Mr Kerry said: "Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities, and children and women". Speaking in English, Ayrault called Syria a "human tragedy" that demands every effort to restart a peace negotiation. France's Ayrault, meanwhile, had flown from Moscow to Washington where he told reporters that Saturday's vote on the French draft would be "a moment of truth" for the Security Council, especially for Russian ...
European Parliament staff told New Europe that Woolfe, 49, suffered serious trauma and collapsed close to the European Parliament's newsroom while after casting his vote in the Parliament's Plenary chamber. Woolfe announced on Wednesday his intention to lead the party. In his first detailed comments on the incident, Hookem said the flare-up arose out of a meeting on Thursday of the party's MEPs to discuss reports that Woolfe had been in talks about defecting to the Conservatives.
At least 33 people are missing a day after landslides swept through two east China villages, state media reported Thursday, as rescuers combed through rubble for survivors. Rescue workers in galoshes and hard hats walked the streets carrying shovels under bright floodlights, as earth movers carefully picked through the debris of collapsed homes.
The planned shutdown follows protests that had engulfed universities for more than three weeks, sparked by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's announcement that it was up to universities to determine tuition fee hikes. "Poor students can get government loans to cover their fees, but when they get a job they are also expected to support family members, so they say it was a double burden of repaying loans and trying to lift their loved ones out of poverty".
Polish politicians have withdrawn draft legislation that would introduce a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the ruling conservatives and follows massive street protests. "I want to state very clearly that the government is not working on any legislation changing the rules on abortion in Poland", she said . Thousands of women dressed in black protested the abortion ban on Monday.
Warrants for the arrest of controlling shareholders Michael Lacey and James Larkin have also been issued. Court documents in the case quoted children saying they were forced into prostitution, with their services advertised on Backpage .