"We are of the view that the JIM report, the seventh report, has been established by a flagrant disregard of [the] basic higher standards of the Chemical Convention, UN Security Council resolutions and previous decisions by the ECE executive council", Shulgin said. "I hope we can come together before the end of tomorrow (Thursday) to reach an agreement that allows it to carry on its work in a professional, independent, scientific and de-politicized way".
Russian Federation withdrew its own rival draft resolution on the inquiry renewal shortly before the UN Security Council vote on the U.S. one.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has been sharply critical of Russia's handling of Assad in the wake of the April chemical attacks.
"Russia has refused to engage on our draft resolution which the vast majority of council members agree is the most viable text in spite of our multiple attempts to consider Russian concerns", said the spokesperson, who wasn't authorized to be quoted by name.
The Russian-drafted resolution was unlikely to garner the nine votes required for adoption, diplomats said.
Pope blesses Lamborghini being auctioned for charity
One of the Fiat 500s that carried Pope Francis around NY during his US visit fetched a reported $300,000 from a philanthropist. The particular Lambo Huracan RWD donated to the Pope was the result of an idea pushed by the ad agency Riptide, Milan.
Chinese envoy heads to North Korea for rare talks
However, North Korea has been clear in its opposition to diplomatic talks that involve abandoning its nuclear program. China is North Korea's main ally and trading partner, accounting for 90 percent of the isolated state's trade volume.
Arkansas fires athletic director Jeff Long
Long was the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee from 2014-16 and still serves on the committee. Long has been Arkansas' athletic director since 2008 when he replaced Frank Broyles.
During a council vote in late October, Russia vetoed a US-drafted resolution on a one-year extension, arguing that it did not want to decide on the fate of the panel before the Khan Sheikhun report. Nebenzia said at the time that Moscow wanted to see a JIM report on attacks, which was issued two days later. The investigation earlier this year faulted the Syrian government for using sarin, a banned nerve agent, in an April 4 attack.
"We would like to remind our United States colleagues and those who ... supported their unrealistic draft, we would like to remind you that you bear the burden of responsibility if the mechanism can not be salvaged", Nebenzia told the council.
The White House in June cautioned against another possible chemical weapons strike in Syria, warning that the Assad government would "pay a heavy price" for it. "Russian Federation has undermined our ability to deter future attacks", Haley said, accusing Moscow of "playing games" with the council's attempt to renew the chemical weapons investigation.
Matthew Rycroft, the British ambassador to the United Nations, said it is "absolutely crucial" that the JIM mandate is renewed. That averted a USA military strike in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta.
The second "g" of the word Google was replaced by a blue sheet of paper on which a hole puncher is seen punching holes. Google Doodle recently honoured Urdu author Abdul Qavi Desnavi and Himalayan explorer Nain Singh Rawat .
Numerous reports of problems are showing up on Twitter , as affected customers are reaching out to the company for a solution. AT&T has replied to several customers on the social media site, advising them to turn their phones off and then back on.
He emphasized that Israel has "no quarrel" with the people of Iran. "But our humanity is greater than their hatred". According to local media reports , the delegation includes officials from the national security council.
Each will circle the globe 14 times a day, 50 minutes apart and provide full, global observations for US weather prediction. NASA develops and builds the instruments, spacecraft and ground system and launches the satellites for NOAA.
Supreme Court unanimously agreeing past year to make it more hard to convict politicians on corruption charges in U.S. v. Though we don't yet have a full sense of the deliberations, the New Jersey lawmaker likely benefited from the U.S.
At the Vive Developer Conference 2017 event in China earlier today, HTC made a couple of important announcements. HTC said more than 100 developers are working on content for the Focus, but it didn't reveal any specifics.
He also demanded use of a private jet for life and life insurance for his family, according to ESPN . The league issued a statement denying Schefter and Mortensen's report on Sunday.
OnePlus 5T Specs, Price, And Release Date Officially Announced
The internals, though, are all the same, and for the most part the majority of the features are too as it is the same software. OnePlus co-founder even took the opportunity to have a jab at Apple by claiming that some phones even cost more than $1,000.
Cowboys' Elliott withdraws appeal of six-game ban
An exhausting legal fight that droned on for months between Ezekiel Elliott and the National Football League is finally over. Jones said after last week's loss to Atlanta he is not anxious about his running back being away from the team for so long.
We Just Discovered Another New Planet That Could Host Life
They must find oxygen to figure out if it could be a good host planet for human colonisation or whether life already exists there. More exoplanets are being discovered by astronomers due in part to tools like HARP and ESO's Extremely Large Telescope .
Amazon brings Echo, Alexa, and Prime Music to Canada
Now customers can pre-order their Amazon Echo devices from Amazon Canada whose shipping will begin on December 5th. After a few years of waiting, Amazon Alexa and the Echo lineup of devices is officially coming to Canada.
Uber Sex Assault Class Action Filed by 2 Women
Jane Doe 2 alleges that an Uber driver "forced her to engage in intercourse against her will" after following her into her home. It remains unclear exactly what that training includes, specifically as it relates to Uber drivers.
Lebanon's 'detained' premier to travel to France
A poster depicting Saad al-Hariri, who has resigned as Lebanon's prime minister, is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, November 14, 2017. Shortly after Aoun's remarks, Hariri tweeted that he was "very, very well" and that he would return to "the beloved Lebanon".
A Hitman TV series and two games are in development
The news comes from Deadline which reported that Fox 21 and Hulu have chose to team up for an original Hitman television series. Io Interactive's Hitman is getting another live-action adaptation, this time in the form of a television series for Hulu .
Google Home learns a new trick, can now broadcast messages
The voice message will then be sent to all Google Assistant-enabled speakers in the house that are associated with the user. You will also need to be signed into the same Google Account on your smartphone and on the Google Home device (s).
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 debuts with 6.2L V8, makes 755 HP
The supercharger is, essentially, an air pump that pushes air down into the engine allowing it to produce more power. While no pricing information is available, Chevrolet says the ZR1 supercar will go on sale in the spring of 2018.