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#Veto

From TheJournal.ie Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto Argy Bargy

Dáil suspended after argument breaks over ‘undemocratic’ money message veto

More than 50 opposition bills have been blocked, despite having majority support in the Dáil chamber.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia Veto

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

From TheJournal.ie Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall Veto

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

Trump declared in the Oval Office that he was “proud” to sign the veto.

From TheJournal.ie Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency Bipartisan

Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency

Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote.

From TheJournal.ie US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians Gaza

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

At least 123 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the protests began at the end of March.

From TheJournal.ie Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots' Veto

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'

The government has announced a raft of new measures to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie China and Russia veto UN bringing Syria to court for war crimes Investigation

China and Russia veto UN bringing Syria to court for war crimes

The Security Council wants to bring the crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes.

From TheJournal.ie Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea Veto

Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea

Moscow has vetoed a resolution criticising tomorrow’s succession referendum in Crimea. China, which often backs Russia, abstained from the UN vote.

From TheJournal.ie Russia signals support for Syria sanctions Syria

Russia signals support for Syria sanctions

Meanwhile, President Assad’s wife is reportedly being added to the EU’s sanctions list.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Shelling resumes in Homs as Russian foreign minister due for talks Syria

Syria: Shelling resumes in Homs as Russian foreign minister due for talks

Sergei Lavrov is in Damascus today but has remained tight-lipped about what he will tell Syrian officials after Russia’s veto of a UN resolution last week.

From TheJournal.ie More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs Violence

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.

From TheJournal.ie China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria Syria

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Today’s vote follows days of negotiations and came amid reports of heavy casualties in Homs after Syrian forces fired mortars and artillery.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria Syria

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria

Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.

From TheJournal.ie UN diplomats fail to reach agreement on Syria Syria

UN diplomats fail to reach agreement on Syria

Russia has said it will reject any resolution that can be interpreted as calling for regime change.

From TheJournal.ie Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

From TheJournal.ie DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax Eurozone

DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax

Ian Paisley Jr and Nigel Dodds tell the House of Commons that Ireland will face further pressure to raise the 12.5 per cent rate.

From TheJournal.ie Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands European Parliament

Barroso hails Euro deal - but slams UK's "impossible" demands

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says last week’s deal is a compromise of ’27 minus’, not of ’17 plus’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal?

Ireland’s one of the 26 Euro members signing up to a new financial agreement. Do you support our signing up?

From TheJournal.ie What's in the new EU deal - and what does it mean for Ireland? EU

What's in the new EU deal - and what does it mean for Ireland?

We try to cut through the legal language and figure out precisely what 26 EU members have signed up to in Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie Hungary may adopt new EU deal - with UK veto the only obstacle to Treaty change EU

Hungary may adopt new EU deal - with UK veto the only obstacle to Treaty change

Hungary may now also sign up to the deal agreed by euro members overnight – leaving the UK as the only EU member outside it.

From TheJournal.ie In full: the deal struck by 26 of the 27 EU members Eurozone

In full: the deal struck by 26 of the 27 EU members

The full text of the deal adopted by euro members, and by at least six – and potentially nine – of the other 10 EU members.

From TheJournal.ie UK and Hungary veto plans for EU Treaty change after all-night talks Brussels

UK and Hungary veto plans for EU Treaty change after all-night talks

Overnight talks in Brussels fail to reach a deal, with at least 23 countries instead signing up to a ‘fiscal compact’.

From TheJournal.ie Russia and China veto UN Resolution on Syria Syria

Russia and China veto UN Resolution on Syria

Meanwhile, Syrian TV has broadcast an interview with a woman who human rights groups had said was killed by security forces in July.

From TheJournal.ie Palestine to seek full UN membership Palestine

Palestine to seek full UN membership

President Mahmoud Abbas is to ask the UN to officially recognise the State of Palestine next week.

From TheJournal.ie Nuclear watchdog refers Syria to UN - but Russia and China could veto sanctions Syria

Nuclear watchdog refers Syria to UN - but Russia and China could veto sanctions

Syria is referred by the IAEA over its secret programme of building nuclear reactors – but is likely to escape sanctions.