit deadline.
    4. She agrees to get other countries to leave the EU.

  3. What will go into effect in South Korea in 2021?
    1. the ban on abortion
    2. the legalization of abortion
    3. new punishments on abortion-related cases
    4. new laws on regulating child births

Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of Julian Assange's arrest?

  2. If you were working on a project, and you needed to extend the deadline, how would you do it?

  3. Should abortion be allowed? Why?