Russia should not think sanctions will be lifted soon - PM
MOSCOW Russia should part with the illusion that Western sanctions against the country will be lifted soon, Russian Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday.
UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council agreed a compromise draft resolution on U.N. monitoring of evacuations from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo and will vote on Monday, diplomats said.
"We expect to vote unanimously for this text tomorrow at 9 a.m. (1400 GMT)," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, told reporters after more than three hours of negotiations.
The U.N. Ambassador for Russia Vitaly Churkin, an ally of the Syrian government in the civil war, told reporters: "I think we have a good text, we agreed to vote tomorrow morning."
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Grant McCool)
HARARE A new party founded by Zimbabwe's former vice president Joice Mujuru suffered a crushing defeat in its first ever election contest again President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF, showing the task she faces in her bid to challenge her ally-turned-adversary.
BUDAPEST Authorities in Italy and Hungary have begun investigations into the cause of the bus crash near Verona around midnight on Friday, which left 16 dead and two people with life threatening injuries.