ISIS threatens Vatican in Christmas attack.

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21 January 2018
The Rulivian draft on Syria failed, having failed to get support from a majority. Vote breakdown as follows: Four votes in favor (Russia, Bolivia, China, Kazakhstan). Seven against (USA, UK, France, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Japan). Four abstained (Egypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, Uruguay).
The Security Council now reconvened to vote on the Russian draft on Syria, rebranded as a Bolivian draft.
U.S. State Department issues travel alert for Europe, warning of the "heightened risk of terrorist attacks" during the holiday season
Russia's draft has not been voted on yet. Russia first withdrew its draft—then, after the main vote, Bolivia demanded it be brought back.
[email protected] comment on Russia's 10th veto on Syria since 2011, this time to prevent continuation of UN [email protected] investigation into Syria chemical attacks. Inquiry has found that the Syrian gov't and IS have both used CWs.
After 10th Russia veto on Syria, Uruguay cites ACT code of conduct, says P5 shldn't use veto in cases of mass atrocities. Calls for renewal of UN [email protected] inquiry into Syrian chemical attacks.
Ambassador @YelchenkoUN on @RussiaUN veto against Syria draft resolution: It’s not the issue of different approaches on the subject. It is an issue of a single minded pursuit to destroy an international system built around respect for norms and principles of international law.
Just now: 11 out of 15 Security Council members voted in favor of continuing Syria's chemical weapons investigations, but Russia vetoed it. The result is that the UN will no longer investigate who uses chemical weapons in Syria.
In the UN Security Council debate over Syria's chemical attack investigations, Russia just tried to change the voting procedure to have their draft voted on last (so it would seem as if the US is vetoing *their* proposal). Was promptly voted down 7 to 3, then withdrew the draft.
Russia vetoes US draft resolution to renew Syria CW inquiry.
Kushner didn't disclose emails he received on WikiLeaks, Russia during 2016 election
15 killed in road accident in Mariy El
Organized crime group from ex-USSR countries, mainly from Georgia was dismantled in raids in Paris area
Russian forces spotted by OSCE in Luhansk: 65 tanks. 78 Armoured fighting vehicles. 60 military trucks. 28 self propelled and towed artillery. 6 anti tank guns. 9 mortars
"It is not helpful to continue to insist it," per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKezine "Just like it's not helpful to dig up images from old video games to display as part of the assertion" re Russia
More on Russia claims US helping ISIS: "We flatly reject those accusations" per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKenzie "They're simply not true. In fact they're not helpful as we pursue what could be a mutual objective"
Russia claims of US helping ISIS "are false" per @ChiefPentSpox
2 month ago
News briefing by OSCE SMM Alexander Hug will be held tomorrow, 17 November, 13:30, Ukraine Сrisis Media Center
2 month ago
Dorset Police says officers investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old Gaia Pope have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of murder
EU's Tusk to press May on Brexit offer on Friday: source
Man found dead in Sweden with package with cables taped to body
2 month ago
Siemens to slash 6,900 jobs as part of global restructuring
2 month ago
Dorset Police says officers investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old Gaia Pope have discovered "items of women's clothing" in a field near Swanage
William Campbell, an ex-lobbyist for Rosatom, confirmed that he is the informant who will testify and provide documents to Congress about the Obama Administration’s 2010 approval of the Uranium One sale
2 month ago
Peskov: Putin has limited influence on DNR and LNR groups
Germany's parties have less than 24 hours to begin formal coalition negotiations2 month ago
Germany's parties have less than 24 hours to begin formal coalition negotiations
Ukrainian military video showing aftermath of GRAD shelling2 month ago
Ukrainian military video showing aftermath of GRAD shelling
It's propaganda
ISIS threatens Vatican in Christmas attack.
President Poroshenko arrived in Mariupol2 month ago
President Poroshenko arrived in Mariupol
2 month ago
Russia is preparing a law to make it a crime to import sanctioned food.
