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BBC News with John Jason.

 

The United Nations Security Council has failed to pass a resolution imposing sanctions on Zimbabwean government. The proposal was vetoed by Russia and China. The two countries said the Security Council would be overstepping its authority by passing the resolution as Zimbabwe did not threat international stability. The British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the opposition of China, Russia was incomprehensible. From UN in New York, Andy Gallagher.

 

For the British and American this is a major blow. The Russian and Chinese use their vetoes to stop the resolution from going any further. It had been thought that Chinese so close to the Olympics wouldn’t use their veto. The British Ambassador said that the Security Council had failed in its duty. The resolution’s put for would have placed an arms embargo on Zimbabwe and travel ban on Robert Mugabe and 13 of his top officials, and a seizing of assets.

 

Sudan’s Ambassador to the UN has warned there would be disastrous consequences if the International Criminal Court  // issues an arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes committed in Darfur. In an interview with BBC, the ambassador, Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad calls the ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo … and warns such a move would affect peace and security in Darfur.

 

“If these reports are true this would constitute a very serious development, a criminal move that we strongly condemn. And we condemn it because of its very negative implications, not only on the peace and security in Darfur, but on the entire country.”

 

President Bush and Senior American financial officials have taken steps to re-ensure investors after shares in two of the country’s biggest mortgage providers fell by almost half. The President said its top officials were working very hard on the problem facing the two institutions, the Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae and the Federal Home loans Mortgage Corporation, Freddie Mac. Jack Izzard sends this report from Washington.

 

Between them, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, own all guarantee around half of the America’s mortgage debt. Wall Street was only partly reassured by the US treasury’s tapped pledge of support. Christopher Dodd, to chair the Senate Banking Committee suggested they should be bailed out by the Federal Reserve. Given their vast size, the government may be left with no choice but step in.

 

The FARC rebels in Colombia say they were betrayed by their own men in the dramatic arm rescue of the former Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages from …. In its first communicate since the operation, the FARC accuse two of its commanders of betraying their revolutionary principles by allowing their prisoners to get away. The two guerrilla leaders were detained by troops disguised aid workers who landed by helicopter to free the hostages. The FARC said it was still ready to negotiate the release of other hostages.

 

World News from the BBC.

 

The President of Colombia and Venezuela Alvaro Uribe and Hugo Chavez say they want to promote close ties after two months’ political tension. Speaking at the end of one day meeting in Venezuela, Mr. Chavez said that a new area of cooperation was dawning. Mr. Uribe said he was optimistic that the two countries could now move beyond their disagreements and focus instead on vital economic issues.

 

Politicians in Lebanon have finally agreed on a government of national unity after a long period of political paralysis which took the country to the brink of severe war. Under the deal, the Western-backed parties who control parliament will hold the majority of seats in cabinet. But Hezbollah and its allies who are backed by Syria and Iran will have enough seats to be able to veto major decisions. The Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said it was important that people trust the political system.

 

The national unity government should be a government for all of Lebanon. And I believe one of the many missions of this new government should be to regain the trust of the Lebanese in the political system, and democratic institutions, and civil society.

 

Israeli police say they are investigating new allegations of corruption against the Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. They say he is suspected a heavy mayor duty… different organizations unto use of extra money for personal use. The alleged fraud took place when Mr. Olmert served as Israeli trade minister and before that is a mayor of Jerusalem. He has consistently denied all wrongdoing and said he would resign if he is in doubt.  

 

International donors have pledged about 1.9 billion dollars to help build up Kosovo which declared itself independent in the face of opposition from Serbia earlier this year. The pledges were made at one-day conference in Brussels organized by the European Union. Two thirds of the promised aid is to come from EU countries.

 

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