Veto

  • Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world 16 hours 16 minutes ago

    Geneva: India's tough diplomacy blocked a landmark world trade treaty late on Thursday, despite last-ditch talks to rescue what would have been the first global trade reform since the creation of the World Trade Organization 19 years ago. Trade diplomats in Geneva have said they are "flabbergasted", "astonished" and "dismayed" and...
  • No NDA partner should wield veto on us: Sushil Kumar Modi April 21, 2013

    Mumbai: In a fresh salvo apparently aimed at alliance partner JD (U), Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday said BJP would not take it lying down if any of its allies tries to impose its views on the party even as he expressed confidence that NDA will...
  • UN chief threatens 'consequences' in Syria deaths July 14, 2012

    United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international envoy Kofi Annan increased pressure on the divided UN Security Council on Friday, urging that it demand a halt to the escalating violence in Syria and promising "consequences" if the conflict doesn't end. The UN chief and the joint UN-Arab League envoy to Syria...
  • Obama urges compromise, Republicans set to vote July 30, 2011

    Washington: With four days left before the United States hits its debt limit, Republicans pressed ahead with a deficit plan that cannot pass Congress and President Barack Obama told lawmakers to stop wasting time and find a way "out of this mess." Republicans in the House of Representatives said they expected...
  • Hope for US debt deal despite veto threat August 1, 2011

    Washington: Crisis concerns rising, House Republican leaders shrugged off a White House veto threat and an outbreak of tensions within their own party on Wednesday as they built support for legislation to stave off the government default threatened for next week. Worried Wall Street sent stocks plunging on fears that...
  • Power shift: UN talks start to expand Security Council February 19, 2009

    United Nations: After a decade and a half of backroom argument, the world's nations launched talks on Thursday on expanding the powerful UN Security Council from 15 members to reflect present-day realities. Diplomats said the negotiations among the 192 U.N. member states were likely to stretch at least into next year...
  • Iraq war Bill stirs debate in US House May 25, 2007

    Washington: After Bush vetoed the Iraq war funding bill, a revised version is up for vote and still stirring debate. The bill is different from the one passed by both the House and Senate earlier this month, which mentioned a timetable for troop withdrawal. ...
  • Bush vetoes Iraq war-funding bill June 20, 2007

    Washington: American President George W Bush on Tuesday vetoed legislation that allowed for withdrawal of US troops from Iraq this year. "It makes no sense to tell the enemy when you plan to start withdrawing. All the terrorists would have to do is mark their calendars. ... Setting a...
  • US vetoes UNSC resolution on Israel November 12, 2006

    United Nations: The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution aimed at condemning an Israeli military strike in the Gaza Strip and seek withdrawal of Israeli troops from the territory. The draft resolution supported by 10 of the 15 Security Council members would have called for a United Nations...