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Russia; China Block 7-Day Cease-fire for Aleppo

Russia wielded its U.N. Security Council veto Monday, blocking imposition of a 7-day cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo so that humanitarian aid could reach the city’s besieged eastern neighborhoods.   China sided with Russia and also vetoed the measure. Council member Venezuela voted against it, while Angola abstained.     “These kinds of pauses have been used by fighters to reinforce their ammo [ammunition] and to strengthen their positions,” Russian Ambassador...

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