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#Veto

# veto - Saturday 2 January, 2021

'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto
# Defence Bill
# Defence Bill

'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto

Jan 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 44,966 Views 32 Comments

The US President called the move ‘pathetic’.

# veto - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill
# US Politics
# US Politics

House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill

Dec 29th 2020, 7:16 AM 58,339 Views 10 Comments

If approved by the Senate, the override would be the first of Trump’s presidency.

# veto - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

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

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

Updated Nov 5th 2019, 3:46 PM 37,622 Views 47 Comments

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

# veto - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 30th 2019, 7:35 AM 16,524 Views 24 Comments

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

# veto - Friday 15 March, 2019

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall
# Veto
# Veto

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

Mar 15th 2019, 8:33 PM 14,543 Views 33 Comments

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

# veto - Thursday 14 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 13,665 Views 27 Comments

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

# veto - Saturday 2 June, 2018

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians
# Gaza
# Gaza

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

Jun 2nd 2018, 11:30 AM 12,984 Views 145 Comments

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

# veto - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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

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

May 13th 2015, 5:48 PM 13,907 Views 91 Comments

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

# veto - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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

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

May 22nd 2014, 8:40 PM 5,480 Views 52 Comments

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

# veto - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea
# Veto
# Veto

Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea

Mar 15th 2014, 7:13 PM 13,148 Views 160 Comments

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

# veto - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Russia signals support for Syria sanctions
# Syria
# Syria

Russia signals support for Syria sanctions

Mar 20th 2012, 11:51 AM 1,594 Views 9 Comments

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

# veto - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 7th 2012, 7:57 AM 515 Views 6 Comments

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.

# veto - Monday 6 February, 2012

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs
# Violence
# Violence

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Feb 6th 2012, 8:05 AM 739 Views 6 Comments

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

# veto - Saturday 4 February, 2012

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria
# Syria
# Syria

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Feb 4th 2012, 7:19 PM 2,373 Views 53 Comments

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

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria

Feb 4th 2012, 9:37 AM 1,058 Views 32 Comments

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

# veto - Friday 3 February, 2012

UN diplomats fail to reach agreement on Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN diplomats fail to reach agreement on Syria

Feb 3rd 2012, 11:01 AM 681 Views 5 Comments

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

# veto - Thursday 29 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,444 Views 5 Comments

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.

# veto - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 14th 2011, 8:34 AM 2,743 Views 23 Comments

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.

# veto - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 13th 2011, 9:10 AM 2,288 Views 48 Comments

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

# veto - Friday 9 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 4:07 PM 8,892 Views 156 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 4:06 PM 6,657 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 11:53 AM 2,932 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 7:51 AM 5,396 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 7:47 AM 4,322 Views 51 Comments

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

# veto - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Russia and China veto UN Resolution on Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Russia and China veto UN Resolution on Syria

Oct 5th 2011, 10:10 AM 575 Views 8 Comments

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

# veto - Friday 16 September, 2011

Palestine to seek full UN membership
# Palestine
# Palestine

Palestine to seek full UN membership

Sep 16th 2011, 9:51 PM 346 Views 23 Comments

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

# veto - Friday 10 June, 2011

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

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

Jun 10th 2011, 2:14 PM 188 Views 0 Comments

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