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Rare pause in Tripoli airport battle so Libyan firefighters can tackle huge oil depot fire

CAIRO, Egypt — Militias fighting for control of the airport in Libya’s capital agreed to a 24-hour cease-fire to allow firefighters to battle an out-of-control fire at its oil depot, authorities said Tuesday. 377 more words


U.S. Embassy Personnel Evacuate Libya Amid Ongoing Violence in Tripoli; U.S. Citizens Advised to Leave Country

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. 787 more words


Movie review: Snowpiercer is a futuristic dud (with video)

Two stars out of five
Starring: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer
Directed by: Joon-ho Bong
Running time: 126 minutes… 596 more words


Sarkozy Faces Charges in French Corruption Probe

(PARIS) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, his lawyer and a magistrate are facing preliminary charges in a corruption investigation linked to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, after a night of questioning by judicial officials. 263 more words

Ex-French president Sarkozy under formal investigation

PARIS – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in formal custody, charged with influence peddling, the BBC reports.

News of the formal investigation into the ex-French president came Tuesday evening after Sarkozy, 59, was questioned for 15 hours by French authorities in relation to allegations that he took 50 million euros ($67 million) in illegal campaign funds from Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. 303 more words


George F. Will: George W. Bush's ruinous war, Barack Obama's policy of retreat

  WASHINGTON — Two hundred and nine years after Marines visited “the shores of Tripoli,” dispatched by President Jefferson to punish Barbary pirates for attacking U.S. vessels in the Mediterranean, Marines are again in that sea, poised to return. 710 more words

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