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"An organization, where two members strive to challenge the interests of other members, is doomed to dissolution and talks of OPEC-non-OPEC agreements would be meaningless," the official added.
RANGERS 2 CELTIC 1 DAVID MCCARTHY There's no such thing as a meaningless Old Firm game and you get the impression these two sets of players don't like each other so this is going to be fierce and fiesty.
'It is meaningless because Sam Rainsy is not [even] a party member, so how can he become president?' he wrote.
His team boss might have dismissed it as "meaningless", but world champion Sebastian Vettel said he was concerned about his pace in practice on Friday for the Chinese Grand Prix.
But in stronger remarks, Chinas state news agency urged the United States to put an end to a meaningless quarrel over its yuan currency.
"The [Environment Ministry is meaningless. It's just lost between the Interior Ministry and the Labor Ministry and a number of other Ministries," said Ghosn.
SANLIURFA, Nov 11, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz said that Turkey-Syria border would become meaningless in the future with the new Inter-regional Cooperation Program.
THE fact that some of Wales''s waste is sent to England to be recycled does not make our efforts ' meaningless'' (Our recycling efforts made ' meaningless'' Post 2nd July).
QUETTA, 02 April , 2009 (Frontier Star) -- The BLUF (Baloch Liberation United Front) has strongly derided the meaningless and ineffective Baloch Nation Friendly Committee, and said that the delaying tactics of Pakistani government and UN were simply endangering the life of seriously ill abducted UNHCR official John Solecki.
"The two vice-presidents were sworn in this morning because their positions are not in dispute," a senior government spokesman told Reuters news agency.'Meaningless'
Attach this contraption to your meter and see the amount you're using converted into money, instead of meaningless meter readings.Wattson Home Energy Meter Reader, pounds 149, www.drinkstuff.com3Can I have mine with tequila .