A push led by Russia to undercut new powers by the global chemical weapons agency to assign blame for attacks with banned poisons in Syria failed to win enough votes on Tuesday.
Members of the global chemical weapons agency on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a new budget, rejecting attempts by Russia to block the organization from gaining new powers to assign blame for attacks in Syria.
The head of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, has died from illness, according to officials in Moscow. He reportedly fell ill after President Vladimir Putin berated him for botching assassination in UK and failing to hack into global chemical weapons headquarters earlier this year.
Igor Korobov died from an unspecified illness on Wednesday. His death comes after GRU agents botched a number of missions abroad.