As you may know, the Textkit forum is going through a bit of a slump. So in an effort to liven it up, I propose we do the following:
1. Pick out a news article that fascinates you and that you are sure will pique others' interests.
2. Translate it to Latin or Greek, either in full or partially. Don't worry about the grammar, because you will put it in the Composition Board, where others will help you polish the work.
3. Once it is finished, and if you have time to debate the article or the events reported therein, post it in the Agora.
Below is my translation of a news article I saw yesterday on Yahoo! http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070720/wl_ ... iId3oXxHcA
Corrections are most welcome. You are also encouraged to translate the rest of the article.
U.N. action on Kosovo called off because of Moscow
By Evelyn Leopold
Fri Jul 20, 12:43 PM ET
The United States and Europeans discarded on Friday their U.N. Security Council resolution on Kosovo's future status because of Russian opposition.
Moscow fears the complicated European-American sponsored draft resolution would lead to independence for the breakaway province from Serbia. Belgrade opposes this.
Instead, the Western nations would try to initiate negotiations between the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo through the Contact Group of advisors on the Balkans, composed of Britain, France, Italy, Germany, the United States and Russia. But no country has veto rights.
"We regret ... that it has been impossible to secure such a resolution in the United Nations Security Council," said France's U.N. Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere on behalf of the resolution's sponsors, the United States, Britain, Belgium, Italy and Germany.
"We will therefore put on hold discussions on the resolution," he said after council consultations.
Actio N.V. in quaestionem Kosovi a Mosqua interrumpta
Ex Evelina Leopoldo
Die Veneris XX, hora sexta
Civitates Foederatae et Europa Veneris die repellerunt consilium Concilii Securitatis N.V. stato de futuro Kosovi quod Russia opponitur.
Mosqua veritur ne consilium compositum ab Europeis Americanisque provinciam Serbiam ad independentiam adducat. Belgradus opponitur.
In loco eius, nationes occidentales negotiarentur inter primores Serbiae et Kosovi per consiliarios de balcanicis rebus, compositum a Britannia et Gallia, Italia et Germania, Civitates Foederatae et Russia. Nulla autem natio ius vetandum habet.
Â«Lamentamur... impossibile fuit confirmare consilium tale in Concilium N.V.,Â» inquit legatus Galliae Jean-Marcus de la Sabliere pro defensoribus consilii, scilicet, Civitatibus Foederatis, Brittania, Belgica, Italia et Germania.
Â«Inde disputationes de consilio posituri in suspensum,Â» ait post consultationes.
P.S.: I hope we don't infringe on any copyrights. I don't think we're in trouble if we post the original and the link, but I may be wrong.