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Russia, China Veto UN Resolution Referring Alleged Syria Abuses to ICC

Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court.   This is the fourth time the two countries have used their veto power to block Security Council action targeting Syria since the conflict there began in March 2011.   The French-drafted resolution condemned "widespread violations of human rights" by Syrian authorities and pro-government militias, as well as abuses by...

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