US presses Europe on Libya, Germany gets tough (AP) – 122th Edition

28 02 2011

A gunman flashes the victory sign to beckon foreign journalists to come closer past barricades to see the situation in the main square in Zawiya, 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Tripoli, in Libya Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Hundreds of armed anti-government forces backed by military defectors in Zawiya, the city closest to the capital Tripoli, prepared Sunday to repel an expected offensive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi who are surrounding the city. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)AP – The United States pressed its European allies on Monday to set tough sanctions on the Libyan government, and Germany responded with a far-reaching proposal to cut off all oil and other payments to the country for 60 days so that Moammar Gadhafi’s regime cannot use the money to repress his people.

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