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# Veto

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'A resounding rebuke': US Congress votes overwhelmingly in favour of overriding Trump veto
The US President called the move ‘pathetic’.
House of Representatives votes to override Trump’s veto of defence bill
If approved by the Senate, the override would be the first of Trump’s presidency.
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.
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.
Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall
Trump declared in the Oval Office that he was “proud” to sign the veto.
Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency
Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russia signals support for Syria sanctions
Meanwhile, President Assad’s wife is reportedly being added to the EU’s sanctions list.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Palestine to seek full UN membership
President Mahmoud Abbas is to ask the UN to officially recognise the State of Palestine next week.
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.