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UN lifts Libya sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has voted to lift more than a decade of sanctions against Libya. The move clears the way for the payment of compensation to families of the victims of the bombing of a Pan Am jet above the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988. Libyan state radio hailed the vote as a “victory” which opened a “new page” in Tripoli’s drive to normalise relations with the West. France had threatened to oppose the draft resolution, but abstained in the vote after Libya agreed to increase compensation payments to relatives of those who died when a French airliner was bombed over Africa in 1989. Full Story

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