The UN Security Council rejects Russia’s resolution to condemn the US-led strikes on Syria

Thomson Reuters The UN Security Council did not adopt a resolution from Russia on Saturday that would have condemned the US and its allies for a joint military strike on Syrian chemical weapons facilities. Russia, China, and Bolivia voted in favor of the draft resolution, eight countries voted against it, and four abstained. Russia, which […]

Russia’s UNSC resolution calling to stop aggression against Syria does not receive enough votes

A Russian draft resolution calling to stop aggression against Syria has been turned down by the UN Security Council due to a lack of support during the vote. It was only supported by Russia, China and Bolivia. The Russian draft urged the US and its allies to “immediately and without delay cease the aggression against […]

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria after suspected chemical attack

Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS Russia has vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution that would have condemned last weekend’s suspected gas attack in Syria. The vote Tuesday afternoon in the 15-member Security Council was 12 in favor. Bolivia joined Russia in voting “no,” and China abstained. BEIRUT (AP) — Russia has vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution that […]

SteamVR’s auto resolution knows what your GPU can handle

Valve updated SteamVR today with a new feature that automatically adjusts your headset’s resolution up to what your GPU can optimally render. This should function like autofocus, taking the decision-making out of the user’s hands and reassuring developers that their content is being enjoyed at the best resolution. But it could also make VR more […]

Steam will now auto-scale VR resolution to max out your GPU

Enlarge / SteamVR’s new resolution scaling update will help maximize GPU performance on the high-end HTC Vive Pro. (credit: Sam Machkovech) Just before the launch of the SteamVR-powered HTC Vive in 2016, Valve released a hardware testing tool to establish a minimum GPU power baseline for virtual reality. Now, with the impending release of the […]

Eyes-on with the HTC Vive Pro: Not a revolution, but also more than resolution

AUSTIN, Texas—HTC’s VR team was out in full force at this year’s South By Southwest festival, mostly due to the upcoming film adaptation of Ready Player One. The top floor of a jam-packed, book-to-film “experience” event included an hour-plus wait to play a few Ready Player One-themed VR games, all slated to launch alongside the […]

US threatens unilateral action against Iran after UN vetoes resolution to call out Tehran for role in Yemen

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for arming Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The Russian veto was a defeat for the United States, which has been lobbying for months for Iran to be held accountable […]

UN Security Council passes Russia-sponsored resolution on Yemen after UK's Iran-bashing draft fails

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a Russia-tabled draft that will see a technical extension of sanctions against Yemen. It comes after Russia vetoed a rival resolution that blamed Iran for fueling the conflict there. All 15 UNSC members voted in favor of the draft resolution on Yemen, put forward by Russia as a […]

Sticking to your New Year’s resolution could lower your risk of CANCER by a THIRD

Making healthier lifestyle choices could reduce the risk of cancer by up to a third, claimed scientists from Cardiff University. Popular New Year’s resolutions – including maintaining a healthy diet, exercising more regularly and limiting alcohol intake – could help to ward off cancer, they said. The scientists urged people to stick by their resolutions, […]