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Lockerbie plaintiff ready to accept deal

The man who launched the first lawsuit against Libya over the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 will agree to the payments offered by Libya as part of a $2.7bn (?2.37bn, £1.6bn) settlement reached earlier this year. Bruce Smith, who lost his wife Ingrid when the aircraft was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, told the Financial Times he would accept a settlement that Libya hopes will pave the way for normalising its relationship with the US. “The settlement, distasteful as some of the provisions are, basically satisfied the objectives I had when I started the lawsuit,” Mr Smith said in an e-mail from Kiev, Ukraine, where he is now living. Full Story

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