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Gaddafi death 'warning to iron fist rulers'

President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gaddafi's death on Thursday as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule 'inevitably comes to an end,' and as vindication for his cautious strategy toward Liby

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Libya 'threatened UK over jailed bomber'

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi threatened to cut trade with Britain and warned of "enormous repercussions" if the Lockerbie bomber died in jail, Britain's Guardian newspaper said on Wednesday, citing US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks. 

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Trade influenced Lockerbie thinking: UK minister

Trade with Libya played a "very big part" in Britain's decision to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner transfer deal between the two countries, a senior British minister was quoted as telling a Saturday newspaper. In an interview wi

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UK PM denies ‘double-dealing’ over Lockerbie

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday rejected suggestions that his government put pressure on Scotland to release the Lockerbie bomber early in an attempt to improve Britain's trade links with Libya. "On our part, there was no

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UK did not want to hurt ties with Libya say letters

Britain did not want to offend  Libya by excluding the Lockerbie bomber from a prisoner transfer deal and was told his death in a Scottish jail would damage relations with Tripoli, official documents showed on Tuesday. But letters bet

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Lockerbie release linked to oil deal says report

Britain agreed to include Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi in a prisoner transfer deal with Libya in 2007 because of "overwhelming interests" just before an oil deal with Tripoli, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Times said leaked

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Concerns dispelled over Gaddafi tent in US town

The US government has dispelled concerns among angry residents of the New Jersey town of Englewood that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi would pitch his tent among them during the UN General Assembly. Many in New Jersey, upset by the release

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Lockerbie release: Britain denies deal

Britain dismissed suggestions of a link between the Lockerbie bomber's release and energy deals with Libya, and the head of the US FBI said the move gave comfort to terrorists. London and Washington have condemned the "hero's welcome" give

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Gaddafi meets Lockerbie bomber

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was shown on television on Saturday embracing and meeting a former agent who was released by Scotland from a life sentence for the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people. The BBC, which carried footage from

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Lockerbie bomber freed to return to Libya

Scotland released on Thursday a former Libyan agent jailed for life for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, most of them Americans, because he is dying of cancer. Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi, who has less than three months to li

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