RT News - December 08, 2016 (12:00 MSK)

Syrian government forces retake the majority of rebel-held Aleppo - leaving Western diplomacy deeply disappointed at the outcome. Italy's region of Veneto moves one step closer to autonomy - as Venetian authorities pass a bill - that if approved - could pave the way for yet another independence referendum in the EU. The White House accuses Donald Trump of being disruptive after his call with the leader of Taiwan - however Washington's own actions are not always in line with U.S. policy - we look back at previous statements.