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U.N. Security Council Voting:
To be approved, a Council resolution must have nine "YES" votes out of 15 and no "NO" votes from any of the five permanent members.
Each Council member has one vote.
A "NO" vote from one of the five permanent members kills the resolution.
"'According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,' Rumsfeld admitted. $2.3 trillion — that's $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America."
In October 2013 the company narrowly escaped default after a U.S.-based creditor successfully petitioned a court in the United Kingdom to seize a bond coupon payment to settle a $22 million debt.
An International Monetary Fund loan would at a stroke resolve many of the problems, putting cash in the bank and reassuring global investors. But the IMF's loan conditions -- currency flexibility and cutting energy subsidies -- will be unpalatable to a government facing elections in 2015.
R. Hunter Biden is also a well-known public figure. He is chairman of the Board of the World Food Programme U.S.A., together with the world’s largest humanitarian organization, the United Nations World Food Programme. In this capacity he offers assistance to the poor in developing countries, fighting hunger and poverty, and helping to provide food and education to 300 million malnourished children around the world.
To date, the company holds a portfolio with permits to develop fields in the Dnieper-Donets, the Carpathian and the Azov-Kuban basins.