Hundreds of foreign migrants entered the European Union Wednesday through the cornfields of Croatia. The migrants were welcomed in Croatia after Hungary blocked its border with Serbia. Some Hungarian police used tear gas and fired water cannon at some people still trying to enter the country.

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced Hungary's treatment of the migrants. "I was shocked to see how these refugees and migrants were treated," he said. "It is not acceptable."

    In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a special conference to discuss the migrant crisis. She also called for European nations to work together. More than 430,000 non-Europeans have entered the continent this year, and nearly 3,000 have died trying.

    US Considering Military Talks with Russia about Syria

    The United States said Wednesday it is considering an offer from Russia to hold military-to-military talks about the Syrian conflict.

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the offer a day after talking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He added that the U.S. is considering the talks because it does not have a clear understanding of why Russia has increased its military presence in Syria.

    Recently, U.S. officials warned Russia that its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad threatens to make the conflict worse.

    Yemeni Official Says Country's Cabinet Returns

    A Yemeni government spokesman says Yemen's cabinet has returned to the country. The cabinet ministers chose to live in exile in Saudi Arabia for several months because of fighting with Shi'ite Houthi rebels. The conflict began one year ago.

    Supported by Iran, the rebels surrounded President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the city of Aden earlier this year. He was also forced to flee to Saudi Arabia. There was no sign that he was planning to return.
    在伊朗的支持下,今年早些时候,反政府武装在亚丁城包围了阿比德·拉布·曼苏尔·哈迪(Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi)总统。他被迫逃往沙特。没有任何迹象表明他计划回国。

    Soldiers Detain Burkina Faso's Acting President and Prime Minister

    Soldiers with Burkina Faso's presidential guard detained the country's acting prime minister and president on Wednesday. The presidential guard were said to be holding the two officials as hostages.

    Military spokesmen tell VOA's French-to-Africa Service that soldiers forced their way into a cabinet meeting. The soldiers then arrested President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and other government ministers. At this time, the soldiers have not yet made any demands.
    军方发言人对美国之音对非法语部表示,士兵们强行闯入了内阁会议,随后逮捕了总统米歇尔·卡凡多(Michel Kafando)和总理雅各巴·伊萨克·齐达(Yacouba Isaac Zida)以及其它政府部长们。此时此刻,士兵们尚未提出任何要求。

    International Olympic Committee Announces Candidate Cities for 2024 Games

    The International Olympic Committee has announced five finalists under consideration to hold the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Four of the cities are in Europe. They are Budapest, Hamburg, Paris and Rome. The fifth candidate is the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California.

    IOC President Thomas Bach called the candidates "outstanding cities." This is the first Olympics planned under reforms that should reduce the cost of the event. Mr. Bach says the International Olympic Committee will donate $1.7 billion to the event. The final decision for which city will host will be made in 2017.
    国际奥委会主席托马斯·巴赫(Thomas Bach)称这五个候选城市都非常优秀。这是降低奥运会举办成本改革之后首届计划中的奥运会。巴赫先生表示,国际奥委会将为这届奥运会出资17亿美元。2017年将会最终决出由哪座城市来举办这届奥运会。

    I'm Jonathan Evans.