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As U.S. Adds Troops in Afghanistan, Trump’s Strategy Remains Undefined

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。皆さん、お元気ですか? やっと旭川にも暑さが戻ってきたようですね。それでは今日のtextです。

By MARK LANDLER and MICHAEL R. GORDON JUNE 18, 2017

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When President Trump made his first major decision on the war in Afghanistan, he did not announce it in a nationally televised address from the White House or a speech at West Point.

Instead, the Pentagon . . . → Read More: As U.S. Adds Troops in Afghanistan, Trump’s Strategy Remains Undefined

Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 さて、トランプ大統領、中東で何を語るのでしょうか?

Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR MAY 21, 2017 The New York Times

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump on Sunday pivoted away from his strident assessment of Islam as a religion of hatred as he sought . . . → Read More: Trump Softens Tone on Islam but Calls for Purge of ‘Foot Soldiers of Evil’

With New Digital Tools, Even Nonexperts Can Wage Cyberattacks

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 世界的な規模でインターネットへの攻撃が行われた模様です。週明けの今日もメールの添付ファイルなど開くときには細心の注意が必要です。

With New Digital Tools, Even Nonexperts Can Wage Cyberattacks

By NICOLE PERLROTH MAY 13, 2017 The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers are discovering that it is far more profitable to hold your data hostage than it is to steal it.

A decade-old internet scourge called ransomware went mainstream on Friday . . . → Read More: With New Digital Tools, Even Nonexperts Can Wage Cyberattacks

North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 北朝鮮が国際社会の糾弾に反発して無謀にも弾道ミサイルを発射しました。アメリカは、日本は、韓国は、そして国際社会はどう対処していけば良いのでしょうか?

North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

By CHOE SANG-HUN MAY 13, 2017 The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday, the first test since a new president took office in South Korea this past week . . . → Read More: North Korea Launches a Missile, Its First Test After an Election in the South

Macron Decisively Defeats Le Pen in French Presidential Race

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 寒い日が続いています。体調に気をつけて下さいね。 さて、フランスの大統領にフランス史上最年少のマクロン氏が選ばれました。それでは・・・

Macron Decisively Defeats Le Pen in French Presidential Race

By ALISSA J. RUBIN MAY 7, 2017 The New York Times

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, a youthful former investment banker, handily won France’s presidential election on Sunday, defeating the staunch nationalist Marine Le Pen after voters firmly rejected her far-right message and backed . . . → Read More: Macron Decisively Defeats Le Pen in French Presidential Race

Turkey Purges 4,000 More Officials, and Blocks Wikipedia

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 皆さん、お元気ですか?今日の勉強会のTextです。 何故、トルコ政府はウィキペディアへの接続を遮断するという決定を下したのでしょうか?

Turkey Purges 4,000 More Officials, and Blocks Wikipedia

By PATRICK KINGSLEYAPRIL 30, 2017 The New York Times

ISTANBUL — The Turkish government expanded its crackdown on dissent and free expression over the weekend, purging nearly 4,000 more public officials, blocking access to Wikipedia and banning television matchmaking shows.

A total of . . . → Read More: Turkey Purges 4,000 More Officials, and Blocks Wikipedia

Erdogan Claims Vast New Powers After Narrow Victory in Turkish Referendum

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 トルコで大統領の権限を強化する憲法改正の是非を問う国民投票が行われ、賛成が過半数を超えたようです。エルドアン大統領の独裁化を心配する声が・・・

Erdogan Claims Vast New Powers After Narrow Victory in Turkish Referendum

By PATRICK KINGSLEYAPRIL 16, 2017 The NewYork Times

ISTANBUL — A slim majority of Turkish voters agreed on Sunday to grant sweeping powers to their president, in a watershed moment that the country’s opposition fears may cement a system of authoritarian . . . → Read More: Erdogan Claims Vast New Powers After Narrow Victory in Turkish Referendum

In Rare Move, Chinese Think Tank Criticizes Tepid Pace of Reform

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 今日の勉強会のtextです。今日の夜、お会いしましょう♪

By CHRIS BUCKLEYMARCH 27, 2017 The New York Times

BEIJING — China’s ambitious plan to revamp its economy has bogged down. Flabby state conglomerates have thwarted attempts to whip them into commercial shape. Rules that treat millions of city-dwelling rural migrants like second-class citizens have barely budged.

Such criticisms are common from . . . → Read More: In Rare Move, Chinese Think Tank Criticizes Tepid Pace of Reform

How the Republican Health Plan Could Affect You

旭川時事英語研究会資料 2017/3/13 The New York Times

旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。皆さん、お元気ですか? アメリカの医療保険制度改革、「オバマケア」を廃止して共和党のトランプ政権が主張する「ヘルスプラン」に変更されるとアメリカ国民に多大な影響が出ることは間違いありません。

How the Republican Health Plan Could Affect You

By HAEYOUN PARK, MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and SERGIO PEÇANHA MARCH 12, 2017

Millions of Americans may be worse off under the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. But some, particularly those who are wealthier, may actually fare . . . → Read More: How the Republican Health Plan Could Affect You

Trump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea

皆さん、お元気ですか?旭川時事英語研究会の宮口です。 先週は仕事の都合で欠席させていただきました。今週は例の暗殺の件を取り上げます。

By JANE PERLEZFEB. 25, 2017 The New York Times

BEIJING — After approving plans on Friday for informal talks in New York between a North Korean delegation and former American officials, the Trump administration reversed course hours later, withdrawing approval for the North Koreans’ visas, two people who were to take part in . . . → Read More: Trump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea