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Ban Ki Moon bomb blast

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Ban Ki Moon was in Iraq this week, and got a bit of a scare when a bomb blasted nearby during a news conference.  Moon shrunk into his chair and seemed to cower in a moment of fear.Ban's visit to Iraq, whose relations with the world body are traditionally troubled, is the first by a UN secretary-general since his predecessor, Kofi Annan, came to Baghdad in November 2005.Read Full Story

Ban Ki Moon formally nominated

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Linked from http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/10/09/un.vote.reut/index.html  CNN reports that Ban Ki Moon was formally nominated as UN Secretary General today, amidst worldwide attention focused on the alleged North Korean nuclear testing: ----- The U.N. Security Council voted by acclamation, thereby effectively anointing Ban as successor to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, whose 10 years in office expire on December 31, said Japan's U.N. Ambassador, Kenzo Oshima, this month's council...Read Full Story

UN Officials express despair over prospect of Ban Ki Moon

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Linked from http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=286054=/breaking_news/breaking_news__international_news/  Very interesting article from Mail and Guardian, alleges senior UN officials quietly express disappointment over the propsect of Ban Ki Moon's appointment as the new UN Secretary General... --- "The mood among staff is glum," one of the officials said. "We are not very excited about the outcome." With morale low at the UN after five years dominated by divisions, deadlock and...Read Full Story

UN Security Council expected to recommend Ban Ki Moon this week

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Linked from http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200610/200610090016.html Recent reports indicate that Ban Ki Moon is expected to all but seal his bid for UN Secretary General as early as this week... --- The UN Security Council is expected to recommend South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon, now the only remaining candidate, as the next UN secretary-general on Monday. Seven candidates had tossed their hats in the ring, but once Ban's victory was becoming a sure bet, the others...Read Full Story
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