BBC英语新闻:普京计划驱逐755名美外交官

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2017-08-01


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President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that 755 US diplomatic personnel are to be expelled from Russia by September 1. He added that further sanctions against Washington were being considered, but would not be imposed yet.

In Venezuela, government supporters have been voting in a highly-charged atmosphere for a new assembly to rewrite the constitution. The opposition is boycotting the poll, saying it'll only serve to tighten President Maduro's grip in power. Several people coming from both camps have reportedly been killed during the day.

A man has opened fire at the entrance to a nightclub in the German city of Konstanz on the Swiss border, killing a security guard and wounding 2 more before he was shot dead by police. Prosecutors say the man, an Iraq Kurd who came to Germany as a child, was the son-in-law of one of the nightclub's owners.

Reports from Saudi Arabia say that a woman activist campaigning against restrictions of male guardianship has been freed after more than 100 days in detention. Maryam al-Otaibi had fled her father's house to try to lead an independent life.

People in Senegal have been voting to elect a new Parliament. President Macky Sall is looking for an increased majority for his party. In the 165-seat Parliament, he's facing a split opposition.

Ceremonies are taking place in Belgium to mark the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest of the First World War. Half a million allied and German soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing in 3 months of fighting.

In women's football, Germany's bid for a seventh consecutive European Championship title is over after Denmark fought back to end an entertaining Euro 2017 quarter-final. Germany, who were pre-tournament favorites, were last knocked out of this competition in 1993.

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