UK Ambassador to Belgium, veterans, villagers, schoolchildren pay respect to bronze statue honoring Chinese laborers working for the Allied Forces during WWI, in Busseboom Village, Poperinge, west Belgium
The NAB arrested the eighth participant in the embezzlement of the project "the Wall"
2 month ago
After 30 days of discussion Angela Merkel pushes potential partners to see things through each others eyes
Carles Puigdemont:We must be confident, resilient because we will win. We will succeed. Finally, democracy will prevail. Thanks for this conversation @alexsalmond
2 month ago
Merkel, facing long night, says German coalition talks can work
2 month ago
Scotland Yard have confirmed the identities of the final two victims of the Grenfell Tower fire as 71-year-old Victoria King and her 40-year-old daughter Alexandra Atala
Searches in Pushkine in Crimea. Mustafa Mustafaev detained
Counter-smuggling operation is ongoing in Transcarpathia region. Armoured vehicles and helicopters
2 month ago
May preparing to raise Brexit divorce bill offer - Sun
Russia rolls out new Tu-160M2 supersonic strategic bomber
Kemerovo Navalny campaign chief Pakhomova mom gets fired, boyfriend gets expelled, number gets posted with an ad for "sexual services"
2 month ago
Russian TV announced police searching independent newspaper @novaya_gazeta before the police actually arrived
VTB shares fell by almost 10 percent today and hit their lowest since December 20142 month ago
VTB shares fell by almost 10 percent today and hit their lowest since December 2014
2 month ago
May's spokesman says there is no link between £400 million debt offer to Iran and attempt to release British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Bill Browder: Lithuanian parliament unanimously passes Magnitsky Act 91-0
2 month ago
Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont first guest on Alex Salmond’s RT show
2 month ago
London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the Uber appeal process could go on for a number of years
First Tu-160M2 prototype (built from unfinished body) leaves hangar.
2 month ago
ATO spox: Last week, military engineers demined 16,5 ha of land and defused 1049 explosive pieces. So far, a total of over 3,500 ha of land in eastern Ukraine have been demined and 173,500 explosive pieces defused.
2 month ago
ATO spox: Near Hnutove a National Guard vehicle ran over an anti-tank mine. The blast killed one serviceman and wounded two more.
2 month ago
ATO spox: In total, Russian proxies committed 16 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine yesterday. Ukrainian troops returned fire in most cases.
2 month ago
ATO spox: Donetsk sector – militants violated the ceasefire in Vodiane, Novomykhailivka, Avdiivka, Pisky, and Talakivka areas, used 82mm mortars in Pisky.
2 month ago
ATO spox: Luhansk sector – Russia-backed militants shelled Travneve with 120mm mortars, attacked Donets, Krymske, Oleksandrivka, Troitske, and Svitlodarsk areas with small arms and Novoluhanske with grenade launchers.
@JHahnEU: Happy to attend fourth meeting of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council. EU welcomes Serbia’s strong commitment to the reform-process and regional cooperation
French MFA Le Drian: Any political solution in Syria should respect the unity of the country and its diversity
2 month ago
Russian Embassy worker was involved in road accident last night in Kyiv. Hit a woman
French Foreign Minister says he will meet Hariri soon
Le Drian: Hariri is invited to France whenever he wants
Major presidential summit between Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani to be held in Russia on November 22nd.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: We have agreed with Saudi Arabia on the stability of Lebanon
Grenfell Tower final death toll: London's Metropolitan Police say 70 people died in the inferno2 month ago
Grenfell Tower final death toll: London's Metropolitan Police say 70 people died in the inferno
Police and General prosecutor's office hold searches in 6 regions of Ukraine in Ukrzaliznyt'sa case2 month ago
Police and General prosecutor's office hold searches in 6 regions of Ukraine in Ukrzaliznyt'sa case
2 month ago
Need for Brexit transition seen in UK and Europe - Carney
2 month ago
Deputy chief of protocol department of Russian MFA Sergey Barashkov was found dead in his apartment
2 month ago
Join the OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug on 28 November at Harvard University. He will discuss the SMM’s work and the Minsk process, the risks and challenges of deployment, humanitarian concerns, and the current situation in Ukraine
2 month ago
Russia's Duma evacuated due to bomb threat.
Drone footage captures the widespread flooding near Athens2 month ago
Drone footage captures the widespread flooding near Athens
Eight Muslims convicted in Kazan recognised by Memorial as political prisoners. Alleged to be members of a group that is banned in Russia, although this is usually used as an excuse to jail random people.
EU parliament's Brexit negotiator: 'Not so pessimistic' about reaching deal
French president's office says Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri accepts invitation to France after mystery resignation
Russian R-330Zh jammer detected 7 km from the contact line in Donbas
2 month ago
Russia blames accusations for its alleged interference in Catalonia to the "many unresolved internal problems" in Spain
French strike: Extensive delays across France, especially the west. More information as situation evolves.
16 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, no casualties
World Anti-Doping Agency maintains its suspension of Russia, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
British far-right activist Tommy Robinson has had his blue tick removed under Twitter's revised verification rules2 month ago
British far-right activist Tommy Robinson has had his blue tick removed under Twitter's revised verification rules
2 month ago
Russia’s ambassador to North Korea recently met with the DPRK’s deputy minister of railways to discuss issues related to a joint-run coal transportation project, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said on Tuesday.
