[THS] Meanwhile in Libya
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Wed May 4 13:36:57 CEST 2011
Libya: Rebel spokesman says NATO air strikes hit Misrata:
"The allied forces struck today," the spokesman, called Safieddin, told Reuters by
telephone from the city. He also said there was fighting between rebels and Gaddafi
loyalists in the southern and eastern outskirts of Misrata.
Leave Libya or we will bring you down, allies tell Berlusconi:
The xenophobic coalition partner says the bombing will provoke a wave of illegal
immigration from Libya to Italy's southern coast, and is demanding Mr Berlusconi set
a date to end the raids.
Libyan rebels seek $2-3 bln in foreign loans:
Libya's rebel leadership expects France, Italy and the United States to lend it $2
billion to $3 billion secured against frozen Libyan state assets held abroad, a rebel
finance official said on Tuesday.
Switzerland: "Suspected" Gaddafi funds frozen :
Switzerland has said it located the equivalent of 416 million euros of "possibly" illegal
assets connected to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
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