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American Diplomat Slams Colleagues Who Hit the Booze Early in Budget Negotiations

One diplomat was sick with alcohol poisoning

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A US ambassador to the UN has scolded his colleagues for excessive drinking during budget negotiations. With stocks of booze in the negotiation room, the talks have been slow to progress, prompting one diplomat to call them a "circus".

Frustrated with his drunk and unproductive colleagues, US ambassador for management and reform Joseph Torsella on Monday addressed the issue.