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Clinton To Discuss Libya in Turkey

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Turkey Thursday to discuss the situation in Libya, a day after warning Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi that his days in power “are numbered” and that the international community will soon increase the pressure on him to leave. Clinton departs Washington for Istanbul, where she will attend a […]

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Clinton: Gadhafi’s Days Are Numbered

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi that his days in power “are numbered” and that the international community will soon increase the pressure on him to leave. Her comments came after rebel fighters Wednesday retook a strategic village they had lost to forces loyal to Mr. Gadhafi earlier in […]

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EU Offers to Help Libyan Rebels Build Democratic Institutions in Post-War Era

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has offered to help Libya’s rebels establish democratic institutions if they are able to defeat the forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Barroso made the offer to a Libyan rebel delegation led by Mahmoud Jibril during talks in Brussels on Wednesday. The European Commission president said the EU is […]

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NATO to Keep Bombing Gadhafi Forces As Long as Civilians Threatened

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told Libyan rebels that the alliance will continue bombing forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as long as those forces continue threatening civilians. Rasmussen was speaking in Brussels Wednesday after meeting a Libyan rebel delegation led by Mahmoud Jibril, who briefed him on the progress of a five-month uprising […]

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Rights Group Calls on Libyan Rebels to Protect Civilians

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group is calling on opposition fighters in western Libya to protect civilians in towns they control, and hold themselves accountable for reports of looting and other abuses. New York-based Human Rights Watch said Wednesday opposition fighters and supporters have damaged property, looted hospitals and homes, and beaten some people who support leader […]

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France: Libya Diplomatic Opening Possible

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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France’s foreign minister says NATO members have had contact with emissaries from Moammar Gadhafi who say the embattled Libyan leader is ready to give up power. Alain Juppe said Tuesday the discussions do not yet constitute fully-fledged negotiations. But, he said, emissaries are telling French officials that, in their words, “Mr. Gadhafi is prepared to […]

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US Backs Russian Mediation in Libya

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is prepared to support Russia’s mediation efforts in Libya, as France signals its frustration with the lack of progress in reaching a political solution to the crisis. U.S. President Barack Obama thanked Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for his country’s negotiation efforts in Libya, and said the United States supports talks […]

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US Backs Russian Mediation in Libya

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is prepared to support Russia’s mediation efforts in Libya, as France signals its frustration with the lack of progress in reaching a political solution to the crisis. U.S. President Barack Obama thanked Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for his country’s negotiation efforts in Libya, and said the United States supports talks […]

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Obama: US Backs Russian Mediation in Libya if Gadhafi Goes

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Monday that the United States is prepared to support Moscow’s mediation in Libya provided it leads to a democratic transition and the departure of leader Moammar Gadhafi. The White House said Mr. Obama spoke with President Dimitry Medvedev by telephone, thanking him for Russia’s negotiation efforts in […]

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France Pursues Libya Diplomacy, Denies Direct Negotiations

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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France says it has had indirect contact with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi but has “no direct negotiations” with his government. French foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said Monday that Paris has sent messages to the Gadhafi government “in liaison with” Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council. Valero said the messages tell Mr. Gadhafi he must step […]

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