Russia, China veto UN resolution on Aleppo truce

Russia, China veto UN resolution on Aleppo truce

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. Venezuela also voted against the text, while Angola abstained. The 11 other council members voted in favor. The vote marked the sixth time Russia has blocked a council resolution on Syria since […]

US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77 against the , hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1, meaning […]