RT News - January 01, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

At least 39 people are killed and dozens injured, in a shooting rampage at nightclub in Istanbul, during New Year celebrations. The gunman - who was wearing a Father Christmas outfit - is reportedly still on the run. The UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution, drafted by Russia and Turkey - endorsing a nationwide ceasefire in Syria. In the week's top stories... the Obama administration slaps new sanctions on Russia over its alleged meddling in the U.S. election - with Moscow unexpectedly refraining from any tit-for-tat measures