RT News - December 15, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Breaking news this hour - Australian police release the identity of a gunman holding up to 30 people hostage in a Sydney cafe - he is said to be an Iranian refugee. As oil prices plummet, the economic shockwave is sending energy companies across the world into bankruptcy - and not just in energy exporting nations. As oil prices plummet, the economic shockwave is sending energy companies across the world into bankruptcy - and not just in energy exporting nations. Palestine's chief negotiator tells RT he has high hopes for the territory's bid for statehood at the UN, amid concerns Washington could veto the attempt.