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Published: 04/5/11

Libyan Rebel Leader Says NATO Isn't Doing Enough

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Libyan Rebel Leader Says NATO Isn't Doing Enough

BENGHAZI, Libya -- A rebel military leader lashed out at NATO Tuesday, saying it was falling short in its mission to protect Libyan civilians. The alliance said ruler Moammar Gadhafi's forces position heavy weapons in populated areas, preventing some airstrikes. Abdel-Fattah Younis, chief of staff for the rebel military and Gadhafi's former interior minister, said he was asking the opposition's leadership council to take their grievances to the U.N. Security Council, which authorized force in Libya to stop government troops from wiping out the anti-Gadhafi uprising that began Feb. 15. ...

Published: 03/22/11

Obama: Allies Will Soon Take Control of Libyan Campaign

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take Control of Libyan Campaign

Facing criticism for taking military action in Libya without first formally consulting Congress, President Obama said Tuesday he is certain U.S. control over the operation would soon be transferred to the allies, news agencies reported. "I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition," Obama said at a press conference in San Salvador with El Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, Bloomberg reported. Members of NATO are meeting to establish a command structure, which will be done "over the next several days," he said. ...

Published: 07/11/10

Polls Project Japan's Ruling Party Loses Seats

By  not in system - AOL News
Polls Project Japan's Ruling Party Loses Seats

TOKYO (July 11) -- Battered by voter backlash over the prospect of higher sales taxes, Japan's ruling Democratic party suffered a heavy defeat in parliamentary elections Sunday, media exit polls showed, dealing a blow that could hinder the government's ability to control soaring debt. The projected losses were worse than expected and will make it difficult for Prime Minister Naoto Kan's young government to effectively tackle serious problems confronting the world's second-largest economy, from reining in its bulging deficit, reviving its stagnant economy and support a rapidly aging population...

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