Morning mail: European council president condemns ‘capricious’ Trump | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 17 May. Top stories The threat posed by Donald Trump’s administration has been likened to that of China and Russia by the European council president, Donald Tusk, as he condemned the US’s withdrawal from …

Syria conflict: Britain says no more Syria strikes planned as Assad condemns ‘act of aggression’

Syria conflict: Britain says no more Syria strikes planned as Assad condemns ‘act of aggression’

Updated April 15, 2018 23:36:29 Western powers have no plans for further missile strikes on Syria but will assess their options if Damascus uses chemical weapons again, Britain’s Foreign Minister says, as debate rages over the legality and effectiveness of the strikes. Key points: It is unclear when the Syrian …

‘Illegal, reckless and atrocious’: Bishop condemns Russia – politics live | Australia news

This was a disgraceful attack … on the sovereignty of the United Kingdom and the rule of law and we utterly condemn it. As the UK authorities have made clear, this was a fundamental breach of international law, prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. Russia has an obligation under the …

Australia condemns Syria at UN and pushes back against Russia | World news

Australia has fiercely condemned the Syrian government for its continuing atrocities against civilians, which have included bombing hospitals, using illegal chemical weapons and deliberately trying to starve a civilian population, in a statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. And Australia has pushed back firmly against Russia, which has …