UN approves Libya seat for former rebels
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted to give Libya's seat in the world body to the former rebels' National Transitional Council.
The resolution was approved Friday by a vote of 114-17 with 15 abstentions.
A left-leaning Latin America trade group opposed giving the seat to the opposition forces who ousted Moammar Gadhafi's government.
A southern Africa regional bloc failed in an attempt to defer a vote.