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France says time to act on Libya, will push for EU sanctions

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Posted on: 03/11/16

Military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government are pictured on a street in Benghazi, LibyaPARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister on Thursday said there was no time to waste in forming a Libyan government that would pave the way for action against Islamic State and he would push for sanctions against individuals at a European meeting next week. French officials have been warning for more than a year that the political void is creating favourable conditions for Islamist groups. Efforts to establish a U.N. backed unity government in the oil producing nation have been stalled by resistance from hardliners. ...


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