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The International Criminal Court yesterday granted Libyan authorities more time to answer questions about Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is wanted by the court but being held in Libya.

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The UN Security Council yesterday to lift sanctions on Libya's central bank and a subsidiary, clearing the way for tens of billions of dollars they hold overseas to be unfrozen to ease an acute cash crisis.

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Ex-LSE chief accepts Gaddafi report

The former director of the London School of Economics said today that he accepted the findings of a damning report over its links to the Gaddafi regime while he was at the helm.

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