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UN Appoints New Secretary-General

The United Nations has formally appointed former Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as Secretary-General Thursday. He will replace current Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon of South Korea at the end of 2016. Ban has held the post since being appointed in 2006. Guterres, 67, was Portugal's prime minister from 1992 to 2002. He led the U.N. refugee agency from 2005 to 2015. He told VOA in an interview during his campaign that he was running for the top U.N. job because he wanted...

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