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Guterres takes reins at UN, looking to make changes

UNITED NATIONS: Antonio Guterres assumes the reins of the United Nations on Sunday hoping to breathe new life into the world body, in the wake of its impotence over Syria's humanitarian catastrophe. The Portuguese former prime minister,…

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as the ninth secretary-general of the United Nations, saying the world body must change to better confront global crises such as the war in Syria. During a solemn ceremony at the…

UN appoints Guterres as new secretary-general

NEW YORK: The UN General Assembly on Thursday appointed Antonio Guterres as the new secretary-general of the United Nations, in a shift towards a more high-profile leadership of the world body. The 193 member states adopted by consensus a…

Portugal’s Antonio Guterres nominated as UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously nominated former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to be the next Secretary-General, recommending that the 193-member General Assembly appoint him for five…