2 month ago
Senator John McCain : As Putin moves to designate international media outlets as foreign actors, the US must make clear there is no equivalency between @RT_com and TV networks like @CNN, @BBC and @VOANews
2 month ago
5.1M earthquake hit Azerbaijan
French Foreign Minister is currently meeting Saudi Arabia's MBS in Riyadh
2 month ago
DNR and LNR groups commanders Zaharchenko and Plotnitsky held phone talks with President Putin
2 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 20km ESE of Barda, Azerbaijan
China attaches great importance to deepening bilateral relations with Azerbaijan, which is an important partner of China, said a senior Chinese official
2 month ago
UK Labour MP Ivan Lewis is under formal investigation following an allegation of sexual harassment but he has not been suspended from the party
2 month ago
Greece readies new benchmarks for 30 billion euro debt swap
2 month ago
Merkel's EU ally says more confident about resolving Brexit problems
At least 14 killed after severe flash floods hit towns west of Athens, Greece on Wednesday, with several others missing2 month ago
At least 14 killed after severe flash floods hit towns west of Athens, Greece on Wednesday, with several others missing
2 month ago
'Russia is seeking to undermine the international system,' says the head of the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center
German MEP, senior EU Parliament official Manfred Weber now saying he believes the will is there for Brexit talks to move on to the next stage at the December EU summit2 month ago
German MEP, senior EU Parliament official Manfred Weber now saying he believes the will is there for Brexit talks to move on to the next stage at the December EU summit
Putin met in the Kremlin with Serzh Sargsyan2 month ago
Putin met in the Kremlin with Serzh Sargsyan
2 month ago
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared a state of mourning after a freak overnight downpour killed at least 15 people
2 month ago
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May sees off challenges to Brexit plan, so far.
Lebanon's Hariri and his family will arrive in France in 'coming days' - Elysee source
Poland banned the entry of several Ukrainians - Waszczykowski
One killed in refugee center fire in the German city of Bamber, northern Bavaria2 month ago
One killed in refugee center fire in the German city of Bamber, northern Bavaria
Lebanon: Macron invites resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri to France
West Midlands Police: 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder over death of 56-year-old Tony Nicholls following firework arson attack at his home in Tile Cross in Birmingham
Riots in Brussels. Windshield piece is broken, cars damaged
Angela Merkel says climate change is the "central challenge to mankind". For Germany she announces "tough discussions" on reducing brown coal
De Brouckere Metro station in Brussels center closed, some bus lines diverted as rioters reportedly attack people in city center
I welcome Serbia's progress towards the EU, especially now that NATO and the EU are working closer than ever - @jensstoltenberg
'A strong, democratic, prosperous Serbia means more security and stability for the whole region' - @jensstoltenberg
I'm delighted that Serbia has offered to host NATO's disaster management exercise next year - @jensstoltenberg
NATO and Serbia have over 100 partnership activities every year, including 24 joint military exercises - @jensstoltenberg
NATO is committed to building a strong partnership with Serbia while fully respecting its neutrality - @jensstoltenberg
Our partnership makes Serbia safer and more secure, and contributes to the security of NATO Allies - @jensstoltenberg
Europe will cover US share of UN climate science panel budget: Macron
Germany's Angela Merkel tells COP23 conference that Paris climate accord is not enough
Communists gathered outside the Polytechnic University, where anarchists have occupied the campus and put it on lockdown. Athens, Greece.2 month ago
Communists gathered outside the Polytechnic University, where anarchists have occupied the campus and put it on lockdown. Athens, Greece.
President @poroshenko had a meeting with EU Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy  @JHahnEU2 month ago
President @poroshenko had a meeting with EU Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy @JHahnEU
In the ninth day of a hunger strike, animal rights activists outside the State Duma are in a poor state of health.2 month ago
In the ninth day of a hunger strike, animal rights activists outside the State Duma are in a poor state of health.
Mikheil Saakashvili shares video that Polish right-wing Janusz Korwin-Mikke supports him2 month ago
Mikheil Saakashvili shares video that Polish right-wing Janusz Korwin-Mikke supports him
Rep. Ted Lieu: "For Jeff Sessions not to remember this interchange about Russia and Russia contacts just is not believable"
In Hnutove, Donetsk region police van hit anti-tank mine. 1 policeman killed, 2 wounded
EU leaders head to Sweden to seek fairer post-Brexit economy
The President of Ukraine @poroshenko met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia @wess_mitchell2 month ago
The President of Ukraine @poroshenko met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia @wess_mitchell
"We needs heights of political leadership - I encourage you to be bold" - @UN Chief @antonioguterres to politicians at COP23 climate conference in Bonn
2 month ago
At least 10 people dead from flash floods near Athens