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Italy Cease-Fire Call Reveals Possible NATO Split on Libya

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Possible cracks have emerged in NATO’s air campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as France and Britain rejected an Italian call for a halt to military action in order to allow aid access. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini Wednesday called for a suspension in fighting so aid corridors could be set up to bring supplies […]

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Top US Lawmaker: Obama May Lack House Support for Libya

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives says President Barack Obama may lack support in the House for a measure authorizing the U.S. military operation in Libya. Republican John Boehner spoke Wednesday in reference to a resolution sponsored by two top U.S. senators, Republican John McCain and Democrat John Kerry, that would authorize U.S. […]

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Italy Cease-fire Call Reveals Possible NATO Split on Libya

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Possible cracks have emerged in NATO’s air campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as France and Britain rejected an Italian call for a halt to military action in order to allow aid access. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini Wednesday called for a suspension in fighting so aid corridors could be set up to bring supplies […]

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Italy, Arab League Head Call for End of Hostilities in Libya

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Italy’s foreign minister and the outgoing head of the Arab League have each called for a halt to hostilities in Libya. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told Italian lawmakers Wednesday the suspension of military operations in Libya is “essential” for immediate humanitarian aid. Meanwhile, Britain’s Guardian newspaper quoted Arab League head Amr Moussa as calling for […]

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China Acknowledges Libyan Rebels as Political Force, Dialogue Partner

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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China is acknowledging the Libyan rebel movement as an “important dialogue partner” that has become a vital political force in the north African country. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the comment about Libya’s National Transition Council after a meeting in Beijing Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril. In a posting on the ministry website, Yang […]

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China Acknowledges Libyan Rebels as Political Force, Dialogue Partner

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:28 am (UTC-5)
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China is acknowledging the Libyan rebel movement as an “important dialogue partner” that has become a vital political force in the north African country. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the comment about Libya’s National Transition Council after a meeting in Beijing Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril. In a posting on the ministry website, Yang […]

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China Acknowledges Libyan Rebels as Political Force, Dialogue Partner

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:11 am (UTC-5)
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China is acknowledging the Libyan rebel movement as an “important dialogue partner” that has become a vital political force in the north African country. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the comment about Libya’s National Transition Council after a meeting in Beijing Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril. In a posting on the ministry website, Yang […]

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2 Leading US Senators Call for Limited US Role in Libya

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Two leading U.S. senators have introduced a resolution that would limit the role of the U.S. military in Libya. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, a Democrat , and a leading Republican, John McCain , unveiled the measure Tuesday. The resolution would impose a one-year limit on U.S. military involvement in the NATO coalition in […]

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NATO Loses Contact with Drone Over Libya

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says one of its unmanned drones has disappeared over Libya, disputing reports that forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi had shot down an alliance attack helicopter. A NATO military spokesman said Tuesday the alliance lost track of the helicopter along the central Libyan coast and is investigating the incident. It is not clear whether […]

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2 Leading US Senators Call for Limited US Role in Libya

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two leading U.S. senators have introduced a resolution that would limit the role of the U.S. military in Libya. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, a Democrat , and a leading Republican, John McCain , unveiled the measure Tuesday. The resolution would impose a one-year limit on U.S. military involvement in the NATO coalition in […]

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