Former Vice President Joe Biden Denies Behaving Inappropriately With Women
(WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn’t believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his own party to run a successful 2020 presidential campaign.
(华盛顿)——美国前副总统乔 · 拜登(Joe Biden)周日为自己与女性的接触进行了辩护，称他不认为自己曾有过不当行为。 但是，内华达州的一位政治人士声称，拜登在她后脑勺上的吻让她感到不舒服，这促使一些民主党人质疑，这位76岁的老人是否与自己的政党步调太不一致，无法成功地开展2020年的总统竞选。
The episode, recounted by Democrat Lucy Flores, highlighted an aspect of Biden’s persona that has been publicly known for years: the affectionate whispers, hugs and shoulder squeezes he has long doled out to women, often on camera and at high-profile public events. In a moment of national reckoning over sexual harassment and the treatment of women by powerful men, some Democrats said Biden’s actions have taken on a new light.
这一事件由民主党人露西 · 弗洛雷斯(Lucy Flores)讲述，突显了拜登多年来公开为人所知的一面: 他长期以来向女性施舍的充满感情的耳语、拥抱和挤压肩膀，通常是在镜头前和高调的公共场合。 一些民主党人表示，在全国范围内对性骚扰和权势男性对待女性的态度进行清算的时刻，拜登的行动有了新的亮点。
UK ski instructor pleads guilty to rape in Australia
A British ski instructor has pleaded guilty to raping a woman and punching and kicking her friend in what police called a "horrendous" attack in Australia.
The assaults happened last July in the resort town of Jindabyne, about 180km (110 miles) south of Canberra.
CCTV footage showed Matthew James Williams, now 29, following the woman and man after they left a pub at night.
监控录像显示，现年29岁的马修 · 詹姆斯 · 威廉姆斯在一对男女晚上离开酒吧后跟踪他们。
Mr Williams then knocked the man unconscious before attacking the woman.
Both victims suffered injuries which were so severe that police initially suspected there had been multiple attackers.
However, Mr Williams - a ski resort employee - was arrested five days later and named the sole suspect.
Israel, Hamas take 1st steps on ceasefire deal
JERUSALEM (AP) — A ceasefire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave.
Egyptian mediators have worked in recent days to broker a ceasefire agreement, but talks have been repeatedly interrupted by Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli military reprisals. The violence has heightened tensions just over a week before Israeli national elections.
In a sign that Egyptian efforts have made progress, the Gaza fishermen’s committee said Israel would be extending the permitted fishing zone along the Mediterranean coast to a maximum of 28 kilometers, up from the previous limit of 17 kilometers.
Fishing had been off-limits since Gaza militants launched a rocket toward Tel Aviv last week, touching off rounds of short but intense cross-border fighting.
U.S. Marines’ Osprey makes sudden landing at Osaka Airport
ITAMI, Hyogo Prefecture--A U.S. military Osprey aircraft made an emergency landing at Osaka Airport here on April 1, forcing a temporary shutdown of a runway, disrupting flight schedules and annoying surrounding municipalities.
The three crew members aboard the tilt-rotor transport aircraft were uninjured, and the Osprey was not damaged in the landing, according to the Defense Ministry’s Kinki-Chubu Defense Bureau in Osaka.
据位于大阪的国防部中部国防局(Kinki-Chubu Defense Bureau)称，倾转旋翼运输机上的三名机组人员没有受伤,"鱼鹰"号在着陆过程中没有受损。
The aircraft, deployed at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture, was heading to the Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture after taking off from the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the Defense Ministry said.
The transport ministry’s Osaka Airport office said the Osprey pilot contacted it about unspecified problems, and office closed one of the airport’s two runways in time for the expected emergency landing.
Chinese tech giant Tencent quietly tests game streaming platform
Tencent has begun testing a cloud gaming service called "Start" and is letting a select group of users sign up.
The Chinese tech giant said it's carrying out "internal research" and its cloud gaming efforts are in the early stage.
Google and Sony already have game streaming services, while Microsoft is testing one this year.