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  1. U.N. Members Asked to Waive Vetoes

    Amnesty International is calling on the U.N. Security Council’s five permanent members to surrender veto rights in cases of genocide and mass atrocities. The human rights watchdog labeled 2014 a “catastrophic year” with abuses in 160 countries, and pointed its finger directly at Britain, China, France, Russia and the U.S. for misusing vetoes in favor of national interests. But considering China and Russia have blocked intervention in Syria four times, it seems unlikely the Big Five will all give up their right to rock the vote.

    Reuters, BBC, France24

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