Showing posts with label vote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vote. Show all posts

Friday, December 22, 2017

UN General Assembly adopts resolution on status of Jerusalem

adopted 128-9 with 35 abstentions
The General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution on the status of Jerusalem that will make U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital have no legal effect.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

UN Jerusalem vote: US 'will be taking names'

UN Jerusalem vote
The US says it "will be taking names" during a UN General Assembly vote on a resolution criticising its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

'Choice between plague & cholera': 29% of French voters plan to abstain in presidential runoff

Only a few days before France heads to the polls for a crucial vote to choose its next president, surveys show there are millions of people who are undecided who to vote for, or intend to abstain rather than support either of the two candidates.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Belgium urged diplomats to vote for Saudi Arabia in UN women’s rights commission : leaked emails

Leaked emails show that the Belgian delegation was instructed in advance to vote for the appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and to make sure its support was known to the Saudis, UN Watch reports.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Belgium ‘regrets’ helping elect Saudi Arabia to UN women's rights panel

Belgium’s vote in favor of appointing Saudi Arabia to a United Nations women’s rights commission was due to a regrettable diplomatic mix-up, said Prime Minister Charles Michel, after the decision sparked a firestorm of criticism at home.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

President Trump Calls for 'Major' Probe Into 'Voter Fraud'

U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for an investigation into voter fraud in November's presidential election, reinforcing his belief that voting by millions of undocumented immigrants cost him a victory in the national popular vote.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Deep divisions apparent in Colombia as citizens reject FARC peace deal

The future of the peace process in Colombia is now uncertain as the No camp took a razor-thin lead Sunday in a national vote on whether to accept the agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Residents of the richest villages of Europe refused to take 10 refugees and paid 260,000 euros

Swiss village of Oberwil-Lily, one of the richest and most prosperous settlements in Europe, where 2,200 people from the population of 300 millionaires, refused to take ten refugees in accordance with established EU quota, preferring instead to pay a fine in the amount of 263.000 euros.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Zealand begins final vote on flag change

New Zealanders have begun voting on whether to change their flag from a design which features the British Union Jack to one which features a native silver fern.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Canada, US, Ukraine vote against UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism

Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution on measures against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that facilitate the escalation of modern forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance related to them.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Serbian Envoy Praises Kosovo's Failed UNESCO Bid as Victory for Int'l Law

Kosovo's failure to gather the needed majority of votes to join the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) is a victory for justice and international law, Serbia's Ambassador to Russia Slavenko Terzic told Sputnik on Monday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt

Greece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.