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1. There are no permanent friends and neither are there permanent enemies in politics(本句為倒裝句).
2. Before a vast assembly of world leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday criticized the violation of basic laws around the globe — from cold-blooded massacres(冷血大屠殺) and prisoner abuses in Iraq to the seizing of children in Russia and widespread rape in Sudan(蘇丹).
3. Although he has many enemies, he probably retains friends in a party where he was deputy leader for five years. For now, they are remaining silent(持續保持緘默).
4. She demanded the minister comment on Premier Yu Shyi-kun's previous remarks saying that the retired generals speaking out against the arms deal were "ideologically wrong."
5. It(it是虛主詞，代替後面實主詞的名詞子句 how many . . . in Taipei.) is uncertain how many of the 170 retired generals who have signed a petition against the arms deal will turn up in today's massive protest in Taipei.
6. Four more Egyptians working for Iraquna were kidnapped while working outside of Baghdad(省略子句，省略they were), said Farouq Mabrouk, an Egyptian Embassy official, who also confirmed the abductions of the two in the capital. He gave no further details on when or how the four were abducted.
7. The repeated hostage-takings have highlighted the extremely volatile security in Iraq, a situation that is only expected to get worse in the run-up to elections scheduled to take place by the end of January.
8. Leaders of different religions, popular entertainers, scholars and People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong joined thousands of people at a mass rally protesting against the government's NT$610.8 billion arms procurement plan in Taipei yesterday.
9. “That government had their chance but they never used it. Corruption is getting worse, law enforcement is weakening and unemployment is becoming a really big problem,” he said.
10. In a leaflet campaign, the ministry of defense says that Taiwan could save enough money to buy the arms if everyone drank one less cup of Taiwan's popular pearl or bubble tea over the next 15 years.
11. The challenges facing the next leader of Indonesia are many and varied. But at least Mr Yudhoyono knows that he was chosen by the people. He has a huge mandate for change, and the people who voted for him expect him to honour that.
12. When the phone rings, even though you may not know the person at the other end of the line, as soon as they speak you usually know whether you are talking to a male or female, and a child or adult.
13. In Baghdad, some 50,000 leaflets(傳單) written in Arabic have been distributed leaflets) carrying a message from Mr Bigley's relatives. “We appeal to those who have taken him to please return him safely to us," it says.
14. Mayor Ma Ying-jeou(馬英久市長) presided over(主持；主祭) the ceremony(指祭孔大典) at the Confucian Temple(孔廟) in Taipei, (ceremony)which was also highlighted by a traditional "eight-row" dance(八佾舞) by children in costume. Starting 2000, the eight rows were reduced to six rows of dancing children. Kung Teh-cheng(孔德成), the 77th lineal descendent(第七十七代孫) of Confucius, took part in an earlier ceremony(以前的祭孔大典), which started at 6 a.m.
15. Foreign Minister Chen Tan Sun(陳唐山外長), beleaguered(受困擾) for using vulgar language(粗俗語言) in criticizing Singapore, regretted his "improper wording,"(不當用詞) said a Foreign Ministry spokesman. Venting(發洩) his anger towards Singapore's warnings against Taiwan's independence, Chen on Monday used Taiwanese slang(台灣俚語) when describing the city state(城市國家，即新加坡。此句為省略子句，省略he was) as a piece of "snot"(鼻屎) who sought favors by "embracing(抱) China's balls."(睪丸testicle的俗稱，句意為巴結)