Wednesday, April 12, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 12, 2017 (Evening Edition)

Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov delivers remarks at a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Reuters: Russia blocks U.N. Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocked a Western effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to condemn last week's deadly gas attack in Syria and push Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate with international inquiries into the incident.

It was the eighth time during Syria's six-year-old civil war that Moscow has used its veto power on the Security Council to shield Assad's government.

In the latest veto, Russia blocked a draft resolution backed by the United States, France and Britain to denounce the attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun and tell Assad's government to provide access for investigators and information such as flight plans.

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MIDDLE EAST

UN draft resolution on Syria attack: Vote fails with Russia veto, China abstains. Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack.

Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe.

US military spokesman says siege of Raqqa coming.

Evacuation of Syria towns begins with prisoner exchange.

18 fighters killed in raging Yemen clashes.

Protests called as Lebanon MPs expected to extend own term.

Turkey says Diyarbakir blast caused by bomb in tunnel.

Turkey considering bid for 2026 Winter Olympics.

Candidates register for Iran's presidential vote as hardliners seek boost. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers to run for president. Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president despite Khamenei warning.

Israeli cabinet minister welcomes Spicer's apology over Hitler remarks.

ASIA

North Korea increases military expenditure, launches diplomatic committee.

China tells military to be ready to 'move' to North Korea border.

Japanese warships to join US fleet near North Korea as tensions rise.

North Korea warns of nuclear strike against US if aggression continues.

China's Xi urges Trump to peacefully resolve North Korea tensions. China urges restraint as Carl Vinson closes on Korean waters.

North Korean ships return home with coal after China tightens sanctions.

At least eight killed in militant attack on Philippine resort island. Militants flee after foiled Philippine resort kidnap raid: army.

Key Abu Sayyaf commander killed in Philippine military clashes.

Afghan officials: Suicide bomber strikes in Kabul.

Thai junta to lift political party ban for 2018 polls.

AFRICA

UN chief wants new talks in 40-year Western Sahara impasse.

US adds two C.Africa militia leaders to sanctions list.

Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter.

Boko Haram 'plot to attack UK and US embassies foiled'.

'Alarming' rise in Boko Haram child suicide bombers.

South Sudan's war disrupts farming, creates famine.

Somali security forces free hostages held by pirates.

Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists.

Somali security forces 'rescue sailors' from Indian ship.

Zambia opposition leader arrested on treason charges.

Political parties stage anti-Zuma protests in Pretoria.

EUROPE

Tillerson meets with Putin amid deepening tensions over U.S. missile strikes in Syria. Syria war: US says 'low point' of Russia ties cannot continue.

US top diplomat Tillerson in tense exchange with Russian counterpart. Russia accuses US of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits.

Syria war: US-Russia ties worse under Trump, Putin says.

Germany's Schaeuble says if Muslim migrants don't like Europe, go elsewhere.

Borussia Dortmund attack: Islamist suspect held. Borussia Dortmund explosions: police detain suspect. Dortmund bus explosion: Police investigate Islamist connection.

Northern Ireland power-sharing talks given extended deadline.

Spectre of Russian influence looms large over French election.

Conflict erupts in top ranks of Poland's ruling party.

EU launches probe in Hungarian education law.

AMERICAS

President Donald Trump: "We're not getting along with Russia at all," relations at an "all-time low".

Trump hosts NATO leader amid tension with Russia.

US Attorney Sessions: 'The border is not open. Please don't come'.

FBI investigated Trump campaign advisor's Russia links: report.

Puerto Rico seen sliding toward bankruptcy as deadline nears.

Crowd pelts Venezuela President Maduro with eggs, rocks.

Venezuela's Maduro jeered by crowd as unrest grows.

Brazil's Temer urges business as usual after massive bribery probe.

Brazilian judge orders corruption investigation into upper ranks of government. Brazil judge targets dozens of politicians for ‘corruption’.

Colombia forces struggle to root out coca.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

2 suburban Chicago men arrested on terrorism charges.

Putin: Nearly half of 20,000 foreign fighters in Syria hail from CIS.

Sweden truck attack suspect tried to join Islamic State: Uzbek security source.

Gruesome details of Bin Laden killing revealed in Navy Seal’s new book.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall Street ends lower; Trump comments dampen sentiment late.

Trump backs away from labeling China as currency manipulator.

Large US firms stashed $1.6 trillion in tax havens: Oxfam. Largest US firms stash huge sums in tax havens: report.

Russia could soon control a U.S. oil company.

United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz will not resign.

1 comment:

You Vuo said...

Russia should be Kicked from the UNSC seat. Its a paria, a *corrupt regime. I feel sorry for the honest russians that have to leave under this Thief Putin