Ex-U.N. chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies
Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who served a turbulent five-year term ending in 1996, has died, U,N. Security Council President Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno said Tuesday.
The Security Council observed a minute of silence.
Boutros-Ghali was 93. The Egyptian was the first African to assume the U.N.'s top post, but his run as secretary-general ended when the United States vetoed his nomination for a second five-year term.
Boutros-Ghali was a popular choice in the U.S. when he first took the job, but a series of clashes with U.S. policy doomed his U.N. career.... read more
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