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Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Spain join the Security Council

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 06:04 UTC
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In three rounds of voting on Thursday the United Nations General Assembly elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015. Read full article


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    Followed by other the equally responsible well-run governments of Zimbabwe and North Korea.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Yep, the old Chinese curse is there to haunt us. We do indeed live in interesting times.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Well anything was possible when years back Libya made it on the Human Rights Counsel. I expect to see North Korea in there next.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    The NZ diplomats can't figure out why the other members all take home cases full of cash each day.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    NZ great!
    Malaysia's good for the most part.

    Why're we lumbered with Larry, Curly and Moe as well?

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Plenty of vetos coming up. Can't see Angola, spain or venezuela being much more than rabbiting (as opposed to talking) heads. What did argieland achieve? Or Rwanda? Or Luxembourg?

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @6 Conks, in fairness (and in genuine curiosity) what have Rwanda or Luxembourg actually tried to achieve at the SC?

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    So now we have the edifying spectacle of the UN Security Council with the dregs of the world sitting on it:

    The Dark Country;
    Spain, only after a “restricted” voting session!

    All three “ruled” by bat-shit mad cretins with no regard for the rights of the people. Spain can try to act civilised but it is no better than the other two in the group.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    8 ChrisR

    Argentina's term ends at the end of this year, the new members start at the beginning of next year, the have just swapped Argentina for Venuzuela.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Spain has not its seat at the UN,
    A bad day for freedom and democracy,
    A good day for arrogant doctorial aggressive Spain.

    seems we aint what we pretend to be.
    just my opinion..

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Madrid's attitude towards Gibraltar could thwart Spain's seat at Security Council”

    another correct forecast of the 4th class newspaper and counting.
    the funniest thing is that it is the main source of information for these brainwashed islanders.
    well, this and penguin news...LOL

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    your grasp of english paul is almost as good as my grasp of spanish

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Viva Angola!

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @ 12 Spanish is spelt with a capital S btw. Just like English with a capital E.

    Oct 17th, 2014 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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