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28 October 2006

Guardian (UK)

An overwhelming UN vote paving the way to an arms trade treaty controlling the growing international trade in conventional weapons was welcomed enthusiastically yesterday by Britain, human rights groups and aid organisations. The UN general assembly's first committee, responsible for disarmament and international security, voted by 139 votes to one on Thursday in favour of the move. The British government has been at the forefront of those pressing for a treaty with... (

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