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Libyan war could protect bluefin tuna in Mediterranean

Apr 11, 2011
French fishermen have been catching bluefin tuna off the coast of Libya for years. But the fighting will keep Libyan boats in France's harbors this season.

Libyan rebels are running out of cash

Apr 6, 2011
Rebel-run eastern Libya is in danger of running out of currency because of an asset freeze by the U.S. and Europe.

Oil's role in the Libyan conflict

Mar 30, 2011
NATO officially takes command over military operations in Libya. The conflict has pushed oil prices higher.

Coalition forces meet to talk about next steps for Libya

Mar 29, 2011
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard discusses what happened at the Libya conference in London and who might end up paying the tab for rebuilding the North African nation once the violence stops.

Planning for a post-Gaddafi Libya

Mar 29, 2011
In his speech last night, President Obama explained that the U.S. continues to share the cost of the military efforts in Libya with other countries. This morning, representatives from more than 30 countries are meeting to continue discussions regarding the future of Libya and rebuilding the country.

U.S. Treasury OKs Libyan rebel oil sales

Mar 28, 2011
A Treasury official says rebel oil sales will not be subject to U.S. sanctions if made through bodies unconnected with the Gaddafi regime.

What to expect from Obama's speech on Libya

Mar 28, 2011
President Obama will address the U.S. involvement in Libya in a speech tonight, but the White House is trying to downplay the whole situation as a police action, and not a war.

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Does the U.S. have room in the budget for a no-fly zone?

Mar 28, 2011
Lawrence Korb, former assistant defense secretary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, explains how the U.S. budget has created room for military expenditures in the past, and how the current budget can accommodate the Libyan no-fly zone.

Obama defends U.S. role in Libyan no-fly zone

Mar 28, 2011
President Barack Obama will speak tonight about the government's involvement in Libya, as critics raise questions on the financial and political costs of the offensive.

Shady business deals with foreign firms helped keep Gaddafi in power

Mar 24, 2011
The New York Times' Eric Lichtblau discusses an article he co-write that says corrupt dealings with foreign companies helped bring billions of dollars to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.